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  1. Here is a garage with the room specified as a garage and a generated slab foundation, Here is the same garage with stem walls and frost footings. And here is the same building with an unspecified room definition, and a floor finish specified as concrete. Is that what you are seeing?
  2. Maybe I don't understand the requirement here.
  3. A curved passthrough with casing, sill and frame removed.
  4. Animated trees, water and grass can be done with CA models in Twin Motion.
  5. Joe, Have you considered doing a class on the use of Ruby in CA? I bet lots of us would sign up for it.
  6. Joe makes a good observation in his comment about variable types. You can't divide an integer or floating value by a length or by an area. But you can divide a length or area by any of the following: an area, a length, an integer or a floating point variable.
  7. The code for rounding numbers in a simple way is %variable. round(2)% where the variable is rounded to 2 decimal places. This works for all variables types it seems.
  8. Ah, I see the problem, you are dividing one area by another. Mind you, this is for X-15, the best release of CA ever!!!
  9. Area = % $testarea = area % Area = % $testarea = area/2 % This seems to work for a area bound by a rectangular polygon. Please post the ruby macro that you are trying to use? This could be a formatting issue.
  10. I haven't but I would in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, they won't ship to Canada!
  11. Hi Rene, I posted a link to this topic in Tips and Tricks. Doug
  12. I not only do that, but if I charge a customer more than previous clients, then I go back to all the ones that paid less and charge them more as well. So far I am up a lot. lol. Isn't logic amazing? Now if I can stop laughing and get back to work that would be good.
  13. I know this is probably a beginner question, but it has me really perplexed. How can I force a schedule to keep the numbers and only add a new number if an item is added? For example, when adding a window as a revision to an already issued set of drawings. Sometimes the whole schedule will be renumbered with the newer window appearing somewhere in the middle of the schedule.
  14. I'm assuming that the skirt boards will be fastened to the deck posts. The boards can be created as individual boards using 3d solids. Then you can multi copy the boards vertically or horizontally as required, trimming individual boards as required for the grade.
  15. The feature in the picture is called "corbelling" and is a way for masonry to change the cross-section of a wythe of brick or stone. Most building codes restrict corbels to an offset of 1/3 brick, more or less, unless certified by a structural engineer or architect. Before designing such a structure, my advice is to check what the building code is in your area. This can be done in CA as mentioned, by modelling a 3d solid and then mirroring to match the opposite side.
  16. Thanks Mark, I have sent it in.
  17. Frustrating beyond belief. I have tried so many things to get this right. If you really want a hairy experience, try to get this to do auto-build with trusses!!!
  18. It does but the cutout is wrong as my picture shows.
  19. That might just work. It would mean lining up three elements but what the heck. If it works it will be worth it.
  20. I have created a moulded polyline to make a stone surround for windows and doors in a project that looks pretty good. The stone surround is converted to a symbol that has the properties of a passthrough window. So first I place the window assembly, then put the stone surround over the same center. The passthrough creates a void in the wall cutting the masonry to show the stone moulding. The problem is that the project requires some windows and doors to have an arched or vaulted stone surround over a rectangular window or door. If I make a vaulted stone surround symbol it cuts the wall at the height of the arch. That leaves a rectangular opening in the wall. Tearing my hair out with this one. This is view with just a polyline with the stone surround for the right window. This view is the same polyline moulding converted to a window symbol. Any ideas???
  21. Please post the plan file.
  22. Robert, you make a good point about the interior footing requirements. Some jurisdictions also require that the footing for interior load-bearing walls require a curb above the level of the basement slab as well. I have never understood the rationale for this requirement except for the explanation from a senior inspector who told me that this ensures that the basement frame wall will be in the correct location over the footing. That makes sense.