Can you use CAD drawings with overlapping polylines in TRIRIGA?


Our customer has CAD drawings with some polylines overlapping each other… The left-hand side of the studio theater has seats and staircases that are elevated. Underneath those seats and staircases are other rooms on the same floor.

We would like to attach these polylines as space records in TRIRIGA. I attempted and was able to attach this drawing. All areas of the created space records are correct. Each overlapping area is double counted towards both space records as desired. The only impact we found are:

  • The TRIRIGA graphics section can only display one of the overlapping polylines on top of another.
  • Some out-of-the-box area calculations might appear incorrect, such as Usable Area will be larger than Gross Area and Measured Gross Area.

Our customer can live with the above impact, but the IBM CAD Integrator/Publisher User Guide says it is required that all boundaries are closed, with no overlap. Is attaching CAD drawings with overlapping polylines workable in TRIRIGA and CAD Integrator? Does attaching this type of CAD drawings have any other impact?

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