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digitalcarbon, December 16, 2014 in Architecture
one way to do it
We've made the entire fascia around the eaves and rakes of the entire perimeter out of a single Extrude Along Path object. This is easily done with the square eaves of your design. Then there is no need for trimming at the miters.
We also use the Roof Tool as you do. We would also use it for the soffits and just clip out the center. Identical results in section.
hey, that is really clever. i will need to try it
The EAP has the added advantage that the profiles can be edited for different solutions.
Duplicate the EAP and replace the profile for individually defined components.
Something else to consider with EAP's. If you have breaks in an otherwise continuous extrusion....say with a skirt and cap being interrupted by doors....use extruded blocks to create a Subtract Solid object that removes the gaps from the EAP.
Easier then creating many smaller segments and the overall profile is still able to be modified in a single revision from inside the Solid Subtraction.
I have found, however, that if you need to restore one of these from a backup VW won't generate the Solid Subtraction. You have to enter it and exit it before it comes back. No drawing information is lost, however. It just requires a manual regeneration of the EAP from inside the Solid Subtraction.
Yes. I've seen horrible losses when using solid subtraction with EAP. Didn't know you could restore it like this. Thanks Joe.
The error message that pops up when restoring the backup makes it very confusing and leads you right into thinking the objects have been lost completely. I had assumed this the first few times it happened to me.
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