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  1. I've been using CA for years. Some builders have asked me to use Revit so the CAD files can be shared. However, other architects and drafters say they never share their CAD files, because dodgy builders can alter and submit plans that don't comply. The drafter I learnt under always said never give builders CAD files for this reason. 

    Other than large firms that have different departments and share files, it seems like noone shares outside their office. 

    What is everyone's position on sharing CAD files? 

  2. Ive been getting into the engineering side of CA. Its quite good, and much quicker than the framing engineering program I use at work. Couple of questions:
    1. Is there a way to lock noggings so they don't span more than 1300? So on a raked ceiling there would be 2 rows? At the moment it centres 1 row regardless of height.
    2. Is there a way to colour code the joists? I change the joist/rim joist material and colour, but it reverts to the standard colour when I refresh.
    3. where my deck meets the main floor, the joist is slightly off and lines up with the back of the external wall. I want it to line up with the front. Is there any way to do this?
    4. On the image attached, I want the PFC to face outwards automatically, and the joists to touch to back of the C. Is there a way to do this?
    The framing settings just give a standard setting. But double clicking on each component opens up options, but they keep reverting to the standard.


  3. I have a template that I copy/paste. It has worked fine for years. Now the User Library and settings go back to an older state when I copy/paste. Even if I copy and save the same plan to make modifications to it, the User LIbrary and settings change. 

    Anyone know why this would be happening? 

  4. I making these 10x20 battens to go on a wall. They are 20mm apart. However, anything under 50mm apart auto-joins and makes a panel. 

    I have noticed this when I push a vanity close to a wall or shower wall also - it automatically touches. I want to show that there is a small gap. 

    I have dropped the line weight to 1 but it still does it.

    Anyone know how to fix this?


    Using X14


  5. Can anyone tell me why my roof trusses are not showing when I draw them in on this plan? I've watched every video and cannot work them out. The closest I came was getting trusses with vertical studs/gable end style. 


    Uploaded them to online docs due to size:


    Also, I am trying to show 22mm battens on top of the truss, and attached to the ceiling for the wall plasterboard to attached to (Australian style). Does anyone know how to set this up? see attached 


    Using x12. 

    roofing layout.gif

  6. I've never figured this out. When I put a skillion/sloping roof over a deck, the posts never reach to the top. I've tried everything. I usually do them to the top rail only, then add a full height post made from a soffit, but it takes time. There must be a way it does it automatically. Anyone know?



  7. I've got a lot of detail in my plans and 3D. Ive got 8gb DDR4 ram. The stats show its using around 6gb of that. Im thinking I need to go 12gb or even 16gb. 


    Before I shell out for it, I just want to check opinions if 12gb will speed it up?

    ram useage.png