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  1. ok new problem, this project is putting on a room on a truss hip roof rectangular house to form a "L". the roof trusses on the rectangle are drawn correct ,i have put a roof plane (triangle )over were the new trusses will sit on the old roof trusses. The problem is that when i drag trusses up the old trusses (from the new extension} it only puts noggins between two of the old trusses. i have tried to upload the file but i get an up load failed message each time, is there a way to screen shot and post?
  2. thanks ,i will update my profile. still working on the truss layout but a lot further along with your help thanks
  3. that did the trick. Thanks Because of the different names that we call items in Australia it can be hard to find the correct videos. can you explain how i would get a picture of each truss with dimensions for fabrication thanks
  4. ok i am new, i have x6 which was the current version when i bought it .i have drawn a l shaped house which needs a hip and valley roof. i have drawn the roof planes (auto) and i believe i have the ceiling planes. my problem is i need to draw the trusses (auto if pos} the videos show how to draw a straight gable end roof but not hip and valley.i have managed to draw 1 truss across the hip but it is for a gable roof. what do i need to do? also where do i find the "multiple button" all help appreciated
  5. how do you save layouts and raytraces for emailing to people. how do you convert to pdfs? how do you resize so that they are about A4 size when the client opens there email? i have looked in the manual but i cant seem to find the info. when i link to a email the picture comes out about the size of a match box and the recever cant resize.
  6. thanks jeff for your answer i am very new .what is the best why to email to a client layouts and ray traces,what do i save them as ? and how?where would i find this info? i have tried a search
  7. how do you email a saved raytrace to a client so that they can enlarge without losing definition. at the moment when i send them they are very small and will not enlarge to the screen size or if they do they become fuzzy.
  8. firstly I do try and find the answers before asking. on my elevations I need to show the ceiling heights from floor level can someone let me know how to do this without all the other dimensions eg window/ door positions thanks
  9. can someone point me in the direction of how to turn the elevation fill off or how to enlarge it so when I send the pictures to layout they don't show up as a solid colour? eg: the bricks are so small that the walls are black. same with the roof tiles. thanks
  10. imagekit


    I have found the metric templates. thanks
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    I am just starting to use layout, the plans I draw are in metric and my layout settings are set to metric.(x6). the problem I am having is that when I convert my print page size to A3 the boarders and title blocks don't change . ihave tried dragging them in but this just makes the page smaller each time. thanks for the help
  12. a simple one but I can not find how to change the defaults for layout to metric permenantly. can someone help?
  13. can some one tell me how to get a stainless steel finish on my appliances in ray trace.i have selected brushed s/s for the finish but when I do the ray trace they come out black.
  14. thanks all for the replys and glen thanks for the offer will take up your offer. 1st I will get Skype and play a bit more with the program so I don't come across as a complete idiot. I have started again on the first page of the manual and plan to click on each button in the order they come up in the manual and see if this helps give me a base.
  15. i would like to put my 2cents in. I am a new owner of AC, I have been building for 30 yrs,have just started playing with computers and programs like CA. we also have a kitchen company and when I started the company (30years ago) I bought a design program, fairly basic but as the years went and the program developed I developed with it. my point is that CA drops you straight in the deep end! a year ago I bought CA ( after finding sketchup on the web and thinking how easy it was to use) after a 2 weeks of frustration it got parked. I have started again now because I got a renewal email that my support is about to run out and there is a new version is out.( you need to give us more money). should I give them more money? people who run CA Is there a step by step video of what order to do things, I find that I am building a wall before I have set a block size(land area to put the house on).the program does not seam to go in a logical order. maybe find a newbie someone like myself who has never used cad programs and follow them through their learning process. re address your instructional videos so that they follow the building process and a program set up process. Random 2 minute youtube videos don't work. the longer videos seem to be overviews. if there is videos about what I am talking about please point me to them as I can see the great benefits using CA but just cant get my head around the basics. all things are basic once you know how to do them. that's why the forum people are great, you should pay them, they are doing your job! maybe If you could address this problem you would build a much bigger client base. just a thought, yes I am frustrated ps if there is any body in Canberra Australia using this product I will pay you to get me started.
  16. thanks all, how can I draw footings on different walls or one wall at a time? ps my knowledge of layers is causing a lot of my problems is there a tutor video someone could refer me to. and cj I am now going to learn how to download your example thanks
  17. ok , I have drawn the slab and the dragged it down to the level I want it .how do I draw the walls up to original floor level? I will try ca files thanks
  18. I have tried to attach a file but it does not seam to be happening,
  19. I am very new ,I bought the programme 12 months ago and tried to learn it. I parked it after getting frustrated and are now trying to understand it again ,it is x7. I have drawn a house with footings which is an existing house, I would like to add a room at existing floor level (which I have drawn) with a garage below. how do I draw the walls for the garage with a slab without effecting the existing house footings. or how do I draw footings under just 1 wall which I have selected? thanks
  20. i am trying to make a custom wall oven unit,is there a video on how to modify cupboards? i have watched 3 or 4 which show you how to modify base cbs but i need to do more changes than what they show. i am trying to make a wall oven cb which has 2 pot dwrs/a double oven/a microwave space and then a cb on top. thanks
  21. thankyou , alaskan son and kbird1, as far as davidjpotter goes ,i thought this forums are for help not just(you no what its not worth it)