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Log Handrails

David Bearss
Booster
Greetings all! I have been monitoring and gleaning help from architalk for about a year and a half. The new web interface is great!
I am working on a residence and trying to easily create log railings for a large deck. I seem to recall seeing a way to make the standard vertical railing with round elements but cannot come across a way to accomplish. Any suggestions?
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I have just scratched the surface of GDL. Could I duplicate the standard railing and modify the script to allow round elements?
Thanks.
David Bearss
Archicad 18/Windows 11
Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram
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David Larrew
Booster
Which railing object are you referring to?

This would be a good candidate for you to dabble in some GDL.

1. Open an existing handrail object that closely resembles what you need.
2. "Save As" to a new name.
3. Edit/Add to the code per your needs.
4. "Save".
5. Test.
6. Enjoy.

Good luck, happy scripting.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

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Djordje
Ace
David wrote:
I am working on a residence and trying to easily create log railings for a large deck. I seem to recall seeing a way to make the standard vertical railing with round elements but cannot come across a way to accomplish. Any suggestions?
There is a method at ArchiGuide that reequires no GDL:

http://www.graphisoft.com/support/archicad/archiguide/wallrailings.html

It uses the Log walls - in combination with the columns, quite a proper railing!

Warning: log walls (of course) work only on straight walls, so you will have to approximate any curved segments with polygons. One does that in real life too.

HTH,
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen
David Bearss
Booster
Thanks for the suggestions. Yesterday before receiving the replys I experimented with the log wall, column route and it worked quite well. I will go back in and goof around with scripting this weekend.
David Bearss
Archicad 18/Windows 11
Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram

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