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    FYI. Your stair will not work in that space. You need a bigger stair opening to reach the next level.
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    Anyone Using Digital Submissions In Your City?

    Digital submissions are quite common now. The only downside is that you have to be aware of your file size getting to big. Some cities have limitations on the size it can load.
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    how to cover this railing hole?

    You can also cover it with a molding. In the real world, this would have some sort of trim board covering the edge. The molding would accomplish that look. The down side is that it would have to be moved if you moved the wall above it.
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    Minimum Steps for Layouts

    The users here generally call that the "save as method". It can be a good way to do a project if you have it set up right.
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    Pole barn garage plan design request.

    I'm seeing less requests for stone wainscotting. I think people are bored with it.
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    You can also shut off the automatic rebuild of attic walls in the general wall defaults.
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    Porch roof

    Open the dbx for the porch and tell it to have a flat ceiling. Set the ceiling height to the level that you want the gable end wall to build down to. You could also place an attic wall manually and re-shape it to the size you want in elevation view. The part you circled needs to have no porch roof then just drag the attic call to the left.
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    Layout problems

    The plan is not sent as a live view. Live view is for 3D images and elevations.
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    You might try using a landing that is the width of one tread. You can shape a landing.
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    Custom door/drawer "reeded" look

    This one is using sheet metal that is then painted.
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    Double Floor being created

    Delete all your floor joists and tell it to rebuild them.
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    Auto Detail

    Just auto detail it and then delete the parts you dont want.
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    The "as-built" of the existing home is kind of a required element. Most permit offices would not accept a plan that did not show this. It also shows what the completed project would look like.
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    Two texture views in one camera view

    You use 2 plans. One with the structure "as-built". The other one with the new design. Take a camera view then hit "tools", "floor reference display". Then turn on the other plan in the reference display with a different type of view like glass house and you will see them both.
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    Tried The New Style Palette in X12...

    Save as method.
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    Open the default for the dimensions and change it from feet and inches to just inches.
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    Use various clever ideas to place posts where you want them - 15 min. Place them manually - 2 min.
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    Specs on drawings, or in spec book

    This is an example of the opposite extreme of too much info on the plan. One county I work in tried to use an "opt in program". All plans had to be submitted but you could choose whether or not to have the plans examiner and the field inspectors involved. This experiment has since come to an end. The picture is an actual plan (not one I made) that was approved for construction under this system. I think you can guess why the experiment failed.
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    Specs on drawings, or in spec book

    This is the way to do it. I know some plan checkers as friends and they confirm that they change from week to week. They change their focus on what they want to see. Give them almost nothing. They will request some notes. Add them, upload the revision and move on to the next job. I started to see LESS revision requests when I started doing this. It often goes through with no note requests. This whole conversation is about the "busy work" notes that no one reads. A relevant specification is a different story. I feature those on the plan where they are needed and will get read.
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    Window Trim

    You placed the yellow starts on the window "frame". That part will generate to fill the wall dimension. Just place a window and it will be there.
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    stair well issue

    Make sure the floor framing layer is turned on.
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    Box or Garden window

    Placing the search words in quotations can sometimes bring better results.
  23. You often have insightful ideas but getting rid of layouts is probably the worst suggestion in the history of this forum.
  24. I understand that and I do not use it that way but many people might think that is how it works.
  25. If you have anno sets and layer sets that work for your layout, the plan views are a redundant feature. One downside I can think of is a layer being turned off and you want it turned off for every level. With anno sets, you just turn it off and the images are gone from each layout page that features that type of view. With plan view sets, you have to alter multiple pvs to accomplish the same thing. I use the plan view sets but I do not rejoice over its development the way some users do.