Wall Caps


WildcatFury
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I have created a railing wall next to a ramp and then added a wall break to change the angle of the top of the wall to match the ramp slope. When I did this I lost the wall cap. Did I do this right and if so how do I retain or add back the wall cap? I am working in ver X10.

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Thanks Eric... I am fairly new to this software and learning as I go. I will try adding the stair but if I need to add the cap with the solid where is the best step by step for that. I tried creating the solid but could not get it to follow the angle/slope of the wall. I am sure it is something easy I am missing.

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Can you show what you are trying to do?

 

Ramps have their own railings, and a wall can be set to follow stairs, but it seems will not follow a ramp.

 

16 minutes ago, WildcatFury said:

but if I need to add the cap with the solid where is the best step by step for that.

 

A suggestion: don't look for step by step instructions for specific operations, instead back up a step or two and learn about the higher level tools used. 

 

In this case, learn about polyline solids -- what they can be used for and how they are drawn, then apply that knowledge to the problem at hand.

 

Good videos on the Chief site, and various YouTube channels.

 

In this case, take an elevation view of the wall and draw/shape the polyline solid. It may help to split the screen so you can see a 3D view at the same time.

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Below is a couple of views of the sloped wall and ramp. All I want to do is match the wall cap of the wall at the landing (short wall to the right on the "sloped wall" view) to the sloped wall. When I sloped the top of the wall by adding edit corner angles is when the wall cap went away.

 

Sloped wall.jpg

Sloped wall with ramp.jpg

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You can draw a half wall and place a ceiling plane over it. That way you have precise placement of the height and slope. The ceiling plane will cut/crop your half wall. No adjusting little diamonds or drawing solids which won’t frame. 

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