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#324720
Hi,
I want to create this balcony railing but the railing tool is smarter than I am...as usual.
Anyone knows how to do this?
Cheers,
/Mats
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#324723
Hoping this might help.
I think you know how to set the railing and baluster sizes.
Set the segment height and vertical offset as the balcony height.

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Add rail 1 at the bottom (zero height).
Add rail to at balcony height (height doesn't matter if you are going to delete it but it is easier to add this rail - you will see why with the balustrade and panel).

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Add balusters to the top section and a panel to the bottom.
I haven't found a way to add a panel behind balusters.

Now you can extend the baluster base to go to rail 1.

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Then remove rail 2.

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The panel will now automatically stretch to the top rail, but you can set it down by the height the top rail is above the balcony.

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This is the result.

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If you want rail 2 to remain just don't delete it and you don't have to adjust the balusters or panel heights.


Barry.