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Susanne

cable fence for decking

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Hi there Im designing a deck and need posts with cables, a bit like the nautical effect, are there any resources for this or anywhere i can find, purchase or download.

Please help....it pretty urgent

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You should be able to do this using the settings button. (BTW, Our code does not allow this style of railing)

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thank you 

I will give this a try as soon as possible...i have a meeting to go to so can't right now.... but what do you mean by "our code does not allow this style of railing"

look forward to hearing from you.

S x

 

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I'm also curious about the code comment. I thought I had been able to make this kind of railing?

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Sorry my comment is in regards to The Ontario Building Code (OBC 2015) here in Canada that does not allow for this kind of railing system. I have seen it in use throughout American states. 

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ok thanks, will have a go with it, let you know.

Kindest

Susanne

 

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Hey guys

Thanks for your input....now i have found an inserted the railings.... this is elementary but can you tell me how to edit the length., i see an option to edit the top, ie height, which seems to be a standard of 900mm.....i need to edit some railing lengths to  fit to my decking

PLS HELP 

Kindest

Susanne😳

 

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4 hours ago, Susanne said:

now i have found an inserted the railings.... this is elementary but can you tell me how to edit the length., i see an option to edit the top, ie height, which seems to be a standard of 900mm.....i need to edit some railing lengths to  fit to my decking

 

The railing is a PIO based on the polyline/polygon tool so to edit its "length" you need to double click on the railing in top/plan view and move the points around. If you have a U shaped railing the intention is to draw the U using four points rather than drawing 3 separate railings.

 

Kevin

 

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Hi there

Thank you so much, i have found the selection menu.  Do you know how to make a corner.

I have attached what seem to be my options, I'm not sure how to make a corner, I have built stairs before from similar bu this does not seem to allow me the option....your knowledge greatly received.

S

 

pls see screen shot of my options

 

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1 hour ago, Susanne said:

Hi there

Thank you so much, i have found the selection menu.  Do you know how to make a corner.

I have attached what seem to be my options, I'm not sure how to make a corner, I have built stairs before from similar bu this does not seem to allow me the option....your knowledge greatly received.

S

 

pls see screen shot of my options

 

Screen Shot 2018-06-28 at 16.00.19.png

 

From your screen shot it looks like you've defined a "post" as a symbol containing a section of railing. Using this approach I don't think the tool will do what you're hoping for. The Railing/Fence tool works by the user defining the path of the railing first. It then distributes posts and rails along that path. If you'd prefer to use a custom symbol as your railing its likely you will need to build the whole thing manually.

 

Here's a screen shot of what I mean by editing the points on the path to alter the shape of the railing. I've also included a file with an example similar to the railing in your screen shot. It can be customized further to get closer to what you want (eg. custom shapes for the top rail and bottom plate).

 

Kevin

 

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