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CONNECTING BASEBOARDS

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Hello.

I have a question on moldings placed on the large Entertainment Cabinet/Station/Unit in my current floor plan our design firm is working on. Attached are  a few screenshots for reference.

I am trying to find the easiest solution to join baseboards, similar to how I was able to join the crown molding at the top. With the crown molding I was successful in creating three different custom 3D Molding Polylines (5" H x 3/4" Wide/Depth) by turning off "Extrude Inside Polyline" within the Molding Polyline's Specification dialog. 

I created three more 3D Molding Polylines and tried the same instructions used for the crown molding but placed them at the bottom of this entire unite, however, after following the same steps I did for the crown molding, I had no luck. 

We need everything to connect seamlessly.
I look forward to hearing the best possible solution. 

 

Thank You! 
 

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Draw a CAD line in plan view in front of the unit. Convert it to a molding polyline. Add your baseboard molding.

Move it up against the cabinet. Break it as required, shaping it to fit.

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Thank You  @solver for the quick response.  I already did draw the CAD line in the plan view, however, I have three separated, two covering the full height cabinets, and one longer CAD line stretching across the middle base cabinet section.

 

Should I just use one overall CAD line, that is converted to a molding polyine running across the width of the entire entertainment unit.  Also, how do I "break it as required, shaping it to fit," once its converted into a molding polyline.

 

Best!

 

Interior Archaeology
 

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You only need one. Select it, place a break -- 3 on the keyboard, or click icon in edit toolbar. Grab one of the handles and move it -- see what it looks like in a camera view. Just experiment a bit and you will understand.

 

Videos on the Chief website.

 

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Hi @solver.

 

I have applied one CAD line in the plan view and converted it to a molding polyline.  I have also tried placing a break but have had no luck trying to edit the baseboard so it runs smoothly.  The baseboard should seamlessly run from 24" Depth Full Height Cabinets into 23" Base Cabinets, similar to the crown molding on this entire unit.

 

I have attached my .plan document as reference, however, if you are busy, could you provide me with the video related to this technique.  

 

Thank you Eric.

 

Best!

 

  

CHIEF_TALK_IA_SUMMER_DRAFT.plan

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You have 2 polylines. Delete the shorter one, pull the other across to the wall.

 

Uncheck Extrude Inside Polyline.

 

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Place 2 breaks in the center part -- exact position is not important.

 

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Using the move handles, drag the 5 sections of the polyline into place.

 

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Another way to do this is to assign a base molding to the room, create a Room Molding Polyline for the base, and reshape it.

 

With X8, you won't have access to some Chief videos.

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2 hours ago, interiorarch said:

Hi @solver.

 

I have applied one CAD line in the plan view and converted it to a molding polyline.  I have also tried placing a break but have had no luck trying to edit the baseboard so it runs smoothly.  The baseboard should seamlessly run from 24" Depth Full Height Cabinets into 23" Base Cabinets, similar to the crown molding on this entire unit.

 

I have attached my .plan document as reference, however, if you are busy, could you provide me with the video related to this technique.  

 

Thank you Eric.

 

Best!

 

  

CHIEF_TALK_IA_SUMMER_DRAFT.plan

Easiest method since you are using cabinets, is to add molding to the molding tab on your cabinets dbx. and the base will wrap, even in situations where your cabinets auto fill and extend.

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Here's how I do moldings.

Once done I disonnect one edge of the molding line, copy and paste that into a warehouse plan where I keep molding stacks I've done in the past. Generally I keep the pieces at a 6 foot length and also paste a cad block next to it that shows what the stack looks like along with a name of some sort so I can quickly identify them.

Then when I need that stack I can copy and paste into a new plan.

I use this exclusively for top moldings since it allows me to make the overhang on the side of a cabinet slightly different than the front, avoids issues when cabinets are not quite what CA expects. I also like it in particular for baseboard since I'm prone to doing funny things to toe/sub bases to get what I want (which mucks up molding in applied to the cabinet in the DBX)

A rare vid from me- hope this works.

molding line.mp4

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I'm all for the easiest/simplest solution, but what happens when there is no easy simple solution?

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@solver All you need is a little patience, and more practice to ultimately find the solution, especially when it ends up not being as simple as you thought :)

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