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1 Changing Marquee Selection Modes

You can specify whether objects must be totally contained in or intersected by the marquee, or whether a center point must be contained in the marquee.

2 Creating a Chamfer or Bevel on the Top of a Concrete Column

Use the Cylinder and Cone primitives to create a tool that can then be used to create a bevel on the end of a cylinder and can be saved for future use.

3 Creating a Custom Chimney and Fireplace

Combinations of different objects such as fixtures, soffits, walls and wall openings allow you to create a wide variety of fireplace and chimney designs.

4 Creating a Custom Picture, Painting, or Sign

Photographs, pictures, paintings, and signs can be created using custom materials specified as Stretch to Fit so they do not tile repeatedly.

5 Creating a Custom Sail Shade

Use a custom shaped terrain perimeter with elevation data converted into a feature then converted into a symbol to create a custom sail shade.

6 Creating a Sign with 3D Lettering

There are a variety of ways to create 3D signage for your plans using objects such as polyline solids, 3D molding polylines, and symbols from the Library.

7 Creating Custom Balusters and Railing Panels

8 Creating Regular Polygon Shaped Objects

Using the Regular Polygon CAD tool, you can create a regularly shaped closed CAD object, Which can then be converted it into a variety of 3D objects.

9 Designing a Custom Drop-in Tub Enclosure

A modified base cabinet is used as a surround for a drop in tub imported from Kohler, which has been specified to insert into countertop, for this Master Bath.

10 Editing a Symbol's Rotation

A symbol's orientation, origin, 2D block, name, and other characteristics can be adjusted in its Symbol Specification dialog.

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