RobUSMC

Barrel Ceiling

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I have searched this new forum and have not found anything. I am trying to find out the best way to draw a barrel ceiling. Has anyone designed one. I'm thinking maybe a polyline solid somehow?? Maybe someone can let me know the best route and steps.

 

Thanks

 

Rob

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Rob,

 

You can curve a Ceiling Plane easily.

or... An extruded face.

or...A poly solid - drawn in elevation view.

 

I would probably go for the poly solid.

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If you want to show framing you will have to go with a ceiling plane. Now will CA do it correctly is a whole other story.

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If you want to show framing you will have to go with a ceiling plane. Now will CA do it correctly is a whole other story.

That is what I think.  But if you think about it,  the framing will be going the wrong way.  I would still be inclined to go with the ceiling plane as you suggest,  and I suppose we could then put in BLOCKING to represent the rafters,   have not tried it,  but it seems like it would work.

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If there is no need to show the framing then a p-solid is the way to go. That's what a good framer is suppose to know how to do anyway---why confuse him. :)

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The reason that I suggested a poly solid over a ceiling plane is that a ceiling plane doesn't have the Facet Angle setting like a roof plane, so the ceiling plane tends to show the facets.

With a poly solid you can achieve a smoother curve.  

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