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    Foundation wall framing

    Yes, I remember that. I actually started that post I just want more Votes - it makes me feel important Seriously though... Votes may not help, but more users on a thread having a conversation about the subject I think can help get their attention... maybe - Thank you!
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    Foundation wall framing

    I have run into this with a few plans. I did not use provide framing detail, but for the clients that want to see the detail in 3D, I like to produce a 3D framing model that can mess with online. However, I have found that some of my walls in the foundation area do not generate the framing as the main and second floors do. The support walls with a footing do not show as framing. And the Fur walls also do not show framing. Also the lower daylight walls remain with siding on them. Thoughts ??? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zSLeZLDIRSsZWin7R1bfHL-OOxYNFiQZ/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R1gDrY234MUOCFKEaz6Eg9SRFR9EoURt/view?usp=sharing Thank you, Steve
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    Foundation wall framing

    While I am still learning Chief, I have several decades of Architectural CAD experience. I do bring up subjects now and then that are important to other users. Please click that Upvote button next to my posts and others engaging in the conversation if you think the subject is worth getting the attention of the developers. Thank you!!
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    Foundation wall framing

    Thank you Eric! I'm going to give it a try! I just got done putting different Plan Views together using the Reference Layers, and this, while a bit of a work around, seems to be a solution... For now.
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    Foundation wall framing

    And then with floor surfaces turned on, it should be quite fine. Helps with the foundation space so the walls are setting on something. Now it is like walking through a house once it is framed up.
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    Foundation wall framing

    This was one way of doing this that I think will be ok. It will remove the foundation from the pony walls, but it keeps the framing which still shows more of the framing. Hopefully this will be addressed some day. I made the Pony walls, Walls, Daylight and turn them off with the Walls, Normal layer. The foundation wall will remain. The bearing walls are also Walls, Normal now so the framing shows us, but the footing is off - not cool, but ok. Thank you guys!
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    Foundation wall framing

    Making them normal allows me to turn off the Wall, Normal layer to expose the framing, But Michael is right, it is with the Pony Wall. Ideally, a pony wall should maybe allow us to maintain or control the walls within the pony assembly. I want to keep the foundation and footings on the walls. Steve may have the only answer at this time, spend the time to remove the layers and save. I like to upload a framing 3D model for the client to mess with on the online viewer. Maybe it is not so bad that the pony walls remain with its materials. The main focus is on the framing of the floors and trusses. Maybe another version will address this. I'm not sure when Pony walls were released, but with all new things there are always ramifications that need to be addressed. Yes Sir! Catch 22! Thank you
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    Foundation wall framing

    I always like to know what is happening also
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    Foundation wall framing

    Very nice - and that is with some layers turned off - ok
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    Foundation wall framing

    I will do that. I was doing that at first but then figured the walls must be wrong somehow.
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    Foundation wall framing

    I will mess with layers first. Would rather fix it that way than recreate my walls. But it does not take long to recreate the walls.
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    Foundation wall framing

    Ah! I will do that. Was wondering about that.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    So, I may have changed some room definition which caused the walls to behave as they did?
  14. Has anyone run into this before? This is now the second plan where this has happened. I did go through my library and make sure things were set up as defaults. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qVTH6gugwTKaiwnmg6aKkczmyCNVFGW-/view?usp=sharing
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    Roof Return Missing on One Side

    Hello, Hoping one of you guru's out there can help me. I added the roof returns to a number of gables and it all worked perfectly - a week or so ago. Now I am completing the plans and see the my front porch gable roof return is missing on the right side. I removed it and tried again, but no go. I tried on the porch wall and the attic wall - both add the return to the left side but not the right. I even mirrored/copied the roof from the left to the right and that did not work. I know it is something I may have done - because that has proven over and over, but cannot find any issues. Thoughts? I wish they would increase the size a file can be... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zSLeZLDIRSsZWin7R1bfHL-OOxYNFiQZ/view?usp=sharing Thank you, Steve
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    Roof Return Missing on One Side

    I had this plan done by adding a roof return manually. I just spent some time getting things exactly centered and at the same heights on each roof. I seen that it was off on the right roof by maybe a 1/2". Now both roofs join exactly at the center of the wall. I unchecked the roof return and closed the dbx. Opened it again and checked it, and the left roof is the only one that shows up. I did set up the roofs in the Plan View and then went into Working View to select the wall. I'm moving on as I have a lot more work to do. It was working when I first put it together. I'm not sure if any of you downloaded the plan and got it to work, but it is not working for me. I will watch closer next time I put this together as I know I can be a "little" aggressive in placing my roofs. I will use the Roof View moving forward so there is less on the screen and easier to see. Thank you
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    Roof Return Missing on One Side

    I need to get used to building my roof in the "Roof Plan View". I checked it and it is set up on Main Layer Only, and of course it is very clean and easy to see. I will make it a practice to use this roof view to do my roofs. Thank you Steve!
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    Roof Return Missing on One Side

    Yes, a very complex roof. And yes, I do struggle, or I should say that I try to be careful where the wall snaps. Once I know where a good roof is, I use my shadow board height and match that. That has worked well for heights. But in this case, being careful is not careful enough. I knew it would be something simple like a misaligned plane or point. It is things like this that get me because I am not always thinking about how a small move here changes something there. I may have nudged the header hours before and never paid attention to the roof until I was placing it on the layout. By then the cause and effect no longer care about each other Thank you for your help on this. I am slowly becoming more and more aware of what I am doing and thinking about the effects of my actions.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    Yes, I have put the pony wall "assemblies" in both 8' and 9' basements and the pony wall is set to 40.5" which is exactly 42" off the footing. So far I have not had to go in the dbx and change that, other than when I want a 60" wall or something to work with the grade which is changed in the wall on the plan. I also use a similar pony wall without the fur wall on the inside for the areas I make walkout walls with the frost footing, which is 42" below final grade. The images below shows daylight to walkout walls.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    You are correct. The height of the wall top plate is managed by the room height.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    Yes, I believe that may have been the issue, but when I rebuilt the foundation everything worked.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    Yes, you can save the height of the pony wall in the dbx from the Library item. You open the wall type from the library and set the height of the pony wall. Then it is in place for when you use it. Same goes for some of my windows that I use in the lower lever on the daylight wall - I set the header height on the saved window in the Library.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    I deleted the basement of the plan that was bad and remade it. Now it works. So I'm chalking this one up to a software hiccup. Now my furred walls work and my daylight walls all work like normal. As I move forward, I will create my basement and add a fur wall first thing to verify that all went well. If not, rebuild it.
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    Well, the adventure continues... I opened my normal template and drew a simple house and basement and everything works perfectly. So now I need to find what I am doing in the process of adding a basement on a drawing. Typically click the button to add a basement using my template defaults... hmmm
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    Materials taking on area characteristics

    So I went back to an older plan and things work fine there. So I must of lost something along the way. https://www.loom.com/share/5ba4235f90c1481992301b6b36e1a3ba?from_recorder=1