03-21-2011 04:58 AM
George, I drew it in a simpler profile but I think what I did would work for you.
I drew the walls and and joined them at 22.5 degrees.
I then drew the profile at the end of one wall.
I measured the distance from the wall to the extreme edge of the crown and drew a line parralel to either wall at that distance.
Selected those two lines, chose "follow me" and selected the face of the profile.
I did not try it with a true crown profile, so I don't know if that would cause a problem or not.
03-21-2011 06:29 AM
Steve's method is right on. By the time I get to the point you are, in a drawing, most everything is a component. The "follow me" path needs to be outside any component so I draw the path using the edges I want the molding to follow. Make sure the contour face is perpendicular to the path line at the start point. Select the entire path and do the "follow me". If you want the molding to be separate pieces you will have to create a separation plane and do the intersect and erase unwanted stuff. Best to copy the whole molding and pare down for each piece.
03-21-2011 03:48 PM
George, I think I didn't really understand your original question. You are showing a cabinet meeting a wall at 45 degrees? You can do the follow me but the molding does not conform to the wall and leaves a gap where they meet? Is that correct? If that's the case it seems the best way to get what you're after is to intersect faces and trim away what you don't want.
03-22-2011 05:45 PM
George, did you ever get it figured out?
I think I finally did. Once again, it's a straight profile but it does meet the wall correctly.
03-23-2011 02:13 AM - edited 03-23-2011 02:21 AM
You are correct in your explaination of the problem.
I hadn't figured it out yet. I just kind of skipped it so I could get on with the project. I figured at the end I could just make it longer and trim off the excess as one of you guys suggested.
If you have the fix I would like to see and discuss it. I am likely to be a bit slow with any responses, Im kind of falling behind here and I need to get this bid in.
03-23-2011 03:45 AM
I did intersect with model. It had been some time since I used that tool and it didn't work like I thought it should. I basically had to retrace everyline in crown before I could erase what I didn't want. Probably something I was doing wrong.
03-24-2011 02:45 PM - edited 03-24-2011 02:56 PM
Thought I would show you guys the finished drawing for the bid that I am submitting. Correction it is not finished just ready for customer input.
The customer actually solved my Problem for me, she decided to apply the crown to the entire wall.
Thanks again guys.