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11 minutes ago, MichaelaS said:

Looking for a way to add window and door toppers for interior millwork. 

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I made a video about this topic...check it out.  
 

 

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@SNestor

Thank you for the great video! When I get to the point of applying my saved block "window & door topper" to the window it does not appear in my user catalog. Any advice? 

 

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3 hours ago, MichaelaS said:

@SNestor

Thank you for the great video! When I get to the point of applying my saved block "window & door topper" to the window it does not appear in my user catalog. Any advice? 

 

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1 - draw your molding

2 - Select all the moldings

3- Add to Library.  It should appear in your catalog as "molding".  Rename it if you want.
          (Use the Add to Library or...the Stacked Molding menu button. Either will work)

4 - Open the Window dialog.  Go to lintel tab.  Choose the lintel you just made.  Select extend and wrap as needed.

 

That's really all there is to it.

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@SNestor

That is another problem I have been having. When I select the molding, the "add to library" feature doesn't always appear. 

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@Joe_Carrick

I believe I have... When I open the object it automatically has it saved in the molding layer. Is that proper? But when I was able to create the block it didn't ask about anything regarding moldings that I can recall. 

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@solver

The image shown above directed toward Steve was not a block, just the "union poly-line" as instructed. At one point I attempted making a block as that was the only option shown to me in the tool bars - obviously still had no luck. 

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@solver @SNestor @Joe_Carrick

 

I redrew the assembly with a different crown molding piece and this time around it worked...? Not sure if it's the molding piece or just me. Probably was me. ;) 

 

Thank you everyone for taking the time to assist me and for providing the great Lintel trick!

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