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    Building code enforcement and consultation, framing and woodworking.

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  1. builder

    X12 Beta - Some DBX Entries Aren't Retained ???

    I also got into the habit of using the tab key on any entry years ago. I remember Steve Blake teaching that in his classes so that behavior has been around for quite some time.
  2. builder

    Extra lines on my layout view

    Casey, The quick fix is to use the edit layout lines tool. It is the icon with the pencil on it. This is available in the layout view
  3. builder

    Default sets

    Understood. Thank you Glenn!
  4. builder

    Default sets

    The help manual states that in the default sets dialog you should be able to copy a default set by clicking the copy button. I do not see a copy button when I open the default sets dialog. Did this function get omitted by error? or is the help manual written incorrectly. From the manual, Creating Default Sets There are two ways to create a new Default Set: • Click either the New or the Copy button in the Default Sets dialog. • Click the Save Current Active Defaults button in the Active Defaults dialog.
  5. builder

    R602.7.5 Supports for Headers

    Here is the explanation from the 2015 IRC commentary R602.7 NUMBER OF FULL LENGTH STUDS.pdf
  6. builder

    Suppressing Layout Box Labels

    Yes Joe it worked for me. Just go into your layout template and in display options shut off the layout box labels. Any views you send to it from then on will not show the labels.
  7. builder

    Suppressing Layout Box Labels

    Joe I believe that it is assigned in your layout template
  8. I would like to be able to automatically control the number of full length studs, (king studs) at the ends of headers in the same way as we now can control the number of trimmers, (jack studs). The 2015 IRC table 602.7.5 has new requirements regarding the amount of full length studs needed at each end of an opening. As an example a 16' garage door now requires 6 king studs at each side of the door opening. I have attached the IRC commentary regarding this change to this posting and the new code section is shown below. "R602.7.5 Supports for headers. Headers shall be supported on each end with one or more jack studs or with approved framing anchors in accordance with Table R602.7(1) or R602.7(2). The full-height stud adjacent to each end of the header shall be end nailed to each end of the header with four-16d nails (3.5 inches × 0.135 inches). The minimum number of full-height studs at each end of a header shall be in accordance with Table R602.7.5." R602.7.pdf
  9. builder

    HP 500 ink jet cartridges

    Would anybody any have experience with some of the remanufactured cartridges that are being sold for the HP 500 inkjet? The cost difference is significant and I am hesitant to purchase without knowing if they will be a problem. Thanks for any help on this, Bob
  10. builder

    Cross sections

    When I indicate a cross section on a floor plan I set the camera to show a double callout with an arrow pointed to the view direction. If I make a change to a cross sections associated callout or change the order of the pages within my layout the numbers in the callous that are on my floor plan change accordingly and automatically as they should. I also indicate these same cross sections on my exterior elevations using a double callout and I am wondering if there is a way to get those callouts to update automatically also. Is there a better way that I should be doing this? Thanks for any ideas, Bob
  11. builder

    Window label

    Worked perfectly Eric, I thank you very much!! Bob
  12. builder

    Window label

    Thank you Eric, Joe and Michael. I have made the macro but I need help changing it to read only inches please. This is what I wrote, I did the same for the width. Thank you for any help, Bob number = height + rough_opening_top + rough_opening_bottom divisor = 1/16.to_f a = ((number/divisor).round*divisor).divmod(12) feet = a[0] inches = a[1].floor if a[1].modulo(1) == 0 fraction = "" else fraction = " #{a[1].modulo(1).rationalize}" end "#{feet}'-#{inches}#{fraction}\"".reverse.chomp("-'0").chomp(" 0").reverse.chomp("-0\"")
  13. builder

    Window label

    Can a window label be made to show the rough opening? Maybe with a macro?
  14. builder

    Recessed Interior Casing

    No Kyle, I don't think this can be done automatically.
  15. builder

    A door that doesn't open

    When you are in elevation view got to the layers and uncheck opening indicators