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  1. MPDesign

    Story Pole Dimensions

    Why on earth are you driving and posting to chief talk? If you are driving a Tesla then I can see how it would be possible with autopilot. Are you in a self-driving vehicle? Have a safe and happy Easter!
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    Lites in a triangle or shaped window

    I just used this feature last week, make sure you block your cad lines before trying to load them. It works here.
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    Terrain through house

    For a quick fix, I would try a terrain hole positioned around the house. I would need a plan copy to determine for sure.
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    Terrain through house

    open terrain dbx and make sure the check mark at the bottom to clip terrain to the house is on.
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    Wall settings

    I would guess the second-floor wall isn't aligned with the wall below.
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    How to remove dark grey background

    I would look at your camera and light defaults. Sounds like something is turned off.
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    Curved Stairs

    I have a different situation where the stairs need to be curved on the left side only. Is this doable, I'm not sure it is without solids.
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    Curved Stairs

    Hi Eric, Ryan, and Glen, I started with Erics landing idea, It worked and I got the proof out the door. Thank you Eric! Glen, I was having a lapse of reason and couldn't remember the winder button location, don't do many curved stairs. This worked perfectly, seamless as expected! :) Thank you all for the guidance!
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    Curved Stairs

    Thx Eric!
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    Chief Slab Foundation

    Hi Chad, The short answer is yes, your example picture shows a different foundation depth in the middle of the building. Is that the extra lines the OP was talking about?
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    Symbol Material Scaling

    Hi Chopsaw, I tried it on my machine the left one is your symbol. The right one is a copy with the square mesh from the library, edited to 1"x1" scale. It comes in at 5"x 5." I have found that checking the box "keep Pattern/Texture in Sync" first before making changes to the scale makes it behave the way you expect.
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    Ray tracing error

    Hi Darren, Try turning off photon mapping, it only works on objects in the room you are raytracing. Well at least it used to do that.
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    SpaceMouse Pro

    Hi all, I was wondering if any of you are using this mouse? Like it? I am having problems with my hand. Currently using a 3dConnexion 3d cad mouse ( reg shape mouse) hoping this will reduce the workload on the right hand. thank you for your feedback!
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    SpaceMouse Pro

    Thank you for your reply Ryan I am now considering going for the Enterprize edition. Looks like it could have a lot of preset shortcuts and views in multiple programs
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    sketchup 2018 download needed

    Hey I found a copy of 2017, the whole folder. I tried launching the exe but I dont have a lic. Any way I can send you a copy via wetransfer just send me a pm with your email.
  16. Genious! That is like a doh moment! thx Glenn!
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    Labraries are becoming overwhelming

    I agree Shane! I would also like a better method.
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    Dormer - soffit sticks through ceiling plane

    Hi Steve, I would try joining the roof planes again. It may fix it. Would have to see the plan.
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    Q about Terrain Mod. "Flat Reg. (cut/fill)"

    Less is more when dealing with terrain elevation data. Also if you place 2 elevation lines 12" apart this will stop the terrain at that elevation. So if you place a pair in front of your building pad area and 2 at the rear.
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    General Notes, text, columns and Numbered Bullets

    Hi Pat, Try using the regular text tool. Use the tab key to create the columns, then make sure to turn on "show grid"
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    Primary Contours

    I couldn't get it to change to read with the foot mark either ( 7' ) might be a no go.
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    Asia style roof - rising ridge

    Hi Rob, This peaked my curiosity, I appreciate eastern timber architecture and joinery! I looked online to find more examples and it looked like the ridge beam was the sloping piece. I made a mock up of it.
  23. If you uncheck ( recessed to sheathing) in the window dialog options.
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    X12 ray tracing change?

    As far as the lighting above the cabinets and ceilings, is there a roof over the model? foundation made? You may need to bump up the lumens on some lights, I thought I read that the lights are more accurate in x12 Probably others have more suggestions.
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    Maximum Number Of Wall Definition Layers?

    I would propose that you should have 2 walls in that assembly. Interior energy wall and your foundation wall. Model it like you build it!