Dennis_Gavin

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Is there any way to control newel post orientation on angled corners?

Getting one in line newel and one angled newel is not correct.

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Dennis:

Does your corner need cleaning up with the corner connection tool?

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Can you splain what that is and how it might work?  THis is a deck rail with newel posts.

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Dennis:

I was talking about the "Edit Wall Layer Intersection" tool. I tested it with a deck railing and I get the same results you do. Not good for just trying to use Chief's deck tools.

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What if you made the existing post 1/4" or less and then put your own post in

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I believe if you draw the angled section first, then bring the other rails off that, the newels will show angled.

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Both kind of work arounds. 

Joey - what if I want the posts as part of the other rail sections.  I think the problem may stem from the fact that

Chief won't draw a rail section longer on one side?

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Joey - what if I want the posts as part of the other rail sections

 

Then draw the angled section last....

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Dennis................Do you want the angled newels set at 22.5 degrees so the railing on both sides of the newel come into the newel at the same angle? If this is the case then you will probably have to go with Ray's suggestion. I run into this problem many times and up to now aways have gone with Ray's solution. If there is a better way I'm all ears.

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Joey - as Larry suggests I want the rail to come in on one side of the newel.  Not on the "point".

I have been running the last couple of days and just dropping back into the forum to check up

on things.  Thanks all for suggestions.  I still consider this a problem area for chief's railings.

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