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Create 3D model that have different cross sections

leo_morales
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Hi, I would like to know if there are options in ArchiCAD that will let me create a 3D model with 2 different sections on both ends. Using morph is one, but if there are many points on both the sections, it will take time. Will use this in our project for excavation, in between stations, there are different cross sections. I attached a sample of what I would like to do. Both ends are created using morph. And when a 3D is made, it should look like the picture. Thanks.
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Barry Kelly
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If you have the shape of the two ends, then a ruled shell with detailed construction method and a 0 (zero) thickness will give you the joining sides.
It will be a hollow shell but you could always convert it to a morph ans make it solid.


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Barry Kelly
Moderator
If you have the shape of the two ends, then a ruled shell with detailed construction method and a 0 (zero) thickness will give you the joining sides.
It will be a hollow shell but you could always convert it to a morph ans make it solid.


Barry.
One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11
leo_morales
Participant
That is great Mr. Barry, will try this once I start working on that. Thank you very much.
Barry wrote:
If you have the shape of the two ends, then a ruled shell with detailed construction method and a 0 (zero) thickness will give you the joining sides.
It will be a hollow shell but you could always convert it to a morph ans make it solid.


ruled_shell.jpg


Barry.
Anonymous
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Another option, is to Select both Morphs > Right Click > Boolean Operations > Union.
Now both of your Morphs are part of a single geometry. Then you can draw custom edges between nodes by: Click one node of the Morph > Select the Pencil button > Draw your edge. Repeat as needed.
When you draw the last edge, you will see that the solid will be closed. Finally check the solidity by Selecting the Morph > Right Click > Check Solidity.
Hope this helps.
leo_morales
Participant
Thanks, I used this when the model is making a non-solid.
Braza wrote:
Another option, is to Select both Morphs > Right Click > Boolean Operations > Union.
Now both of your Morphs are part of a single geometry. Then you can draw custom edges between nodes by: Click one node of the Morph > Select the Pencil button > Draw your edge. Repeat as needed.
When you draw the last edge, you will see that the solid will be closed. Finally check the solidity by Selecting the Morph > Right Click > Check Solidity.
Hope this helps.