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Convert Objects

Tool for converting specified objects from one object class to another.

This tool is part of Simplebim Prototypes addon. In order to use the tool, you need to download and install the addon from here.

Configuration Options

KeyTypeValueDescription
SOURCETextA name of a group or the key of the source object classA name of a group or the key of the source object class, i.e. the object class from which you convert. Please note that for object classes this must currently be the key, not the name.

NOTE: If you want to convert only selected objects (not all objects of an object class), first create a group containing the objects you want to convert and use the name of the group as the source.

NOTE: You can get the of the object class from the Objects palette. Select the Object Class, right click and select Copy Key from the popup menu. Then paste the key into the tool configuration.

TARGETTextThe key of the target object classThe key of the target object class, i.e. the object class to which you convert. Please note that this must currently be the key, not the name.
TARGET_PREDEFINED_TYPETextThe value of the Predefined Type property on the target object class. If you were for example converting a building element proxy to a furniture, you may want to specify that the Predefined Type of the resulting furniture is DESK.
TARGET_USER_DEFINED_TYPETextThe value of the Object Type property on the target object class.  If you were for example converting a building element proxy to a furniture, you may want to specify that the Object Type of the resulting furniture is DRESSER. In this case the Predefined Type is automatically set to USERDEFINED.
MAPTextA pipe character “|” delimited list of property identity keys.¬†The first value is the key of a property on the source object class and the second value the key of a property on the target object class. The values from the first property are copied to the values of the second property. The 3rd value is again the key of a property on the source object class, the fourth¬†value the key of a property on the target object class and so on.

NOTE: Providing the MAP is optional. By default all properties that exist both on the source and target tables are copied from source to target. The MAP provides a way to override this behavior for selected properties.
INCLUDE_CONVERTEDBy default the converted objects are left in the Not Decided Yet state. By adding this key you can set all converted objects to the Included state.