is there any way to make a 3D gable vent with a corbel and be able to have it in the roof options?
I don't believe there is a way to do that. Especially in version 12. Since I don't have v12 installed anymore I can't try a couple of things out to see if it can even be done.
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I can create a 3D vent and I can create a 3D corbel. When I put the two 3D pieces together and make an opening that is were it goes wrong. only the vent shows up and the outline of the corbel is there but the corbel is not in 3D. I wonder if Softplan does not allow two 3D pieces to be combined.
Can you provide at least an image of what you are trying to accomplish? It is hard for me to determine exactly what you are trying to do without an image or drawing file or something to look at.
Also, is this a one-time thing you are trying to do or is it something that will be used on multiple plans?
There are corbels in symbols-exterior on my system
This is something that we use often. I have attached a picture of what I want it to look like
I don't know if this applies to version 12 since I no longer have that version. So I am using version 14 as an example. You can assign 3D symbols to Elevation Openings. When you do this then any openings that are based on that Elevation Opening will display the 3D symbol in SoftView.
File ⇒ System Library. Select Elevation Openings and select the appropriate elevation opening. Assign the 3D vent with the corbel to this elevation opening. Note that if you already have this opening in your drawing you will need to go to Drawing Library and Reset to System for the vent and you then may need to erase and insert the vent again before the 3D will appear.
Of course this is all assuming that version 12 had this ability. I just don't remember that far back.