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  1. Thank you for your feedback!
  2. Excellent response, thank you.
  3. There seems to be a number of places to set the same default, which makes me wonder if I am going about things wrong. For example: Framing - Wall - Stud Spacing seems to replicate Walls - Wall Type Definition - Framing - Stud Spacing. Or Floors and Rooms -- Floor/Ceiling Platform - Floor Structure has options that are also in the framing defaults. There are a lot of layers of settings within default options, and it's hard to know if I've already established the default or if it something different. I definately get turned around with this. Hopefully someone can shed some light for me. Thanks!
  4. Look again at what exactly? Can you tell me what I might be missing, that is hindering the two rails from connecting?
  5. Hello. I created a set of stairs with a landing from first to second floor. To the right of the first floor stair section is another set of stairs to the basement. The client wants it all open. I am stuck trying to figure out how to connect the basement stair railing to the first floor stairs, when there is no landing. This seems to basic and I don't know why I can't make it work. Any suggestions? Thank you.
  6. Excellent. That makes perfect sense. Thanks again!
  7. I haven't dealt with this before, so please tell me what I should be expecting. I've imported the DWG file and it appears in the floorplan as a drawing, not in the format where I can use camera views. Does that sound right? I thought I was getting a file that would look like a finished product that I could render.
  8. When an architect wants to send me a CAD file, what format should I ask for? DWG? I have already built the house in Chief but there are updates, and he wants to send me his whole file rather than list changes (such as created dormer, moved windows, added a foot to the bathroom etc....). My job for the client is to create renderings for the project, as well as collaborate on some layout designs. Thank you!
  9. Oh this is so helpful, thank you!
  10. Thank you for the advice. Will follow up when I've fiddled with the landscape!
  11. I would love to post the plan to see what could be done with it but it's too big. I have to say, the hour or so I have spent in TM has been very frustrating. The structure is buried under the landscape, so I haven't really been able to explore that much yet. How do I get unburied? Thanks for your help!
  12. Thank you. I appreciate the critique! Perspective and positioning are very important, and I need to work on that. There are so many nuances to producing the perfect image!
  13. I never heard of TM until a couple days ago. I haven't quite figured it out yet. But it looks like a good option. I have a cottage I've built on CA and am unhappy with the grass, lake, trees, etc.. so I went to TM. I don't know how much of my finished plan I should be importing into TM. - Do I take the terrain perimeter with me and leave behind the trees and lake, or only take the cottage? - Can I import the plan back into CA with newly added things from TM to continue with the details? You can see the landscape looks kind of fake. What would anyone suggest I do, in order to use TM to enhance it? Thank you! Kate
  14. Thanks. I am just trying to accurately define my services. Can modeling be static? I am not offering video walkthroughs and I'm not rotating the structure around and around as part of a presentation to a client. Everything I do ranges from simple flat floorplans and layout documents, to photo-realistic renderings with lighting and environment. So what would you call those types of services?
  15. I love your question, because it illustrates what I am confused about!
  16. I see a few terms used a lot in regard to CAD services, and I am not sure they are always used accurately. I would love an explanation that differentiates 3D, 2D, Renderings, Modeling. Thanks for the feedback!
  17. Ok this works on all walls. Thanks so much.
  18. I think I figured it out, thank you! It only works with an exterior wall, but the "make invisible" wall icon is what I need to use, and I was not familiar with it. Thanks!
  19. Thats the setting I mentioned having tried. It didn't do anything.
  20. How do I hide the walls? There is a prompt for that in the camera setting, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Can you point me in the right direction to learn more about that? Thank you!