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Working with visualization tools : Layers : Polygon map

Polygon map

This layer tool is generally similar to the polygon helper, and is set up in a similar way. The differences are as follows:

  • It can be set to redraw the polygon outlines at each display interval, to cope with models in which polygons appear and disappear, or change shape
  • It cannot be used to set values of model components
  • The value for the colour is selected first. If this is from a hexagonal grid submodel, there is no need to provide vertex coordinates -- the helper generates the hexagon outlines itself.
  • The properties dialogue allows a stipple pattern to be chosen for filling the polygons. This allows lower layers to be partially seen through them.

This tool is faster than the old polygon helper with large numbers of polygons.

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