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How do I create polygon stairs?

Hi!I’m having some trouble creating the shape of the stairs I want. I’m trying to make a building that has stairs as a roof (i’m not sure of the proper name) and I don’t know how to create something like this. Can you help me? What do I do and how? I...

renawolf by Participant
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Fluid Curtain Wall Form

Hello, I'm looking for a workaround for creating a chamfered curtain wall slanted at 10 degrees like a truncated cone. It seems when I try this, the slant is only able to work on one plane and falls below the floor level when you try a 90-degree corn...

M1tch by Participant
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Railing Tool Line

Hi - does anyone know if it's possible to change the railing tool settings so that the blue line aligns with the perimeter of the green railing shape?

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AK3463 by Contributor
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Resolved! Railing Tool End Post Fixings

I cannot seem to control the railing tool end post fixings the way I want. What I'm trying to do: 1.) Place 2 fixings per end post, not just one. 2.) Control the rotation angle of each end post fixing, specifically to make the fixings face out away f...

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Plan Origin

I made a copy of the original file to and worked in the copied file.I wanted to bring some walls from the original file into my newly copied file and noticed that the walls don't land on the same spot when I Paste to Original Location.This has happen...

dhnguyen by Contributor
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Composite Walls Cutting Material Question

When drawing homes with composite walls, sometimes I need the plan to show a gyp wall, but it is showing as a siding due to it still having a portion of siding on the exterior...see images below...first image is how the floor plan looks when it looks...

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JKL by Contributor
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Cropping Complex Meshes

We work with large/complex sites frequently. I would like to know an efficient/workable method to crop the meshes to the legal boundaries. If it were a rectangle, then I'd just trim/split. As the sites can be complex in geometry the above method does...

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