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  1. Boogdaddy

    Jamb Switch

    Thanks @solver !
  2. Boogdaddy

    Jamb Switch

    @DzinEye I understand. If it seems like I was being defensive or unappreciative of Solver's responses, that is definitely not my intent. My goal is to learn and understand, and at the very least I'm obviously doing something different in my searches than he's doing. Every time he's replied to search, he's included his own search with relevant results even though I've searched using exactly the same words or nearly the same. I'd love to know how to fix that so that I don't keep doing it. As I said, I'm new and this is a whole new world for me. I've actually come farther, faster than I'd hoped for. I've got my first plan nearly as complete as I would've done a hand drawn set of plans. Are there mistakes? I'm sure there are, but I figured it would be the perfect first house to do in CA and learn on since I'll be building it and I can identify the mistakes that will invariably reveal themselves in construction.
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    Jamb Switch

    @solver I understand the need for newer users and those learning to search the Forum first before posting questions so as to minimize wasting the time of those more experienced submitting answers. I am still new to the software and learning and for that matter, I have ZERO CAD experience previous to CA. I've got 35+ years in residential design, drafting and construction, but all of my design and drafting was done the old school way-by hand with pencil/pen and paper/vellum. I think I've initiated a new post 3 or 4 times asking for help to figure something out. You've responded each time with something referring me to utilize the search function. In each of those cases before I posted, I searched multiple times, both on the Forum, Google, YouTube and other places online without success. Only after striking out do I then post asking for assistance. There have been many occasions when I actually did find what I was looking for in a previous post by searching key words, and therefore didn't need to post a question. As I said, I'm new to the software and the forum, and as a newbie I get that I may not always be performing the search with the correct word or phrase to find what I'm looking for, though I always try searching with multiple combinations of words and phrases before I finally give up and post a question. I actually found the download given above (thanks @Kbird1!) before I logged back into the forum and found @Kbird1's reply with the correct switch I was looking for. However, I found it while searching the "All Content" function on CA's main website, and NOT by utilizing the Forum search function. I see the screenshot of the results you've received Jamb Switch @solver. I used those exacts words and variations thereof several times before I posted yesterday and I never found any post(s) on Jamb Switches in the 7 or 8 pages of Forum search results I looked through, let alone the relevant one which contains the download. After seeing your search results in the screenshot above, to check myself I repeated the search just now using the words Jamb Switch. Attached is a .pdf of my search result. As you can see, apart from my post now showing up in the results at the top, the rest of the entires look NOTHING like the results you got. Perhaps I am doing or not doing something in my search of the Forum that is not giving me the same results you seem to get. If so, I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong. While it is the case that I'm new to CAD and new to this Forum, I am fully computer literate and belong to many other forums on unrelated topics and never seem to have any problem with those other search functions. Showing results for 'jamb switch'. - ChiefTalk Forum.pdf
  4. Boogdaddy

    Jamb Switch

    @tommy1 I agree...I'm never going to show that in a render. And I'm still new to CAD/BIM and learning more about the software everyday. Thanks for the input.
  5. Boogdaddy

    Jamb Switch

    Thank you for the reply. Hmmm....I'm not finding that particular door light switch in my Library no matter what combination of wording I use. That's definitely the type of jamb switch I'm wanting-with the centered actuator. Did you download a manufacturer or bonus catalog that had it?
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    Jamb Switch

    I'm not sure what is meant by the "Automatic Door Switch" symbol in CA's Library. Does Automatic Door Switch = Jamb Switch? I am trying to figure out how to place a jamb switch, such as would be placed on the hinge side of a door to a storage closet or pantry and turns on the light inside when the door is opened.
  7. Boogdaddy

    NEED HELP--Curving and Circular Driveway

    Thanks @Chopsaw. That was what I was doing wrong.
  8. Boogdaddy

    NEED HELP--Curving and Circular Driveway

    Thank you for the responses...I'm getting closer! I have drawn the basic outline of the gravel driveway and the concrete driveway in front of the garage. For the gravel portion, I drew as a CAD polyline and converted to the larger polyline to Terrain Feature and changed material to Gravel. When I try to convert the inner oval shape of the circular gravel driveway on the plan view to Terrain Feature and change it to grass it doesn't work. It still shows solid gravel oval (as in Overview attached). If I check "Make Hole" in the dialog box, it'll show up, but only as a void. I've noted what I'm trying to achieve in the Plan View. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I have no idea what.
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    NEED HELP--Curving and Circular Driveway

    @Kiwideziner Thank you for your response. Is this best done by converting to Road (Perimeter), Sidewalk Perimeter or Terrain Feature? Or is there another option? And will the converted circular portion of the drive merge to the Spline Driveway portion without trouble or is there a specific process to merge them?
  10. I'm having trouble figuring out how to do a driveway the way I want in CA. I have watched tutorial videos, searched YouTube and read tutorials on this, and also searched the forums here for a how to accomplish this. I did find one forum post that suggested doing the circle driveway portion in CAD, converting to a ROAD (not a driveway-maybe they're treated as the same by CA?) and then placing a hole in the circle/oval. However, I can't figure out how to convert the circular portion from a CAD polyline to ROAD or DRIVEWAY. I don't know if this is because most of the info I could access online was based on older versions of CA (and mostly much older), though I would think the process would be largely the same. Perhaps CA has provided different tools in the later/latest version. I'm running X12. I've had some success using the Spline Driveway tool doing some of the curved portion from the road to the the circular portion, but beyond that I'm stumped. I've hand-sketched a quick site plan to explain what I'm hoping to accomplish in CA. Site Plan.pdf
  11. I'm new to CA and have been working with CA Premier X12 for about 2 weeks. I've also purchased Chief Experts Academy Training and have watched a few of the videos as I experiment with a design I'm working on. Overall, I'm figuring it out quicker than I thought I would. I was able to get through the kitchen cabinet design without much difficulty, but I'm struggling with this vanity. I have searched this forum, online videos and tutorials, training, etc., and I can't seem to find the information I'm looking for. It's possible I'm not using the right terms or verbiage in my search for info, so I thought I'd post a query. I am trying to place a base cabinet for a Master Bath vanity where the right side wall is angled at 45 degrees. Is there a single accepted practice for placing a cabinet such as this? I am attaching a screenshot of the relevant plan. I have placed a box (red line) in the location I want the vanity.
  12. Boogdaddy

    Before I purchase, a question or two...

    Here is a scan of one of my plans. It's a crappy scan with lousy contrast done by Staples. Because I live on a ranch in rural Texas, Staples is the only place within an hour's drive that can run prints and make scans. I'm frustrated with their service, which is yet another reason I'm moving to CAD/BIM and will buy my own plotter. I've now had a chance to look at the arrow styles in CA. I see one bold arrow/tick mark that is satisfactory to me, but I don't like how the dimension line stops at the arrow and doesn't extend through the arrow. Perhaps the dimension line issue is something I can customize in CA? Stephan_FPB.pdf
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    Before I purchase, a question or two...

    Thanks for your responses. I've already downloaded the trial version. I have played with it a little bit, but I haven't had the time until now to focus on learning the program. Before I spent the $3K for the full version plus whatever I spend on a learning platform such as Chief Experts Academy, I'm just trying to satisfy my curiosity as to whether it will do what I need it to do. I will try to scan a portion of a drawing or two tomorrow and upload. It sounds like if there are 49 choices of arrow styles, and if I can hand-draw a style I like and scan it in, I'll be fine. Since we're all in lockdown mode at home for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, I figured it would be good to take advantage of the time and spend it learning some CAD/BIM.
  14. Quick Background on me: 35+ years of residential and light commercial design. I am old school in that I learned and have always done my work, from preliminary sketching through construction documents with pencils, pens, layover and vellum. My father was a very talented illustrator who moonlighted drawing house plans, so I've been around design my entire life. However, I have reached the point where I can not even purchase the tools and materials I use day-to-day anymore. There is not enough market for it so manufacturers of drafting equipment have literally just closed up shop. Coupled with my desire to get away from hand drafting, and here I am. I have spent the last several weeks researching which program will work best for me. I'm a one-man outfit, and I don't do as much work as I once did. I occasionally build my own designs, both for myself and for clients. I have already purchased hardware (iPad Pro and MacBook Pro). I have already started doing preliminary design on the iPad using Morpholio Trace and Procreate. I'm surprised with using the Apple Pencil how little my preliminary design has changed. I am VERY particular how my drawings look. Will CA be customizable enough to satisfy my particular taste? Are things like how dimension lines and tick marks appear things that I can customize? I do not like how they look in the default mode. The arrows are a definite no for me. The super thin tick marks that are the same line weight as the dimension line are also a no. Can I go into CA after I get some training and time under my belt and change the way things are to make my drawings appear just slightly more like quality hand-drawn plans?