Ever wonder what it would be like to have a list of all the styles and settings inside your drawing or template file?
We all have at one point I’m sure. Well it can be done. You can actually output the styles and setting to a .txt file for review. Alternatively, you can choose the SCREEN option to have them placed in your drawing area. I do not recommend the latter. A .txt file works much better, and faster.
The command to do this is DUMPSTYLESANDSETTINGS.
Then you specify which option you want, Screen or File…
There you have it, a nice list of all the styles and their settings.
There is a setting in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) that will give more depth and detail to your buildings.
Take a look at the image below…
Note that the building looks absolutely fine. BUT, there is a way to get more detail out of this. For instance, look again at the balconies. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were actual balconies and not just an image draped on the structure?
This can be accomplished very easily.
Click on the Application menu in the upper left corner and select Options…
Once in the Options dialog box, choose 3D Generation. To the right, change your Building Complexity to High and select OK.
The changes will not take effect until you regenerate your model. To do this, click on the Manage tab. Under the Generate panel, select Generate Model.
After the regeneration takes place, the result is as seen below…
Notice now that the balconies are actual balconies and the windows have depth to them. You can also see that the poles are now objects projected from the building.
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