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  1. If I double click a spline between two electrical fixtures, I can set the new segment angle. Is there somewhere that this can be set as a default for every connection created? I can't find it.
  2. I've watched the video on overlaying a remodel on an as-built plan to visualize the changes, but I think I might be stuck on one point. I have drawn out my current residence. Some of the existing walls are block wall with 1" furring strips between 1/2" drywall with no insulation. I'm furring out those walls to have 2X3 studs and foam insulation. On my as-built plan, will I need to create a new layer just for that wall (i.e. Walls, Normal - As Built) and make sure that wall is assigned to that layer set, and then put the new wall in the Walls, Normal - Remodeled layer, then create a view that switches between the two in order to accurately visualize?
  3. I just found that I could right click an object to view and filter out the specific layers that this item is related to, but I could have sworn the Active Layer Display panel used to auto-filter out all of the layers that the object wasn't part of for a quick display. Am I going nuts or is there a preference that will allow me to click an object to filter the Active Layer Display list?
  4. Got it, it appears to be "Standard" 3D view with "Hand Drawn Lines on Top" selected.
  5. I'm looking at the image here ...and I'm curious as to how one can create this type of image of a design in CA that looks hand-drawn...or "cartooney" as I don't know the correct terminology. How would I do that?
  6. That's brilliant. Is that a pony wall then where the block is under the framed wall?
  7. Yes, a concrete lower half, but the wall in question is a 4" block wall with 8X16 pilasters, and the only way I could figure out how to make it look like it's supposed to is by creating a wall with panels and balusters through the fencing feature. There's no way to get the fence portion of the fence under a framed wall. I can do it the other way around, because that makes sense, like a wall with wrought iron on top, using a pony wall. I think I'm just stuck making a symbol and placing it between the shed overhang and the top of the block wall.
  8. I created the railing because it didn’t seem that I could figure out how to create a block wall that looked like the final product. I’ll look into that. I could model what I need and slap it on top as well I suppose.
  9. In the attached image, I'm attempted to create a shed that will be built between the existing house and the block wall. I've drawn 2 gable walls and then created a manual roof plane to create the sloping shed top. The goal is to extend the roof to rest upon a small section of framing that would rest upon the top of the block wall so the siding would be flush with the exterior side of the block. I've tried creating a pony wall, but that places the framed wall below the block wall. I can't seem to define the block wall parameters (it's actually a fence with panels and posts) such that the framed portion is on top and integrated with the shed. The pony wall option only allows me to select a wall type. Is there a way to accomplish this?
  10. As shown, the roof seems to be missing something. I'll keep poking around, but does someone know what's happening? I've checked all visible layers to rule that out. This room has two full gable walls at the ends and two manual roof planes. I'm not sure what's actually missing. The structure is a shed and the walls are panels that extend to the top of the wall framing and there's no fascia, just flashing where the roof meets the sides. If I could just lower the roof structure by 3 1/2" I think it would work, but when I make a change, the walls change too, leaving that gap.
  11. The electrical layer set enables "Electrical" as one of the visible layers. Obviously... I'm creating a basic map of my circuits so there's a reference that corresponds to the labeling on my main breaker panel. If I wanted each circuit to be a different color, am I correct to think that I need to create a new layer definition for each circuit rather than having a single "Electrical" layer for the Electrical Plan View? If there's a different way to do this I'd like to know, but this seems to be how it should be done, yes?
  12. I've got a fence that I've made into a block wall by using Panels and Post to Rail. I'm running into two challenges. 1. When I drag the fence out, I want a specific length of fence with a post (pilaster) at each end. It seems that CA takes over and inserts posts wherever it wants despite defining the "on center" value of the Newels/Balusters. If I create a short length wall, it puts a post at each end. But, when I get over a certain length (arbitrary), it puts a post centered in the middle of the fence and one on each end, and even further, it starts to evenly space them not according to the "on center" value, so I can't make a shorter wall with two posts beyond a specific length, which I haven't determined. 2. I've been wrestling with CA regarding creating posts that are rectangular. I created a rectangle polyline and that didn't work, then I created a rectangle 3D solid and that also doesn't work. I was only able to convert the primitive to a symbol, and then when I try to select it for the Newels/Posts type, it's not listed in the user library as an I'm confused about how to make that happen. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.