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  1. Update: I have solved this by searching around this forum and finding a member post about drawing tightly connected landings together. It is all perfect now. It was yet another great lesson in when to stop trying to make it work one way and trying another.
  2. Here is the other plan file, it was causing an error for some reason. stairgames.plan
  3. Attached is a plan that shows some odd behavior. Here is the situation: Attached Stairgames2.plan/pdf On the left is a generated staircase with a winder calculated by CA, and a generated stairwell. All is well. On the right, this is an existing staircase I am trying to model that was built in the 60's. It has 11 treads on the straight section, and 3 in the winder, manually set by me. The winder looks fine in plan view, but if you look at the winder in 3D, one can see the incorrect generation of the winder. I did not generate a stairwell here to focus on this o
  4. @Dermotthank you for the detailed explanation, it helps a great deal. I will do as suggested. But, since we went this deep, under what conditions would it be correct to have Connect Island Rooms" turned off? Moving along I did your suggestion of "or here" earlier today, and it indeed went away. :-)
  5. That was it, uncheck "connect the island" and it went away.
  6. OK, so this is a 60's house here in FL. The way the plan is drawn is the way it is actually built today. They either knocked out the block for the frame-wall addition, or there was a massive slider, or whatever, but the frame wall with opening is correct. The current owner has the reversed prints and it shows a SGD. It is interesting because there is a second story along that wall line. The owner is a structural engineer so he is investigating the setup. We can only assume they built a girder truss setup in. After I sent it in, I did extend the block wall and put a door opening in
  7. Hi all, I am sure I did something wrong here, but heck if I can find it. In the middle of this plan, there is a mysterious room divider which I did not put on the plan that I remember. I can select it, see the wall type, etc, but I simply can not delete it. I deleted the east walls, etc, trying to get rid of it. If I do that, I can actually delete it, then I save the file, but when I connect the exterior walls, presto, it comes back. I annotated it in a red text box. The rest of the plan was smooth as silk. Kennon-ASBUILT.plan
  8. Ok, I missed the point about "plan materials" in the actual dialog. Thank you all!
  9. Rename it where in the plan? I went to the wall type definition in plan and I could not rename the layer in the wall definition.
  10. LOL, Joe are clearly a genius :-). Pretty much exactly what I did. Very cool. So let me hit that gray matter one more time.... I would like to change the name of something in the library. Make "Cat face - Beige - 1/2" to "Stucco - 1/2". I see I can copy something in the library, but no option to paste it, or edit it. I know I can create a new material, but it would be able to copy and modify some things.
  11. The problem is I can not see how to attach a more detailed description to a wall type definition that could be included in the schedule. versus just the "Name" of the wall type. The default %automatic_description% macro is pulling in the wall type "name" via the description field in the object information, which is pointing to the macro. The macro in this case points back to the "name" of wall type. So for example in row three above, I want to have that description be associated with all walls of the same type. In this example, I removed the macro and manually typed this in.
  12. Wall type definitions do not seem to have a description field other than the wall type field. The default object type for a wall looks to have %automatic_description% as the macro in the description field. This feeds the description of the automatic wall schedule. However, I would like to have a short name for my wall type and a longer description of the w all. Is there a way to tie a customer wall description to the wall type? Right now it seems like I have to add a description for every wall. Here is the example below where the macro is grabbing the default wall type
  13. I put my templates in a separate directory from the stock CA templates for automated backup reasons. Is a template really just a plan file that would normally be be saved in the default location, with the added notations of the "Save as Template" dialog box? If I want to add CAD blocks to a template, is it best to open the template itself and go to it, or is better to have a plan file that corresponds to a template file where you do the CAD block work? I do add things to the library, but I also export types into my custom folders for automated backup. That way is the fan hits the K
  14. Doh!!!!! Thank you. I knew it was a cockpit error.