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Wall Extrusions (Horizontal)

Is there a way to define a wall profile (horizontal). Like the vertical profile.
Would like to define a vertical corrugated wall that repeats the correct spacing with wall length and maintains the profile as the height changes.
Thomas Allan Palmer
Architect AIBC MRAIC
ArchiCAD 24 MacBook Pro
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6
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That is a very good question. The short answer is no.
"Wall Extrusions (Horizontal)" is what you are asking about, but it may not be the only way, or even the best way for you to accomplish what you need.

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Steve,

Thanks for the reply. I've used the curtain wall tool in some cases to achieve this but would like the flexibility of creating custom extrusions.
Thomas Allan Palmer
Architect AIBC MRAIC
ArchiCAD 24 MacBook Pro
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6
Karl Ottenstein
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I believe the Cadimage (NZ) wall accessory add-on (extra cost product) can generate vertical corrugated metal siding and respond to window/door openings as you desire.

I think your question is mis-stated though - the metal that you illustrate is extruded vertically - not horizontally.

Actual horizontal extrusions are easily done with a complex profiled wall.
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Thomas,

Why do you need to model the corrugated metal siding?

When I have done that it was for shop drawings with cut lists and schedules and modeled each individual sheet.

If you don't need that, there are other ways to get what you want.

I am modeling an airplane hangar/house/shop with corrugated metal siding and I am doing it with only a simple 2-line wall type and wall tags.

It has about 9 skins.

If it is for a rendering you can get about any texture you need for that and with a little bumpmaping you can improve the rendering.








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