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#1 -andrew-

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 02:53 PM

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to take a cross-section and extrude it around a door opening. 

 

Same thing would likely apply to other openings...

 

One issue I had is that I can't seem to select the cross-section and then the verticals and top edges of a door frame to sweep.

 

Any suggestions?

 

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#2 jsiggia

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

Andrew,

 

Use the axial sweep tool for this and build your source shape in place. Use a 3 segment "arch" as your path.

 

Hope this helps,

 

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

Andrew,

 

To clarify a bit, the 3 segments of your path should be one object, to simplify selection.

 

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:43 PM

Hi Joe - that's the problem; I can't select consecutive edges to form path of the doorframe.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 03:43 AM

Sounds like your pick options is not set to "Auto Pick" and it's only selecting edges?

 



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:00 AM

Hi guys - 

 

I'm able to pick the cross section, but only the vertical of the door frame; I need to be able to select the vertical, horizontal across the top, and the vertical down the other side. I'd rather not create a separate object just to sweep if I don't have to.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

Andrew,

 

Take a look at the video for this tool at about the 5 min mark and see how Matthew creates a path from desired object.

 

Still a little more work than creating the three segments from scratch I think, you decide.

 

From what I can tell, only one additional click is accepted after the source shape is selected (so it would have to be the complete path you desire.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Joe

 

 


Edited by jsiggia, 29 April 2018 - 08:53 PM.

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