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General Discussion / Re: Text on an object
« Last post by Dean on Today at 02:24:38 PM »
Great work,John.
I keep trying the "new" bend by path tool but don't have much luck with figuring out what the heck is happening. and what does what.
They create these tools and expect a user to stumble along trying to make it work  :P
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Problems / Re: Creating realistic gable roofs
« Last post by Alvin Gregorio on Today at 01:57:16 PM »
I did the below based on (starting with) the Kevin Mendenhall/Smith Residence file in our Samples folder.  Version-20ProPlatinum.

I used the basic Roof tool, and a whole bunch of Slicing, Subtracting, etc. and otherwise modifying.
The only roof intersection that I didn't need to fiddle with was the patio-to-house.

I don't know that I would have the patience to do this day-in & day-out.  And if there are revisions to made to the roof?... man, tons more work.
Even do the attached, I quit.  You'll note the missing elements.  You've gotta love this stuff to have the patience/tolerance.  So. Much. Work.

-Alvin
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Problems / Re: Creating realistic gable roofs
« Last post by Torfinn on Today at 01:19:43 PM »
Yeah, but it dont look like Kevins roof, the left side is to long, the mainpart have same width and you miss a roof in the upper rigth end
And the roof over the entrance is not on the same level as the other roofs

Torfinn
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General Discussion / Re: Text on an object
« Last post by John R on Today at 01:09:27 PM »
I still don't understand how you wrapped the text. What tool did you use?

Yes, I used the "Bend Sheet" tool.
  • For the twisted text I select the top (or front) of the angled "T", then the "bend Line". (01 pix)
  • The extrusion twists as it is bent because the line and object are not at a normal angle, such as 90/180°. (02 pix)
  • For the other Bend, I selected the bottom of the "T", then the 'bend' Line. I used the "Page Down" key to focus on the "hidden" side of the extrusion. (03 pix)
  • The last picture shows copies the 2 pieces together, but not added. In the second cylinder, I 3D subtracted the extrusion. In the third cylinder, I used the 3D Intersect tool on the Text, then Cylinder. This left me with text that matches the face of the cylinder. The last cylinder is copy's of the previous two together, giving me a nice smooth look. (04 pix)
Hope this clears thing up.
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Problems / Re: Creating realistic gable roofs
« Last post by Henry Hubich on Today at 12:50:14 PM »
Thank you all for your replies. I will start tinkering with my roof using your tips and see if I can get a better grasp of what I'm doing. I'll post back here as I make some progress. One question... say I have two separate roofs that I want to connect where it would create a valley, would the best way to do that be to convert both roofs to slabs and then do a 3d slice and remove the portion that overlaps? This type of situation exists in the drawing that I attached to my first post. I have to say that I just remembered how great this forum was and is, the willingness of people here who like helping others, I haven't experienced the same anywhere else on the internet.

Attached screenshot shows a single "Roof" made with TCad's Roof tool. I did not have to convert or slice.

Henry H
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Problems / Re: Creating realistic gable roofs
« Last post by Kevin Mendenhall on Today at 11:29:34 AM »
Thank you all for your replies. I will start tinkering with my roof using your tips and see if I can get a better grasp of what I'm doing. I'll post back here as I make some progress. One question... say I have two separate roofs that I want to connect where it would create a valley, would the best way to do that be to convert both roofs to slabs and then do a 3d slice and remove the portion that overlaps? This type of situation exists in the drawing that I attached to my first post. I have to say that I just remembered how great this forum was and is, the willingness of people here who like helping others, I haven't experienced the same anywhere else on the internet.
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Problems / Re: DWF files
« Last post by Leo67000 on Today at 11:01:57 AM »
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Gallery / Re: A New Desk, and My Health
« Last post by McSlash on Today at 10:29:23 AM »
Thanks for your comments Mike, and absolute respect to you for your work as a Paramedic,  ;).
As you point out, and I learned, there are no 55 year old Ironmen, unfortunately.
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Problems / Re: Creating realistic gable roofs
« Last post by Torfinn on Today at 09:44:02 AM »
Hei gamle ørn :)

Maybe, really never tested i think, i am lazy by nature ;)
But i get the few i want by the roof tool.

Torfinn
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Problems / Re: Creating realistic gable roofs
« Last post by Dean on Today at 09:22:02 AM »
"Another benefit with using Roof Tools vises primitives is the possebility to collect info by TC database later, if needed."

Hey old buddy  :) that's not all true

You can 'define fields' to any object and those fields can be extracted using the database.
You can add way  ;D more "info" needed to assure material/cost report and design intent.
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