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  1. Geez.. that doesn't look like fun at all. A lot of non-value added time to that doc. Never heard of vector based. Does this mean you need to create a new border layout to make room for their info, or did you already have one? Good luck...
  2. I know.. :-) No one even noticed the pretty 2019 Silverado in the driveway.. smh.. I'm going to get the floor plan schematic out today.. then if I still can't get it to delete by testing some thing out, will post.
  3. What.... ? I did the Control X and Control/Alt/V.. now I got the osb on both sets. NOT going to any hospital if I can help it..
  4. Never saw this before, any ideas? I have a three story house, two sets of staircases. On each level I have subfloor OSB showing up in the window. These windows are all the same (copied).. the doubles are mulled.
  5. I would do the symbol as well. Its considered a block, so there really isn't any edge you can grab to though (point to point).. but since your building is square and parallel to that lot line, you should be able to eye ball it pretty close. One note, you have to update your symbol if you intend to show modifications. Attached I inserted a symbol of the left house so builder could see how these two plans looked together. Both being built in simultaneously, 12' apart, too close for my comforts.... The other is a pocket neighborhood, all symbols on the site plan model. Curious, has anyone ever exploded a house symbol and can you? I'm to scared to find out.. :-)
  6. Detailing a kitchen island that has a pony wall on the back side for a raised bar. When I did the wall elevation view, the electrical did not show up (island 1).. I thought "that's weird" because the wall elevation showed the electrical on the full wall. When you uncheck "clip to room", the electrical does appear (island 2). So I did the same for a end view (island 3 and 4) and the same thing happened. It appears it does not recognize a pony wall, until I unchecked the "clip to room". I looked at the settings and this isn't something to set. Any ideas of why (a bug or the new norm)? I honestly don't remember if was the case in X12, and I just worked through it. Thanks in advance.
  7. Hey there.. Wits end here.. I did a house a couple years back, that the builder wanted open joist rafters on the soffits and lookouts on the eves. Long story short, he built the house with soffits (saved a lot of $$). Now when I did the original request, I unchecked Soffits in the roof dbx. Fast forward, this house has now been sold to a new owner and they want to do an addition. I am getting the house to an AB model so I can do this addition, but when I go to check the soffit in the dbx, it does not display. Material is ok too.. I updated the defaults too... even rebuilt a roof, and tried modeling a new roof plane.. all the same result.. Hoping one of you pro's can help. Thanks in advance.
  8. How would you build it? Is it actually two walls butted up or a wider stud on the bottom? Either way, I do this in a bath using a wall definition for both, and setting the wider wall as a pony. Then a cabinet shelf for the cap. If its two studs butted up, create a wall def of just that, with a air gap to your liking.
  9. This happens all the time in this situation. Always have to add a solid to cover and paint... One of the many issues with pony/railing walls.
  10. Yes it is... never ever type without your glasses and at least one cup of coffee.. I still have that catalog up too.. SMH!
  11. Denver Stainless Outdoor Kitchen... Chief has as a catalog too.
  12. I export a PBR camera view and give it a name. Then I can drag/drop onto my layout sheet, set the scale (and pick save to plan). I do this with all my camera views to get my sheet layed out the way I want it to look. On the final layout cleanup, if any of those views need to be updated, I export a new view, then just re-browse (as show next to file name) and the picture replaces at the correct size. Taking it one step farther, I suppose a layout template could have generic views that person could always update from their current projects.
  13. Thanks Michael, Just sent to your email in a zip file
  14. I have one of those now, unrelated to this post however.
  15. Instead of adding floors, can you just increase the ceiling height of the fireplace "room"?
  16. I am working with a fellow Chiefer, every time when we load this project model we get a warning message "3 objects are unreasonably large, we recommend that you delete them".. and it gives you the option to delete, and we do. But the next time we load we get the same message.. been getting it for about a week now. How can I find out what the 3 items are so I can manually delete instead of using the message delete option?
  17. Can you put a room divider to separate the two different types of foundation, then change in the dbx?
  18. One of the biggest things going on in the panhandle of FL. (or so it seems) is multiple colors, types of sidings on each level.. all separated with a band. Kinda breaks it up some too, instead of one long and tall wall. Attached was a owners inspiration at the beginning of a project.. but once we got deeper with design, the multi colored look, broke up the blah.
  19. I used "Edit Wall Layer Intersections".. pulled the drywall all the way over FIKE_RESIDENCE-70821.plan
  20. I am sure there is a setting or something.. but I have had houses that had multiple dormers and one might do this also.. pull the hair out. I usually, after messing with it for a bit, jut fill with a poly solid, paint and move on. Make it is own layer so you can turn off on the floor plan in layout view (like WALL FILL). when it comes to the elevations, I just delete the lines using "edit Layout Lines"... if someone knows how to fix.. I'm all ears.
  21. Had to keep the ball rolling.. so that's what I did as well... Got some rain coming your way it looks like.. be safe down there. Crawfordville is out of the cone.
  22. Happy 4th of July Chiefer's. Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday. Now the that the fireworks are done, time to get back to work. :-) I know how to do dormers and have the roof cut walls at the bottom. But in this case, I have a dormer, but the ceiling is a different plane than the roof, so I need to cut the wall at the ceiling plane. Anyone knows how to do this without filling gaps will polys? Thanks in advance.
  23. I’m not commenting either. Thanks for the laugh.. Move your section line to the inside of the structure to see what those dims are grabbing. Change accordingly, then move your section line back out.
  24. I never had "the honor" of doing thick walls before X12, so I really don't know how they functioned. I just assumed creating a wall type the way it will be built as Robert mentioned was the way to go, and it seems to work, even when intersecting other "standard" wall thicknesses. No problem on getting the room defs either.