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Hello,

My name is Julio Cayetano, from Madrid.

I´m still quite new to Railclone, specially when using Array generators. I´m trying to solve a complex (but not random) layout of a concrete slabs floor using sequences and an Array 2S generator but I can´t make it to work since I can´t get rid of some gaps that are generated between the Y rows, due to different sizes of the slabs. Please see the image attached to better understand what I´m trying to create and the issue.



Thank you very much in advance!

Julio

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Re: Help solving the complex layout of a concrete slabs floor with RC A2S
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 05:31:44 PM »
Hi Julio,

Thanks for the question. This issues is caused because of the way in which the A2S array calculates rows. It's best of think of an A2S array as a stack of independent L1S Arrays. The segments in any single row can be of variable widths and the array will adjust automatically, however individual rows are not aware of the segments above and below them and cannot automatically adjust to overlap one another. The height of any row is therefore determined by the largest segment used in that row, and if the heights vary, as in this example, you'll end up with a gap.

Luckily the example you are creating has got rows of slabs with a fixed height, you just need to turn the array on its side like so:



As the green lines indicate, in this configuration the slabs in each row have the same height so no gaps should appear.

I hope that helps out, if you need further help please let me know and  if you're able to attach your file I'd be happy to take a look at it.

Many thanks,

Paul
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Re: Help solving the complex layout of a concrete slabs floor with RC A2S
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 06:02:11 PM »
Thank you very much for answering so fast. I think I understand how it works, but after a quick attempt I´m still getting a few gaps, so I may have missed something.

Please check the scene attached, any help is welcome.

Julio

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Re: Help solving the complex layout of a concrete slabs floor with RC A2S
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 06:18:36 PM »
Hi,

No problem, happy to help out.

Please take a look at the attached. I've only changed a couple of things. The 3 sequence operators that create the pattern inside each row are now set to Increment On X and the final sequence operator that creates the course pattern is set to Increment On Y.




Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Paul
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Re: Help solving the complex layout of a concrete slabs floor with RC A2S
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 06:35:34 PM »
Oops, I forgot about that!  :-[

Thank you again for your help. Now it works perfect!

Julio

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Re: Help solving the complex layout of a concrete slabs floor with RC A2S
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 06:46:50 PM »
Great!

Glad we could help out :)

Cheers,

Paul
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