stevenyhof

Molding distortion on my column

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I have two questions, both in this same picture...

  1. My column molding is distorting on the top. On the rear of this house I wanted to learn more about making my header/beam using a railing wall and my columns I made. I'm liking this better than on the front of this home where I create a molding to make my header/beam and then add my columns in. I even made my columns smaller and places symbol columns over the top of the existing built into the railing wall, but they would not fit over the top - conflict - and also did the same distortion on the top molding.
  2. The other is the roof frieze board. Looks strange. I figure there may be something I am missing to make this look right. I was very careful with my dimensioning of the rail wall and my roof. I even tried the using "Edit Wall Layer Intersections" tool - but that did nothing. That may be more for how a plan looks. I also tried the "Wall Intersection" options in Structure.

The file is too large to upload here so I will include a link to the file from my google drive... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ir7TdOUleweaC7DFxXqp3hEvQ2eKn-K7/view?usp=sharing

Thank you,

Steve

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For the time, I made my beam width wider - 14.5" - this increased the width of the trim to match the roof trim. I like this and makes sense to me.

So all remains is the column molding distortion.

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On the house file I uploaded, I did not include the front porch header - not drawn yet. I am making that now. But, I am finding something very strange going on with my columns. Now I am thinking I have a funny insertion point or making the columns wider is doing something funny. They are drawn 10" square on the column and the molding outside of that. So I am making it larger so that my columns are 12" square (roughly) for this plan. The plan view shows they are centered, but the 3D are offset. Hmmm, offset... I will need to check that...
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Offset is set to 0" - on the rear porch. The front porch are stand along columns - no rail wall. I am using a divide wall - maybe that is doing something to the columns???

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I used the single column plan and made a symbol.

 

Changed the railing to use the new symbol.

 

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I put new columns on the front porch - all worked fine. Might have been a glitch.
Now onto the rear which is a railing wall and beam.

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4 minutes ago, solver said:

I used the single column plan and made a symbol.

 

Changed the railing to use the new symbol.

 

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Thank you Eric, I can see you fixed it - but I am not following what you are saying. "The single column plan" ?

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8 minutes ago, stevenyhof said:

"The single column plan" ?

 

You attached a plan above with just your column. I used that plan to make a new symbol.

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1 hour ago, solver said:

 

You attached a plan above with just your column. I used that plan to make a new symbol.

Got it. So maybe I have a bad symbol. I will use the plan to make a new symbol and give it a try.

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That did it! - It must have been a bad symbol. Thank you Eric!

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