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    • CommentAuthorCuraodo
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    Hello good folks!

    First post. Been learning solo for 5 years, time to hit the forums to reduce time spent clawing at my beard.

    Trying to make a pirate village with bridges between buildings. All is fine until I turn on sheet effects, which moves the bridges on top of all my building symbols.

    Example:
    "Bridge Complete W" -object from the DD3 -cave- catalogue is placed on the SYMBOL sheet on the MERGE layer by definiton.
    "CD3C Orc Hut a 9" -object from CD3 -orc- catalogue is placed on the SYMBOL sheet on the BLDNG (House 1) layer.
    All is fine.
    Turn on sheet effects, Bridge is moved on top of the orc hut.

    Moving both objects to the same sheet and same layer and using the "Change Properties" and the "Bring to Front" commands does absolutely nothing to force the building on top of the bridge.

    Please halp!

    (Will post pics below)
    • CommentAuthorCuraodo
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    Without sheet effects:
      NS.PNG
    • CommentAuthorCuraodo
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    With sheet effects:
      WS.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018 edited
     
    This is a side effect that happens for some symbols on the same sheet when effects are applied. The best way to handle this is to simply make a separate sheet for your bridge symbols, and set the sheet order so that the sheet containing the bridges appear earlier in the drawing order (ABOVE the regular SYMBOLS sheet in the sheet list).

    Remember that symbols choose their own sheets when placed, so just having your new sheet selected won't make symbols go there automatically, they will still go to SYMBOLS. However, if you name your sheet something starting with the word SYMBOLS, such as SYMBOLS BELOW, and keep that active, symbols will go to this instead (Of course, that means almost all symbols, so be careful not having it active when placing symbols that are not supposed to go to that sheet)
    • CommentAuthorCuraodo
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    Yay! Thanks man!

    Ugh, I've spent weeks on this problem...
    Joining the forum was the best decision ever. Thanks for such a swift response Monsen.
    Great answer.
      YAY.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    Happy to be of assistance.

    And welcome to the forum. While not official tech support, it is usually a great place to get help with your problems, being either more technical of nature, or more like mapping challenges.
    • CommentAuthorScottA
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    Welcome, Curaodo! That looks like a fun map!

    This is a great source for help and ideas. It's a very friendly community. Very welcoming and helpful to new members.
    • CommentAuthorJensen
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2018
     
    To quote Quenten: „Having a Monsen“.