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I'm trying to rotate a polyline molding vertically.

The molding is laying flat and I want to stand it up on edge against a wall to make a frame.

I can only get the rotate/transform tool to rotate it horizontally.

 

 

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Draw the Polyline in the Elevation View.  The Molding will then be perpendicular to that view.

 

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You could also create a Symbol, set stretch planes and rotate it.

 

As Joe said... I assume you want to frame the picture behind the stove, so take an elevation of that wall, CAD Detail From View, trace over the outside of the picture. Copy the line you just drew, back to the elevation, Paste/Hold Position, convert to a 3D Molding Polyline, add your molding.

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I don't think you need to go thru the "CAD Detail from View" to accomplish this.  You can just create a rectangle in that view and convert it to a Molding Polyline.

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4 minutes ago, Joe_Carrick said:

I don't think you need to go thru the "CAD Detail from View" to accomplish this. 

 

You don't for this, but for some things you do. 

 

I was trying to slip in a bit of education ...

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Thanks Eric,

 

Would you use that "trace" technique for something irregularly shaped?

 

What tool would you use for the complex tracing?

 

 

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Simple example from a thread a day or 2 ago. Create bullnose corners on an arched opening.

 

After placing the door, CAD Detail From View lets you precisely and quickly trace the opening, including the arch.

 

Or imagine creating a custom stringer or skirt board for a stair. 

 

Depending on the shape, use the Line (right click for continuous draw mode), or Rectangular Polyline tools.

 

Once in a CDFV, you can lock everything, but still pick up snaps.

 

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