How to intersect two mall and office / residential - A minus B?


#1

Hi I made two buildings
A residential
B the matching mall (different shapes for light penetration reason)
When I put one into/under the other I need to get rid of the office building
that protrudes into the mall area as the shops
take away the volume from the office building
In the moment I am doing it manually and it takes forever
finding all intersections with model etc.
How can I do it faster everything is made in layers

Also wanted to ask experts:
I set all office ceiling height A for at 3,4m
but made the mall floors higher to make it feel airier spacious. 3.9m
it has a big open center lobby space 8 storeys heigh


#2

You can enter the group/component you want to cut, select all, right click and select Intersect > With Model and the intersection lines should appear as edges. Then you can just manually delete the stuff that overlaps with the other volume.


#3

Thank you very much. My PC can’t seem to handle the entire process.
it goes into a NOT RESPONDING mode.
I left it like that for more than an hour because the project is quite large.
its 60 storeys tall. Should I sort of erase the top above the mall
and then re import it ?

Can your procedure be done while one of the layer is made invisible?

I am self-taught 60+ and work on the old free version.


I create projects for myself to learn more.


#4

@Voicefromwithin, did you try working like with real elements?
Something like this:


You could get rid of those intersections that can block the program.


Is it possible to push/pull a profile?
#5

Hello. Thank you very much. No i am not doing it like you, mea culpa.
I have to learn this now I spend a great time Making floors and then put in the windows. Actually yesterday I got caught up so much into one section and when it was done somehow I had erased ALL the glass windows from one side of the entire building. When I looked in my layers all showed so I guess
they were linked to something I deleted.
Lucky I save each sort of work under a new 00x number so I can go back


When you make the “ring” in your GIF how do you tell them to repeat as same distance? Till now I have to mark each floor with a measuring tool.
I have noticed if I put (let’s say your ring) in a group I can just copy paste it upwards. But If I copy and move it out and around the building somewhere and then select it all then I can paste like 20 floors in 2 minutes. But when it’s a group they do not seem to pop into place.
I also have difficulty to past sometimes into exact location.
i click on the link where I want it to go but it will float around in xyz
till I zoom in close.
May I ask HOW do you make such a capture “GIF”?
I could more easily show what mistake I make (if I can learn that also).

I really wish I could upload the entire building…but somehow I am always concerned once it’s all on the Internet it like giving the entire concept away
I worked on this for near six months on my spare time it’s totally unique.
And somehow I do have hopes to show it a later stage when it’s all done

I don’t have all the fancy plugins. Need to save to buy the new software
budgets budgets not all wants are turned into reality .


#7

Use the move command, then enter the desired distance, and then the number of elements you want to be copied.
Ex: 100 enter 3x enter. This means that at a distance of 100 cm I want to place 3 elements.

For items that are identical and repeat, you should normally create components rather than groups.
In order to position an element at a certain “exact location”, you have more options depending on the situation. You could use the axes, or draw a line, or use measurement tool, etc.

I used the software, LICEcap.

There is no fancy plugin needed.


#8

Hello Thank you very much I will try to apply all your detailed advice in the next days and get back to you. Regards Vic


#9

Hello The weather was very hot here and I haven’t come round to work on this in the evening
Somehow I got drawn into another problem…
I have a very long slightly concave roof within the same structure
and I can’t figure out why beside in the center the every third brace does not want to fill into a plane
I obtained this curve but find

intersection with the glass windows under it are concave.


#10

@Voicefromwithin, please do not post the same questions in multiple threads. Everyone can see your posts. There is not need to ask this questions multiple times.