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  1. Avoid having pictures or PDF files imported into the file or at least minimize how many there are.
  2. Open the specification DBX. Go newels/balusters and adjust the spacing. I think the default is 96" but it can be anything you want.
  3. It would appear that you are doubling up on the insulation. There is several inches on rigid insulation but you are showing insulation in the ceiling. Most EPDM manufacturers will call for 1/2" panels (the fiber board you are showing) or whatever their requirements show. If this is being build in CDA, you might have to show what a scupper is. If it is in the city, there is at least one inspector that will probably want to see the parapet framing be part of the wall below like a balloon framed situation. One last hint. This is sort of overkill but I have one builder that wants the edge of the fiber board to be notched down at the edge of the roof. This prevents the flashing and seams from pooling at the edge of the roof.
  4. You could make the wall material smooth and use material regions of thinner material for the locations you want the reveals.
  5. Use a molding polyline instead of a soffit. It will be easier to control.
  6. Turn all layers on when looking for it. It might be an attic wall or something you might not have turned on in layers.
  7. The title of this thread is perfect.
  8. It took rene rabbit (one of the best users on this forum) more than 11 minutes to explain the new library system. I would not call this browser an improvement. It is ludicrously complicated for no REAL reason IMHO.
  9. Under the build structure tab there will be an option to mark the location of a bearing wall. The joist will then break at that point into 2 shorter lengths. You might have to tell the defaults to NOT align the joists at the break point.
  10. Add a floor level above the roof and draw a rail wall to align with the exterior walls below. If the guard rail is intended to be solid, set the rail wall to a solid wall and pull the roof inside the rail instead of outside. It will then look like a parapet wall.
  11. A room defined as DECK does not have a ceiling at all. If the upper deck is intended to be a water proof covering such as DURADEK, it would not be defined as DECK. Give the rooms definitions of what you are calling decks another choice. You could define them as LIVING ROOM. You could then specify the room specifications to show what you want. You could set the floor finish material to the water proof product. The same goes for the ceiling material specification. Set the specifications to have a ceiling then change the material to what ever you want.
  12. You could draw a solid fence where the property line is located. Make that layer show up in the layers for elevation.
  13. IRC code will require a crawl space of 18". I don't think you have that much.
  14. Your roof plane is supposed to be rafters. You might have the specifications set for trusses (no birds mouth). There may be other things going on as well.
  15. There is really no reason to have this level of realism for something like this. Your plan file size will get enormous and your system will slow to a crawl.
  16. I believe the top of plate is set from the room ceiling defaults not the roof plane specification.
  17. It is because you have an isolated room within another room. Try adding an invisible wall from the bathroom to the wall on the left. This will fix your situation.
  18. Set the glass in the curve to "NO MATERIAL". Then you can use an extruded polyline of glass in it's place.
  19. Never change the name of the plan or layout files. You save the most recently worked on version of these files in a new folder. In the folder name, you add the date and initials of who last work on it. Something like this SMITH PROJECT 011223 RM.
  20. Your existing footings might not be wide enough for a second story. If you have the original plans, it might show what is there.
  21. Sometimes the problem can be hard to find. There was a download available for a more realistic looking grass. I used it on a plan and it made the file size almost unusable. You could start deleting groups of items and keep track of file size. You will eventually find the problem item or items.
  22. Delete the furniture. Do you really need to show a TV hanging on the wall. theater chairs - face count 6620 pool table - face count 7998 hot tub - face count 8168 fire pit - face count 9511 I think you get the idea.
  23. That looks like a very long span for the ceiling joists (that you now want to use as floor joists). You should have an engineer look at it.
  24. Set your plan up to be at floor elevation of zero. There is rarely an exception to this. Build the terrain based on the elevations data and then move the entire elevation to where it should be. Pretend that this survey showed a lot in the mountains and the elevation is 5000' You would not change your floor plan the have a floor level of 5000'. The elevation data from the survey is just to get the slope right.