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About Gr8trim4u

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  1. I juat performed as as build survey. The home had 4x8 hardi panels with a 1/8 quirk between the panels this worked great for that.
  2. How about putting them on there own layer and locking tje layer. Maybe a reference layer.
  3. It's that time again. Considering an AMD GPU 7900. IS there any known issues with x15 or x14 and the rendering capabilities with these cards. I have seen some of Rabbitt Design comments in regards to working with AMD and just want to make a wise buying decision. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  4. So here is one for you. We calculate to the outside of the sheathing. Stairs do not count. Any rafter or truss top chord that intersects from the finished floor to the 7' mark is counted. They also include the footage inside an unfinished attic from the top of the bottom chord to the 7' mark. When i provide as builts to my architects. I have to provide a really spot on frame model of the house. The jurisdiction is the City of Alexandria VA. This is for FAR calculations. The rules seem to change 3 to 4 time a year.
  5. If it requires his input or added design, export each sheet as dxf or dwg. Male sure you know which version he is using. Ca will prompt you to what version. This saves my engineer time on drafting.
  6. Checkout simpson website. U can download. stl drag into your plan and save in library.
  7. You can create layout sets similar to saved plan views. I work for 5 different contractors/firms each one has a layout set dedicated to them and there jurisdictions. Associated layers with each one. I have also created them in 3 different page sizes. When you switch between them all you have to do is change page size. Takes a bit of work up front. I dont have to wash rinse repeat everytime i have a new project with different clients. Also allows me to keep a template layout that pretty much covers everyone
  8. Your videos are awesome. Makes my head hurt watching them the first time around. Then i have to break them down piece by piece. Thank you for your contributions to this community. You definitely test take this software to its limits.
  9. I work with a couple of engineers. Make sure you ask them what layers sets they are after. Make sure you export to their desired AutoCAD version. New guys I work with do not respond to the question of what layer sets they wish. Gets an all on version. Let them sort it out. Truss guys around here get paid by the hour they do not seem to be interested in taking exports. LOL Interesting about the export from layout. Will it give you any control over layers? Is it just a set of lines?
  10. I am running the 2070 in a laptop. Does the job well on my end. I also set up a 16gb virtual drive to run CA. Seems to be a bit quicker on the library searches and does better as the plans get larger.
  11. Nice i do that for as builds vs new construction didn't even think of that for shadows
  12. My preferred method. Just wish the shadows wouldn't show up under the terrain.
  13. I put the wolf poly ash trim profiles in catalog and symbols. I use them to build my lintel and exterior cornice.
  14. I was experiencing crashes during the PBR rendering. Went into the Nvidia panel changed from quality to performance. I have not experienced a crash since. spend 8 hours working with the clay base and PBR today and no crashes. Anthony
  15. Thanx for this little nugget. Will try to create over the post fittings with this technique when i garner some time. Old post but really relevant.