Brian1016

Using a Tub Like a Sink

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Hi all,

I was wondering if a 3D object of a large circular tub could be used in place of a sink within a cabinet. The tub that I am referring to is the Kohler RiverBath:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=b23e03b24683b504cfc7935acf134396

I have tried numerous ways to get the bath to sit right but to no avail. I think the best solution would be to use this object like a sink in that I would click the tub into the cabinet and the countertop would be cut around it. In real life, it looks like this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=kohler+riverbath&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=simvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8rLP1xN_JAhWIYiYKHfEkBiQQ_AUICSgC#imgrc=nMEtdZLOBF0mJM%3A

https://www.google.com/search?q=kohler+riverbath&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=simvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8rLP1xN_JAhWIYiYKHfEkBiQQ_AUICSgC#imgrc=Yt5HDFT0-z-LGM%3A

https://www.google.com/search?q=kohler+riverbath&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=simvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8rLP1xN_JAhWIYiYKHfEkBiQQ_AUICSgC#imgrc=xHoVPk5ooCs-BM%3A

Is this possible? I am running Home Designer Architectural 2015 on a Mac with OSX 10.10.

Thanks!

-Brian

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Here I've shaped a custom counter top to go around the tub. Not sure what tools your version has -- you might use a Slab too.

 

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This is really 2 custom counter tops, because that was the simplest. There is no tool to cut a hole, so you could make a U shaped one, then Copy Reflect About to get the closed shape.

 

What you want to do is not doable in the Home Designer products, but is in Chief.

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To get the effect you want, you will have to use curved half walls, soffits and cabinets

 

Resize to your liking.

 

This what I did using Suite 2016

 

 

post-3421-0-77996000-1450281799_thumb.jpg  tub1.plan

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Thank you everyone SO much for the speedy response and excellent information!!!

Once I get back from vacation I will definitely try these ideas out and post back the results.

I had tried the custom countertop idea but didn't realize there were so many things I could do with it.

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