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  1. Attempting to import a DWG.  Selected File>Import Drawing (DWG, DXF)...  This is in a New plan right after opening CA.


    Chief thinks the dialog is open but it is nowhere on the screen.  I've attempted this several times to ensure the dialog is not behind the CA window. End up having to close CA via Task Manager.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Best regards,


  2. Steve,


    Thank you for the information.  It worked fine.  Thought I had tried that setting before but must have not.

    I am still debating whether I will do a foundation wall or point footers under the columns.  So, currently I have both the porch room and the extended slab in place.  I will eventually eliminate one of them.


    Thanks again and have a super weekend!


  3. I have a plan with a monolithic slab foundation. It has a large porch with the floor dropped 4" from the main floor. The porch uses a monolithic footer, supposedly stepped down (4") from the main foundation. 

    How do I get the step-down to model properly. Currently the porch foundation maintains the main floor elevation as seen in the attached picture. Also, in plan view the porch foundation wall does not have the same visual characteristics as the house foundation wall, as can be seen in the attached picture.

    I also attached the plan (X11).

    Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated.

    This is a preexisting A-frame with the two wings to be added.


  4. Thank you ChopSaw. I had not found that plat map. I did find others at the assessor web site.

    I too would like to know the nomenclature of the legal description. I've never seen it before. I sent it to a surveyor I work with on occasion. If he can decipher it I will let you know.

  5. Time and money.  The client needs just a simple and not accurate property drawing, showing existing buildings for a meeting with the zoning board. If the zoning board will change the zoning from commercial to agriculture then the client will proceed to the next step which would include a survey. A survey would also take several weeks to complete and the meeting is next week.

  6. Is there someone available that help me interpret a legal description of a property. I need to draw the property and have a legal description that I do not understand. The description comes from the tax assessor's office.


    Legal Description:

    W348.56 SW SW LESS N601.53 THEREOF & LESS W50 N272.12 S APR 718.47 W348.56 SW SW & LESS BEG SWC SW TH N APR 446.35 E30 S APR 195.63 CRV RT APR 247.83 SE APR 95.43 S APR 148.50 W348.56 POB SEC 1 19 10 3.524ACS


    Below is the picture provided by the assessor web site:


  7. Is there a way to use it as a, and I am not sure of the terms to use, reference label? Such that it is in a text box with an arrow pointing to the layout box. This so I do not have to turn on the Layout Box Labels layer.