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Cutting into Dome shape

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I am creating a Dome shaped building using Vectorworks 2011, I have created the shell using the 3D Hemisphere tool however i want to cut the triangular windows out of the dome.

If anyone knows how i will be able to do this as when i try it will only draw the triangle in 2d plan.

Hope someone can help

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You can use 3d Objects to "Subtract Solid" from other 3d Objects. In the case of the hemisphere (and other parametric objects) you will end up with a non-parametric object. So be sure to get the size and shape correct before Adding/Subtracting Solids. I have attached a very simple example. This was done with an Extruded Triangle which was used to Subtract from the original hemisphere...

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You can try draw a triangle in a desired view, then convert it into NURBS curve and use Protrusion/Cutout tool in Extrude curve mode ...

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