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Bobsy
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Pediment Modeling
SoftPlan Version:
2016 Plus

Hi Folks.....

Does anyone have input regarding modeling a formal classical pediment for SoftView ?  I've tried banding for the raking cornice and the gable frieze.

My problem is the horizontal cornice and the raking cornice need to interact at the split fillet. One dies, in part to the other but certain pieces need to be contiguous.

The area enclosed by the red ellipse. Also it would be nice to edit dimensions of the two components. In the past I simply generated line drawings and

sections, etc. 

 

 

For any carpenters out there.....I found an outstanding SketchUp video describing how to build a profile for the raking cornice when it transitions from the horizontal cornice and subsequently gets larger. No more transferring tedious tick marks.  Well worth watching......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWd5BPhvw9c

 

Thanks for any input.

 

Bill Wimberley
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SoftView Trim

What you are wanting to do is beyond the abilities of SoftPlan to create. However if you have the Sketchup skills shown in the video you provided you can export your model to Sketchup and model the trim directly on your house model. Then Delete the house in Sketchup leaving just the trim and create a symbol to use back in SoftPlan. I use Sketchup to make stuff for use in SoftPlan all the time. For instance the front treatment below was created in Sketchup and then turned into a symbol for SoftPlan. I also use Sketchup when I have a particularly perplexing roof problem that I just can't seem to get right in SoftPlan. I will get it as close as I can in SoftPlan then export to Sketchup and work out how the roof should look. Then it is easier to replicate it in SoftPlan.

 

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Bobsy
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Pediment........

Thank you, Bill....

Yes....I was afraid it was a bit much, to ask of SP. I used SU to make a preliminary entablature foe same pediment and had some scale problems

when bringing back to SP. I suppose I was just looking for a more efficient method of final editing. Different components of the general molding pieces.

So.....longhand it is.

With that in mind.....

When I developed my frieze board profile, which essentially behaved like crown at the gable end rakes, I couldn't figure out how to cover the "springing" 

crown with the roof. If I alter the roof overhang It simply moves the frieze/crown out further.

 

 

 

Bill Wimberley
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Molding

How exactly is your molding set up?

Bobsy
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Molding.....

Hi Bill......

The molding was set up in roof edge options as "shadow board" with a colonial profile. Still cannot get the roof to cover.

Thanks for any insights.

Bill Wimberley
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Exactly

Perhaps you can upload your drawing file here so I can take a look since I have no way of knowing what all your settings are and how you have things configured.

Bobsy
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Pediment....

Thank Bill.....

I took the model apart to try a few things. When get it redrawn I'll post the file. Kind of expecting it to turn out the same.