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Trying to find best way to create tapered stone-covered columns (24-30" at base up to 12-18" at top) to substitute for the ones in the depiction I attached.  Thought this would be a simple CAD exercise, but after one hour, still eluding me.  Thoughts?

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Take a look at "Shapes - Pedestals" in the LIbrary Browser. If those are not suitable, consider downloading and learning Trimble Sketch Up and make your own, Sketch Up is free software and very useful for making custom symbols and shapes. Symbols made in Sketch Up can then be imported into Chief Premier.

 

DJP

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This is really easy to do within CA. Just make a rectangular prism the shape measuring the wide area at the base. Now go to an elevation view and draw another rectangular prism to use as a cutting block. Follow the bouncing pics.

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Make your shape and size

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Make your cutting shape in an elevation view

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Mirror your shape

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Make your shapes into  solids for the subtraction process.

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Cut with the solid subtraction tool

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Rinse, repeat.

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I think you could also use a primitive pyramid with a truncated top.

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Great suggestions.  Tried the pedestal, and it worked, but I think all might fit the bill.  Thanks.

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There's another possibility using a molding polyline in a separate plan. Once made convert it to a symbol and add to the library.

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I think you could also use a primitive pyramid with a truncated top.

By far the easiest method - used it many times.

 

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