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  1. Again you are right, that is an underground fibre optic vault for the that communities internet company
  2. Hi Chopsaw, Yes that is exactly what I did. Maybe I should limit the terrain to the SIB values for X and Y
  3. Jacob Great macro! Thanks for the lesson! Doug
  4. Yes SIB is standard iron bar. This is what my imported file looks like. The plan file is my imported and adjusted terrain, the PDF is the surveyor's topographical. Untitled 3.plan P2021-099_TOPO_10-12-2021.pdf
  5. Some of the elevations are for things like power lines, trees etc. I suppose I will need to sort out the ones that are problematic.
  6. Hi Dermot. I think the poster was looking for how to make a shed roof slope diagonally rather than straight across the roof. I get this type of request for near flat roofs that the owner wants to slope to a corner so that water can be directed to a downspout in one corner of the building. I mostly try to deal with this by means of notes on the drawing because rotating the baseline as Chopsaw suggested causes the rafters to be skewed as well, not really a good idea. It would be neat if you could make a shed roof slope in two directions relative to the main walls of the building.
  7. My client provided me with a CVS file with Northing, Easting, and Elevation information. Is there a way to import that to make a CA topo model in the terrain? The files provided where a flat AutoCAD file and a CVS terrain elevation file. Any suggestions would be very welcome. P 21-099.txt P2021-099_sent.dwg
  8. If I am understanding your question you are trying to remove the window frame and sash from the window width and height to get unobstructed glass area. %((*( will give you the result in sq ft rounded to 1/10th of a sq ft. If you are using a window schedule, be sure to turn off using a call out for the window schedule dialog box. In that case you should add something like [%schedule_number%] %width% x %height% Glazing Area %((*( And that would give you
  9. Michael, Yeah, flattened in this case means just one layer. From what others have said, they bring the PDF into a vector capable editor (like AutoCAD) to do their markups.
  10. As it happens I don't have a layout that matches that requirement either. I mostly do 11 x 17 pages so what I intend to do is to just print on 17 x 34 and set the drawing on the bottom left corner.
  11. So this has never happened before (at least to me) but the City of Markham has gone electronic in building permit applications. No surprise there, lots of cities are doing that. The surprise is what they will accept for a drawing. The drawing must be a vector PDF This is a clip from the ePlan submission standard. I have included the whole document for reference. It would seem that CA does not currently support exporting of a vector based PDF. Anyone out there have any ideas about how I can do this? Exporting to AutoCAD mangles some of the text and dimensions so that isn't a workable solution for a whole project. I am at a loss for how to proceed. ePLAN-Submission-Standards-2021.pdf
  12. No questions other than "What were they smoking?"
  13. I am on board with those who posted objections to someone using a "borrowed" copy of the software. The reason that this software is as good as it is is a result of us all paying our fair share. The company has a low cost alternative for DIY users like the original poster. I suggest that he buy a copy of Home Designer and join that forum where I am sure he will get a warm and helpful reception. As for the poster's hurt feelings, I have some sympathy but not much. CA is an investment that I treasure and I have suggested to CA that users should use a code when registering for this forum that certified who has a valid licence and who doesn't. I would not ban none licenced users who are seeking information about the usefulness of CA or are doing a comparison. But if you and not certified maybe a time limit. Say 90 days to post. Anyone could still view but not post after 90 days.
  14. Here is an example of a curved stair and landing. I included the plan file so that you can experiment with it. I am guessing that a much taller first storey would be required to get the double curved stairs because of the number of risers that would be required.Curved Stairs and Landing.plan
  15. To Chief Architect empolyee mLongChief, thank you for the detailed post. That was really instructive. I agree with Robert that the contextual help file makes no mention of any of this. The file should be edited to include the information in the post.
  16. In Facebook, use [SHIFT-ENTER] to create a new paragraph without posting.
  17. Steve, From the context help file on wall framing. Wall Specify how wall studs are created. Check Build Wall Framing to build wall framing for the entire model. Framing is built in walls with one or more layers specified as Framing. Not available in the Framing Defaults dialog. See Wall Type Definitions. Specify the Default Stud Thickness for all wall Framing layers in the plan. Stud depth is equal to the thickness of each wall layer that has a Framing material. Note: If the Stud Thickness is equal to the stud depth, only one stud will be created at wall corners. Specify the Default Stud Spacing for all wall Framing layers in the plan, starting from the Framing Reference Marker, if one is present. See Framing Reference Markers. Stud Depth - The depth of each wall stud is determined by the thickness of its wall layer, which is set in the Wall Type Definitions dialog. See Wall Type Definitions Dialog. When Allow Automatic Balloon Framing is checked, walls adjacent to Open Below rooms are balloon-framed. Uncheck this box to instead produce wall plates separated by rim joists instead. See Effects of Room Functions. When I tried this, whether or not the Allow Balloon Framing was checked or not, it did not generate balloon framing. This is true for exterior walls and interior walls it seem. I think you should submit a trouble ticket.
  18. Thanks for the suggestions Mark.
  19. Using Michael's macro and text hybrid, %room.standard_area.to_sq_m.round(2).to_s.sub(".", ",")% m2 but inserting a superscript 2 after the 'm' using CA special characters would give you exactly what you are after. The comma is customarily used in Europe in place of a decimal point. So this is the resulting output.