Adding a prebuilt column from a file to the Entablature of the rotunda.

I have created a column for you that is a fairly accurate historical example. This column is already converted to a polygon mesh file. Once you are satisfied that the component is good save it as an optimized mesh file if it is a large nurbs file like a classical column.

1. Copy and paste the left hand column below
! Circle
w-20.9848,20.403,1.24968
r
w-22.5424,20.403,1.24968
selcurve
sweep1
enter
! merge
c:\tutorialscripts\columns\tuscancol01.3dm
move
w0
w-22.779,20.403,-3.01278
! selmesh
ArrayPolar
w-20.9848,20.403
6
360
enter
selnone
This creates a circle for the Entablature profile to sweep around.
This is the cplane x,y,z coordinate center point of the circle.
Tells Rhino to draw the circle using radius.
This is cplane x,y,z coordinate of the radius of the circle.
This selects both curves.
This sweeps the entablature around the circle
This completes the command.
This command begins the file merge command.
This tells rhino what file to merge into the present one.
This moves that recently imported or merged file.
The place to move the part from in this case world 0,0,0.
This moves the part to these world coordinates.
This selects all meshobjects, an easy way to select the columns.
This command performs a polar array.
This is the origin point for beginning the polar array.
This tells how many items or copies to make in the array.
This tells the angle in which to distribute the columns.
This finishes the command.
This deselects all selected objects.

 2. In Rhinoceros click the command paste Icon

3. Quick render the model
4. Select the orignal provided curve profile
5. click the Invert Selection icon or type ! Invert at the Rhinoceros command prompt.
6. Delete the inverted selection. You should only have the the orignal provided curve profile in the workspace.

How to easily change the amount of columns
Now make eight columns instead of six. You would change the input to read 8 instead of 6 at line X

1. Copy and paste the left hand column below
! Circle
w-20.9848,20.403,1.24968
r
w-22.5424,20.403,1.24968
selcurve
sweep1
enter
! merge
c:\tutorialscripts\columns\tuscancol01.3dm
move
w0
w-22.779,20.403,-3.01278
! selmesh
ArrayPolar
w-20.9848,20.403
8
360
enter
selnone
This creates a circle for the Entablature profile to sweep around.
This is the cplane x,y,z coordinate center point of the circle.
Tells Rhino to draw the circle using radius.
This is cplane x,y,z coordinate of the radius of the circle.
This selects both curves.
This sweeps the entablature around the circle
This completes the command.
This command begins the file merge command.
This tells rhino what file to merge into the present one.
This moves that recently imported or merged file.
The place to move the part from in this case world 0,0,0.
This moves the part to these world coordinates.
This selects all meshobjects, an easy way to select the columns.
This command performs a polar array.
This is the origin point for beginning the polar array.
X This tells how many items or copies to make in the array.

This tells the angle in which to distribute the columns.
This finishes the command.
This deselects all selected objects.

 2. In Rhinoceros click the command paste Icon

3. Quick render the model
4. Select the orignal provided curve profile
5. click the Invert Selection icon or type ! Invert at the Rhinoceros command prompt.
6. Delete the inverted selection. You should only have the the orignal provided curve profile in the workspace.