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  1. Is there a place to adjust the background color when using the Physically Based camera view? All I seem to get is a dull grey background. I've tried doing searches on the subject, but I've come up with nothing.
  2. Eric................Thanks for the work around. True, it might not be the "most correct" thing to do, but then, what IS the correct thing to do? Thanks to all for your time and knowledge. Have a great day!
  3. Glenn.....................What you describe is what I have now. Shown in the attachments are the render and plan view of area I'm describing. Is there a way that Level 1 windows do not show up at all on the plan view? Looking at the plan view with both window levels showing is a bit confusing. If there is no way not to show only Level 0 windows, what is the best way to show this (with dimensions) so it isn't confusing? jasonN.................Right now my plan is to large, even as a zip. file to send. If I don't get an remedy to this I'll try making a "scaled down version" and put it in a thread later.
  4. When having different size windows on different levels stacked above one another, is there a way to show only Level 0 windows in plan view? I thought there was a way, but can't locate info on how to do it. I have a larger fixed unit in a gable and double hung units below it in a cathedral ceiling room and it gets "too busy" with all unit levels showing in plan view. Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.
  5. Your soffit height is determined by your sub fascia size whether you have it checked or not. I usually do a back clipped cross section of my roof overhang area to figure out what size I need to set my sub fascia too so my soffit is positioned where I want it.
  6. I'm trying to get the "Flush Eave" look as shown in the "dormer 1" attachment by using the flush eave option in the Roof Specification-Option dbx. When I do what I think is the right method I keep getting what is shown in the "dormer 2" attachment. Early on in this project I had a couple of times it did work for me showing correctly using the options, but I can't get CA to work that way now and I don't know why. Yes, I know, I can get the look I'm after by using p-solids for the flush eave siding area and p-solid for the level soffit, which is what I've done. My question is, am I doing something wrong in trying to have CA build what I'm after through the option dbx. or is it a CA problem? I made a small sample plan using the dormer specifications I want to use and on one side of the dormer I show what I want and the other side I'm showing what CA is giving me. If someone wants to look at this and try and figure out if it's me or CA it would be much appreciated. Good luck. Dormer sample.plan
  7. Just out of curiosity, what causes these "Temporary Points" to show up and why? I understand the reason when working on a roof, but like the ones in the attachment of the first thread I don't understand. This happens all the time for me and I, of course, just delete them, but why do they show up in the first place?
  8. Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but there are some in 3D Warehouse.
  9. Joe...….…………….Ah! To be honest, I never saw/noticed that box before-------it took me a while to find what you were talking about. Thank you for the heads up. Have a great day.
  10. Joe...…………..Not quite clear what you mean, but I assume it's basically what I'm showing in my second thread.
  11. I finally got my idea to work by adding an 1 1/2" to each end of the two types of wall. This accomplishes my main objective, but as you can see in the attachment there still shows a minor detail that is no "biggie", but I'm wondering why they are there and if I can get rid of them.
  12. I'm trying to place a 2X4 pocket door in a 2X6 wall so there can be and outlet place in the "pocket area" of the door. The way I'm trying is to start with a 2X6 wall, remove an area where the pocket door framing is to be and replace it with a 2X4 wall and a 2X2"net wall furred along side it. I then place the pocket door in the 2X4 wall. My problem is the door doesn't show coming through the 2X2 wall. I have it marked as a furred wall. I have also changed it to split framing and nothing changed. Am I trying to accomplish something CA doesn't "allow" or am I missing something.
  13. Chris...……………..Thanks for verifying. That's the conclusion I came up with. When I have a lot going on with floor framing in plan view it's helpful (at least to me) to show the framing members with different fill colors. I'm sure it won't do any good, but I'll put it in the "Suggestion Box". Thanks for your time. Have a great day.
  14. Like the title says. I would like to change the default fill colors for some framing members in plan display. Such as making the sill plates a light green. Looked through the Defaults and did a search, but came up with nothing. Oh, one other thing, which isn't really to do with the title. Every time I go to write a thread the default color is grey. Is there a default setting for that? I know it use to be black. I don't know why or how it go changed. As always, any and all help much appreciated.
  15. Eric...………...Attached is a cut down version of the project. I have noted the beam pocket on the foundation plan in red. Appreciate you taking the time. BEAM POCKET TEST.plan
  16. Eric...……….I do like your work around. It can do most types of beam pockets that a person runs into. I seem to find that if the top block is less than half the width of the block it sometimes will not perform as wanted. Another area I ended up using p-solid because I just could not get your way to work. I'm showing in the attached picture of the outcome I was after. If you want to try to accomplish what I'm showing using your work around go for it. If not that's fine. You've done much more already treating me to your time and knowledge---very much appreciated. I thank you and all who have responded to my thread. Be safe and have a great day.
  17. Michael...…………...Agreed, by adding an actual beam, CA will cut a hole in and through the wall. I'm trying to remember in my 45+ yrs. of designing and building homes where I would have a beam pocket in the foundation that went all the way through the foundation wall so the end of the beam would be exposed to the elements. We always made our beam pockets a minimum of 1/2" wider on each side, a 1/4" higher and 1/2" deeper, but never clear through the foundation wall. The space on the sides and depth were so the wood did not touch the masonry and the extra height allowed us to install a 1/4" steel plate underneath between the beam an masonry. If CA can (and does) cut a hole in a masonry wall for the beam then they should give us the option to specify how much larger in width, depth and height we want the pocket to be. In the meantime I like Eric's work around. It's not perfect for every instance and it can be a little time consuming, but the visuals are good. I don't think about the "up and down thing" very often, but he got a well deserved + one from me.
  18. Robert.....……….I was able to get Eric's work around to work at a corner. It took some fudging and a coffee or two. I have a 9 5/8" block wall and the width of the beam pocket is 10 3/4"Wx4"Dx8"H. I came to realize the depth of the pocket partially determines how narrow the width can be made after playing around and watching Eric's video. I still haven't been able to get close to a 1/2" gap as Eric shows in his last thread. Hopefully I'll figure it out at some point.
  19. Eric..................Dang it! You always leave me thinking. That's a positive, not a negative. When I was "head scratching" with your work around I thought I was following your steps precisely. That must not be the case. I guess it's back to the "drawing board" for me.
  20. Robert.....…………...Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. It's been one of those Mondays. My plan is way to large to send. I tried to just make a foundation plan with the foundation from my larger plan, but when I do that everything works as it should. I don't have time right now to pursue the problem right now, but it's definitely something in the plan. If and when I discover the problem I'll post the outcome. Thanks for taking the time. Have a great day.
  21. Eric...…………….I've been working with your idea with some success. The smallest, it seems, that I can make an opening width is 10" without losing the pony wall after connecting all the wall back together. When the beam pocket is on a corner the width is more like 17" and then the is quite a bit of fussing around. I also had a beam pocket placed where on the outside of the wall I had a "furred" 4" block wall. It was only 2 courses high for a ledge to support concrete steps and it ended right in the center area of where the beam pocket was placed on the inside of the foundation wall. This is really giving me a headache. Your work around does work in most cases.. I guess I'll mention it in the "Suggestions" though I probably wouldn't live long enough to see it in the program. To all that answered on this thread...…............Thank you for your time and knowledge. Be safe and have a great day.
  22. I'm trying to find the best way to show beam pockets in a render view and also looks correct in plan view. My thoughts were to use a wall niche, but it leaves a thin layer of the foundation material at the top of the wall. Is there a work around to eliminate this thin layer or is there just another simple approach for making a beam pocket that looks correct in a plan view? I tried a search, but as usual I didn't have any success.
  23. Opened the Room specifications to make a material change in the crawlspace of my project and the "display window" looks like this (attachment). When I open the other floors everything is showing in the "Display Window" that should as always. Maybe it's because it's Monday morning and CA is trying to keep me in line, but does anyone have an idea what's going on as to why only the dimensions are showing in the "Display Window"? I'm sure it worked/displayed correctly the last time I had used it. I'm just not sure where to look for a "cure", other than CheifTalk of course. Suggestions will be much appreciated. It's probably something simple and I just haven't had enough coffee yet.
  24. Eric...…………………….. I was taking the brick ledge to 0 (zero) on the foundation level instead of the wall above. That was the reason why I wasn't getting the line to go away. Thank you for allowing me your time and knowledge. Have a great day.
  25. Eric...…………...I don't think I ever used "brick ledge" before. I highlighted one of the walls that was showing a "Brick Ledge", went into the that wall definition and reset the brick ledge to 0", which somehow had got set to 8", and the line still shows. Can you tell me what I'm missing?