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  1. but you have to memorize and or remember more numbers as most standards were written in imperial. Personally I hate metric because you have to memorize all the conversions. 4' setback, 1.2m, 27" appliance width. is it 0.69m or is it 0.686 or 0.6858. 2x4 is it 38x80 or 38.1x88.9. I can never figure out who decides the number of decimal places. If I have to do metric, such as surveys, I do it in both
  2. CA replied that I should be using "furred walls", as they do not create a room. Putting their answer here for completeness in case anyone else has this issue" "In this case I was able to adjust the foundation walls to their proper build by identifying the inner walls that were butted against the Foundation walls as furred walls. I am linking an article on furred walls as well as a training video for creating basements with furred walls for additional reference. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00181/creating-furred-walls.html https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/
  3. I'm doing some modifications for a commercial space, and the existing plans are below. I thought what they did with the wall fill patterns for the different wall types was quite good from a black and white readability point of view. see below I've created wall types with different fill patterns in CA, and with different colors, but thought the way they did this was very clear (instead of zooming to see the different fill patterns I created in CA). When I do it in CA it is the continual hatching, and to tell the difference between 4 different wall types takes a discerning eye in bla
  4. this is key, as by default they go on layer Dimensions, Manual. If you do not want to continually change the layer set of your manual dimensions after you place them, you should create a different default(aka annotation) set For me, all dimensions drawn on the foundation are in a SPV called Foundation with a default set called 3/16" Foundation Plan Set. This 3/16" Foundation Plan Set then has a dimensions default set called 3/16" Scale Dimension Foundation. This dimension set, is then set to be on layer "Dimensions, Foundation Plan". And then the layerset associated wi
  5. This is what I do, and then adjust scale to match what I will send to layout I tried this 0,0 marker with the drawing sheet being shown. if I change the scale of the drawing sheet to match what I will send to layout, the marker stays outside the new "smaller" sheet9it was on the bottom left corner for the larger sheet). i.e. the 0,0 marker for a 1/4" scale sheet does not move to the bottom corner of that same sheet once I change it to 3/8". My guess is I should move the new sized sheet down to that marker so the send to layout shows in the right place
  6. reminds me of this....: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na47wMFfQCo :o)
  7. I mistyped in the post above I was looking for $ga but I did not check the macros...interestingly it is not actually in a macro (which is where I looked originally, macro management). I just tried and sure enough if you check macros it finds it. Thanks! some other tidbits in case others find this post...from the user doc: Find/Replace Text and Spell Check locate text in Rich Text, Text, Callouts, Markers, CAD blocks, schedule titles and headings, and custom labels for objects and rooms. They do not locate text in automatic object labels, default room labels, suppr
  8. I'm pondering if my workflow is the best way. I just finished doing a deck plan and new door for someone. This requires an elevation for the City to accept the plans for a building permit. Same rule applies for any reno which involves a change to an outside wall. a plot plan showing the deck is also required. So for the plot plan I take the surveyors plan provided by the home owner and draw the outline on it, to scale, by scaling the pdf properly. All good. This time around I decided to overlay the floor plan (cropped) on to the surveyor plan. 'This avoids any manual errors, but do
  9. well in this case it was not my plan (and there are actually two linked plan files), so I had to go looking. It turned out to be on the redrawn plot plan. I figured maybe you knew an easy way to find them :o). But your line of thinking is probably a good one, what are the chances of one forgetting where one put them....probably low.
  10. I'd be interested in this if it was cost effective. Currently I use a bosch laser measurer with their free software. It takes me about an hour to do one level. If I could roam around instead of beep around (and have to draw the walls), it seems like it would be worthwhile. Some measurements are critical for code though. I need to know the furnace door is 34", not 33.45678" same with hallways, posts. a 5' bathtub does not fit into 57" with the bosch I have to take some auxillary measurements for posts, clearance of furnace, etc. I would assume I would need to do the same thing with
  11. is there a way to "find" variables. I was hunting and pecking looking for" $ga" in the layout and the plan. the search/ find tool in CA doesnt seem to find it. IS there another way?
  12. interesting technique, took me a bit to find it... defining the global variable right in the label: " Proposed Garage Garage Area = %$gasf=area.round()% %$ga=(area.convert_to("sq m")).round(2)% m² " I never thought of doing it that way. I was always calling a macro to set the variable. Doing it the way you've done it means no macros Thanks for the insight.
  13. Thanks, ironically, I did that (added in two lines,before and after) about the same time you were writing it. so good to know that is the correct way I watched the videos again, and the difference in size of retaining wall is her terrain does not go to the bottom of her foundation. Mine does because it is a walkout. So when she draws the terrain wall it is only a couple feet deep. Anyhow, thanks for helping.
  14. I find I am not there yet. sometimes it is full sets. i do a lot of basements, addtions, suites, but the size varies, so it is sometimes at 3/8, sometimes at 1/4. sometimes there is a stair section, but if I do not have to do two floors there is not. I tried to use my full set layout, but there were too many pages. In thinking about this some more, to make it as general as possible, there should be as little unique plan info on the layout as possible. Today I have the section callout on the layout(I think I followed one of CA's videos) it keeps the callout label consistent size, wh