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  1. So...you're saying that you can't just do all individual subtractions to the solids, and then just block them when you're done? Or is there something I'm missing?
  2. You can always be a beta tester, and then you'd know what was overhauled before anyone else
  3. Open a new totally blank plan. Place the object you want to edit from the library into the plan. Go to a 3D view of the object and select "Delete Surface" (see 1.png). Select all of the surfaces you want to delete. When everything is removed that you want removed, then go to Tools>Symbol>Convert to Symbol Make sure you don't close out of your 3D view while you're deleting surfaces, otherwise you'll have to re-do it.
  4. So you want multiple shapes blocked to be one object, but then each shape within the block interacts individually with other shapes?...
  5. Just to make it easy when searching for the free xfrog plants: http://xfrog.com/category/samples.html
  6. Sorry I bailed on helping you out! Glad to see this got resolved...
  7. It's because the material for "Fir Framing" type is set to lumber. Click your rainbow tool. Click on the Fir Framing material painted bone. In the General Tab under "Specifications" change the material type to "Area". Then try using the eye dropper to color it. See attached.
  8. You need to draw the baseline of the 16/12 at an angle. Just FYI, but the A-1 plan is missing a line for the valley. I wish I could give you technicalities, but I just more or less kind of fiddled with it until I got the desired result. I'm sure there's probably a mathematical way you could figure it exactly. Chapel 3D.plan
  9. Here's the ChiefTalk thread: https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/6510-import-topo-surveyterrain-question/?hl=terrain Without having the actual .dwg file it's hard to say which layer has the elevation data on it. The elevation points are blocks, and I believe at the UGM they mentioned that you can't have blocks with elevation data. If I were to guess though, I would say the CG_Main_Contour layer could have some elevation data on it. Try zipping the .dwg file and attaching it here.
  10. You didn't attach anything. I did a video with D. Scott Hall, he tried posting it, but it didn't work. Wonder if he could try again...it might help you here.
  11. Whoah...revival of an old thread. Either way, Xfrog is a great source for 3D plants. They have free ones here: http://xfrog.com/category/samples.html ...and pay ones here: http://xfrog.com/category/XB.html or here: http://xfrog.com/category/libraries.html or here: http://xfrog.com/category/species.html
  12. We print everything in color... We have our own plotters.
  13. hmmm...weird. Pasted just fine for me. I did try and change the width of the rich text box and it got all messed up. So I left the table in one text box and added a new one with the other info. If you change the width of your DBX then it changes the way that table displays also... Untitled 1.plan
  14. Are you kidding me?!...I've always just made pony walls.
  15. You can try double clicking on the ceiling plane and uncheck "Use Room Ceiling Finish" under the general tab. I also set the attic walls to "Invisible". See attached...
  16. You could contact the surveyor and get the .dwg files... Then you could actually import the elevation heights from that file as well...
  17. Also, make sure your short wall is a solid railing, and set the height that way. See attached....again Bathroom.plan
  18. Now that I think about it....if you're drawing the exterior polyline solids to fill in for the extra-wide sash, you wouldn't need to inset the sash at all. See attached... Windows.plan
  19. I can get it with one wall and the use of four p-line solids... Not sure if it's what you want or not...but looks somewhat right. -Made my window 12" wider than I wanted. -Removed exterior and interior casing -Turned on the interior sill -Turned off frame -Inset my sash something like 1 1/2" -Made the sides of my sash 6" wider than normal -Drew a curved polyline solid for the inside, and just a plain polyline solid box for the outside -Adjusted them to fit the height -Copy and paste-hold the solids -Reflected about the center of my window I also attached my plan so you can dissect it... Windows.plan
  20. This only happens to me if I'm editing an elevation in a layout. Sometimes Undo undoes a couple steps at a time...
  21. Do you have a picture of what you're trying to mimic?... Is the actual frame a cross, or is it just the glass that has a cross in it?...
  22. A lot of 3rd party rendering software use a "layer based" material system. It's how you can achieve more natural and realistic material properties... You basically did a simplified version of that...good job!
  23. Looks like it's actually part of the wall, but hard to tell without actually looking at the plan. Please post the plan...