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How do I Draw a Curved Railing?
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* December 29, 2017, 05:00:49 AM
I want to draw railings that follow a curved path but cannot see a way to do it in TC23. For example: a railing on a curved balcony.

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* December 29, 2017, 05:30:17 AM
#1
Thats not possible at the moment.
What version do you use, if you use Pro Platinum i have made a ppm that will do it, but then it is about if it look correct comperred to your need's.
It's in the ppm section on the forum ; http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,21458.0.html

Else i am afraid you will need to do it the "hard way"

Torfinn

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* December 29, 2017, 06:28:43 AM
#2
Suspected as much - Thanks anyway. I'm picking up on some plans I did a while ago and they have what looks like a curved railing but I forget how I did it - Must have been the hard way. :-\

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* December 29, 2017, 09:02:38 AM
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Suspected as much - Thanks anyway. I'm picking up on some plans I did a while ago and they have what looks like a curved railing but I forget how I did it - Must have been the hard way. :-\

Try the "Bend To Path" or "Bend Sheet"

you'll need to convert the railing to a solid.

The Bend to path will stretch the objects.

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* December 29, 2017, 05:03:42 PM
#4
I gave my old method a try in 2016 Platinum and it makes a curved railing. I placed an intersecting line every 15° along the curve (as a Intersect snap point), but 10° is better.

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* December 29, 2017, 05:09:01 PM
#5
Thanks - Basic question - Can someone tell me how to convert the railing to a solid?
Sean

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* December 30, 2017, 12:05:39 AM
#6
I created a curved balustrade using  parametric parts but it only works with circular curves. http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,21426.msg128911.html#msg128911

I use the pattern on a curve tool for other curves - it is a lot more work though.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 12:22:14 AM by nikkipollard »

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* December 30, 2017, 12:59:21 AM
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I just played with the bend to path method it takes a bit of time on my machine - but it works - thanks Dean.

draw the rail approximately the same length as the curved path.
explode the rail select and change the surfaces to 3d solids (in properties)
3d add all the components together.
select the bend to path tool
select the rail
for the first point of axis select the bottom right vertice of the first post and for the second point of axis the bottom left vertice of the last post.
for the angle type -90
and then select the path.
It takes a while but works well. Note: It distorts the components slightly.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 03:33:01 AM by nikkipollard »

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