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create opening arc
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2014

i created a gothic arch for interior but it is solid.

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Bill Wimberley
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Opening Shape Polygon

For an arch you will need to use an Opening Shape Polygon as a basis for creating the Elevation Opening. Please see the attached drawing file for the steps involved.

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arichards@centu...
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Opening Shape polygon

I did not understand the attached How to.i know how to make the gothic shape but making it an interior opening lost me

Bill Wimberley
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Openings

Creating an interior arch is the same as creating a window. You make the Elevation Opening first using the steps outlined in the file above. The Gothic Arch is a special case that requires using an Opening Shape Polygon because the Gothic Arch is not one of the standard Opening Shapes provided by SoftPlan.

After you have created the Gothic Arch elevation opening you then use that to create the Gothic Arch Opening. You would use the same steps spelled out for creating a Gothic Window but instead of a window you would select Arch as the type to create.

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Openings

i can not figure out the click points for circular array

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Circular Array

With Snap turned on click somewhere on the line that you want to use to create the array. Then click on the end point that should be the center of the array.

If you will look at the top of the screen you should see a Status Bar. The Status Bar will give you hints about the steps to take. For instance when you select Circular Array the Status Bar says "Select item to create a Circular Array". After you click on the item the Status Bar will change to read "Select center of Circular Array".

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Circular array

"The line that you want to use to create array" i need to pay attention to detail. thank you Bill.