Creating a sloping (glazed) curved wall attached to vertical walls of building

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#1

I have created a building at the front of which I want to add a curved glazed wall that slopes out like the bow of a ship. The angle of slope changes from 20degrees at the sides to vertical at the centre. Any tips on the best way/tools to use to do this would be much appreciated. Thank you.


#2

Illustrations showing what you are trying to do would help as would sharing the SKP file if you could.


#3

Making a distorted shape with triangulated faces would be one thing, but if you’re aiming for something where each piece of glazing is a flat quadrangle, that adds to the challenge.

Just thinking out loud here, but, I might approach it by drawing the segments in plan and then putting an oversized plane as a group (so it won’t immediately stick to other geometry) on each segment, rotating each one out as desired, and then using Intersect with Model to find the lines of intersection.


#4

Sorry. Got degrees wrong. Should have said 20degrees at centre and then vertical at sides where glazed section meets main building. Will post photo of what I’m trying to draw up.


#5

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I’ve done the bit right at the front of the curve but can’t work out how to do the curved sections…


#6

Here’s what I’ve done so far…!!


#7

Curves are segmented in SU. I have fewer segments here, but what I was describing was something like this.
Over shot planes:


Intersect:

trim off excess:


#8

Maybe a starting point?


#9

Thanks so much to you both. I really appreciate your help. I shall give it a go.


#10

Sorted! Thanks again.


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