SketchArchitect

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  1. SketchArchitect

    Roof (ically) Challenged (Using X8)

    It was, thank you. I have SSA... I find the videos great for general concept. But I saw nothing for how to tackle this project. I'm still cutting my teeth on the tools here... I do more design and layout work. Almost anything outside an autoroof build is almost always a 10 hour day for the roof alone. Practice.
  2. SketchArchitect

    Roof (ically) Challenged (Using X8)

    OK... Thank you! I'll never kick a gift horse in the teeth! Couple questions: 1) Did you work with the roof I had? Or did you delete it and recreate all manually? 2) Did you do the top "dormer" by opening the roof plane and ballooning the walls through the exiting roof plane? Would have been great to watch you do this. Thanks Again.
  3. SketchArchitect

    Roof (ically) Challenged (Using X8)

    Sorry - X8
  4. SketchArchitect

    Roof (ically) Challenged (Using X8)

    Hello - This roof has been the bane of my existence. I could sure use some pointers on how to approach this. This was my first roof last year. I botched it pretty well. I've had to come back to it and get it right... still botching it with fervor. 1) This time I tried to cut out the roof over the bedroom using the polyline tool to allow for the gable. But after that, I'm kinda lost as you can see. ugh 2) I don't know how to address the pitch issues and there's no indicator on the original plans on the pitch on the main roof. I opted for 6/12 but that pinches the eave area of the front of the house and 4/12 looks right in front but doesn't allow for a 10/12 gable as indicated in the plan. 3) Finally, I can't figure out how to put the gable area over the porch and line it all up with the eaves that are technically from the roof on the 2nd floor. Guidance would be appreciated. I'm about a year old on this product now.. much to learn, this one has. Doers 2017.plan Klam - Doers.pdf
  5. SketchArchitect

    Certified Engineer | Partnership

    Have the need for a certified engineer to put his/her stamp on a plan. As well as future plans where necessary and where legally allowed. If interested, please contact me via this thread regarding your fee for plan review/adjustments/ and certification of an addition above existing 2 car garage (residential). Still checking code on this one to see if viable for client. Thanks Much, Stuart Anthony Sketch | Design | Plan
  6. SketchArchitect

    Calling all Certified Engineers

    Thanks Lew, That's a lot of great info. Usually not that big a deal in SE Wisconsin... But we shall see. I will talk to the GC about that info and see what we're looking at. Also thanks for the heads up regarding legal concerns. ~ Best Regards
  7. SketchArchitect

    Calling all Certified Engineers

    Thanks much.
  8. SketchArchitect

    Calling all Certified Engineers

    I have the need for a certified engineer to put his/her stamp on a plan. If interested, please contact me via this thread regarding your fee for plan review/adjustments/ and certification of an addition above existing 2 car garage (residential). Thanks Much, Stuart Anthony Sketch | Design | Plan
  9. SketchArchitect

    Foundation\Crawl Space

    Figured it out.... I extended the foundation wall across to divide the addition from the existing structure. Then I selected the existing structure and increased the height of the stem wall to 8'. The only thing I need now is how to show the cutout to the crawl space.
  10. SketchArchitect

    Foundation\Crawl Space

    Hello, I'm trying to show the existing 8' block foundation and then demonstrate the 4' frost wall (crawl space) under the addition. The auto-build doesn't allow for this variable. Any assistance would be appreciated. Kind Regards... Kurtz Addition_2017_01_20.plan
  11. SketchArchitect

    Layout File Size

    Thank you - that link is referencing importing PDF elements INTO a layout... I'm not doing that; I'm talking about a pure CAx8 file saving as a PDF.
  12. SketchArchitect

    Layout File Size

    Hi All, Anyone know why my layout PDF's are now 10 to 13 MB instead of under 1MB? Did X8 change something? thx Stu
  13. SketchArchitect

    Auto Page Number for Layouts?

    In some training vids I see a nice big bold number 0 in the master layer on the layout template. My default profile template doesn't have this. Seems like an auto page number feature would be pretty standard... Anyone?
  14. SketchArchitect

    Cricket Help

    Hmmm - novel idea, that. Any of you guys interested in making a few extra bucks when I get a stumper? If so, send me a message and let me know your rates for roof design?
  15. SketchArchitect

    Cricket Help

    Solver... Thank you... Crickets are still a bit of a mystery... ie auto or manual... but I have a better feel for it than I did going in. So Thank you ALL for that! Your configuration is what I went with... albeit my attempt at duplicating your idea was not quite perfect... but it works for the application. my camera view on the inside did not have smooth uninterrupted ceiling planes like yours did. but I can handle that one. I think the "Saddle" that I initially had in my uploaded plan was too complex... I was just stymied... So thanks again y'all for helping the newbie! It is truly appreciated.