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ccurley
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autocad 3d - steel structure

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01-23-2013 07:16 AM

Hi all,

 

i am beging to model an industrial building in 3d for a client. For the best part i have been using, presspull, extrude, union etc. to create the rising elements. I am now trying to do the steelwork, portal frames and am finding my methods slow, particularly at the union of 2 elements (say rafters). I have extruded the rafter and mirrored it to reflect the opposite side but am having a hard time deciding which is the best way to trim the overlaps. Can anyone advise with their own methods which work best? It's my first real go at a total building in 3d.

 

Many thanks...

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JDMather
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Re: autocad 3d - steel structure

01-28-2013 04:15 AM in reply to: ccurley

I would use Slice with plane or surface....

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/CAD238/AutoCAD%202007%20Tutorial%208.pdf

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Re: autocad 3d - steel structure

01-28-2013 06:24 AM in reply to: JDMather

Thanks,

 

Much appreciated. After getiing 75% through my steelwork model I figured that the stick model was the way forward ok. Sweep command with the delobj var set to 0 is excellent. I could however do with a bit of guidance on your 'plane' and 'surface' suggestions....

 

Chris.

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