rockyshepheard

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  1. rockyshepheard

    Changing a roof plane soffit material

    Sorry, I got it!
  2. Is there an easy way to add a given amt of height to all ceilings on a single floor at once (as measured from the finished floor)?
  3. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Greetings, I am trying to learn what to think when ! see this. Off hand I would think some edges are not lined up exactly in my plan view. My plan view gets messy and I suppose a good video on cleaning it up is in order. Ideally I'd like to see only my walls and roof planes (single lines depicting both-only the outline of the plane and wall, no fascia lines or other stuff which makes it difficult). Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks, Rocky prep school.plan
  4. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Huge thank you to Steve for the awesome video (love the bluegrass big music), Glen for showing me the basics via Skype for two hours from Australia, RennerRabbot for his excellent advise and everyone else who commented. I have learned quite a lot today and greatly appreciate eveyone’s generosity!
  5. Put my id in and then I will give you my password and you can see  my screen. Not sure about audio though.

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  6. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    I just waved. Is that you?
  7. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Thanks Glen, That would be great but I only have Teamviewer. I will try to download it. Thanks!
  8. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Going out of my mind! Can someone help please? This nano-crap is impossible to overcome. I get rid of one by separating two planes,and another one (not even close to where I am working) pops up. If I bring the gold plane too close to the copper one, the red fascia disappears. Am I too close? Not close enough? Going to get a drink! half save me now1.plan
  9. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Great tip using those 45s. I just figure out how to align the edge of the plane to it. Clean!
  10. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Thanks for all the assistance!
  11. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Renerabbitt I noticed you broke up larger planes into smaller planes. I thought one pitch must be one plane. You must be saying that for a 40' x 20' plane, you could just as well break them into 4- 10'x20' planes?
  12. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Hmmm. I don't remeber ever drawing baselines. I simply place the plan on the outside surface of the wall and pull them inward.
  13. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Renerabbitt Thanks much for fixing the half. I will try to understand all that you've pointed out. How did you create the 45 degree reference lines? Did you use dimensions and delete them after the lines were created?
  14. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Thanks! I can see being able to lock both the pitch and ridge height at the same time without any geometric issues. Then decreasing the fascia height would simply move overhang out away from the wall. I wish I could see why that is problematic?
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    wall irregularities

    Just increased the line weights so I can better understand what I'm looking at in the plane view. Helpful. But does a thicker line mask lines that I should be paying attention to?
  16. rockyshepheard

    wall irregularities

    Thanks. I do have a basic understanding layers and have watched scores of videos. I have the manual but I have never seen a methodology written out that indicates how to not have numbers change by subsequent edits. Is there a chapter I missed? I feel I need a sequential methodology rather than descriptions of menus and terminology. I would like to set pitches once and forget. Then change the fascia height and forget that. Then finally set the ridge height...that plane is finished! Setting one should never change others without warning messages.
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    wall irregularities

    Thanks. Here is the model. Problems. After hours of 8 hours where I set heights and CA changes the heights, I have the roof close but with planes not aligning well. I wish could lock a plane in its entirety once positioned correctly, confident in the knowledge that doing things like using the connect roof planes tool won't mess it up. I have set the pitch of all the planes at least 8 or 9 times because I cannot permanently lock them. I am thinking when I go manual I should NEVER again use the connect planes tool because it changes too many of my numbers. Could someone quickly fix the alignment of the planes for me? All planes are 6/12. Thanks for whoever can help. I believe part of my problem is in my plan view. Too may double lines. Cannot clearly see things well enough to do alignments. I only want to see a single outline for everything except the walls. Rocky get help.plan
  18. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    Kbird1 Thanks for introducing PBR. I had never heard of it. Very cool. For fun, I whipped this up in about five min.
  19. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    Lumion is an impressive program.
  20. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    Probably lots of Photoshop as well.
  21. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    My opinion is that anyone who has a CA license has an inherent value more so than one who does not. Therefore, even with minimal skills they should be able to find a niche to be of service to a customer who might find others out of their price range. It is just a matter of making the connection. I am willing to work twice as many hours as most on this forum, for half the price...free market principles, yes? I wouldn't do a ton of this, but just a few gigs to keep busy and further hone my skills.
  22. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    Emphasis on "small". I work so I don't eat through it in a few years paying bills. I'd at least like to get back the 5k I invested in the computer and CA software.
  23. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    Right, but my problem is getting any work. Should I advertise on Craigslist?
  24. rockyshepheard

    Lawns

    I have a 3D lawn attached. It opens and modifies slowly. It takes about 20 seconds on my machine to open, modify or close. The end product is way nicer than CA terrain using the maps I've tried but is there a compromise between quality and speed that would give a similar appearance? This post might be more for the artistically inclined CA user. 3d_grass_2.plan