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Decorative window railing, how to?

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Hi, I need to create a decorative railing wrapping around the windows.  How can I accomplish this in Chief Architect? 

 

Thank you,

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I am not suggesting that this is the same style but you could try this one in Sketchup's 3D Warehouse or search a little more but there are some repetitive features that I see and theoretically you could build one in Chief but it would take some time. The benefit would be you get exactly what you want.  Any way to install such a feature I think a symbol would be best.

 

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/7f4e7a8cc39921ee35b3d63776480dcf/European-Faux-Balcony-8-offset

 

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/search.html?q=balcony rail&backendClass=both

 

Maybe someone has one they would share ?

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I Chief one could make such a thing from 3D molding poly-lines, not all that easy or hard but doable. Sketch Up could also be used or as Chopsaw suggests perhaps you might find something usalbe at 3D Warehouse where Sketch Up users share their produce. Personally, I would look there first and if no Joy then I would make my own in Chief.

 

DJP

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make one baluster and use with railing.  Will also need to make the bottom brackets or find some suitable;

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Like Denis said.

 

 

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Solver does it again, points are due!!!!

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9 hours ago, solver said:

Like Denis said.

 

 

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Hi Solve,

Can you explain a little detail how you did it?  Have tried several ways but not successful.  Much appreciated.

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15 minutes ago, CA4Ever said:

Can you explain a little detail how you did it?

 

Here is the plan in X9 (just noticed you have X8), forgot to post it earlier.

 

Consider downloading the X9 trial.

 

Made a symbol for the balusters, used a standard railing. Done quickly, so there a few things that need work.

 

There is a polyline solid where the rails meet in the corner to close a gap.

 

You could make a symbol for the brackets too.

 

If you only had one to do, you could get much closer by creating everything from solids.

 

bowed rail.plan

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if you don't need that exact one there are a couple of balconies in the Bonus Exterior Attachment Library too.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

if you don't need that exact one there are a couple of balconies in the Bonus Exterior Attachment Library too.

 

 

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Thanks so much, that will be help, but I am still trying Solver's method.  Much appreciated all your help.

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21 hours ago, solver said:

 

Here is the plan in X9 (just noticed you have X8), forgot to post it earlier.

 

Consider downloading the X9 trial.

 

bowed rail.plan

Hi Solver,

I used your attached plan, the problem is I can't move the rail up since but it does not have the elevation reference.  My arch window is 3' by 2' and the top of window is 7' above the finish floor.  I would be fine as I applied balcony in the Bonus Exterior Attachment Library. 

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You would change the floor height of the balcony to move the railing up.

 

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