View Full Version : extrude or thickness?
10th May 2005, 07:37 pm
I use two different ways to draw 3d of a room. But I am sure someone who is familiar with such kind of presentation would knows a proper, better and quicker way of doing it. Can any one help please?
By the way, will drawing the staircase 3d be very painstaking? :unsure:
10th May 2005, 08:35 pm
What I would do is...rather than use one polyline for the walls...I would use two. The distance apart would be the thickness of the walls. Then extrude both and subtract the inside one from the outside one. Then you have solid walls that will look like the shaded view in example #2. You can then create solids for the window/door openings and subtract them from the solid walls.
Making solid stairs should be easy. Just rotate the UCS and draw the profile of the stairs with a closed polyline. Then extrude by the width of the stairs.
10th May 2005, 10:14 pm
Big Mike is correct. Working with surfaces (as you have been) is very restrictive. There's not much opportunity to easily model windows and doors. You should be working with Solids. Use the Extrude command rather than Thickness and the resulting solid can be manipulated in many ways using the Solids Editing tools.
10th May 2005, 10:53 pm
Big Mike Right, thats how i do my layouts.
And CT is right about surfaces. too restrictive, but many Max/Viz users would disagree. i like solids, im used to them and i know how to manipulate them.
11th May 2005, 08:30 am
I followed your guidances and made it. Otherwise I would be just lost in the wilderness.
Thanks to all.
30th May 2005, 02:38 am
1-draw your plan as single poly line (trim the doors)
2-offset the line with the thickness you want
3-join the doors
4-select all the lines & press REGion or type REG & enter
5-Extrude the hieght you want.
hope it works
30th May 2005, 04:23 am
before step 5 u have to subtract outer region minus inner region
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