BensonGarner

Elaborate wall structures

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I'm working on several Spanish properties and I'm needing to create more elaborate wall structures on some exterior terrain walls, parapet walls, and fireplace walls similar to the images included here. I can create these wall shapes in a 2D CAD view, but I'd like to have a 3D rendering as well if possible. I've attempted and exhausted myself trying to create and position niches and passthroughs to mimic the effects here but I just can't seem to figure it out. Any ideas on how I might create a 3D visual representation of these more elaborate wall shapes? I'm working in Home Designer Pro 2020 on a MacBook and I'm a bit of a novice so please be gentle. Thanks in advance for any and all ideas!

 

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I see you said Pro 2020 -- You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

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You really need Premier to model these things, and it still will not be easy.

 

Here is a simple example that was fairly easy, but it uses tools not available in Home Designer.

 

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Thanks Eric for both your recommendation regarding my signature (implemented) as well as for your thoughts regarding the software version that would be required. I hope It's not the case that I'd need the full Chief suite and could get by with Pro, but thank you for your time and consideration nonetheless!

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3 hours ago, BensonGarner said:

I hope It's not the case that I'd need the full Chief suite and could get by with Pro

 

You won't be doing them with Pro, so you will need another program to model these features and then import them.

 

SketchUp is popular with many and creates symbols that are usable in Pro.

 

Another example done with Premier. Note the wall curving into the casing and the curved base.

 

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Maybe you need a corbel or bracket -- simple in Premier, not possible in Pro.

 

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Benson, what a great challenge, I admire and wish you success!  I love SketchUp too and it is a great tool for modeling.

 

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19 hours ago, solver said:

SketchUp is popular with many and creates symbols that are usable in Pro.

@solver @Hammer7 I'm not super familiar with SketchUp (dabbled a little) but maybe this is the excuse I need to get more deeply familiar with it. Thanks for the ideas and encouragement! I appreciate it very much!

 

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