Build 2624 Hold Short Taxi Point Problem

gadgets

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#1
Jon, I've got another little one for you. In FS9, and in FSX when using a FS9 AFCAD, a 0-width taxiway leading into a hold-short node results in hold-short functionality but without any hold-short line being drawn - regardless of the width of the taxiway leading away from the H/S node. This is useful for water airports and for implementing drive-through parking as I have done in CYYJ (2007). (There are numerous examples in the AFCAD I posted earlier.)

However, once the FS9 AFCAD is processed by SDE, even without any changes, FSX draws the H/S line. Since the line is not drawn when the FS9 AFCAD is used, it would not seem that FSX is doing anything unusual.

Don
 

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#2
Jon, I've got another little one for you. In FS9, and in FSX when using a FS9 AFCAD, a 0-width taxiway leading into a hold-short node results in hold-short functionality but without any hold-short line being drawn - regardless of the width of the taxiway leading away from the H/S node. This is useful for water airports and for implementing drive-through parking as I have done in CYYJ (2007). (There are numerous examples in the AFCAD I posted earlier.)

However, once the FS9 AFCAD is processed by SDE, even without any changes, FSX draws the H/S line. Since the line is not drawn when the FS9 AFCAD is used, it would not seem that FSX is doing anything unusual.

Don
Thanks Don I must be changing the XML in some way. Is this behavior expected from the XML or is it something that Lee added into AFCAD? AFCAD does not use BglComp so there is no XML to compare it to.
 

gadgets

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#3
I just decompiled AF_CYYJ and recompiled with BGL_Comp. FSX doesn't display the H/S lines that have a 0-width lead-in - the same as if the AFCAD 2.21-generated AFCAD is used.

Don

PS: It 's getting rather late in this part of the world, so I won't be replying to any more messages until tomorrow.
 

scruffyduck

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#5
Jon, I've got another little one for you. In FS9, and in FSX when using a FS9 AFCAD, a 0-width taxiway leading into a hold-short node results in hold-short functionality but without any hold-short line being drawn - regardless of the width of the taxiway leading away from the H/S node. This is useful for water airports and for implementing drive-through parking as I have done in CYYJ (2007). (There are numerous examples in the AFCAD I posted earlier.)

However, once the FS9 AFCAD is processed by SDE, even without any changes, FSX draws the H/S line. Since the line is not drawn when the FS9 AFCAD is used, it would not seem that FSX is doing anything unusual.

Don

I have not checked if it is available in FS9 but in FSX there is a type called HOLD_SHORT_NO_DRAW. Have you tried that? SDE has that as one of the point type options.
 

gadgets

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#6
Thanks, Jon. I had missed that new option when I reveiwed the new BGL_Comp documentation. It works just fine.

Now, if you could only figure out what's going on with apron edge lighting.

Incidentally, here's a couple of things for your to-do-someday-maybe list. A "save as BGL" option would speed up developer-testing, as would saving XML to a user-specified folder.
 

scruffyduck

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Thanks, Jon. I had missed that new option when I reveiwed the new BGL_Comp documentation. It works just fine.
OK I will clear that one from the list.

Now, if you could only figure out what's going on with apron edge lighting.
I have had a bunch of discussions with Jim Vile about apron edge lights around here.

Incidentally, here's a couple of things for your to-do-someday-maybe list. A "save as BGL" option would speed up developer-testing, as would saving XML to a user-specified folder.
The last one is already on the list :)
 
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