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  1. if i remember correctly the problem with this is then you are constantly adjusting the elevations. i.e. I want to see how many stairs I can get away with on the bottom or the top. If they are all part of one flight, i can just go change the stair section. If I have a separate landing, I have to move them up and down? not to mention when you move the stairs or resize them the landing resizes differently (which is true for both cases I believe) I have an extreme dislike for stairs, always seems to be an exercise in frustration
  2. make a pdf and send it to him?
  3. nvm, I had tread depth locked. But to get the correct number of winders, one needs to lock "number of treads" if trying to get the three winders on the "landing". "Automatic Treads" does not seem to work This little tidbit seems to be missing from the doc link above ...unless there is some additional setting that alos controls it 30.01.2023_21.33.16_REC.mp4
  4. my non love affair with stairs continues I am following: to try and get 3 winders. It works on the OOTB template(except it reduces to 2), but not my template. When I curve the winder section it refuses to snap to be vertical Tried changing the width to match,I dont see anything else obvious. closest it will snap: I'm also trying to get three winders and not 2 30.01.2023_21.19.40_REC.mp4
  5. well I decided to try out some other things and did get it working such that a, lets call it "initialize filename variable" assignment box is not required on elevations. the filename is required in order to know which roof value to get from which file It does have three limitations that i can see. 1. it uses the default exterior wall label to make the assignment (actually for me I used the foundation wall label, because I always have a foundation) so it you use this label for other purposes, then this will not work (although you could use the roof label if you wanted). I assume these are wall details like Rene showed so I assume it is not applicable to interior elevations. If it was you could add it to the internal wall default label 2. backclipped sections dont have any objects (well sometimes a roof), but no wall, they look to be just cad lines. so backclipped elevations would need the assignment box copied to it if you wanted these macro details there 3. the default labels are only for plan view,, so one cannot offset the label to be lets say, below the house on elevation. Instead one has to either i) set the colour of the label the same as the wall (which is why I put it on the foundation as its always concrete ii) make the text style tiny and transparent or iii) move it manually, but if you are going to do that, might as well copy an "assignment box" onto the elevation video below shows the behaviour. The global variables are assigned on the CAD detail, and then you can switch between elevations on each plan, and the global variable which was last "set" on one does not get shown on the other. It is using a global hash with the filename as the key, so there are two unique pieces of storage for the two values within the hash (essentially an array). And if one ios wondering why an initialization box to set the filename is required...well, it get the roof type for that file I neede the filename, and the filename is stored in a global variable, so itself would ne incorrect when moving to the next file. This means the filename global variable is being updated by the wall label to ensure the retrieving of the values from the hash is using the correct key I thought there might be a race condition problem here where the value gets retrieved prior to the setting of the filename global variable, but so far I have not observed one 27.01.2023_20.59.50_REC.mp4
  6. add it to the suggestions forum, email CA
  7. i typically use dimension lines with a blank line style for plot dimensions, because it snaps to the line. move the line, the dimension changes. move the dimension line (that you cannot actually see, but you can select) and the text moves with it
  8. thanks, I've been hoping for some better backgrounds
  9. every window looks through to the that how the actual house is designed, or is it a TM glitch?
  10. i find it useful for initially drawing bedrooms and bathrooms. Always know a bathroom must be 4'11
  11. thats why some wait and watch ...let others be on the bleeding edge. eventually a new driver will likely solve a problem you may encounter. For me I have time so I'm happy to be the guinea pig in an effort to make things better quicker
  12. i will use the revision cloud and put a label beside it noting the scope of change. in this case I would put on the cross section and probably note it on the elevation. generally here stacking of walls is a no no without an engineer, unless you are taking off the top plates and sistering or replacing with 9' studs ...but I would assume that is the detail the authority is looking for
  13. i've got a couple laptops and the lenovo thinkpad is rock solid, but mine is 4 years old and does not have the greatest GPU. The new computer I bought last year was a gigabyte Aurus 17". I can say the larger screen size is not only great for CA, but also watching movies. so if you are going to buy a new one next time and you are on the road a lot, you might want to consider the larger screen size
  14. change the sun to follow the camera reduce the backdrop intensity to 500 and have a backdrop change generic sun intensity to 5000 or post the plan
  15. so had this problem again today. Looked at the settings from the above plan and compared to the new plan and everything seemed the same. After spending 45 minutes changing parameters with no success, I redrew the end railing and it just worked. Anyone know what causes this where the post shows in the preview panel,. but not on the 3d, and then redrawing it fixes it?
  16. i believe you are correct as the latest NVIDIA driver came out in dec, and I installed it after I upgraded to win11
  17. True, however, one could build a program that looks exactly like that dialog box, and output the results into a text file, which could then be read by CA. My two cents, you could get pretty close to the same results with Rene's system (or another macro system) for the DETAILS. But the cross section you have shown just doesn't make sense if there are different wall thicknesses, roof pitches, insulation, etc etc @HomeDesign724 if your boss man cannot explain the cross section or it is a "just accept the inconsistencies", then I would suggest telling the boss man to do something different. I for one, do something like below where inputted variables drive the detail(similar to Rene). I used to do a cross section similar to yours but just found it redundant to the details. more effort to flip between pages, but less effort on my part
  18. hmmm, so for your screenshot which shows the porch, you would not show the porch (how would this look?). Or you would show the porch just with the wrong roof pitch, and then another cross section with the right roof pitch on the porch but the wrong roof pitch on the house?
  19. @HomeDesign724 how is the cross section working? you could have two pitches in the same cross section. there is only one pitch in the dialog box
  20. I think I understand the details, but how is the cross section working. you could have two pitches in the same cross section
  21. My guess as well for the details, but what about for the cross section he has? And if his two roofs on the section had different pitches? how would that work? @HomeDesign724 any idea how the cross section works?
  22. this may be a possible reason. CA is changing it under certain conditions
  23. what is dynamic in that cross section? I'm still not understanding what that represents. Is that actually the cross section of the house, and then further adjusted by that dialog box? What would a sunken living room floor look like and how would the one floor height change in the dialog box impact it? i.e. that dialog only has one floor height, what happens to a sunken living room when you change that height? Are all the annotations just put where they are with no user interaction? Impressive if it does
  24. do those details dynamically change size or remove components? For instance, if you specify 2x4 walls or 2x6 walls, does the one detail show a wider stud, or are there two different details? and how does the cross section work. The entry screen shows 8'1 floor heights, but the image show 7'9? The dialog shows 12:12 roof pitch but the cross sections shows 6:12. does the roof pitch CAD line dynamically change pitch? what if the cross section had a sunken room? Are all of those arrows dynamic, in which if you made the basement 10', they would all move up/down with the change in height? For me I have details similar to yours, cathedral, and normal. I then have variables in each where you specify the R value, cladding type, sheathing type, floor size, etc, but the CAD lines are static, only the text changes Watch Rene's video above, he has pointers which is similar to your radio buttons
  25. I would disagree this is the same, CA permitted for years, there was not a no transfer rule. it was their discretion. this makes it defacto policy, not against a rule, because there was no rule prohibiting it