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Embedded Radiator In Wall

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I have several steam radiators I'm trying to duplicate.  The picture and plan is attached for reference.  Essentially, the rad is cut into an external wall, and a larger box encases the entire thing.  The images does not show the cover, but I know how to make that element.  I'm not sure how to create a 3D box that is hollow, but cuts into the wall plane.  Maybe I'm over thinking it.

 

 I'm running X8.  The picture is the radiator in my current dining room.  If you use my plan, it would go directly under the back window on the first floor.  Thanks in advance for you help.

 

Dave

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Upgrade to X9 and use the wall niche tool

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Wall Material Region,

Opening No Material

Cuts Finish Wall Material.

 

That will create the opening in the interior wall finish and you just need to insert your box/radiator into that location.

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My first thought was to do exactly as Joe suggested, but that only seems to cut the Wall Finish layer. 

 

Maybe you could define a new wall type with a thicker finish layer.

 

I used a Pony Wall, with the lower wall set as a Room Divider.

 

Inserted a cabinet in the opening, used a solid to patch the brick.

 

 

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I did what Joe said create wall material region with opening no material to cut wall. I then used a cabinet with no doors etc.. also added floor material region in wall cavity. 

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What's the secret setting to get a material region to cut into a wall?

 

This is what I get for a 3" thick Opening No Material Material Region.

 

 

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What you are seeing is the Wall Framing Material.  You need to frame the wall and then move/delete  any studs, etc that show in the opening.  As an alternative, you could just specify the wall framing material as "Opening, No Material".

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So I learned Wall Niche today, which on searching this forum - I found all of Joe's previous posts about the same subject.  I tried the door opening method and rebuilt each layer one by one.  It looked like your process is much less time consuming.

 

I appreciate all of your previous posts Joe, I'm leaning quite a bit about this software.  Solver your last post about my closet and material regions made this plan look a whole lot nicer.

 

Appreciate all the help.


Dave

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