M-Ferioli

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  1. The owner has been doing hand drawn floor plans for 40 years and I think just always rotated the paper plan to orient the label to face the front of the cabinet. So that's where it comes from. The plans are generally sent to the client in PDF these days, but he always prints them to use at in person meetings so I produce for him what he is used to and basically whatever he wants. The other designers are his kids and so they do they same thing. Its not always great to look at on a screen but it works on paper where you can quickly and easily orient it to your liking. In the end I mainly du
  2. I realize there is a grab handle and a place to type in the rotation angle but if you try it, the label flips back over so that the text is not upside down on the screen. I want it to be upside down. Am I crazy or can everyone else but me rotate labels without them flipping back to a different orientation on their own once you reach a certain rotation limit? Scott's example shows an up/ down oriented cabinet with right side facing label, that works fine, but it does not represent what I'm trying to do. Also, if you try and rotate the label 180 degrees from the position Scott has
  3. I need to show labels upside down at times on floor plans, like the one on the right. The native cabinet label does not allow for this as far as I can tell and I don't know why. So as a work around I have to make a manual label using text and then place it where I need it. It would save me a bit of time if I could just rotate the label in any direction like you can with a text box. If the cabinet is facing left to right I can do it using a really small angle, but not if the cabinet if facing an up or down direction as shown in the picture. why, this is just a preference thi
  4. You might be able to use multiple cabinets with the depth set to what thickness you need. Position the cabinets as parts as needed then block them together when finished. I don't think you can change the default cabinet part thickness anywhere?
  5. I see that cabinet labels still don't rotate around like a text box for some reason, unless I'm missing a setting? I did however figure out that I can essentially rotate a label 180 degrees by changing the angle to .00001 (maybe smaller, haven't tested how far I can go). If I use 0 or 180, the label faces the same direction. I don't know why they have they label flip over instead of just rotating 360 degrees like everything else in the program, it appears this is a function of plan rotation or something similar? I am happy with the alignment options they added though,
  6. Yeah, that's exactly what I'm doing. Thanks for confirming. Mike
  7. Is there a way to make a wall cabinet, or any cabinet really, face the floor? I'm using a cabinet as a wainscot panel which is fine normally, but I need one to face down over a vanity and can't think of a way to rotate it if that's even possible. I know I can convert it to a symbol after I adjust it to be what I need, but then I lose the flexibly to change it like a cabinet. Not a huge deal but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Thanks
  8. Dermot, Looks like that was the problem. I guess I've just never run into an issue with this feature before. Thanks for the help and the explanation! Mike
  9. When I send a wall elevation to a layout page, my dashed line style is showing up as solid. This doesn't happen when sending the floor plan. What is the difference there and how can I control that? Thanks! Mike
  10. awesome! That seems like it might be more of a proper way to do it. Thanks a lot to both of you, really helpful.
  11. Eric, Thanks for the reply. I did that, but I also had to divide the room on the second floor and uncheck the "floor under this room" option. now half of the room is open all the way up. I think this accomplish what I need. Thanks again for the quick and helpful reply!! Mike
  12. Hi all, I'm an interiors only guy and don't really do much with the structure of the building so this is new to me. I'm trying to figure out if there is any easy way to make a basic rectangle 2 story structure with half the interior open all the way to the roof. I can't seem to find video that does what I need. Seems like it might be easy, I just don't know where to start. I tried using a hole but that left gaps in the walls. Could some one point me in the right direction to learn this? Thanks! Mike
  13. Thanks for that video Eric. Maybe it has something do with interiors? I can use the align wall feature without issue but unfortunately no snapping to those refence wall lines for me. My snapping works as normal for everything else though.
  14. Eric, I tried the point to point tool but still could not select or snap to the refence layer. Maybe a setting I'm missing?
  15. good idea Val. Only problem is I'm using interiors and I don't have access to gutters that I can see. That building looks very similar to what I am trying to achieve structurally though so I may have more questions for you as I move along. Thanks for the input.