OpenBridge Modeler

Positioning and Comparison Rules - Filter and Order tab

Used to Filter and Sorting of shapes in automatic positioning of component parts.
Filter These kinds of parts are taken into consideration during automatic positioning. Check all kinds of parts (standard shapes, special shapes, poly-plates, bolts, miscellaneous) that have to be equipped with a position number in one process.

If you have added parts list data to any graphical elements, these are included via ‘Miscellaneous’.

Connections Can also be taken into consideration at positioning and get a so-called ID. Naming of the links (connections) is created with the options below.
Only with Names Connections are only positioned, if they have been labeled from the Connections dialog or from the "Loglinks" of the connecting shape's properties.
Enable selection criteria Opens the Settings for part comparison dialog, used to create the position flag with predefined parameters. You can check the properties relevant for differentiation:
The dialog specifies the criteria for the detection of identical parts by means of parts properties like name, note, etc.
1st Sorting List Here, you determine the order of positioning.

The selected parts are sorted in the indicated order according to the type of component part (shapes, plates, etc.). Put the type of part that has to be positioned first to the top, the next type to the second position and so on. In the example dialog of positioning, all shapes are seized first, then all special shapes, and finally the concrete parts. If there are several parts of the same type, these will be sorted according to the settings for the 2nd criterion. Change the order of criteria by using the arrow keys.

2nd Sorting List Here, you specify a subordinate order. Within each part type, sorted according to the 1st criterion, the parts will be sorted according to the order specified here.

If you have e.g. seized more than one shape - with the settings of the example dialog - these shapes then are sorted according to the length first; if the length is identical, they are sorted according to the weight, and so on. Then, the special shapes again are sorted in the same way, etc.

Sort Flats like Plates When checked, the flats (which actually are ‘shapes’ as type of part) are treated like any plates at positioning. Therefore, they are displayed together with any plates when a parts list is sorted according to the 1st criterion.
Reverse When checked, applies the sort order reversed.