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Exclusion Builder for FSX

Discussion in 'Tools programming' started by Paavo, 10/3/07.

  1. Paavo

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    This is a new version of Exclusion Builder. The first version in 2003 became surprisingly popular so I decided to rewrite it to support FSX. There should not be a bug left and if you find something strange, please report it. This is not an official release so there's no documentation coming with it at the moment.

    Here's a screenshot:

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    And here's the download link:
    http://lennundus.orgkaos.org/failid/workinprogress/EB-FSX.zip
  2. HolgerSandmann

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    Hi Paavo,

    indeed, your FS9 version of Exclusion Builder got lots of use here ;-)

    Thank you very much for updating it to FSX - highly appreciated!

    Cheers, Holger
  3. solid

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    Hi Paavo

    Thanks for the FSX version....I use the FS9 version constantly with excellent results..........Good Show!!!!!;)
  4. Joe W

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    I used the FS9 version for FSX and it worked fine. I just the upgrade for FSX..
    Thanks for the tools.
    Joe w.
  5. flotocki

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    I cannot get it to work. I type in a name and it quits. I have no help file and no tutorials. In other works...I'm flying blind. Please help. Frank!
  6. scruffyduck

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    Is there any error message or does the program just close without any warning?
  7. flotocki

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    I figured out how to get it started and I'm at a loss as to how to enter the coordinances. It tells me the North should be higher than the south and east should be higher than the west. I am useing N43.10.783566 W79.57.482208 coorinance as an example. Frank!
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    What this means is that when making an exclusion rectangle you should be facing due North. There are two points - Top Left and Bottom Right. Left in this sense means West Top means North. By convention in decimal form North latitudes are positve and south are negative; East longitudes and positive and West Negative.
  9. flotocki

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    Here is the coordenance for tne NW corner.
    N43.11.065775 W079.57.671532.0


    Here is the coordenance for th SE corner:
    N43.09.413664 W078.54.617834.0

    Exclution Builder has for boxes: N-E-S-W Where would these coordenances go?
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    N N43.11.065775
    W W079.57.671532.0
    S N43.09.413664
    E W078.54.617834.0
  11. flotocki

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    Exactly how I inserted the coordinances.

    Invaled coordinates for exclusion area:
    -north latitude must be larger than south latitude
    -east longitude must be larger than west longitude.

    I thing maybe I've got my set-up wrong. Frank!
  12. scruffyduck

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    Some people do seem to find it difficult to use - are you getting an error message or just no bgl file?
  13. flotocki

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    Just getting the error message above.
  14. flotocki

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    Is there anything else I should have running besides Exclusion Builder? Maybe FSX, ADE, or Google?
  15. scruffyduck

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    No that should be enough. Sorry I am not being that much help now. I will try and get a moment to do it myself and see what happens here
  16. arno

    arno Administrator Staff Member FSDevConf team Resource contributor

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    I think the tool does not like that you enter the number with two dots. Try it in complete decimal form or else in the common HH:MM:DD.dddd notation.
  17. flotocki

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    Yes I've tried it with just one dot and without the 0. I'm just setting up FSX KDL and see if I can use it. Frank!
  18. flotocki

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    I just noticed, I am setting up for FSX KML.
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    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to exclude autogen in a certain area (don't want autogen over my MegaScenery X), so I searched and found this tool. So far it seems great, but I can't seem to figure what excludes the autogen. I've tried 'Generic buildings' and 'Library objects' but neither of them removed the autogen. When I setting the app to exclude 'All objects', it removed the autogen. The other options don't really make sense to exlude autogen...

    Can someone tell me what exclusion type I should use to exclude autogen?

    Thanks

    -Orion
  20. scruffyduck

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    That is because it cannot exclude autogen. For that you need to use a tool that will create terrain exclusions. FSX KML or SBuilderX can do that. Also if you are working with an airport and using ADE you can create these exclusions

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