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  1. Is there a clean way to convert it to a manual roof plane and edit from there? I tried drawing one manually.. getting it to mesh with the existing eaves was not happening without a fight
  2. Any way to change the pitch of auto generated roof returns? It uses the pitch of the adjoining roof by default (10/12 in my case) but I'd like to lower that to a 2 or 3 pitch for the return. Can't find anything about this on here or in the Help docs.
  3. And I can totally see now why it is off by default.. it makes plan view look like a cartoon...
  4. Thanks guys, I did not realize that Lineweights was a toggle on the right bar. That is what I was looking for.
  5. I guess I would expect an altered lineweight to show up the same in a working view as it would in print preview. An analogy would be working in an Excel sheet where you want to make a bold border or highlight around certain cells, yet you can't confirm that you've done it until hitting print preview.
  6. Hah! You're exactly correct. When I made this detail a couple weeks ago, I was confounded as to why changing my line weight for that line wouldn't thicken my vapor barrier, as I wanted the position to be easily visible. I must have settled on a weight of 2560 and left it.. Why does line weight not update until you go to print to PDF? That seems a little off..
  7. Here's an interesting one. I go to export a layout sheet to PDF, and I get a massive blue blob on one of my views. Nowhere does this show up in the view when in the layout file, or when I pull it up by itself. No other view has this issue. Cyan is also not a color of any of my layers for this view. Any ideas??
  8. Thanks guys, did not realize I had to be in the room dialogue instead of wall. Somehow I was able to change them all with one click in the defaults last time.. but I only have 4 foundation "rooms" so it's not a big deal to do it individually.
  9. I am in the plan. There's no option to change a stem wall's height by opening it's dialogue.
  10. I need to go from a 36" stem wall to a 40". I swear I have done this successfully by simply editing stem wall height in Defaults>Foundation and it updated automatically. Now that does not seem to be the case. That's the only place I can find to change stem wall height, none of the other wall dialogues (Defaults>Walls>Foundation or individual wall spec dialogues) have height. I really don't want to rebuild the foundation, as I've done a lot of work on it. Any thoughts?
  11. Yup, can't edit floor finish from floor 0. And can't edit structure from floor 1. Lots of minutae to learn with this software but man is it awesome what you can do with it once you've gotten over the learning curve. Wow, this trick is awesome. I was beginning to think I would have to do this manually, thanks a ton!
  12. @robdyck I'm probably missing something obvious, but I can't get the floor finish to be editable for my garage. It is greyed out. Any thoughts?
  13. Oh jeez. Yeah that was it, I had to search that in Help to even know that was an option. I must have hit it when toggling crosshairs at some point and never realized.. it's always something silly that causes the hardest head banging. Thanks Eric!
  14. Up until recently, my reference display worked great exactly as shown in the help docs and videos. I have no idea what changed, but now it no longer appears in red, but rather in black and anywhere a line on the reference display coincides with a line on the displayed floor, the lines "obliterate" one another and there is no line shown at all. It makes for some very strange views that are uninterpretable, especially when windows are on top of each other. I attached pics to show what I mean. In my layer display options, the reference display set looks normal. Everything is in red.
  15. HOLY CRAP! There was a 1" brick ledge in that 6" siding wall definition. I guess the stone veneer does that automatically.. and for some reason it was applied to the walls with just siding as well. Probably related to errant use of material eyedropper. It's always something like that.. for these problems I never even know what to search in the help docs. Thanks a ton guys!