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How to elevate a CAD drawing

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Hello, 

 

For a bathroom I'm designing I want to make a custom bath and shower. Now for this I have made a CAD drawing in my plan. I am however unable to elevate this CAD drawing in order to make it a 3D object.

Can someone tell me how to do this?

 

Thanks in advance!

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I am not sure why you used CAD to draw the walls instead of using the Wall Tools but you don't mention what Title or year you are using so I am unsure what option you have , it is a good idea to add that information to you signature like I have , see below.

 

There is a Tool cad CAD to Walls but I don't know if you have it ?

 

The other option is to probably trace over the CAD Drawing using the Walls Tools , then delete the CAD afterwards once you have the 3D

 

there are some sample bathroom plans you could look at too (opening may depend on your version)

 

http://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/downloads/plans/kitchen.zip

http://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/downloads/plans/sauna-bath.zip

http://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/downloads/plans/sandstone-beam-bath.zip

 

and some videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJKwxasGfBE

http://video.chiefarchitect.com/?autoplay=10027

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I am not sure why you used CAD to draw the walls instead of using the Wall Tools but you don't mention what Title or year you are using so I am unsure what option you have , it is a good idea to add that information to you signature like I have , see below.

 

There is a Tool cad CAD to Walls but I don't know if you have it ?

 

The other option is to probably trace over the CAD Drawing using the Walls Tools , then delete the CAD afterwards once you have the 3D

 

there are some sample bathroom plans you could look at too (opening may depend on your version)

 

http://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/downloads/plans/kitchen.zip

http://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/downloads/plans/sauna-bath.zip

http://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/downloads/plans/sandstone-beam-bath.zip

 

and some videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJKwxasGfBE

http://video.chiefarchitect.com/?autoplay=10027

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I think that will make it more clear?

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Ahhhhhh...... I see you have Chief X6 too not one of the Home Designer Titles which can't make 3D Objects ,but is possible in Chief using Solids or Primitives but you are best to ask over on Chieftalk about that   here https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/ if that is the exact and only shape you can use and you need to make a symbol.

 

However to place a Shower tray you could just use an item from the Library under Plumbing fixtures  ( use the search function in the library if needed)

 

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if you just need a simple shape to represent a showerbase you can in Pro at least, covert the CAD Polyline to a solid and then give it a depth and apply tile as a material. You could also use the Custom Slab or Countertop Tools in  Pro for this Rounded shape. For rectangular/square, you can use Soffits and slabs as an option but there are library items for those anyway in full 3D you can resize.

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