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Material Regions on elevations dissapearing

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When I add a material region to front and rear elevations they show up in the location I draw them on. When I draw a material region on a side elevation, after converting the shape to "Material Region" it moves the block from the face of the drawing to the middle of the building for some reason. Since I am trying to apply a material region to the siding and not the middle of the building this is a big problem. Not only does the material region shape dissapear, but I can no longer select it as its been moved into the building. This is incredibly frustrating!

 

Any tips on how to fix this?

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11 minutes ago, WhistlerBuilder said:

but I can no longer select it as its been moved into the building.

 

Use the Shift Select method. Select the Material Region tool, holding Shift, drag a marquee around where you think it is, and any Material Region will be selected.

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How then do you move it from the middle of the building back to the siding face it was originally drawn on? I found out it was moving it into the building by drawing a different material region that extended outside the building perimeter so that the material region would show up in a 3D view. For some reason the software keeps moving the material region into the center of the building. It is doing this on multiple drawings/plans.

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Once selected, drag it out to the face of the wall. It should snap to the outside face of the wall.

 

Using the Wall Material Region tool, instead of converting a Polyline seems to work better for me.

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In Chief snapping is a bit hit and miss.  Michael has shown some work-arounds which work in many situations.

 

 

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