Chain Link Fence in InfraWorks 

This has came up all over the Autodesk forums. Keep in mind, you can create just about anything using this method.

The Journey Adviser

Have you ever had the need to use semitransparent style like a chain link fence in InfraWorks?  Converting a typical barrier fence to a chain link fence is pretty easy to do, just follow these steps!

To get something that looks like this…
ChainLinkFence1
To look like this…
ChainLinkFence2

Step 1:
I think this is probably obvious because almost EVERYTHING starts with google, but that’s where we start.  Do a quick google search for your favorite “Chain Link Fence” image.  I found one that looks like this:

ChainLinkFence-Orig

Step 2:
InfraWorks will treat any image with color as an opaque object.  That being said, if you remove the color from an image making that portion transparent, it will observe that transparency.  So, I use a free product called Gimp or Autodesk Pixlr, but you can use any image editing software to remove the background from the image you are using.  This should…

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