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  1. Thanks, all! I, too, decided copying a material and giving it a generic name was easiest.
  2. I have a commercial project - historic hotel renovation & addition. My plans are set up with finishes, walls, etc., based on CA library of materials. I want my Room Finish Schedule to use generic descriptions such as "cpt" for carpet, LVT, PCT, HDWD (hardwood floors), etc. What is the best way to over-ride the materials I selected in defaults? Rebecca Fant, AIA Charlotte, NC rfant@archmatters.com x12
  3. Are you still too busy to help with tutoring and some plan help?  I am in Charlotte and have a historic/commercial building (existing building with addition) that has things more complicated that a typical house (elevator, steel structure, 4 floors of stacked stairs, etc.


    Would like to find someone to work with/talk through challenges on this project and also others.  Had a wonderful man in Utah who I worked with for 3 years on an as-needed basis; unfortunately, he died last year.

  4. Did either of you find any tutoring/drafting help? I'm in Charlotte and was working with a terrific man in Utah, so knowledgeable, a great teacher and reasonably priced, but he passed away last year. Rebecca
  5. Thanks so much, Mark! I did realize the scaling problem after I posted it. One last plea for advice: I understand I need to set the terrain to the building elevation but I'm not sure how to do that. The 1st floor elevation is 658.1 so call subfloor elevation 658.0' Would you please tell me how to do this - am I adjusting the building or the terrain and how? Rebecca
  6. I have watched all those videos numerous times, which isn't to deny that I might have missed something. But best I can tell, none of them deal with bringing one 3D model (survey) into another 3D model (building). With a fresher mind, I am wondering if I shouldn't have converted the survey into a terrain perimeter until AFTER I copied and pasted it into my building.plan file. Bring it in as 2D with just contours, perimeter and a Point for inserting into the right spot.
  7. Fellow More-experienced CA users, I have drawn as-built plans of a house for a renovation/addition project in CA v.12. I recently received the final survey from the surveyor with property lines, major and minor contours, the building footprint, and other typical survey information. I imported it from .dwg as a .plan file with layers for terrain perimeter and terrain, and converted the terrain using the convert tool to make it 3D. It shows up with terrain. Yay! Now I'm not sure of the next steps: 1. How do I bring the terrain into the building.plan? 2. How do I set it
  8. I am trying to make a custom column that has a brace at the top (required due to height). I have drawn the shapes I want and the center portion (the exposed structural column) easily converted to a polyline solid. When I try to convert the the two polyline curved braces into a polyline solid, it only gives me the option to make them polyline moldings. Attached is the Column brace.plan file and a pdf of what the overall column needs to look like. I'm using X12. Thanks for help figuring this out! Rebecca SK-Draft - Column Dtl 2020_0831.pdf Column brace polylines.plan
  9. How can I get operable windows to show in my building elevations? Dot-dash lines for casement and awning windows. Some windows are fixed and want to make clear to client and contractor which windows are operable and from which side (left or right).
  10. I am having a similar problem and glad to start narrowing it down through this post. I can't get the framing set in the right place so assume it has to do with the Platform setting but I don't have any other layer option than #1, which is the exterior brick. See image of Wall Type Definitiion. Will post file if that is needed.
  11. I am looking for a CA expert willing to consult with me on numerous Chief Architect questions I have by going through a custom project file (house addition or new construction). General things like best practices going from schematic design to construction documents, working out building systems using CA tools, to "how to" questions about CA tools and creating architectural details.
  12. I had the same problem with different Labels being assigned to the same window type. Removed the Floor Level column from my schedule and it grouped/numbered them all by type with the same W#. My window supplier will really be happy! Thanks!
  13. Did a Charlotte or North Carolina user group get established? I'm a new user and would love to talk with other local CA users. Rebecca
  14. Thanks so much, Dermot! That does it but I totally agree it ought to be right there in the Roof Defaults settings. I am modifying a template for a project and going through both Preferences and Defaults but never found the General Plan Defaults with that option.