Profile Builder 3 corner problem

#1

I Have made a railing assembly in PB3 and all seems to be well except that when it makes a left turn, the vertical component is out of line. When it makes a right turn, everything is fine.

Anyone seen this problem?

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#2

Please upload the .skp file, this way we can identify the exact issue. 7th button from the left in the reply window.

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#3

Probably helpful to upload a screen capture of the settings used in PB3.

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#4

Assembly Example.skp (281.9 KB)
This is the one with the corner problem.

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#5

The screen capture would be more informative to me.

How did you define post measurements - the model indicates imprecise measurements?

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#6

What you are showing is very reproduceable. PB does not “know” where to put the post at times. This appears to be affected in with the direction of drawing, cw vs ccw. To avoid this from happening I suggest drawing a section and start a new section at every corner. To get the post planted in the right spot it will be necessary to use x-ray to put the first post of the new section inside the last post of the previous section. I hope this helps.

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#7

Thanks. That does help. I have also found it reasonably efficient to relocate the errant posts manually after drawing the fence.

Christopher N. Carley, AIA

C.N. Carley Associates, Architects and Planners

72 N. Main St.

Concord, NH 03301

Tel: 603.228.3815

www.cncarley.com

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#8

@cnca
A little further research brought me to the TUTORIAL I think step 11 will have a bearing on the topic.

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#9

Thanks. I had seen that, which caused me to adjust the post component axis, but I still had the outlier.

Christopher N. Carley, AIA

C.N. Carley Associates, Architects and Planners

72 N. Main St.

Concord, NH 03301

Tel: 603.228.3815

www.cncarley.com

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