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Hi All,

I'm sure there's a simple way to do what I'm trying but it's not showing itself!

I need to make 'flutes' in a flat pilaster

Basically I have a 4 1/2" Wide pilaster i would like to put (4) 9/16' rounded flutes in that stop 4" from top and bottom.

Is there an easy way to do this by subtracting solids somehow?

Thanks all!



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You could make a Cylinder, add 2 (half)Spheres to the centers of its ends.

Copy/Array as needed and subtract from the pilaster.

I think there was a video anywhere in Select Portal that showed how to

create even spiral flutes around a column :)

Or this may help also :

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Thanks! I was able to fake it a bit, I made a rectangle, fillet(ed) the corners, extruded it, then used the 3d fillet edge tool for the bottom, added it to my extrude and subtracted solids. Thanks for your help I very much appreciate it!

I'd attach a pic but i'm not sure how....

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You nailed it!

Extrude some rectangles, fillet all edges, embed them half-way into what will be the pilaster, subtract solids!


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Sorry, I thought flutes were something round like in greek columns.

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