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Roger Walker



Joined: 03 Nov 2016
Posts: 25

New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Create new Tin based on highest or lowest of several Tins Reply with quote

Firstly, new user and forum member here.
From the UK and new to 12D although not to this type of software.
I am using the practice version whilst waiting to start work in NZ.

Just a quick question - is there a macro or built in command to create a TIN from multiple TINS based on a highest/lowest criteria?

I realise this is possible by creating intersection strings and fencing. I was wondering if it has been automated in 12D at all?

Thanks and hope to become involved in this forum more once I have a dongle.
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Matthew Monk



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the 12d forum and community.

In 12d Model, there's an object called a SuperTin, which is effectively a merging of multiple tins. However, this merging is done based on the order of tins, which you can set/change, rather than the highest/lowest. This tends to make more sense in most practical cases- design overrides existing, for example, regardless of whether design is in cut or fill (higher/lower).

There is also an option- Grid of Min/Max Tins- which creates a grid of points at a user-defined spacing with the z-value of those points taken as the minimum/maximum of several given surfaces (tins). You would then need to triangulate those resulting grid points to get a tin surface, but that's easy enough to do (and you could always combine both steps in a chain).

Caveat: some of the above may not be available in the Practise Version, but are definitely available in the full version.
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Tony Nguyen



Joined: 15 Nov 2012
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NSW, Australia

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new built-in panel "Grid of Min Max of Tins" was added to v12; it runs a bit faster than the old macro panel.

Cheers,
Tony
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Roger Walker



Joined: 03 Nov 2016
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New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I will investigate these options.
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