Jump to content

Automatic creation of barred areas.


Recommended Posts



I created a nice 3d model, and exported it in .obj format. Imported in PVSol premium. There are a lot of obstructions on the roof (skylights, antennae, ...).


how can I convert these objects automatically to barred areas? They are all defined as separate solids, and can be clicked as such,


but to make a barred area I can only see the option to draw them manually?

Is there a way to just click all those polygons/solids, or extract them automatically?






Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Wouter,

yes, if the obstruction objects are part of the 3D object, they must be re-traced manually (barred area polygon). Trace the object once, then copy it (multiple copy) and move it to the corresponding position. Should be reasonably fast.

However, the shading caused by the objects is taken into account, so no worries there.

Kind regards,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Martin,


thanks for your answer.

That's quite a bummer. After doing all the effort to create those obstructions and aligning them perfectly, I can't use it in PVSol. The polylines are there, why not just allowing me to make use of them in stead of losing accuracy retracing it manually? Select, right click, create barred area, problem solved?





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...