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    more than one building

    I've been searching but can't locate any information on how to show a group of independent buildings such as in a subdivision or even a 2nd house on the rear of an existing property. Each building is modeled and detailed individually, however I wish to bring them together for an overall perspective. Appreciate your comments Regards
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    Anyone Using Digital Submissions In Your City?

    Comment from another Kiwi - there have been no downsides for us. The biggest positives for us are being able to lodge applications anytime day or night, and also being able to easily distribute digital copies of the approved plans. A number of trade suppliers and sub trades are now requesting Council stamped copies of the approved drawings to work from - real easy now
  3. Hi Steve I must say I enjoy watching your videos, very easy to follow, easy to watch and I'm still picking up some good pointers from them. Good seeing how you do things. Regards Doug
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    Help with Stairs

    Great Video. Very clever
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    Balcony newel post to ceiling.

    In New Zealand, we use the term skillion to describe a roof structure where the ceiling follows the roof line, be it mono pitch/ lean to or a gable roof form. A gable roof shape is also often referred to as having a 'cathedral ceiling'. This is one of the wee challenges of many international users I guess, is getting a handle on American terminology. A couple of other examples: For exterior cladding, we never use the term siding, its weatherboard, Hardiplank, a specified proprietary plaster system, or plywood etc etc For interior linings, we use gib board - not rockwall But all good fun
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    multiple mouldings on a polyline solid

    Thank You Eric for that video - I can see now where I was going wrong. Awesome Plus now I can also place multiple mouldings on a polyline solid using just one single moulding line and space them out using the vertical off set and then I able to easily access the individual mouldings from the drop down box. Apologies for being a bit slow on the uptake on this one.
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    multiple mouldings on a polyline solid

    Thanks Eric I was working from some training material, but have obviously gone off in a tangent.
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    multiple mouldings on a polyline solid

    To be able to select each moulding as I wish It works for me using the counter top option (the moulding link is built in) Its just seems a bit weird using a kitchen counter top to work up say an exterior verandah post, hence looking at the polyline solids option. Obviously I need to learn how to get each moulding on its own line, and then I will get the drop down box - I will keep looking
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    multiple mouldings on a polyline solid

    I'm following the CA training material "using 3D moulding polylines" Ref KB-02882 It says:- select the polyline solid then copy and paste in place then convert to a plain polyline then convert the polyline convert to 3D moulding polyline click OK then replace with the desired moulding I repeated this for the two additional mouldings one by one, but they have all appeared to have defaulted to the original 3D moulding polyline. Is the teaching material above not the best solution? How do I get each moulding onto its own moulding polyline? Do you have the link on how to do this? Thanks
  10. The attached drawing has three mouldings on a post (made from a polyline solid) To edit a specific moulding, I can select the 3D moulding polylines line, but I can't figure out how to control which moulding it selects. How can one be specific in which moulding to select? Thanks mouldings on a polyline solid.plan
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    Posts and Railings

    Hi Steve Nice video again. There appears to be a variety of objects one can use to build a shape from - counter tops/ slabs/ box/ polyline solids/ even the old cabinet soffit tool, plus starting from polylines and converting. Is there any reason why one would be chosen over another - which object is becoming the go to one people mostly use? The soffit tool and the counter top have the moulding link built in, which is handy, but there appears to be other no differences - all methods produce the same end result.
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    Arched Soffit

    Hi Jennifer This is the site for Chief Architect, you are best to post the question on the Home Designer site Regards
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    lowered soffits

    Thanks for the replies. I will work through those options shortly. I've discovered that if I draw the polyline solid on level 2 and drop it down to the soffit rather than draw it on level 1 and raise it up to the soffit it works fine - the key is drawing the polyline solid on the level you want it to be on. Eric, whats the issue with dragging the walls down a few mm - I understood manually editing wall heights was an acceptable practice? Regards
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    lowered soffits

    I've been playing around and trying to work out how best to get a lowered soffit to the underside of the upper floor that cantilevers out over the lower floor - the level of the lowered soffit to line through with the soffit to the lower roof. I can deal with the walls by dragging the exterior walls down to the correct level. The problem is how best to fill in the void created back to the lower level exterior wall? I have tried that by using polyline solids, or the cabinet soffit tool, (not a great look but will do) however in floor level perspective views at level 1, the polyline solid is visible, which I don't want. How can I get this polyline solid dropped soffit to 'display on the floor above'? Or is there another way that people use? Regards lowered soffits.plan
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    VIDEO LESSON - Screen Porch w/cathedral Clg

    Thanks Steve Enjoyed the video which I learn't from. Good techniques which were clearly explained. I also liked the attention to detail. Accuracy has greater priority over speed. Regards