The Tag Manager uses buttons to manage the list of tags, to create tags, to add tags to a selection, and to manage a selection using tags.
Tags are used in Shaper and in Matter to manage the selection and to:
- apply a material to several surfaces at the same time,
- exclude surfaces from a local environment,
- filter surfaces that appear in a reflection,
- indicate the surface that are not affected by clipping planes,
- indicate the surfaces that function as configuration triggers in Live Mode.
Managing the list of displayed tags:
|Remove all tags from the display list. This does not delete the tags.|
|Recover the tags from all surfaces and display them in the list.|
|Recover only the tags from the selected surfaces and add them to the list.|
|Add the edited tag to the selection.|
|Create a tag with the name in the text box and add it to the list.|
Applying or removing tags from a selection:
|Delete the tag highlighted in the list from the selected surfaces.|
|Add the tag highlighted in the list to the selected surfaces.|
Managing the selection:
|Select the surfaces using the tag highlighted in the list.|
|When some surfaces are already selected, add the surface using this tag to the selection.|
|When some surface are already selected, deselect only the surfaces using this tag.|
Tags can be used to create configuration triggers for the Live Mode.
When a properly tagged surface is clicked during Live Mode, the next configuration value is displayed. If the configuration property is displayed in the Configuration Browser as a check-box, successive clicks will enable and disable the option. If the configuration property contains a set of values, such as a series of colors, successive clicks will cycle through the colors one by one.
To do so, you will need to create specific tags for the surfaces that will act as triggers. The tag must correspond to the partition of the configuration that you want to cycle through. To add rules associated with the
partition type, use the tag
partition. To add rules associated with the
partition.value type, use the tag
|Type||Configuration symbol||Tag to apply||Result|
|partition||armrest||armrest||show/hides an armrest|
|partition.value||material.wood||material||shows the different values (wood, marble...) one after the other|
|partition.value||material.marble||material||shows the different values (wood, marble...) one after the other|
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