RideOp, suggestions on fast support building

I figure since you've got TONS of experience with supports on this, I'd ask you.  Is there any way to make complex support structures quickly?  It took me nearly 20 minutes to simply connect two 'complex supports' with 4 L-beams, in hopes of creating a single tower, with complex support structure on all four sides.  At that rate, it'd take me about an hour per tower...and with 10-12 towers that I need to build, that's a long time.  Any way to simply add a 'complex support' that isn't attached to the track?  Or any way to copy sections that you've already built?  Also, any suggestions on how to properly position the free nodes quickly?  I find it very time consuming to get them in the right spot.  The track nodes and footers are very easy, but the free nodes are impossible to place quickly!

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I know what you're asking.  The main problem with a Free Node is to get it to the right depth on whichever 2D screen you're on.  Here's what you do:  place a free node at the correct height that you need to place another group of nodes.  Select it, then switch to the overhead view while it is still selected.  Now you can place any number of free nodes and track verticies that will all be placed at that depth.  For example if you select a vertex or node that is 20 feet off the ground in the 3D view or a side view, then switch to the top view.  Now when you add free nodes they will all be placed 20 feet off the ground until you select another node to set a new depth.

-Ride_Op

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Thanks...I actually figured this out on my own, after I wrote the first post.  Now, I can do a box connection between supports in about 2-3 minutes, and a whole 200 foot tower only takes about 10 minutes to construct.  It would still be really nice if they had a copy and paste, and then you could move the whole lattice as one item.  My lift hill on my Intamin hyper is really coming together, and the supports look very much like a real Intamin lift, with the cross bracing beams, and the support tubes on the drop, which look awesome.
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Jman
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Is there a trick to getting the supports to be perpendicular to the ground while still connecting to the track? Mine always end up at some weird angle when I actually connecting the box structure to the track.
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