Generally, corridor styles are underutilized. Frequently, people adopt Autodesk’s Basic style as their own standard which has all components set to off. Then they lean heavily on Autodesk’s default code sets to control the display of their corridor. The purpose of this post is to show how corridor styles and code sets can complement each other.
Most people are used to corridors looking like this:
I like for mine to look like this:
I think those perpendicular link lines are unnecessary and I don’t need them on while I work. It’s like always leaving your TIN lines on in your surface. It’s too much clutter on the screen. I use my code set to suppress the link lines and add some gentle shading to see the features in the corridor more clearly.
So, you may be wondering:
1. Do you need the links on when editing regions?
No, as you can see below, the regions can be seen more clearly without the links.
2. What about when adding sections? Wouldn’t you need the see links to tell where the existing sections are?
Instead of using code sets to display the links, I have a corridor style called Links that I can toggle on and off when needed.
3. What else can we show with corridor styles?
Here is a style showing regions.
Here is a style showing links and regions.
You can even have a style that will show overrides where they occur.
As shown below, corridor styles contain components that we usually shut off because the code sets are already showing too much.
When corridor styles and code sets are used in combination, the appearance of the model can be simplified by using a code set showing the corridor clearly and concisely, and using corridor styles to show design details when needed.
– Cyndy Davenport