Although it makes sense that if you pin these elements to different renovation filters, they should never exist in the same time and space, and thus not have an effect on each other, originally Renovation Filters were not designed for such workflows (handling different Design Options I mean), thus this specific issue hasn't come up before.
Still, most of the tools/functions follow this 'rule', and so should zones, so it can be considered a kind of bug (but it is more like a limitation that comes from the initial design). I have added this issue to our system (issue #254594), so if it turns out to be something we can "fix" without redesigning/recoding the entire tool, then we might be able to do it in a later version. Otherwise this is good input for future developments (if we are to redesign the Zone tool, or maybe add a Design Options feature)!
I can see these workarounds currently:
- If you are not working on renovations, then you can actually do this by making one of your design options "to be demolished" and the other option "new". This way the zones will only find the corresponding walls.
- Alternatively you can set the columns to not have an effect on zones, and draw the boundaries of the zones manually. This way the boundary will be as you defined, and the columns will not be subtracted either.
I'll be interested to hear how you solved this in the end! Good luck!
Daniel Alexander Kovacs
Technical Support Engineer
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