Is there a way to have multiple instances of the same component, while some of them are trimmed, but without making them individual ?
To explain a bit more, I have to model the ceiling of a large area, and it is a standard layout of a false ceiling (attached a zoom of the dwg)
I wanted to use components for the whole area in order to reduce the file size and model polygons to have a better model for designing the interior later. Furthermore, since I have 3D renders of the interior to do, a realistic ceiling would take the render to the level of definition I desire.
However, the area is not a plane rectangle, more like a trapezoid shape, which implies that the layout of the false ceiling is trimmed to an angle in some places.
I wanted to know if I have to make each component that is not a rectangle unique and then trim them to shape, or if you know a way to have the same component everywhere and trim some of them without breaking the instance ?
I thought of a way in which all of the components were in a group, then place a cut section, and never show cut sections planes ever after ; but it seems a bit restrictive and it might slow down the model…