7.7.3 Custom Groups

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By right clicking on a Surface or Façade in the Façade Navigator, you may create a Custom Group to sort relevant surfaces into a Group for focused analysis.

This will create a set of Surfaces which are particularly relevant for your project and these will be saved for future sessions with this model. These Surfaces will be collected into a Group and may be later accessed for comparison purposes if modifications are made.

Right Click on a Façade/Surface to view Add/Edit Group option
Create multiple Groups
      1. Right Click any Façade and choose Add New Group.  The Façade that you click on does not determine the Group to be created. (Right clicking on a Surface will provide an option to add this to an existing Group)

      2. A new window will display which allows you to input a name for your new Group category. Input a name here.

      3. The toggle switch at the top of the window should be set to Create New (by default, this is the case).  Create a new Group category name (in the example below, ‘My Group 1’ has been created).

        Note: Existing Groups may also be edited here by choosing ‘Edit Existing’ on the toggle switch.

        Create the name for the Group Category
        Add a new Group Header by clicking on this button

        This will create a new Group with just these surfaces that you have selected.  To add further Groups into this Category, click on Add a new Group Header again.

        Each time this button is clicked a new Group will be created.

      4. Groups may be edited or deleted at any time using the tools provided. Clicking on an X icon will delete a Group or remove individual Surfaces from the list.

      5. Existing Groups may be edited, or new Groups created by using the toggle switch at the top of the window.

      6. Next, create the name of the Group that will show in the Façade Navigator.  This may be done in the lower panel by clicking into the default name. In the example below, the default name Unnamed has been changed to Facing Plaza Note: Multiple Groups may be created here. Surfaces already included in one Group cannot be included in another Group.

        Input custom name for the Group
      7.  In the panel on the left, select the Surfaces to associate to this Group.  These Surfaces may be on different Facades.  You may add more Surfaces by selecting a Surface in the list and clicking the plus symbol beside the Group name.  Selections that are made, may be deselected by un-checking or by clicking on Deselect All.   You may also Cancel and start again.

        Select Surfaces to be included in the Custom Group
      8. Once Surfaces are defined, click on Add Selected Surfaces to this Category (below the Group name) to move them into the panel on the right.  Selections that are made, may be deselected by clicking on Deselect All.
        Create the name for the Group Category

        You may add more Surfaces by selecting a Surface in the list and clicking on Add Selected Surfaces to this Category (below the Group name) to move them into the panel on the right.  Selections that are made, may be deselected by clicking on Deselect All.

      9. Click on Save and Create Group. A message will display to advise of success.  You may then close this dialog window.

        Click on the Group Category in the list that was created to view your Group(s)
      10. Back in the Façade Navigator, the new category can then be seen in the Group by list.  The Groups contained within this category are then displayed and may be selected as normal.

      New Group is created with your chosen Surfaces

      Click on the Group Category in the list that was created to view your Group(s
    1. To return to viewing all Surfaces on the model again, click into Group by and choose Façade.

      You may Right Click on a Surface in the Facade Navigator list if you wish to add this to an existing Group that you have created. If no Custom Groups have been created, you will see an message display to advise.  Click Ok to continue.  Another dialog window will then display to prompt you to create a Group.

          • Message if you Right Click on a Surface to Add to a Group but no Custom Group exists (you may continue by clicking ok)

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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