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I have a client that wants to see a 3D rendering of this timber frame structure.  I can do the straight posts and beams, no problem, but I don't know how to generate the curved beams.  What shapes/solids do I use, or should I draw a flat 2D polyline and then extrude it and give it depth?  Most of my clients don't want me to put the extra time (money) into the fancy scroll work on the ends of the beams and such but this client wants to see all of it in 3D.  Please just get me on the right track and, hopefully, I can figure it out from there.

 

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Thanks,

Jess Kittle

Kittle Custom Home Design

Chief Architect X6

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there is a new Timber Frame House in the CA Samples Gallery you could download to look at for ideas here http://www.chiefarchitect.com/products/samples.html

 

and I thought I had seen a tutorial on Timber Frame trusses in the KnowledgeBase (KB) too did you look?

 

If it's a Motorcoach (RV?) Pavilion are you sure that it is high enough > 7'6" is only 6" higher than a standard garage door.

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I did one out of poly line solids then changed the material to wood

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Kbird1, it's an outdoor kitchen and living space, it goes next to their motorcoach, not over the top of it.  No, I did not check either of those places, thanks for the suggestions, I will check them out.

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makes sense as an outdoor entertaining Area, from the name I thought it was a shelter for the MotorCoach.

 

M.

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I appreciate the help, here is a view of the structure, so far.  I still have the kitchen and the fireplace to put in but I got the timber frame stuff worked out, thanks again.

 

 

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