stevenyhof

Break and remove/delete 3d molding

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I tried adding a 3 sided 3d molding to my garage opening for trim around the brick (what the client wants). but it seems to be snapping to different surfaces and gets funny, so I made a 3d molding polyline - worked perfectly for the front arch top windows. So I thought to do the same for the garage door and then just break and delete the bottom. But is there a way to break a polyline in two places and delete what you don't want?

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I think I figured out how to make the 3D molding Line - I just made it small on one surface and then stretch into place. I would still like to know how to break and remove a 3D molding polyline

 

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I have never been successful in breaking a 3D Molding Polyline, so I've always assumed it's not possible.

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1 minute ago, stevenyhof said:

Perfect! Thank you Sir. 
Steve Nyhof ;)

Happy to help, Is there a reason you aren't taking advantage of the built in exterior casing? especially on the windows?

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1 minute ago, Renerabbitt said:

Happy to help, Is there a reason you aren't taking advantage of the built in exterior casing? especially on the windows?

Yes, I did add the casing to the side of the window in the window DBX. But I needed an additional casing to go over the brick. I did look and try some of the options to get the casing to span over the brick but nothing I tried worked. I do have a 1" casing on the window, and then a 5.5" casing over the brick. (which is just a square 4" x 5.5"

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I should add that I need the white trim to also go back toward the window as shown.

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47 minutes ago, stevenyhof said:

Its looking good now.

 

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Uncheck recessed and then you can add a stacked molding for your casing..much easier to automate this process then hand drawn.
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14 minutes ago, Renerabbitt said:

Uncheck recessed and then you can add a stacked molding for your casing..much easier to automate this process then hand drawn.
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Very nice! I will give it a try

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So I was able to get the depth to work and add my casing, but how did you get that "stacked molding" to work?

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3 minutes ago, SNestor said:

 

Steve - Made you a quick video...https://www.loom.com/share/a66bec5e5b9840bc82164455062a2647

 

Thank you Steve! That was very helpful! I did add a thickness at one point, but it just got really thick on the outside, so I must need to mess with some of the options to get that to work. But I like the options you are also showing here.

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I kept it recessed and then added 4" to the casing thickness as you first propose and that works perfectly.

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@stevenyhof - I think the 3D molding polyline tool is almost impossible to work with...so time consuming trying to figure out how the molding will lay on the polyline...placing it just so. Just use a casing and move on to the next item...that's my strategy. 

 

One more way you could accomplish what you want.  You could make a CAD Detail From View of the window. Trace the shape with a polyline in the CDFV...then copy it, paste and hold position on the elevation and covert it to a 3D molding polyline and attach the molding you want to use. It's still a bit cumbersome...but there you go, many ways to get what you need.

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5 minutes ago, stevenyhof said:

Thank you Sir! all good stuff

@SNestor was right..didn't need to recess, but wanted to mention it in case it was easiest and 100% accuracy wasn't necessary. His stacked molding was what I would do. basically how I would built it in the field.

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Just now, Renerabbitt said:

@SNestor was right..didn't need to recess, but wanted to mention it in case it was easiest and 100% accuracy wasn't necessary. His stacked molding was what I would do. basically how I would built it in the field.

I will mess with it as I want to learn how to do everything. Thank you guys!

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