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Suppose I have a site plan all drawn in CAD. i send to layout, but I want the lines to be squiggly , how would you do it?

Do I need a separate program? If it was 3D I could use the water color, but it is not 3D, any ideas?

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I've used small curbs to create property lines in 3D, or convert the CAD lines to molding polylines with a small square molding.  That might get you what you need.

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Scott,

 

I know nothing about this program (Squiggle), but I heard about it years ago and it looks like it is still available.

 

http://www.signaturecad.com/

 

Otherwise, maybe something like Photoshop.

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You can also use Sketchup, you can use various style sheets which can transform the view, the lines pretty much to anything. If you need some style's I can zip them for you and you can see what will work best.

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Photsketch is another app that will do it outside of Chief. 

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I used Squiggle for many years and still have version 6, but not on my computer at the moment, but when Chief came out with squiggly lines I don't use it anymore. I think I could install it and squiggle it for you if you send me a DWG file.

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BTW, you can download the trial version for free and do it. Not sure about a Mac. version though.

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Not at my computer to post and example, but I've used orthographic top views in line drawing mode for this purpose and often times in conjunction with the cross section slider.

Depending on your end goal you may need to overlay the resulting rendering onto a standard plan view (or visa versa) and turn off layers as necessary...especially if you want to add notations.

Oh ya, almost forgot. You just need to convert your lines to some sort of 3D objects first. Maybe copy paste in place all of them and then use the convert polyline tool. Put them on a unique layer while they're all selected too.

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Not at my computer to post and example, but I've used orthographic top views in line drawing mode for this purpose and often times in conjunction with the cross section slider.

Depending on your end goal you may need to overlay the resulting rendering onto a standard plan view (or visa versa) and turn off layers as necessary...especially if you want to add notations.

Oh ya, almost forgot. You just need to convert your lines to some sort of 3D objects first. Maybe copy paste in place all of them and then use the convert polyline tool. Put them on a unique layer while they're all selected too.

Convert to solid, great idea, thanks.

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I was just playing around with this using Orthographic floor overview and a "slab" for the PL, the new cross section slider.  However, when I move the slider around at different "z" intervals the inside line of the walls disappear at random locations.  I'm curious why that is.  Otherwise this works pretty well.

 

 

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