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TML - Invert Color

Posted by Nelson Hays Feb 13, 2020



This simple TML is to invert the color of objects.  It will change the current color property, or the color 'by layer,' to the complementary color.  


The primary use cases are changing light colors of points and lines to darker colors to be used on a white background.  This may include field software, such as SiteWorks and Earthworks, and Drafting on white paper.  





Project example:


This CAD file has mostly light colors.  When sent to the field, many lines are difficult to see in Siteworks in direct sunlight.


Select the light colored objects, and run 'Invert Color.'


Here are the results, exported to SiteWorks:



This command is currently in Beta.  Please email for access.

This simple TML is to re-layer Point objects based on their Feature Code.  Run this command to move selected Points to new or existing layers with the same name as the Feature Code attribute.  


TBC behavior: 

  • Imported points from field software, such as SiteWorks or SCS900, are automatically layered in TBC based on the .FXL (Feature Code Library) file referenced in the .SPJ (Work Order) When an .FXL file is not used, the 'SCS900 Default' .FXL is applied, which sends all points and lines to generic layers based on the object type.  (E.G. SCS_Measure_Point)
  • Points imported as a .CSV all end up on the Points layer.  



The following is a sample of the behavior of the TML - Relayer by Feature Code.  A Work Order shot in SiteWorks was imported into a project.  All points are on the same, default layer.  After running the command, the points are organized by the Feature Codes keyed-in in the field.  



Before, all Points on the same, default Layer



After, organized by Feature Codes



This command is currently in Beta.  Please email for access.


Thank You for the interest.  


Hi All


We are happy to announce that we are throwing our hat into the ring.  Accupoint has engaged with Revenant Solutions to bring a few Macros to the market, beginning with a focus on Field Data Prep and Takeoff workflows.  


We are excited to release our first 3 TMLs shortly. Each will have it's own blog post here on the forum, following Gary Lantaff's standard.  Each release will be in Beta, with a semi-open invitation for testers.  Simply request a temporary license and give it a shot.  


Please feel free to hit me up with any questions, comments or requests on our products.  



Nelson Hays