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  1. EngelsmaHomes

    Adding watermark to render?

    That's it!! I thought the built-in watermark tool was only for layouts, but I opened a 3d view and simply went to View > Watermark and there it was. Thanks!!
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    Adding watermark to render?

    Hi All, Is there a way to add a watermark when exporting a render? I'd love to add the company logo on our renders without having to do that in a photo editing program afterward. Thanks!
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    Modifying footing

    Good Idea. I did it here:
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    Furred and regular wall connections

    Hi All, Does anyone else struggle to get furred and regular walls to play nice together? We always frame a 2x4 wall inside full height concrete basement walls, so I draw a standard 2x4 wall and in the "structure" tab of the Wall Spec dialog box i set the wall as "Furred". Generally speaking this works fine, but whenever the furred wall stops and a standard wall begins, there's issues. In the first attached screenshot, the highlighted wall shows where the wall changes from furred to not furred. Not only does it show an ugly split in the highlighted area, but it won't separate the areas (family room storage and Storage/Mech.) into two rooms. In the second screenshot, I made the previously highlighted wall into one, non-furred wall. That solves the room definition issue and ugly break, but it seems to do goofy things with area calculator. Any insight would be appreciated!
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    Modifying footing

    I would like to see something like this as well. Maybe they could set it up in a similar way to auto re-build foundations, auto re-build roofs, etc. There would be an "Auto re-build footings" checkbox somewhere that would add default footings to all foundation walls and move them with the walls or connect them as it does now. That would bring you to a good starting point. Then when the drawing is more finalized, you could edit the footing like a polyline, but as soon as you do, it requires you to turn off "auto re-build footings."
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    Reducing PDF Size

    I'd love to get a developer's input on this - it seems very odd that the PDF's (at least the plans that I print out) are generally almost half the size of the entire plan file! And I have the printer DPI set to 144, too. Thanks for the tip!
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    MIssing Textures after upgrade to x12

    Thanks DJP. I'll do that.
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    MIssing Textures after upgrade to x12

    Hi All, After an upgrade to x12 I noticed that some of my manufacturer catalogs had a lot of items that said "No Texture" or "Missing Texture", especially James Hardie and CertainTeed. My 3D plants from the Bonus Catalog is also missing all its textures... and there might be others. I tried re-downloading and re-installing the catalogs but no good. Any thoughts on this?
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    Reversing plan - advice on process?

    If the Reverse Plan tool allows me to keep the saved elevation, I'd probably be willing to reverse the terrain myself. I'll have to test both ways i guess. Good advice - I think this is likely the way I will have to go!
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    Reversing plan - advice on process?

    Thanks guys. Any thoughts on reversing elevation views and preserving notes and dimensions per above?
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    Save/Edit Active Camera x12

    Easy enough! Thanks!
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    Save/Edit Active Camera x12

    Hi all; Does anyone know what happened to the "Save/Edit Active Camera" Items in the 3D menu in x12 when you have a camera view open?
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    Reversing plan - advice on process?

    Just to find the consensus, Is this other people's experience as well?
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    Notes on Layout files.

    Are elevation views reversible (preserving notes and dimensions)? Then switching to this way would be a no-brainer for me.
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    Notes on Layout files.

    Hi All, For whatever reason, I've made it a habit to add notes to my elevation views on the layout file instead of within the plan. I'm just now realizing that might not be a good idea, but I'm wondering if anyone else does this or has any thoughts on this? Is it best practice just to add text only where you need titles or general construction notes?