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Best practices for door/window frames?

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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?

 

thanks

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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,

 

Joe

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Andrew,

 

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

 

Joe

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

 

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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 (edited)

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

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