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Manual porch post placement

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Can porch posts be placed or moved manually?  I do not want them equally spaced but need to space them in relation to windows and doors.

 

Thanks in advance, and Happy New Year!

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If you do not like the symmetric spacing offered by the Railing Tool, then just make the existing "Newels" 1/16" think and assign "Opening No Material" to them. Then place the posts or columns of your choice and spacing from the Library Browser.

 

DJP

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In X12 you can now just turn the Newels off on the Rail Style Tab ( checkbox )  and place your own post from the Framing Menu. (set Default 1st if needed?)

 

don't want the rail either ?  make whole rail Invisible or uncheck the options in pic # 2

 

M.

 

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2 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

In X12 you can now just turn the Newels off on the Rail Style Tab ( checkbox ) 

 

Thanks for bringing me into "PRESENT TIME", I was still doing it ala X1 :)

 

DJP

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I've done a couple of videos on railings/columns.

 

Here is one to get you started.

 

 

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Another trick if you don't actually use the railing but just want the posts is openings control placements of the posts.

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You can also "break" walls to set post placement.   They sometimes revert back to a single wall and default spacing.  One way to avoid this is to intersect with "invisible walls" and then "break" at the intersections.

 

 

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1 minute ago, VisualDandD said:

One way to avoid this is to intersect with "invisible walls"

 

Sometimes reversing (Reverse Layers tool) will work to keep walls from rejoining.

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22 hours ago, VisualDandD said:

You can also "break" walls to set post placement.   They sometimes revert back to a single wall and default spacing.  One way to avoid this is to intersect with "invisible walls" and then "break" at the intersections.

 

 

That method does work but in vector mode you get unwanted lines.  Placing the doorways will allow it to be a continuous beam.

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