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  1. wkshank

    very basic question about object info

    perfect. thanks so much. i was looking all over TOOLbars...
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    very basic question about object info

    nope - and god help me i don't even know how to get that back
  3. My recollection is that until very recently when I clicked on an item, a word would pop up in the (bottom) toolbar to at least tell me what type of object I've clicked on (such as "slab" or CAD object or cabinet, etc.). I don't see that any more and wonder what I did to lose that handy feature! HELP?
  4. wkshank

    Why does my ceiling structure disappear?

    Thanks Stephen -- I had thought of trying a build framing route, but as I've never had to do that before to get a normal floor to show, I didn't pursue (thinking I could find a box checked or unchecked that should fix the whole thing). Just weird.
  5. wkshank

    Why does my ceiling structure disappear?

    You know, I just deleted all my roofs and started over with roof-build, and that worked. Why this happened will keep me up tonight, but unless you're curious to solve a mystery, ne'ermind... I recovered but still no answers as to why. Just like life.
  6. I am just baffled -- never had this happen before. I am modeling an existing house, to prepare a remodel plan. I have my floor defaults set where I measured them to be, and the roof approximately where I believe it sits. I cannot get the 1st floor ceiling to show in 3-D or section: it just shows the space as if there is no floor for the 2nd floor. attaching plan and throwing myself on someone's mercy after 2 hours of experimenting with defaults, roof heights, everything. HELPPPP!! (x7, and know that the stairs are only graphic -- figured mathematically before I build them.) Bogar stair challenge change bedroom.plan
  7. wkshank

    Want this board sticking out to go away!

    THANKS for that! that did work. Fortunately this plan doesn't have a second floor... if it did would that have messed up the floor level above? (I first tried deleting that particle board layer AND adding that amount of thickness to the fir to make 9-1/4 become 10" for that single element.... interestingly that did not get rid of the board sticking out. When I set the fir back to its original 9-1/4 (still without the particle layer) then the problem disappeared. Go figure...
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    Want this board sticking out to go away!

    Greg HOW??? when I open it it's there. Are you pulling my leg? WAIT no i think i see it on your screenshot. It's just foreshortened in that view so harder to see.
  9. wkshank

    Want this board sticking out to go away!

    I don't have any framing listed as "used" in the layers. Loved that idea, though! Just posted the plan file.
  10. I'm sure this will be easy for someone... what the heck? I do have the lower gable roof paralleled and snapped to the upper gable's wall surface. (Offending lumber visible just above black shutter in the middle) x6 Hogston porch gable 0902160813.plan
  11. wkshank

    Merging .pdf pages into a layout

    Well Lew and I must be similar thinkers (should I be concerned?) because last night I actually did try a screen capture of the pdf, turned that into a jpg file, and imported. Printed that test page today, and YES it is pretty fuzzy. Definitely cut down on the file size, though!
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    Merging .pdf pages into a layout

    Yes - the McAfee, and whatever else is causing them to request I update Adobe nearly EVERY DAY?? Maybe that nonsense stops when you shell out the money to buy the premium version, which it sounds like i may need to do. Thanks all for your help ... it sounds like I'm not doing anything unusual or wrong when importing .pdf pages, which ends up creating these huge file sizes. Just wondered if there was a C.A. option box I need to check or uncheck when importing or printing to .pdf that would reduce the file size. Guess not!
  13. wkshank

    Merging .pdf pages into a layout

    David - I'm not using any Adobe if I can help it! The engineer firm creates the .pdf on their end, and I'm simply importing it. (I do have acrobat but avoid its daily updates and don't want to buy their products because of the junk they add to my computer.). When I print the layout (make a PDF), I'm using the "save as PDF" option. Shane - what is the name of your PDF shrinker? Drawzilla - thanks! Didn't realize you could import just a page at a time in CA. I will contact the city and see if there's a way to submit plans without the upload step. Dropbox works for everyone else...
  14. wkshank

    Merging .pdf pages into a layout

    Dropbox works well for submitting to the printer, but when uploading to the city's website it snags. Just wondering if there's a trick to reducing the file size at some point before trying to upload to the city?
  15. I would be very grateful to know how others handle this: I create most of the pages of a drawing set for permitting but have an engineering group create pages where a stamp is needed. They furnish these pages as .PDF files. I have been able to separate their pages using Google Chrome so that I can insert their pages where they go (I crop them so I can import them onto my sheet and provide page title and numbering). To submit to the city for permitting, the set must be all one single .PDF file, so I can't simply divide their pages out from mine as two separate submitted files. PROBLEM: when I merge their PDF files into my set, the file size becomes HUGE -- so large that Google won't e-mail without multiple issues. Is there a trick I need to know when importing these .PDF bits into my layout file? Help? (x6 user)