Is is possible to create a panel system that has an intentional overlap? This would be helpful to create shingles.
Yes, this is possible with ptOrientToGrid command. This is how you can achieve a simple shingles system.
Let me know if this is what you are looking for.
1- Create the module with base coroner points that overlap with the desired reference grid location
2- Create the Grid. It is easier if you set your module reference points to the same spacing you need in the system
3- Use ptOrientToGrid to populate the module.