Facade Wizard # absolute vs. floating split

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03-23-2016 09:29 PM
AidaAfrooz
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Hello,

I'm not sure what the absolute or floating split does in splitting a facade using facade wizard. Do we need to use floating for the repetitive tiles? How do they differ? I appreciate any explanations.

Thanks

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CherylLau
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Yes, you can have repeating splits with floating and absolute sizes.

In a split, elements specified by absolute sizes will have exactly those sizes.  For example, if the facade has a width of 10, and the repeat split tries to divide it into elements of absolute size 3, then you will get 4 pieces.  The first three will have size 3, and the fourth will have size 1.

split(x) { 3 : A. }*

If a repeating split contains floating sizes, then the split will divide the shape into as many pieces as it can that have a size close to the specified floating size.  In this example, the result would be 3 shapes each of width 3.33.

split(x) { ~3 : A. }*

See the examples for floating and absolute splits on the help page for more info:

split Operation

Working with the Repeat Split

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CherylLau
Esri Regular Contributor

Yes, you can have repeating splits with floating and absolute sizes.

In a split, elements specified by absolute sizes will have exactly those sizes.  For example, if the facade has a width of 10, and the repeat split tries to divide it into elements of absolute size 3, then you will get 4 pieces.  The first three will have size 3, and the fourth will have size 1.

split(x) { 3 : A. }*

If a repeating split contains floating sizes, then the split will divide the shape into as many pieces as it can that have a size close to the specified floating size.  In this example, the result would be 3 shapes each of width 3.33.

split(x) { ~3 : A. }*

See the examples for floating and absolute splits on the help page for more info:

split Operation

Working with the Repeat Split