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About Bob-Roraback

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    Building code enforcement and consultation, framing and woodworking.

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  1. Bob-Roraback

    Wall sheathing issue

    I would like to have the exterior sheathing of an exterior wall extend to the top of the top plate where it belongs. If you put the sheathing as part of the main layer it creates problems with the platform framing. The soffit should only cut through the siding layer. Code would require that the sheathing be nailed to the top plate.
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    HP Design jet 500 Driver

    Try the one linked in this thread Alan. It is working fine for my 500 and Windows 10. Bob
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    Southeast CT

    Offering drafting and design services for that new home or addition. Also available for tutoring in Chief Architect or to finish a plan that you have started in Chief Architect or Home Designer Builders and developers welcome! Contact me at or by phone @ 860 883-2445 Roraback Drafting & Design Salem CT
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    Posting a new topic

    How do you change the font size in the title text when posting a new topic
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    Windows, another way of displaying

    I am trying another way of modeling windows that is pretty effective at accurately showing extension jambs and giving much more control with how the sill behaves. If you do the window unit separately from the interior casing, sill, apron and extension jambs it really works well and allows you more freedom with adjusting where the sill ends up. I make them each up separately and fine tune the adjustments, then just put one on top of the other. The attached plan shows how. The two separate units are on one wall and the combined units on another. Check out the settings on each one to see how I did it. This might not be for everybody but I thought I would share. window sill fix.plan
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    Stretching a symbol

    Perfect Steve, Thank you again Steve, Eric, Michael and Joe, Good to have you guy's around!
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    Stretching a symbol

    Hi Steve, I just got home from work and I am trying it now. Thank you for clearing this up for me!
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    Stretching a symbol

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    Stretching a symbol

    I am having trouble trying to stretch this symbol. It is a beam for a 14' post and beam structure. I want it to be able to be resized to any length without changing the position or size of the center mortise and dowel holes or the angle brace mortices on each end. I just want to stretch it at the points where it is just a square 6x6, Is this possible? Thanks for any help Beam symbol.plan
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    2018 IBC/IRC Adoption

    We are adopting the 2018 codes in Connecticut in October of 2020
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    Polyline solid problem in X12

    Hi Mark, yes the framing is exposed to the interior. The exterior is covered with vertical ship lap pine. Once I work out the procedure I am going to start another thread about doing post and beam structures.
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    Moving polyline solids in X12

    Works perfectly! Thanks Michael. That will be a big help with what I am doing.
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    Moving polyline solids in X12

    I will try that. Thank you Michael
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    Complicated roofs and dormers

    Did you zip the file? Use back up entire plan command if you did not
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    Moving polyline solids in X12

    Create a polyline slab in plan view and then go to a cross section view and tilt that polyline slab to say 45 degrees. Now go back to plan view and move that polyline slab parallel to the direction of the tilt, notice that the solid has also changed its height relative to the angle of tilt. This will also happen if you use the point to point command to move the solid. If you move the solid using the transform/replicate dialog it will stay at the same height. The point to be made is that once you tilt a polyline solid, the only way you can move it and keep it's elevation the same is by using the transform/replicate dialog command. I have attached a plan file to demonstrate. Hopefully this will be of some use to somebody. Moving polyline solids in X12.plan