Richard_Z

Deck baluster symbols

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I've created these symbols - they work with standard Chief's deck railing (baluster type). Bottom rail needs to be rotated, but second subrail on top is needed for mounting individual balusters.

This can be added polyline solid, or somebody has a better idea.

Decorail Scroll.calibz

Decorail Arch.calibz

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Something like this  ?

 

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Yes, That looks right. Would be nice if we could edit middle rail to place it under top just like that.

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If you create a Millwork Symbol like this it can be applied to a CA railing as a Panel to achieve the results shown above.

 

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I tried to get it to work with 5" piece of rail witch would be replicated together with baluster - no luck. Just trying to avoid extra work when resizing or moving sections of railing. 

Panel resizes automatically but spindle spacing gets screwed up.

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Yes you are on the right track.  Make the panels the right size for the job if you have somewhat consistent spacing or make a single that is centered in the 5" rail or maybe a little less depending on code and spindle size. This will give a half space at the newel but should otherwise work fine and fill the space.

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