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I'm trying to make a custom bathtub so i went ahead and starting to create blocks like i wanted it to be with the slab tool and then when i was supposed to extract a hole for the actual bath then i cant find that tool anywhere.

 

Normally you kinda add a new block and just extract that from the other. Is there some secret button I'm totally missing now?

 

I don't intent to use any objects from the library.

 

Please help me if you have any advice.

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I don't think Pro had Solids Subtraction ? so you would need to build it to the shape you need assuming you aren't just trying to make a deck to drop a Tub into?

 

this is the common way to do things like this

http://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-01264/

 

lots of good info on both KB's actually for all your questions and always a good place to start.

 

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/database.html

 

http://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/database.html

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Normally you kinda add a new block and just extract that from the other. Is there some secret button I'm totally missing now?

That would be a feature only offered in the more advanced Chief Premier software. 

You could create something similar in SketchUp using their tools and then import the symbol, or you can do like Mick suggests and follow the software's instructions to use Base Cabinets to create the tub deck.

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This entire tub surround, and steps too, were made using the custom countertop tool (shaped and wrapped around the tub).

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Nice , as usual Jo......

 

Custom Counters will allow you to insert a Tub Kenny while neither Slabs or Soffits will.

 

M.

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now you are just showing off  :) 

 

So you gonna post the plan or just keep teasing him ....?

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Not showing off Mick!  Just wanted to show Kenny that by adding an additional thin countertop to each step (the tread), the pattern on the thin countertop can be changed to be more normal looking, as it would be when applied on a step.  Lots of things are possible to customize.

 

No plan to show, because I didn't save it.   It's just a custom shaped countertop!   :)

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Not showing off Mick! 

 

Oops.....I guess the smiley didn't convey the fact I was just joking.... Sorry !

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Phew....I have a pretty "dry" sense of humour , sometimes others just "don't get  it"   :huh:

 

M.

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Does anyone put those in bathrooms any more -- thought they went out in the eighties.   I work with a remodel contractor and he is always tearing those things out and putting in a claw tub or jetted tub.

Alan

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People do still use them, as well as need to show existing stuff (even from the eighties!) when modeling in the software.  ;)

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I have been away and have not been able to reply to your questions and answers. However you did not read everything i said completely :D "I don't intent to use any objects from the library." meaning no bathtubs etc, just building a "pool" like bathtub from blocks. I did later understand i could just do this with allot of slabs to make it look ok but i did the easy way and just added a object as an example, the real bathtub will however be created from scratch.

 

However i did also understand i could still use slabs but i just need a bit more of them :)

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you could just use a pool from the library to make it look like your original pic had water in it too , if you don't want to goto the trouble of making a Custom Countertop etc.

 

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The bathtub I used, wasn't from the HD library, so that's what I thought you meant.  You can still use  the custom countertop to do exactly what you are showing.

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Example #3, using one custom countertop, and 2 cylinder shapes  (plus the duck).

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Now you are cheating ...he said NOTHING from the Library  :)

 

I wish you'd upgrade and post plans , always interested by what you get upto with those workarounds

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