How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

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How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Wed, Apr 10 2019, 4:37PM

Hello friends,
Is there a way to cut trapezoid holes in a wall? I would love to create the look of these windows in the gable end of this home. If there is a way, then next question will be how to create the window. Thank you in advance!
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Wed, Apr 10 2019, 4:38PM

Sorry, could not attach the photo.
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 4:15PM

Jeff,

The only way I know to cut a trapezoid in a wall is to use a series of rectangles rotated to cut the pattern.

Trap1.jpg


You may have to use other rectangles to add back geometry.

Trap2.jpg


I would probably use display cubes in the part editor to create the window.

If you can attach your photo it will help.

If your photo is over the size limit, take it into IrfanView that is in eCabinets and re-size it and reduce the resolution.

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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 4:32PM

Thank you, I dont see that working but here is the photo resized.
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 4:33PM

That did not work, hang on.
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 4:38PM

Cant get the photo to work.
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 4:42PM

One more try
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 4:43PM

I will try your idea, it might work. Thank you!
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 5:05PM

It is a clumsy way of getting there but it works.

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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 5:13PM

It works! thank you so much!
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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 5:23PM

I think I would forget cutting the hole and just use display cubes

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Re: How to create trapezoid openings in a wall

Postby Jeff Christenson » Thu, Apr 11 2019, 7:22PM

I was able to cut out the windows then add some trim using a stile and left end of a cabinet. Thanks again Kerry!
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