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Does anyone know how to create these diamond shape cut outs or the window cut out above the front door in Chief?  Im not quite sure how to create these detailed cut outs or even indentations into the stucco like featured in this picture.  I know we have wall niches but Im not sure you could create shapes like this.  Is this even possible in chief?

 

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Thanks!

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Please post images directly.

 

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I would make that opening starting with a solid the same thickness as the wall, then use solid subtraction to carve the design.

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I would just post the Pic here Direct Chad ....

 

but you can Shape Windows in all sorts of Ways and also Add Custom Muntins , there are a few Posts here on the Forum about doing the Muntins but one of the included "Lite" Options may work too.

 

M.

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Ok thanks.  I post the link of the picture Im talking about because its not my work therefore I show where I got the example from versus just posting other peoples work.   I know its nit picky but I like to be respectful to others work.

 

Currently Ive been trying to just use polyline solids to draw the shapes and basically paste them on but in reality thats just like slapping tiles on the side of the stucco, your not really making indentations or holes in the stucco like the authentic details do.

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For recesses that don't go right through the full thickness of the wall, you could use either a Wall Niche or a Wall Material Region with Cut Finish Layers of Parent Object.

For holes that go completely through the wall, I would use the new Inserts into Wall with the Edit Wall Cutout Polyline feature.

This allows you to place a symbol - any symbol (hide it on it's own layer).

You can then edit the shape of the wall hole as needed. 

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You did not say what you are trying to replicate, so I just guessed it was the opening above the door in the image I posted.

 

Did I guess correct?

 

If so, I would place a pass through in the wall, create a solid with the shape and insert the solid into the hole in the wall. Won't look good in vector or other line based views.

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Glen, great idea!  I forgot that chief came out with the wall material region tool.   i will look for that tool since Ive never seen it before, I just remember it from the whats new video from back when.

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Eric, yes I was referring to a few of the objects in the picture and yes one of them was above the door.  I think I might have to compare the two different tools for two different details. I think chiefs polyline subtraction tool is the most 'sketchup-ish' tool we have to create different shapes.  I will give it a try!

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Here is one I did really quickly using Inserts Into Wall, with the sun shining through the wall hole.

Polyline Subtraction does not work with walls.

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To follow up on what Glenn shows.

 

This was going to be my first suggestion, but could not figure out how to edit the polyline. Unlike every other polyline, for this one, you need to enter a special edit mode.

 

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Your image shows a cutout with angled sides, which cannot be done with the above technique.

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13 minutes ago, solver said:

Your image shows a cutout with angled sides, which cannot be done with the above technique.

 

What does this mean Eric?

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Glenn -- see the image in #2 above. Maybe tapered sides is a better word.

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Eric,

 

Are they tapered or is it just the perspective?

If they are tapered, then you are correct - the above method will not work. 

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1 hour ago, Designer1 said:

Ok thanks.  I post the link of the picture Im talking about because its not my work therefore I show where I got the example from versus just posting other peoples work.   I know its nit picky but I like to be respectful to others work.

 

Like Eric , I was Originally a bit Confused by what image you were referring too or if you were being "general" as in commenting on Spanish Style Homes with a link that.... it did not open as one Image, for me at least, but as a Large Google Image Gallery , I don't think anyone will be offending by you "liking" their Work and posting an Image here, but you could also link direct to the Site the Image is from too, instead of to a Google Search Gallery.

 

I think Eric might be right about the Angle ( Tapered?) Sides on the Hole , but Glenn's Hole looks pretty good to me, I haven't tried cutting thru a wall with the New Tool yet though....

 

M.

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