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jimcrook@live.com
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Angled Fence/Deck Screen

I have client who is extending an existing deck.  There is an angled privacy screen (fence type structure ) on a portion of the deck that

the client would like to keep.  

 

What is the best or easiest way to draw a fence/screen/railing structure that is angled on the top i.e. taller at one end than the other, so

that the top rail I pickets ( fence boards ) will follow that angle.    I think with the deck railing options the the posts can be made taller at

one end but the top rail and pickets stay level ( don't follow the angle ).   I'd like this to generate in 3D.

 

Thanks

JimC

Bill Wimberley
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Angled Fence/Deck Screen

Hey Jim, do you have a picture of the fence?

Right offhand the "easiest" way would be to create a model in Sketchup and import that into SoftPlan as a symbol. But if you don't use Sketchup there might be other methods. I would just have to see the fence.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Bill Wimberley
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Angled Fence/Deck Screen

Since I don't know what the fence looks like I don't have much to go on. But if you don't have Sketchup you could do it with Solids.

I created this fence in just a couple of minutes using Solid Polygons. You draw it out flat on the ground and then generate a 3D. Export as a .3DS file and then use the Symbols Wizard to create the fence from the 3DS file.

jimcrook@live.com
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Privacy Fence

Bill, thank-you for the feedback.   I have created a few of the Solid Polygons for symbols in the past but it's always

long enough between times that I always forget the exact process.  Don't I recall having to save it as a DWG or DXF

somewhere along the way or am I confused ( as usual ) ?    Anyway I am going to attempt to attach a photo of the

small privacy fence.

 

Thanks Again !

JimC

Bill Wimberley
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Privacy Fence

In the case of a fence you would need to generate the 3D and then export to 3DS (or DWG) because you need to rotate the model to stand it up. If you were building a model in 3D using solids and you were able to do it by stacking up the parts then you don't have to export first because there is no need to rotate the model.

Bill Wimberley
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Privacy Fence

There is a tutorial that walks through the steps for using the Symbols Wizard. Part 3 Creating a Symbol in SoftPlan

arichards@centu...
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Symbol creation

Could you step by step explain how you created this fence. I don't have sketchup