mkennedy2000

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  1. Its set to CAD default, but I dont bother changing it, because I think I want it to follow the annoset, not be on a revision layer? I spose I could set it to a new REV-1 layer and then only change it when I was into REV-2, but that still leaves me having to add deltas. Given that the primary, nearly exclusive use case for the could tool is as part of a revision, it seems like a fairly obvious tool. a cloud and delta on the current ley, that asks for a version and can accept that version as a default for that work session.
  2. I must be missing something - the revision cloud tool seems really clunky. I never want the cloud on the CAD default layer and I always want a numbered delta attached to the cloud. I have to change the layer manually and add a symbol manually. There must be a better way?
  3. im putting together a more complicated than usual (for me) window order and it occurs to me it would be nice to be able to enumerate the the elements making up a factory mulled unit W10-7050MU (MulledUnit), w10.1-3040 csmnt, w10.2-30110 fxd and so on. I guess it might be interesting to list accessories in cabinets this way also? Any thoughts, tips, direction?
  4. Thanks, another great reminder. Now if you guys would just draw the plans for me......")
  5. I dimly recollect knowing how to get them to install themselves, but apparently I misremember. the vagaries of age. Anyway, thanks, that saved me some RTFM time and worked perfectly
  6. Thts waaaayyyy too easy, now I wont have anything to complain abut all day LOL I had already downloiaded the library, for some reason CA istn picking up downloads in my downloads folder, gotta figure out the path or something.
  7. That looks interesting. I'm unable to locate rollout trays, I'm apparently very lazy, do i have to RTFM and build my onw? Or are they hidden away someher obscure? MAybe I need new glasses? LOL
  8. Yeah, macros are amazing, but as you point out, a significant investment, especially relative to a spread sheet. I'm very undisciplined, so Im most comfortable building things on the fly, then refining them.
  9. I didnt quickly find a way to add new column headings using the schedule tool. I didn't find a way to do things like an electrical load calc or a plumbing fixture load calc. Spreadsheets are so fast and easy, a spread sheet version of the custom schedule might be a really useful feature. As opposed to using macros and behind the scenes stuff.
  10. EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE MARK ITEM COMMENT MANU. MODEL GAS - BTUH ELECTRICAL WEIGHT, LBS EQ-1 BURNER HOT LIQUOR AND FERMENTER WARD BURNERS BURN3BBL-PRO 200,000 EQ-1 HOT LIQUOR TANK EQ-1 SIDEWALL VENT HOT LIQUOR AND FERMENTER TJERNLUND HS1 120VAC-2 AMP EQ-2 BURNER HOT LIQUOR AND FERMENTER WARD BURNERS BURN3BBL-PRO 200,000 EQ-2 FERMENTER TANK EQ-2 SIDEWALL VENT HOT LIQUOR AND FERMENTER TJERNLUND HS1 120VAC-2 AMP EQ-3 CHILLER PLATES THERMALINE T4 EQ-3 BRITE TANK EQ-3.1 CHILLER COMPRESSOR G&D CHILLERS GD-3 240VAC-30AMP 1200 EQ-4 CONTROL PANEL BREWMATION BASIC 120VAC-20AMP EQ-5 TYPE 2 HOOD VENTILATOR 720 SQ FT*.7=500 CFM (MIN) HOOD MART 5DVP6 36D-ECA 120VAC-3AMP 76 EQ-5 TYPE 2 HOOD 4'X10', STAINLESS EQ-6 WALK IN COMPRESSOR 240VAC-30AMP 350 EQ-7 TANKLESS WATER HEATER BUILT IN RECIRC RHEEM PERFORMANCE PLATINUM 199,000 120VAC-1AMP EQ-8 EXISTING ROOFTOP HEATER TYICAL OF 2 50*2=100,000 EQ-9 NEW ROOFTOP HRV FANTECH SHR450 120VAC-4AMP 146
  11. I recently was doing a commercial job and needed lots of schedules. It felt as though a spreadsheet was much faster to build than a modified schedule with renamed inputs to create the desired columns. Is there a way to create symbols with the attributes I want? That would coincide with the columns headings in the scheule? And then how I would a sum rows and columns, multiply summed results for load demands and so on? Just seems like a spreadhseet tool would be an obvious addition? Or is there a way to dynamically link a spreadsheet to display in plan ot lout but stay live and reflect updates without doing a copy paste?
  12. Rene is too busy for me LOL, the student becomes the teacher....I'm still waiting for those templates Rene Happy New Year!
  13. I really need someone local and able to measure buildings in the San Francisco North and East Bay areas.
  14. Im a contractor, I design and build room additions, I need someone to measure and draw as builts every now and then...
  15. Thanks for the direction Joe - I hadn't noticed the new from template tool, just what I described. I'm not sure why I couldn't develop a template with all the same information I'd use an SAM base plan? Kbird, the new(ish) button may just motivate me to build some templates, I've been threatening to adopt SAM for years...and years... You make an excellent point re: building fresh templates, which I'd be doping, but boy, it would be annoying to have 50 or 100 hours into templates and them all go wonky after an update. Remember back around v5 or v6? The symbols completely changed and old plans were unopenable in the updated version.
  16. And it seems to me if SAM is gaining\has gained ascendancy, we should be able to save multiple profiles, then when starting a ne plan you could manually select the profile, save a step and avoid accidentally failing to save as before editing...
  17. That looks pretty nice, seems like a great starting point. Thanks.
  18. I've been meaning to call anyway....lets catch up.
  19. I go back and forth with stuff in plan, stuff in detail on plan, stuff in detail in layout. Ive never really settled on one being much better than another. I mostly do small plans, so dont really have hardware issues too often. Seems to me back in x11 or 12 they started to allow me to drag chief across multiple monitors, I do from time to time split my monitor, but I'd really rather drag windows onto a neighboring screen, just cuz thats my workflow in windows, a 37in monitor in the middle with a 32in panel on either side
  20. I like the idea of a narrative, describing the changes and including an index or revisions and the sheets they are on. "R1 addresses city comments dated mm/dd/yy. Then a list of locations where the Delta symbol was inserted and an explanation of the revision .
  21. What's the benefit of the schedule being in a detail rather than plan?
  22. Yeah, I already updated, thanks. I'm on so rarely, and TBH, its never been an issue before, but I can see as the person originating a thread the version would be relevant. In the light of this new knowledge - any thoughts?
  23. Ahh, I should take the version out of my signature, or try to remember to edit my signature. I've got x13.
  24. I havent thought this through, at all, but.... I think I might like the ide of a revision schedule. I could create a note type that would have its symbol driven by that schedule. I'll look into custom schedules as a starting point - can I create and save multiple custom schedules in my pfrofie plans? Will this be a better tool than the layout revision tool? Any thoughts, directions, comments or experience would be welcome.....