Alistair, like you the only use I found was to multistate a cutaway based on the product in a tank to show product type.
I did once use the jagged cutaway to show the level like you see on some slick DCS displays only it wasn't as slick Just drew a polygon around the outside of the jagged cutaway set to the colour of the tank, set the cutaway to be Hollow and then put a bar behind the cutaway. Just a bit long winded for something so simple.
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Bumping an old topic here, but I finally found a use for the tank cutaway! This is probably a "bad solution", but I was satisfying my curiosity more than anything else! I cut and paste the tank and a tank cutaway into Inkscape so I have a nice vectorised tank with cutaway I exported that as a high resolution png (not exceeding height of 1000) then opened the png in photoshop and using the magic wand marquee, select the cutaway and delete it then save as png with transparency.
The transparency won't show up in Processbook....it looks a bit bizarre! I was hoping it would work in coresight but no luck either...(level bar graph is on top of tank here but I moved it to back before next step)....
This is the "bad solution" part.. I had a quick look at image properties by using F12 in chrome and seen it wasn't an image file link but an id, so I had a quick look at the images table in Coresight and found the corresponding ID. I then loaded my original png into the row instead, deleted the temp file from the windows temp folder on the web server, cleared temp files in my browser, refreshed and voila!!
In case it helps anyone, SQL was...
SET [Bitmap] = (SELECT * FROM OPENROWSET(BULK N'C:\myimage.png', SINGLE_BLOB) AS bitmap)
WHERE ID = x