Modo555

cannot create vertical moulding

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Hello,

 

I'm attempting to create a custom kitchen door. I've done this many times before but for some reason today I cannot create my glass door grills.

 

I draw out my poly lines then select them and right click convert poly line to 3D molding and select my molding and size. When I click done Chief creates the horizontal moldings correctly and the vertical moldings are pointing in the wrong direction. I have played with transform options etc.. I cannot get the molding to face the same direction. If i create horizontal moldings and rotate them to vertical they switch directions when they re-render. Then they will switch again if I rotate them back. This is extremely frustrating. Having the poly lines or molding intersect with other objects makes no different. Opening a new plan with no other plans open creates no difference. Moving to another work station isn't an option.

 

Anyone have any idea why this is happening and or what i can do to get my desired object?

 

Thank you very much for all your assistance in advance.

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I used 2 profiles, one for the horizontal, and one for the verticals.

 

One turned 90 degrees.

 

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Which two profiles? I'm use core catalog CA-42. When you say one turned 90 degrees how are you accomplishing this? transform/rotate/90/relative?

 

I haven't done molding for awhile but i used to never have an issue with this. I even tried to copy and past something like this from another plan I did and I get an cannot some items were not copied message. I'm using Primer x9.

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I picked CA-40. 

 

In plan view, select the profile in the library, right click and Place Molding Profile, click in the plan to place it.

 

Select it and rotate it so the profile points up (at least that worked for me). Then Add To Library.

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Unfortunately as soon as I release my mouse from rotating up it flips to the way it is in my image. Extremely frustrating.Thank you for your assistance thus far.

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You should be building the door in elevation.

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I am as depicted above. However it's easiest to relay the problem with a vector camera.

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This is funny. I'm doing an online meeting this afternoon showing a girl how to do this very thing.

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8 minutes ago, Modo555 said:

Unfortunately as soon as I release my mouse from rotating up it flips to the way it is in my image

 

What are you "rotating up"?

 

Once you have created a new molding profile that is rotated 90 degrees, are you applying it to the molding polyline?

 

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Oh yea, I'm showing her 3 different ways to approach this. Modo555, if you can't figure it out, send me an email (email below) and I'll show you what Eric is talking about.

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1 hour ago, solver said:

I picked CA-40. 

 

In plan view, select the profile in the library, right click and Place Molding Profile, click in the plan to place it.

 

Select it and rotate it so the profile points up (at least that worked for me). Then Add To Library.

 

Here is a Chief video that may clear things up. Molding profiles are created/changed in plan view.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/397/drawing-and-combining-molding-profiles.html

 

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