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  1. I have been with CA since version 10. During this period I have seen it develop into an excellent program as others have. Over the years the loyal support of the users have allowed the company and the program to progress to it's current day position. Business is a contract between a seller and a buyer, a moderate approach to change should have a mutual benefit to all. Chief Architect, excellent program, excellent service, excellent price, excellent value, excellent partnership, I trust these values are maintained.
  2. Thanks DBC, I have experimented with the height in decimal mm, that alters the text height as required. But how do you relate the "line style text height" to the desired text height for different required scaled plans.
  3. Another question re line styles which include text with the line It seems that the standard OOB font/text size for all is set to 1.0mm (in my case metric) How do you determine the font/text size to suit the different printed scales If you adjust the text size from 1.0mm to 2.0mm the text in most cases is too large
  4. Another example were they are most useful: Over concrete foundation lines, load bearing post foundation lines, load bearing beams etc. When positioning load bearing walls/posts or roof loads on the floor levels above it clarifies where the load can be placed/distributed over the foundations, posts or bearers etc below.
  5. Yes this is an issue with "plain text" when migrating from X13 to X14. It is caused by having a "mix" of tabbed text lines and un-tabbed text lines in the same text DBX. I have the same problem with all my "plain text" notes in my saved templates and hundreds of saved text notes in my library. I have reported it to Tech Support and they say that it is a complicated problem that is hard to fix and they do no intend to fix it. The only suggestion they had was to convert all my notes to "rich text", a huge undertaking. I would report it, it may help get the issue fixed.
  6. Had similar CA X14 lockups and crashes for no reason. On occasions with CA open I notice the following, if I view photos of the project I am working in Windows Photos, sometimes CA will freeze up and when this happens the power useage for CA is very high. I can not do anything with CA it's frozen. The only choice is to click on any other programs that are open or to end the CA program with the Task Manager.
  7. Hi Eric I agree the problem is in the program and how it handles this situation, it always has been this way that I can remember. I am not saying the roof planes should be raised or lowered. I am saying that by adjusting the gable fascia and sub fascia you can improve the appearance. The gable fascia and sub fascia should be set to the same size on all roof plans so they match all around. My suggested is only a work around to enhance the appearance. maybe some else has a better suggestion.
  8. The vertical height of the gable fascia (angled) is greater than the vertical height of the eaves fascia (horizontal). Take a cross section looking at the back of the junction and by making the gable fascia and sub fascia size smaller to suit you can align it to get the junctions looking better. I align the bottoms of the fascia boards fist and adjust the sub fascia so that the soffits align where they meet the fascia boards.
  9. If it's an opening and there is no wall, don't put a wall there, shape the stair railing/wall above it
  10. Railing Down over the Front of Deck Platform Build the deck to the correct size and draw a railing and make the railing Invisible. Draw another rail outside the deck and configure it how you want (no shoe, etc) and make it No Room Definition. In elevation, select the rail, uncheck railing to make it a plain wall (this allows you to drag the bottom of the wall down over the deck edge). Drag the bottom of the wall/railing down past the deck, re-check to make it a rail again. Making it from a railing allows you to modify balusters, newels, spacings, heights, handrail, etc
  11. Metre's (M) and millimeters (mm) are the standard format for metric drafting, centimeters are for dress making!
  12. Weld plates with cast-in RF bars cranked to suit, steel post welded to base plates, see attached item 3 and 4 Steel Post Fixing.pdf
  13. I agree absolutely, in my work flow any CAD detail that can be re-used in another plan is blocked, labeled and stored in the library
  14. You can change/rotate the direction of a flooring overlay in each room if it is in the "Floor Finish" DBX. You can not change/rotate the direction of a flooring in each room if the flooring is part of the subfloor in the "Floor Structure" DBX. I submitted a report to Tech Support back in November and they say it is a program problem, not sure when they may! fix it. Workaround, spray the rotated floor texture over the subfloor surface, it adds a "0" thickness layer of the rotated texture in the floor structure.