egstoltzfus

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Hi all.

I found this image on Chief's site and cannot figure out how it was created. 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/green/

I understand how to use the normal cross section sliders, but this goes beyond that with peeling the layers back.

Does anyone here have any ideas on how this was done? My company is trying to put together a marketing piece and wants something that looks like this.

Any help/direction would be much appreciated. 

I am on X11. 

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There are a few tricks, but the easiest is to just model it like that.  For example, use invisible walls for the wall openings, and for the roof layers, use multiple roof planes (some with more layers than others).  To peel back wall layers, use material regions.  You can also use the Hole in Floor/Ceiling platform tool, and a Symbol set to Inserts Into Wall along with its Wall Cutout Polyline to create holes and peel back layers as well.  You can also modify other roof plane settings to remove fascia/gutters/etc., manually modify framing members, use the Gap materiel type in various assemblies, simply delete objects, manually model parts and pieces, etc.  Hopefully that gets you started.

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Thanks for the tips! I'll give them a go.

I was really hoping for a shortcut, maybe in a future version.

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