TommyJ

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  1. I get what you're saying to copy and paste the top of the beam back into the elevation. But, if I make any changes, I have to redo the whole elevation. It's a quite a work around, but I guess that gets me limping for now. Thanks for the help.
  2. I tried that, but I could not snap the line to the top of the beam. I can get it "close" but not exact.
  3. I watched a view videos this morning, and the instructor did a similar thing. She used point to point, and zoomed it to get it "close". Surely that's not the way? That gives some unknown amount of error, and the bigger issue is that if you change the beam height, the dimension doesn't change with it later.
  4. I'm attempting to dimension the height of a exposed ceiling beam in a elevation view. (Roof beam is perpendicular to the view.) I can't for the life of me get anything to snap to it. Tried the elevation height marker, all the dimensions, drawing a line, etc. Surely there is a way to do this, right? In the previous CAD programs I have used, this is a 5 second task. These are the types of things that waste so much time.... Sorry for the rant. It feels like I design for 10% of the time, and google how to do things 90% of the time.
  5. Here is how the roof plane specs change when I pull the roof back from the flat ceiling area. Why does the "Top of plate" change? Should the top of plate not just be determined by the room specs? (All are set to 97 1/8 ceiling height.)
  6. The 'top of plate' on the roof plane is set to 103 5/16, what the framing is building to (only in the vaulted room). The strange thing is, if I pull the roof plane to go just over the vaulted area, the top of plate changes back to 97 1/8 (and the framing builds correctly). If I extend the roof plane even slightly into the flat ceiling side of the house, the top of plate changes back to 103 5/16. Checking the 'flat ceiling over this room' in the vaulted area has the same effect of correctly the top of plate measurement.
  7. I'm just recreating an existing house plan, which has scissor trusses, 5/12 roof, and 2/12 ceiling pitches. I've created manual roof and ceiling planes accordingly. In this room, I've unchecked the 'flat ceiling over this room' option. When I build the framing, the top plates on one side of the room are 6 3/16" higher than the need to be. They extend up into the rafters. The other side is the proper 97 1/8" high. When I check the 'flat ceiling' box, the problem goes away. I've checked that all the rooms have the correct heights. Any suggestions?