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  1. robdyck

    Architect / Architectural technologist

    It is an actual occupational designation at least in Canada. It means you do the work of an architect with the pay and benefits of a Walmart greeter.
  2. robdyck

    Door Labels

    because you have 2 schedules. Delete one of the schedules.
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    Change 2D CAD object to 3D?

    here's a proper rebar stirrup to get you started. rebar stirrup.calibz
  4. robdyck

    Need TAS Resource

    You bet! Something else you might find helpful is creating a specific note type just for calling out ADA code standards Combined with a note schedule that includes that note type only can be a simple and powerful way to identify the code standards throughout various drawings in your plan.
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    Framing schedule to Excel

    Sorry if I didn't understand what you may be aware that a schedule can be copied directly to a spreadsheet. Single click the schedule, ctrl-c, open a blank spreadsheet, ctrl-v in the first cell. That's it.
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    Need TAS Resource

    Just drag the file into a new cad detail. That simple...more or less! And you can copy and paste text from the pdf file...ADA Standards. To copy a graphic, ADOBE has a screen snipping tool built in. You'd have to double check about the copyrights of course.
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    Need TAS Resource

    Copy and paste the text. Screen snip the graphic after zooming in my web browser.
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    Line Drawings pdf generation error

    That does not happen when I try it out. Images from the pdf:
  9. My preferred "whole numbers" are shown in the green clouds in the image below.
  10. Ahh. I guess I should clarify. I'm referring more to the design criteria than the roof dialog box. In fact, I don't even use a roof plane until I know what it'll look like and then, I'm ignoring almost every option in the dialog box. I can then draw the roof plane over the wall, set its fascia height, set the ridge height, set the radius, then done.
  11. You may be onto something by insinuating I have a complete lack of least that's how I'm reading it. I thought you were a nice guy? This is where typing breaks down and a voice conversation tool in the forum would be awesome. I'd like to explore this further. For that relationship, Are you referring to the upper roof slope, or the slope of the curved roof?
  12. The upper roof pitch, not the curved roof pitch. I believe Gene's original plan had an odd number for the upper roof pitch. Who cares?! (not meant rudely) I don't even look at that. All I'm looking at is the smoothness of the transition, and for simple number to provide to the carpenters. Radius, sub-fascia elevation, and the intersection are all they need.
  13. Depending on the structure type, I use a couple of priorities to set a curved roof. 1. height above the exterior corner of the wall plate must be a whole, even number in inches 2. radius must be a whole, even number in inches 3. upper roof pitch must be a typical roof pitch; that is to say a whole number in 12. 4. curved roof pitch not be less than 3:12 5. A Radius over 10' tends to be too subtle IMO. So, in a section view draw the upper roof pitch line and a 3:12 roof pitch line intersecting and experiment with a circle that fits nicely, sticking to rule #2. Then, plot them using rule # 1 and boom, set the roof planes. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy! 1814634494_Curvedroofedgestudy.plan