Intersection and Priority of Buildings

Buildings can intersect each other (if the polygonal groundplanes intersect). Therefore, priorities must be defined to get a unique definition of an assignment of a given point to a building. The following priorities are defined:
  1. Courtyards (Towers)

    Tallest courtyard (tower)


  2. Standard Buildings / Plates

    Tallest standard building / plate


    Standard building / plate with the lowest height

  3. Vegetation Buildings

    Tallest vegetation building


    Vegetation building with the lowest height

  4. Virtual Buildings

This means that a courtyard has always a higher priority and if a courtyard is defined, all other objects at this location are not relevant. Standard buildings completely inside other standard buildings are not considered at all because the priority is according to the height of the building.