stephenbc

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  1. Why do you want a 24" spacing? Just kidding....I confirm I get the same behaviour.
  2. I appreciate the response, Dermot. It certainly would be good to bolster the functionality of style palettes to include more objects. After all, it helps the client decide quite quickly on what they like, what works for them, and what doesn't. In this particular instance I was trying to use style palettes to show many bathroom styles and I use material regions for bathroom wall finishes, wainscoting, etc. I hear you Larry...I worked for a software company for 14 years. Being on that side of the customer/client line I know first hand of the juggling act product managers have vis a vis budget and time. There is also a huge issue when dealing with legacy code that sometimes makes the simplest of additions cause months of re-writing inherently connected routines. Good product managers are hard to come by, but they can be worth their weight in gold if they can design systems efficiently.
  3. Is there a list of all objects one can use in a style palette? I don't see the style palette option when a material region is selected in X13 beta.
  4. Other than inputting the desired wall materials in the wall definition, does anyone know of a way to get material regions on walls to join on outside corners? material corners.pdf
  5. Perhaps you could use a custom object field like 'window-ID' (in the Window Specification) and bring that up in both schedules to keep the windows locked with one common identifier in both schedules.(that's, if I understand you correctly).
  6. If you have auto roofs on, look in your roof tab of your wall specification dbx to see what each wall is set for regarding roof type/style. That should help ensure your roof maintains a shed style.
  7. It was the music that did it for me, Doug...so relaxing You are bringing support videos to a new level!
  8. Maybe that beam is supported on the other wall beyond the opening.
  9. Vancouver, BC...can't see more than one kilometer.
  10. Create a reference layer of your main floor that shows just the foundation of the stoop, then turn on that reference layer on your foundation level.
  11. Nice! That is quite an efficient set up.
  12. Would you have time to explain your workflow and setup with a video? If not, no worries.
  13. Just read the Premier X12 thread and now see that one can exclude windows from the schedules...so I suppose that's an answer...
  14. That being the case, what if one has 3 windows, essentially stacked over two floors, like in a stair well where the second floor is set to open below, how does one get around wanting them all mulled but also being able to show a window on the second floor plan (if they are all placed on the first floor)? Adding a 'ghost' window on the second floor won't provide a proper count for window schedules.
  15. Robert - sounds like you had the same question...I couldn't find reference to it either. Your quick method for determining the visual cue is cleaver. +1!
  16. Eric - thank you. You have answered my question with your video. The answer I was looking for, that is, the origin CA uses in locating molding profiles is defined by the left and lower lateral extents of the outside edges of the molding profile.
  17. Let's try this...I would like to use a complex shaped closed polyline as a molding profile. Let's say as a crown molding around a pillar. I would create a molding polyline around that pillar and apply the molding profile to it. Is there a way to know where the origin in the molding profile is, so that one could place the molding profile using an offset (vertical and horizontal) that doesn't require creating sections through the pillar to iteratively adjust until the correct placement is achieved? Or, is it possible to change/modify where the origin of the molding profile is? The offset function uses this origin...it would be nice to know where it is.
  18. This should be an easy question for those in the know. If I have a polyline I want to use as a molding, is there an expedient way to determine where the 'origin' is in the polyline so that I can place it appropriately? Presently, one has to cut sections after placement and adjust the offset iteratively until it's placed where one wants it, which takes time. If I use a polyline that I didn't create, how can I either change the origin in that polyline that the offset uses or somehow know where it is so that I can simply set my offset in the molding profile appropriately the first time? Hopefully, I've explained this right. Perhaps I'm missing something really basic here. Thanks.
  19. I added a 2" layer of external insulation between the house wrap and the siding. Yes, and framed it. No group select. I modified the wall definition by first selecting the wall. Solver...perhaps you could try the same actions I did. Open the plan file I attached, click on the wall and open its definition, add the 2" layer, save and watch the framing move. Did you get the same results?
  20. How big is your plan file? Are you, by chance, running out of disk space...which is invariably used for caching, especially with other programs running?
  21. One thing to note regarding this whole thread is that there appears to be a work-around to this problem...at least until CA fixes it! That work-around is to physically create a copy of the wall definition you want to modify, make your modification to the layers in that copy, save the new definition and apply it to the wall for which you want the layers changed. This will ensure that the framing will not magically move out of the correct position.
  22. Ah, I miss-interpreted your initial question on that, so the correct answer is no. The main layer was always and only the stud portion of the wall. Sorry for the confusion.