Dennis_Gavin

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Aren't room molding polylines supposed to go around windows and doors?  I have just done one in a plan and although it did stop at doors it went through the windows.  ;o( What am I missing?  The windows were in place when it was created.

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Dennis this is just a guess since I do this with the exterior polyline do you have to break the line where you don't want the molding and select where you don't want it and select no molding in that area.

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I have multiple moldings stacked.  Could that be the problem??  Some are not as high as the bottom of the window and some start below and go into the window area.  I can post the plan later. Have a RT going at the moment.

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If you first add the molding using the Room, then convert, it will be nicely cut around windows and doors, and fully editable.

 

1 - Select Room - Moldings tab - make sure to select Chair Rail.

2 - With room selected, bottom of screen - Make Room Molding Polyline - and the one you just put in will be available for selection

 

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It all depends on the height of the room molding polyline.

 

If you create a room molding polyline at the floor level, it will ignore all of the windows but cut out for the doors.

 

If you create one at mid-wall height, it will probably get both windows and doors.

 

If you create one at ceiling height, it will probably miss both.

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To add a bit to what Dermot said...

 

If you create for example a 48" tall moulding and specify it as being 0" to bottom, it will automatically cut for the door but not for the windows (i.e. it only cuts items that fall within the 0" plane.  If you use the same moulding and specify it as being 48" to top, it will cut for both the doors and the windows (i.e. it cuts for everything that falls within the 48" plane).

 

The thing you cannot do as far as I can tell is get mouldings to "notch" for windows.  It seems to be all or nothing.  To get the notches for wainscoting, very tall trim details, or very low windows, you might need to use another method like wall material region or create a custom moulding profile to fill in the blanks.

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Ah, create at mid wall heigh and adjust things up or down from there.  Got it.  Obviously didn't think of that.

Will give it a go.

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Michael - That is a bummer.  That is exactly what I am trying to do.

Which one?  If its the wainscoting thing you can also consider using a wall covering.

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I am trying to stack moldings as well as a wainscoting with a cap via one molding polyline.

base, base cap, wainscoting, wainscoting cap  all in marble tile.

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I would personally probably just use either a wall covering or a wall material region for the wainscoting and a moulding polyline for the other 3 items.  I obviously haven't seen your plan, but I imagine its only the wainscoting that needs notching. 

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Michael,

 

   Yeah, probably what I'll have to do.  I was just trying to do an all in one approach. 

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If the bottom of your windows are all the same, you can also just add 2 wainscottings

1. as a baseboard, and offset it from the bottom and make it the height of the window distance from floor.

2. as a chair rail, offset from the top as the height of the panel

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