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Is it possible to put holes from two different sides of a ployline solid?

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If its a hole then why does it matter what side?  Can you show what you are trying to do?

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Although, so you know I made a poly-solid in elevation view, made (two) holes on both "sides" of it and it worked fine. I was curious myself.

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I'm trying to add a hole to the side of this chimney chase to match the ones on the front faces.

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What's strange is that I can add holes all day long on the front face (where the poly solid was created) but for whatever reason when I try on the side it just adds a 1" solid even though I have selected "hole"!

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Chief is VERY limited in how polysolids work in different views.  You cannot even resize a polysolid in many instances.  I want Chief to fix this badly....

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You'll need to convert that to a solid first, then draw another solid that's the shape of your hole that goes completely through the first, select your main object, click Solid Subtraction, and then select the second.

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Here's a quick video I made a little while back just roughly going over the basics...

 

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Michael, I really appreciate the video...I tried this and still ZERO results....your method works perfect when going through the direction that the original polyline solid was created...see below (I extended the solid through the roof and tried to add the hole above so that it would be easier to see):

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Hole added using your method above the roof

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Solid turned 90 degrees (not the direction that the solid was made)

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Followed same process that created the original hole above the roof but when I clicked "delete" the solid disappeared but no hole....

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This may be a stupid question but can that be built as a room with windows instead of poly solid?

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This may be a stupid question but can that be built as a room with windows instead of poly solid?

Probably with a lot more work! Great out of the box thinking though!

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I bet Joe Carrick could do it with a cabinet. That guys does amazing things with cabinets!

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Here's a quick video I made a little while back just roughly going over the basics...

 

Thanks for the vid. Micheal. I guess my comment is that even though you can work with solids "organically", its very hard to shape model in CA using primitive solids with precision. Faces dont have any dimensions, angles, etc....so I suppose you are left to use some amount of guess-work.

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Thanks for the vid. Micheal. I guess my comment is that even though you can work with solids "organically", its very hard to shape model in CA using primitive solids with precision. Faces dont have any dimensions, angles, etc....so I suppose you are left to use some amount of guess-work.

 

Ya.  I partially agree.  I've personally adapted my thinking and techniques so that I feel pretty stinkin' comfortable with Chief though.  And I actually find it pretty easy to model accurately in Chief.  I can very easily see what you're saying though.

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Michael, I really appreciate the video...I tried this and still ZERO results....your method works perfect when going through the direction that the original polyline solid was created...see below (I extended the solid through the roof and tried to add the hole above so that it would be easier to see):

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Hole added using your method above the roof

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Solid turned 90 degrees (not the direction that the solid was made)

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Followed same process that created the original hole above the roof but when I clicked "delete" the solid disappeared but no hole....

Are you sure you are converting those polyline solids to solids?  You have to click on "Convert To Solid", and you don't use "delete", you use "Solid Subtraction". 

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Are you sure you are converting those polyline solids to solids?  You have to click on "Convert To Solid", and you don't use "delete", you use "Solid Subtraction".

You 'da man Michael!!! For some reason I did not, although punching through the one side didn't require it, THANKS AGAIN Michael for solving one of my life's mysteries!!!

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You 'da man Michael!!! For some reason I did not, although punching through the one side didn't require it, THANKS AGAIN Michael for solving one of my life's mysteries!!!

You are very welcome!

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Thought this would also be helpful.using 3d molding profiles we can simulate this type of shapes.

Here is a crappy video

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