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I know for roofing and room moldings you can build them up to make a more complex molding.  Can anything be done like this for door casing?  Especially the front entrance doors sometimes require something more intricate and detailed.  I cant seem to add another casing to it.  Besides polylines is there another was to do this in the door dbx?

 

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Thanks Chopsaw.  I just wondered if you could use existing profiles that are in the library and add one after another as needed.  Sounds like you have to draw a custom profile.  Thanks for the reply.

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Yes Chad, you can make any profile you want and yes, you can start with any of Chief's profiles that are in the library. If you want to use some of Chief's profiles, just go to that profile in the library (the actual profile), right click on it and you'll have the option to place it in the plan or cad detail. You can place multiple profiles if needed and I usually snap them together using the "end point" snap. Once together, you may need to break some lines so you can snap all corners together until you get a closed poly line. Once closed, you can select it and add it to your user library for use. You can edit any part of the profile as needed. I do this quite a bit.

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Just to Clarify Tommy's comment ...you need to right Click on the Name of the Profile you want to get the "Place Molding Profile" Option , not the Image in the Preview Windows.

 

M.

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Thanks Tommy and Mick for the details.  Tommy and Mick you always sound like chief experts you have such great answers to everyones questions.  I never knew this about chief with the molding profiles...thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Chad , nice of you to say that, but I wouldn't put myself in the "Expert" Camp particularly when it comes to CAD Work in Chief , I don't find it very intuitive at all , but if I can make a Header detail I am sure you can too ... here is the one I made for a Project recently just as an example...It's applied using the Window and Door Interior Lintel Tab/Option.

 

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1 hour ago, Kbird1 said:

here is the one I made for a Project recently just as an example..

Nice, Mick. I have these just like you show over all of my windows and doors in my own house I built. I cut, fit, nailed and painted most of them myself (a carpenter friend did a few for me) along with most of the finish work in the house. I think some of the old timers called these "cabinet heads."

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Thanks Mike , they are Pretty Common here especially on Older Homes , but many Modern Transitional  Homes use them too , locally we call them Headers , them and a nice wide baseboard and a 4"- 5" Crown and I think things look great without going over the top or getting really expensive.

 

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Here's a really similar one I drew up a while back for anyone who can make use of it...

Sedwick moulding.pdf

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Sedwick mouldings.calibz

 

Take a look at the library to get an idea of how the stacked moldings were created.   Just drop the individual molding profiles into a plan by right clicking and selecting Place Molding Profile, position the molding profiles so they're exactly like you want them, and then group select and click polyline union.  Then add the new profile to your library.  Easy as that.

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Thanks Mike , always happy to have more Choices....

 

M.

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Mick and Michael, nice!  Thanks for adding these to the post, they are very well done!

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Also don't forget the WindsorONE moldings library. Has some molding styles from the past.

 

Its a Manufacturers library

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These profiles are very easy to make. People should try it, not only for door & window lintels but custom crown and baseboards.

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