ChrisF

Steeple

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My church is buying a new building.  We are going to do some renovations. I am trying to build a concept for the congregation to see.

 

Any ideas on how I can build a steeple similar to this on top of the higher roof?

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Search for shapes in the library.

 

Soffits, Custom Countertops, Slabs are also a possibility.

 

 

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Mostly soffits,  plus pyramid shape, vertical cylinder, and round mirror frame.

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Awesome, Thanks for the input. I will try it tonight.

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I got it thanks for the help.

 

The soffit command worked.  But it was not as easy as I had hopped.  I there a good video I could watch to better understand how to use them in these unique situations?

 

Thanks again.

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25 minutes ago, ChrisF said:

The soffit command worked.  But it was not as easy as I had hopped.

 

Soffits are a real general purpose shape. What part of using them did you find "not as easy as I had hopped."?

 

I don't know of any videos, but will try to give you some general pointers.

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I guess I will use the cross as an example.

 

I built it in three pieces.

1) The main vertical member

2) The left side

3) The right side.

 

Now the biggest  issue was the alignment.  I had to move around trying to place 2 & 3 where I wanted them.

 

Is there a way to snap the faces together?

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???  Why on earth would you use 3 pieces when only 2 pieces (horizontal & vertical) are needed???

Sounds like you need to do some studying.

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You can create Architectural Blocks, which combine multiple parts into one.

 

In this image is a cross made from 2 soffits, one for the vertical, one for the horizontal. I selected them both, and made them into an Architectural Block. I can now move these as one.

 

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I would have assembled the steeple on the ground from various parts, blocked them together, moved the assembly directly under its location, then used Transform/Replicate to raise it into position.

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1 hour ago, Jo_Ann said:

???  Why on earth would you use 3 pieces when only 2 pieces (horizontal & vertical) are needed???

Sounds like you need to do some studying.

 

Jo_Ann,  Why?  What is the point of that post?

 

For your information the very large 3D modeling program I use for my day job.  Does not allow me to cross two members like that.  SO my mind defaulted to that fact and I would need to built them as separate sides.  (Sense 3 pieces is how the cross would be built in real life)  This was my first attempt at using soffits.

 

I am trying to learn Home Designer on my own.  With help for this forum as I need it. Sorry, I am not fully up to date on all of its abilities.

 

Thank you for your earlier post it helped me in understanding how you were able to build it.

 

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I forgot to add, that you can block blocks, so you could create sub assemblies -- multiple items blocked together, then join those blocks into a single block.

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