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Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:58 am
by mra
How to I create an arch top opening in a vertical slab? I cannot do it in a smart wall, how about in a vert. slab? I have a mill building, exterior brick walls with arch top opening.

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:10 am
by Neil Blanchard
I think the best way is to do it as a horizontal slab, and then tilt it up? You can also do a covered polyline horizontally, and then make it a symbol, and rotate / tilt it into position.

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:00 am
by Mark F. Madura
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Specialty Windows
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You can put specialty windows in Smart Walls by modeling the window and including it as a symbol in the Window Type definition.

I've attached a zipped-up AEC file of this example. For sloped walls like gable ends, you'll have to model the wall as either a 3D polygon, slab, or covered polyline (see my next post).

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:55 am
by Mark F. Madura
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Circle Top In Gable
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In this example, the gables are modeled with covered polylines. The circle top windows are smart windows with a custom symbol.

I've attached a zipped-up AEC file of this example.

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:49 pm
by joshhuggins
Mark F. Madura wrote:In this example, the gables are modeled with covered polylines. The circle top windows are smart windows with a custom symbol.

I've attached a zipped-up AEC file of this example.
Just curious, you did have to clip out the opening in the polyline via void or something right? The smart window didn't knock out the hole for itself?

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:04 pm
by Mark F. Madura
joshhuggins wrote:...you did have to clip out the opening in the polyline via void or something right? The smart window didn't knock out the hole for itself?
Correct. The 'gable' polyline contains a 'void' polyline for the window opening.

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:41 am
by Mark Bell
joshhuggins wrote:
...you did have to clip out the opening in the polyline via void or something right? The smart window didn't knock out the hole for itself?

MM wrote: 'Correct. The 'gable' polyline contains a 'void' polyline for the window opening.'

A big wish list item here would be the ability to add a vertex to a smart wall (ie. a wall with 5 points), allowing the fifth point to be placed at a higher z-h to create the gabled wall. This ability would really enhance smart walls and save a lot of time in currently having to model two separate entities to create the gable wall. ... nice examples too!

Re: Rusty 3d

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:20 pm
by gehlen designs
thanks every one for responding I appreciate it