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Framing members in cross section

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Is there a way to have joists, rafters etc show as having a solid fill rather than hollow geometric shapes in cut views?

 

Doug Norton

Whitby Ontario

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2 minutes ago, Doug_N said:

cut views?

 

Are you asking about a Cross Section -- if so which type?

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Hi Solver,

 

I am talking about doing a cut in a perspective view.  I sometimes include some views for clarification on a detail to a framer or some other trade.  

 

Doug

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Click on the Cross Box and Open it and change the fill as desired if I understand what you want to do?

 

***Looks like we posted at the same time....I assumed a section view....not 3D perspective.....

 

 

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Here is a view of what I am talking about

Cross Section.jpg

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Michael (AlaskanSon) posted something that might do this. Just don't remember the thread.

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I think you need to convert your floor joists to solids to get what he wants for cuts like that.

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32 minutes ago, solver said:

Michael (AlaskanSon) posted something that might do this. Just don't remember the thread.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, DRAWZILLA said:

I think you need to convert your floor joists to solids to get what he wants for cuts like that.

 

even P-solids and Slabs aren't really solid though , just 3D "faces"  ( hollow cubes)  which is the Issue in this case I believe...

 

 

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No , I mean real solids not p-solids, there is a difference.

 

 

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Perry there is a difference but not with respect to how it look in 3D with the cross section slider.  I am not sure anything in chief is actually solid, even the solids.  Can you tell me which is which.

 

Solid and Psolid.jpg

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if you convert to a real solid then use solid subtract it will show a solid but right now its a lot of work to do it, so I don't. You must subtract a solid with a solid.

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Doing a bit more research I discovered this in a video.

 

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What does this do for cross sections from the cut slider?

 

However that option seems to be missing in X10.

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Does anyone know why?  

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perhaps cos it's on by default?  from the help file below...... not sure how it helps in this case ? but I think it is referring to the Fill Pattern/type such as under the Fill tab in some DBX's , I am thinking it is not referring to "Filling in" and making Framing "solid"

 

Fill New Framing Members

In Chief Architect X2 and prior, Fill New Framing Members was view-specific; in Chief Architect X10 it applies to the entire plan. As a result, it is turned off by default in legacy plans opened in version X10. See CAD Defaults Dialog.

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