Filter by Alignment
Command Licensing and Default Menu Location
- The Filter by Alignment command is part of the RPS Data Prep Toolbox
- The command is located on the Data Prep macros menu ribbon
- The command is located in the Select menu group
Provides the ability to filter a selection of objects in relation to a selected reference line or alignment. User can define parallel or perpendicular or up to a specified skew angle to rapidly find linear features or cross section lines across surfaces. Useful tool with Explode Surface or Explode IFC Shell commands
Command Interface Description
The Filter by Alignment command dialog looks as follows
Before running the command, select the objects from which you want to filter out the linework required. Now run the Filter by Alignment command
The filter by Alignment command requires that you select the data that you wish to filter before running the command. The data that you will be filtering will typically have been generated using the Explode Surface or Explode IFC Shell commands. The command allows you to find linework from a selection of objects that tracks near parallel or perpendicular to a selected alignment or linestring.
Select your reference alignment or line object.
Include “along” linework checkbox:
Checking this checkbox will select linework that runs approximately parallel to the selected reference geometry. You can enter a maximum deflection angle when this is checked, to restrict lines that deviate by more than the maximum angle from being selected.
If you check the check box and enter a maximum deflection angle of e.g. 1 degree, you will only select lines that are longitudinal features that are near parallel to the alignment.
If you check this checkbox and enter a maximum deflection angle of e.g. 88 degrees, you will get all lines except those between 88 and 90 degrees to the alignment.
If you do not select this checkbox and enter a maximum deflection angle of e.g. 88 degrees, you will typically select only lines that are perpendicular to the alignment i.e. Cross Section Lines.
Executes the command and closes on completion
Closes the command without further execution.
The following video shows how to utilize the Filter by Alignment command
Use Case Videos
The following videos show the use of the Filter by Alignment command in a work process context
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