Block creation

Discussion created by eeaa on Mar 12, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2013 by MBuehler-esristaff

Is it possible to create blocks without graphs? Basically I´d like to draw a polygon that I would then apply a subdivision rulefile on and then apply another rulefile on the divided parts. So the block subdivision rulefile should be able to create shapes. It seems to me that the way blocks (and the subsequent lots) are now created is more or less like this but in a rather implicit way, for example I cant find the block subdivision rule file CityEngine uses anywhere... I suppose its because the actual creation of separate shapes is something cga alone cant handle? If blocks can only be created with delimiting street segments is it possible to delete the streets from one (or two or three) sides of the block? It seems not.

I guess the only way to mimic creation of blocks without streets is to make the width of the streets = 0?

Thanks for clarifying this,