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  1. I actually rename the materials I use to control the schedule output. ie: Carpet 1, Carpet 2, Vinyl Plank 1, Vinyl Plank 2, Hardwood 1, Hardwood 2, etc.
  2. @KarenMM It's because the ceiling height has been set to an elevation of 0". Reset this back to the default by clicking the wrench icon.
  3. I'm working on the same thing right now, but luckily I've got one from a previous plan. For a manufactured bay window, you need to use a wall type that is a single layer, the same depth and material as the window sash / frame. If you want a typical wall below, then you need to use a pony wall. This will allow you to get the windows very close to the inside corner. To clean up the exterior corner you can use a Corner trim or a p-solid. This process will not provide the portion of wall above the bay. For this you can use walls on the floor above and drag them down to the correct height. You'll
  4. If there is a 2nd floor with a room defined as Open Below, then that is where you need to place the lights.
  5. @BruceKC press ctrl+h to get the edit area tools search "edit area tools" in Help to learn which tool is best for your situation.
  6. I was just kidding around because of the questions' wording! You'll probably need to make your own Saved Plan Views and/or layersets so that you can control what is displayed on various floors.
  7. OK...I'll bite! How?
  8. Is this a riddle?
  9. The reasons I wouldn't (and don't use it) is: to not bugger up my left and right elevation cameras, to leave a few site plan and terrain items to keep the building aligned where I want on the plan grid, usually referring to the x-axis.
  10. I certainly don't have that issue. Make sure you use "Edit Area (All Floors)" and then ensure you are zoomed out far enough to create a large enough Edit Area polyline. It can also help to create a temporary centerline that you will use to reflect the plan about that centerline.
  11. The only thing I can think of that's similar is General Plan Defaults / Ignore Casing for Opening Resize. This will nicely allow a door's casing to butt up to the drywall layer, but not the inverse. A wall can still be moved to cover the casing.
  12. NO. I also manually build parts on plenty of stair types. It is terrible, but the more you do, the quicker you get at it. I've have submitted requests that all the components for stairs be editable like an architectural block, but to no avail. Placing newel posts manually is currently the only way to properly control their location.
  13. To change the default program that opens those files, right click on the file select Open With>Choose another App then select X12 and select the "Always use...." check box.
  14. Right click on the downloaded file and select "Open With"...then choose X12.
  15. What's wrong with having to cut individual pieces of siding or drywall or smear on some stucco just to cover up the holes? Don't you have a tool trailer beside your desk like I do? And don't forget to wear a helmet!