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Rail tool - sloped fence with horizontal panels

JohnJay
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There are options to set the post and inner post tops and bottoms of the rail tool either parallel to the slope of the fence, or horizontal.

Where is the option to set the panel horizontal?

Something like this:

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JohnJay
Participant
Are there options for this?

Barry Kelly
Moderator
With standard panels - not that I can see.
I think they always rake with the railing.

But if you save a wall or a morph as a custom railing panel, then these will not rake.
But they also do not stretch in height or length.
So you have to sett the post spacing to suit your panels.
Heights of posts can be adjusted in EDIT mode.

The attached image is just to give you an idea - I just save a regular brick wall as a custom panel.

Barry.

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Richard Morrison
Advocate
JohnJay wrote:
There are options to set the post and inner post tops and bottoms of the rail tool either parallel to the slope of the fence, or horizontal.

Where is the option to set the panel horizontal?
Seems like the Fence object, with gravity set to the mesh, would be pretty fast. Certainly faster than trying to get the railing tool to do this.
Richard
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JohnJay
Participant
Barry wrote:
With standard panels - not that I can see.
Thanks but I ended up just modelling a post and panel then multiplying it.

Don't get why they go to the trouble of adding slope options to post tops and bottoms (which can hardly be seen) and then omit the same options (though more important and useful) on the panels.

JohnJay
Participant
Richard wrote:
Seems like the Fence object, with gravity set to the mesh, would be pretty fast. Certainly faster than trying to get the railing tool to do this.
The Fence object we had before the Rail tool was introduced? Is it still available?

Agree it was much quicker to get a basic fence set up but see no signs of it here (AC24 Solo UK edition)

Barry Kelly
Moderator
All of the fence and railing objects were replaced with the railing tool.
You can still dig them out of the old libraries and use them - you may have to find a few macros as well if they use them.

Barry.

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Erwin Edel
Mentor
If you add migration library from AC20 to AC21 you should be able to use the old railing objects.
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Richard Morrison
Advocate
Barry wrote:
All of the fence and railing objects were replaced with the railing tool.
You can still dig them out of the old libraries and use them - you may have to find a few macros as well if they use them.

Barry.
The USA library has a Fence 24 object, which looks to be exactly what is being requested. I shouldn't have assumed everybody has it; maybe karma for the international library having a few better objects than the USA.
Richard
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Richard Morrison, Architect-Interior Designer
"The Kitchen Architect"
http://www.richardmorrison.com
AC24 (since AC6.0), Win10

JohnJay
Participant
Barry wrote:
But if you save a wall or a morph as a custom railing panel, then these will not rake.
But they also do not stretch in height or length.
So you have to sett the post spacing to suit your panels.
Heights of posts can be adjusted in EDIT mode.
This actually works quite well and is my preferred solution. OK the panels don't stretch but at least you can model the panel with as much or as little detail as needed.

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