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Is there a way to covert a molding poly with the profile into a solid that can be joined or subtracted with other solids?

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Is there a way to covert a molding poly with the profile into a solid that can be joined or subtracted with other solids?

Not that I know of. I wish there was. I made a request a while back. I would encourage you to make it again. In the meantime you can just extrude a polyline in the appropriate shape and use that. Downside of course is that you can only essentially use one moulding line at a time.

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If you have the appropriate software you can export the geometry and convert to solid then do the req'd operations and return to Chief as a symbol.  Symbol placement can become an issue in certain circumstances, but there are ways to deal with that.

 

I would also add that being able to covert not only molding poly, but also framing would be very useful.

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You don't have to export the molding polyline to another app.  Just display it in 3D and convert to Symbol.

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Another thing that is possible is to create a "Face" - either by using the "Solid Face" tool or exploding a 3D Solid.

The Face can be extruded to form a Solid. 

 

It's a little tricky to learn the process and what parameters to use for the extrusion, but once you get the hang of it......

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