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#1 Jonathan Barto

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

ANY GOOD IDEAS ON HOW TO DRAW THIS??

 

SOFTPLAN ONLY HAS LIKE 5 MANTLE IN IT.

 

THANKS

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#2 Philip Frank

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:01 AM

Do a search on the SketchUp 3d warehouse   https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/ . I found several similar to yours when I searched " Fireplace mantle". Once you find one you like save it and create a SoftPlan symbol and place it in your model.

 

Bill W's Website  has a great tutorial on making symbols from SketchUp drawings   https://softplantuts...ategory/Symbols

 

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#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:12 AM

There's absolutely no reason why you can't draw that with Softplans 3D solids (or even just CUBES - depending on how detailed you need it). That way you can make every piece exactly the size that you require. Just size and offset, you don't even need to do any rotation.


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#4 randolph cohn

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

the easiest is to find a 3d model in sketchup and export it to softplan /

read up on the 'symbol wizard'.

 

next would be to draw it with "solids"  as keith suggests.

 

tip:  if you need anything with a flat top and bottom

and angled sides.

use the solid / pyrimidal frustum.

 

last but not least,  learn sketchup and draw it there.

i think you can do it with the trial version download.

they say it's real easy to learn sketchup.

i haven't tried yet i bought the pro version.

i find the free models in sketchup and

softplan is all i need.


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#5 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 07:21 PM

You can draw this using the Softplan Cabinets and adding Crown Moldings and other trim details.

If you go into the cabinets and create your own adding style rails and panels and adjust sizes etc.

the end resul tshould give you what you are looking for.


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