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  1. #1
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    Craftsman-Style Square Columns

    I am trying to create a craftsman-style half-wall with a square column on top of it. I can create the half-wall just fine, but I can't find a square column in the library and am not sure how to build one from scratch. Any help/thoughts will be greatly appreciated. I've attached a picture of what I'm trying to do. I'm still learning the program so please forgive me if I've overlooked something obvious. Thanks!
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  2. #2
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    I had a similar problem when trying to recreate my front porch. Square columns. I ended up using the Soffit tool to build them from scratch and was even able to approximate the base tiering but I note your columns are slighly tapered down as they rise. I don't know if that can be fully replicated.
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  3. #3
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    You don't say what version you are using, but if yours has the slab tool, you might be able build them with that. You can build a lot of things out of slabs. I've not confirmed it, but I understand that objects built with slabs can't be resized in 3D like soffits, so that is one disadvantage of the tool.

  4. #4
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    I'm using HD Pro 7.0. I'm not as concerned with the tapering, so I'll give the soffit idea a try. Thanks!

  5. #5
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    Take a look at the article we just published on building a fireplace. There are some ideas used there that can be applied here.

    http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/...?faqNumber=744
    Dan Park
    Customer Support Manager
    Chief Architect, Inc

  6. #6
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    That looks a lot like what I'm trying to do. I think I can definitely leverage those techniques. Thanks Dan!

 

 

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