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    Fire Sprinkler Plan

    Hereabouts, any fire sprinkler plan has to be submitted with calculations, including water volume availability from whatever water source you are using, along with complete schematics, head sizes, pipe sizes, volume required, pressure required, etc. I stay away from it and sub it out to a friend who is in that business.
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    Electrical Labels

    This is how I did it. 1. Place the first electrical item. 2. Create the Electrical Schedule (I do it as a CAD Detail) 3. Open the Electrical Schedule Specification Box 4. Click on Labels. 5. Under "Labels" go down to "Callout Size" 6. Click "Size" and input the size you want to use. I use 7 because it works well with the text size of 3/32". I use 3/32" because that is the minimum size permitted by most municipalities in my area. 7. I also delete the "E" in the "Label Prefix" Box. On the Electrical Plan only Electrical Labels will show, so I don't see the need to have an "E" for the label prefix. That should do it. I hope I understood your question and I hope this helps.
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    Excluding from materials list

    Thanks! That did the trick. Lane
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    Excluding from materials list

    Yes I did. I do not seem to have the button needed to create the material list from the polyline. As for excluding materials I cant find that at all. I see where you can uncheck it from the schedule, but that still includes it in the marerial list.
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    Excluding from materials list

    Is there a way to exclude certain walls from the materials list or any other item from the material list? Also, the materials list polyline tool....after I create the polyline, what next? Thanks in advance, Lane
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    Story Pole Text Alignment

    Hello, On the story pole dimensions, I like all of the text to be vertically aligned, and all of the markers to be vertically aligned. I cannot get them both to be aligned; when the markers are aligned the text seems to default to an offset distance from the marker. Is there a way to align both the text and markers? Picture of problem is attached. Thanks in advance, Lane
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    Specs on drawings, or in spec book

    For fifty years I have lived by one creed: Never give a building department more information than they need to issue a building permit. Now, though, every building department I deal with has different requirements for the code references and or specifications they want on the drawings. My typical drawing now runs some 25 sheets of D size paper. Way more than that when certain departments want drawings on ANSI C, whtich is 17x22. Almost all of them want everything relevant to the specific plan view or section to appear on the same sheet. They seem to forget that callouts were made because you cannot fit everything on one sheet. I can always tell when there is a Continuing Education School for the building inspectors.....whatever they learned in that school they want to see on the drawings. So, instead of submitting, re-submitting, re-submitting, I took a lot of time to put all of the information the local building departments each want, and now I get through pretty much on the first go round. You really can never get it is always subject to the individual inspector. Oh well, thank God for client changes after the prermit so that re-submission money can be recovered and profited from. Lane
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    How Do I Get Rid Of The Image Next To The Cursor?

    Thanks! Its Gone!
  9. Hi, The little landscape image follows my cursor where ever the cursor goes. I want to get rid of it, but I don't even know how I got it there in the first place. It looks like it comes from the landscape mode, and I can see it there in landscape mode, but I cannot get rid of it. Thanks in advance, Lane
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    Casing on Door Bottom

    Thanks, that did it.
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    Casing on Door Bottom

    Hello, When I place a man door in a garage, and the door is specified to have an exterior casing, the casing shows up on the bottom of the door, just as it would if it was a window. I want to have the casing only on the vertical jambs and the head, not on the bottom. Is there a way to specify casing on three sides only? Thanks in advance, Lane
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    Pony Wall Corners Intersecting Non Pony Wall Corner

    That's it! Thanks a million! Lane
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    Pony Wall Corners Intersecting Non Pony Wall Corner

    Tried to change the wall intersections, no luck. I suppose this is just another Chief Frustration point.
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    Pony Wall Corners Intersecting Non Pony Wall Corner

    Eric, No corner posts at the top All the foundation walls are 10 Block. Lane