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Anyone have any good ideas on how to draw a indoor slide?  It's the latest craze and unfortunately I have a client that wants one :) I'm trying to crate a 10' high tube w/ cad shapes just a little difficult to get the slopes and turns or elbows.

Should be interesting!

-Billy

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I had a client that wanted one in their custom house and I had to use Sketchup with a rotation addon in order to get it just right.  Once the symbol was created, it imported just find and looked great.

The rotation as the stair rounded a stairway could only be achieved with this tool

 

It is basically a molding profile in the shape of the slide, but CA will not rotate molding polylines, whereas SU does have macro's which allow for that feature, so as it is turning around the outside curve of the stair landing, the outside edge needed to rotate to keep both side level with each other.

 

This is not the first request for indoor stairs either.

 

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Did you try and suggest a fireman's firehouse pole instead??? I was just thinking ..................... nevermind

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Are there any tricks to use to get a spiral tube slide. I would love to use a molding polyline to get an acurate shape and arcs, but I can't figure out how to get the downward corkscrew shape. Any thoughts? This is the closest I could get.

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A spiral staircase would be an option. It will produce a smoother extrusion for the handrail than a similar 3d molding. You can then delete all the surfaces from the spiral stair to make it a fixture (good for vector view) or just make all other materials Opening (no material) which will show up fine in standard or pbr views. 

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