tantrim

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  1. tantrim

    Foundation Lines

    Yes after playing around I figured it was the rectangular polyline...it worked great!! Thanks guys for your help.
  2. tantrim

    Foundation Lines

    I am going the poly line method thank you for the snap shots!
  3. tantrim

    Foundation Lines

    I submitted our plan to our Architect for review and it came back with a comment saying that any foundation below grade needs to be represented with dashed line not solid. I have change the line style but now they are dashed above the grade, is there a setting to control how the line style is handled above and below the grade for foundation and piers? How would one handle this...with out going into the elevation independently and drawing solid cad line over al l the above grade dashed lines?
  4. tantrim

    Ceiling Finish

    Well thats where it appears to have populated...in the roof category thats for helping! Now I just need to recategorize it to wallboard. Do you know if there is a way to make that change globally so ceiling material on roof/ceiling planes will populate as a wallboard rather than a roof.
  5. tantrim

    Ceiling Finish

    I have tried attaching the plan file but I exceed the size limit the file is 35.7MB. I have even tried creating a 20'x20' room removed the flat ceiling and created a ceiling plane with a 0 pitch, selected material by area and the ceiling does not pull in, I have not checked the roof material and will look to see if it is placing its there?
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    Ceiling Finish

    I am generating a MATERIAL LIST for all floors and am noticing that any room that I have created a ceiling plane for the material on the ceiling is not generating? I am certain that each room that has a added ceiling plane has had the build flat ceiling above (OFF) in my section the ceiling is visible. Has anyone had this problem and do you know what I Amy be doing wrong. I would really like the material list to include theses ceilings for a drywall count.
  7. Can anyone shot me a quick 101 on how to interconnect lights at top of stair (in ceiling 1st floor)) and bottom (basement level) wall sconce
  8. tantrim

    Import to Home Designer ... no Cabinets

    I completely agree to this suggestion. I would like to use the RP as a remodeler to also include the current cabinet layout so when I get back to the office to start using CA not only my walls pull in but the cabinets as well.
  9. tantrim

    Good Andriod Tablets

    I have been waiting patiently for the Android release because I am not an Apple user, and didn't want to have to become one...however I was close to becoming one just for this app. I thought I would share on a few Android tablets I have tested out Room Planner on in depth. It is suggested that version 4.4 is used with 16gb storage and 2g ram. I however found if you are using this app with the intention to do some basic AS BUILT TAKEOFF then you can get away with some smaller devices. I am a Samsung user when out comes to smart phones and tablets,I will list a few I have tested... 1) Samsung Note Pro 12, 64gb storage / 3g ram which is basically the biggest and most loaded tablet Samsung has to offer and the most expensive, Room Planner works well on out however there was still some bang up on the sensitivity when clicking on the tools to build walls. All the library's downloaded well and where available without issue. Downfall was the S Pen does not work. And thisunit is not easy to walk around with to enter the design. 2)Samsung Tab 4./8.0, 16gb storage/ 1.5g ram, this is the cheapest you'll find in Samsung's line up, and surprisingly works with a minor prompt when loading it " Materials are disabled" but if yoyou are not needing to do finished design for onsite presentation...big deal. However I did see that it ran slow and I was not to thrilled on how it felt when holding it in one hand and had to use my fingers only. The tablet is to square and not comfortable. This does not support any type of S Pen or stylist. 3) LG's G Pad F 8.0, 16gb storage/ 1g ram. Now surprisingly I have never been to fond of LG but I really liked this one and was pleasantly surprised to see it work so well. And it comes with a stylist and IT WORKS! When loading it I did not get any prompt saying "materials will be disabled". Syncing to the cloud worked consistently where I was having problems on the Samsung devices. The unit has a curved back and soft rounded corners so it makes it comfortable to hold in one hand while doing the takeoff. My worry it that being it has 1g ram... will it have issues down the road. But seeing that you are Syncing to the cloud up to 5 plans I can see the only problem that it would have would be possibly slowing down with adding more to the library...however I am not sure if that would be dictated by the ram or storage. And with this tablet you get 16gb with the option to increase to an additional 128gb when using a mini sd. I would lover to hear what others are using and how they like them and what'they don't like. For the money the LG is my pick it's affordable for the user who just needs to do Onsite AS BUILT takeoffS that not needing. Provided finishefinished designs. If you want to have the ability to do More outside of Room Planner you May want to invest in something bigger. I however will be doing my final design on my computer. And with the package from AT&T the LTE coverage is great to sync to the cloud.
  10. I am not looking to start a battle about IOS vs Android, so please do take it there. I am a current and long time android user. However I am considering buying a ipad solely to run this software to help me be more efficient in the field. My worry is that I will be investing a good amount of money with the purchase of an Air2 ipad. I have learned that Chief is working on a app for android. Should I wait unil late fall for the android release since I already have a Samsung 10.1 tablet or is it going to be worth the investment on a Air2 ipad and if so will I need a 16G, 64G, or 128G. And most importantly is the Room Planner worth the investment, or am I goning to be disappointed.
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    Will this only work with an IPad

    Josh thanks for the follow up. Do you have a tentative date for the release?I will go the iPad route if needed but worry about Changinget over from Android. I already have a Samsung 10.1 and Note 4
  12. I do not own a single Apple devise, do I need to go out and purchase one and if so will the 16GB be sufficient or do I need to buy the 128GB. I have always used and owned Samsung or Sony devices and am a Android user. Would this Room planner possibly work a Sony Vaio that has windows 8.1 on it. this is a touch screen with a stylist. X6 works on it great by the way. But room planner looks as if it would be simpler and quicker to do initial measurements using the Bluetooth device..
  13. tantrim

    Room Planner

    I have just read the thread on the Room Planner & Leica Disto E7100i Laser Distance Meter Bluetooth - 812806. Does anyone now if the Bosch GLM 100 C laser Measure with Bluetooth will work as well.
  14. tantrim

    Drywall Ends On Framed Walls

    I am missing something probably very simple, but if anyone can set me straight I would appreciate it very much. I have a kitchen that I have build a breakfast seating on the back side of some cabinetry using a half wall and adjusted my height to 40.5" so my countertop would finish at 42" elev. I first used a regular wall and adjusted the height from my wall elevations but it left me with a void in my ceiling finishing. when using the half wall I can not seem to figure out why it does not finish the end of the wall with drywall, the plan view shows it to have the drywall but when viewing it in the render it is not showing, leaving the framing exposed only on the end. One other thing is that the wall it ties into perpendicular which is a full height wall to the ceiling is also affected by this in the same nature. Now there are is a walkway to the left of the half wall that I used a room divider to separate the kitchen from the dining room and where the half wall ties into the full wall there is also another room divider that id being used to divide the dining room and living room apart from each other. I added this bit of information just incase the room divider was causing this issue. I have removed the room dividers and it made no difference however. Ted Antrim American Finishers, Inc.
  15. tantrim

    Build Trusses Over An Exisitng Flat Roof

    How do you modify the top plate to a roof plane. I copied my roof plane from level 1 and pasted it to level 2 but it does not adjust. I can not rebuild planes as they are all manually laid in., and the auto build throws them out of whack.