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For the present version of the model kit we have eliminated some subtleties and complexities of the Song construction system.
  1. Curvature. We have eliminated deviations from orthogonality specified in the Yingzao fashi.
    a. Shengqi. Columns should be different heights. We are keeping them the same height.
    b. Cejiao. Columns should not be vertical.
  2. We have simplified some component-types:
    a. The ends of the largest fu are squared off.
    b. The dinghua moke gong above the shu zhu is slightly simplified.
    c. The difu and lan'e are continuous.
    d. The timu are continuous.
  3. We deal only with the wooden structure, not the enclosure.

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