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  1. MC_Florida

    Furring strips on ceiling below truss above drywall

    OK the general framing is working I just need to get through the ceiling structure adjustment. its lifting above the block walls. guess I need to play with the numbers some more. Thank you for the guidance
  2. Hello all ....... can anyone help me or please point me in the right direction. I need to put 1x4 furring strips at 16" o.c. on the bottom of the trusses to fur down the drywall to match an existing ceiling height completed in the same manner. I'm using x8
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    Looking for help with the thought process Please

    I agree with you Joseph, I like hand drawing and have done it for many years and I would have probably had this drawing done by now, but CA sure allowed me to see the problem areas in the conversion from the old to new. So now I have to figure out how to get it to paper.....LOL
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    Looking for help with the thought process Please

    Thank you Larry - I was able to follow the CA and was able to produce the as-built cad detail as described in the guides and as you show, I do understand the concept and am using it. It does help. The house that I'm rehabbing involves a total gut of the existing structure, a half ass attached garage conversion over to living space for a new kitchen and a master suite addition of the back of the house. Yes I will admit this is one heck of a project for a first time use of CA., but I'm dedicated and I figure I should have a good working knowledge of the program by the time I finish this project. The as-built was not to bad to generate and I saved it as a file, I modified the as-built to get the final concept and saved it as a file. Of course these were good enough to print 9not to layout) and email to the owner to create our final product. The confusion came when I sat to try to figure out how to show all the required demolition without screwing up the as-built and final concept. There are a lot of demo details from roofing, trusses/rafters, int/ext walls, stem walls and footers, Windows, doors, soffits. Cutting existing truss tails, you name it this project has it. plumbing, electrical. That's what had me overwhelmed. How do I do all this when the walls in the layer set(s) keep changing on me. That is why I am glad to hear I can do different "Save As" and then send them to a single Layout. Having 3 different files will keep things simpler and a little more organized for me. It will also allow me to only screw up 1 file instead of multiple things in 1 file. I still have the learning curve ahead of me generating the various cad details. I see pictures of prints generated by CA and I'm just trying to figure out the best way to get there.
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    Looking for help with the thought process Please

    The majority of the work that I do is remodeling and rehabbing. From my perspective (even though I am a new to CA) I can already see from working on this current project that it is going to be a good tool for me. I have drawn an accurate as-built. and in another file I have already drawn the end project. It helped me correspond with the owner and pointed out the problem areas as we tried new layouts. Having this ability cuts down my architect costs and saves me and my crew time in the field. I just need to used to the darn program as it's not saving me to much time right now.LOL
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    Looking for help with the thought process Please

    Well this looks like (2) people with basically the same opinion and goes along with my original thinking but not knowing, and with all the searching and reading overloaded me up with maybe to much information and question. Thank you for the help
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    Looking for help with the thought process Please

    Thank you for the direction. I thought of option #3 but have not made it that far with this drawing and didn't know if it would work. What I like the best about option #3 is being able to go back and modifing the appropreiate plan individually and not getting lost or screwing up another plan. So I will be able to send from any plan to the same layout? I didn't know that but was wondering. Thank you
  8. I'm fairly new with CA. I understand that CA is a model building software capable of generating different detailed drawings. I've spent many hours reading forums and help topics, etc... Its easy (well somewhat) to create a building from scratch from the foundation to the roof. But currently I have a project that involves a real world project. Back when I used to draw by hand, the systematic way would be to as follows: Existing building plan, demolition plan followed by final concept. Here is the part I'm getting lost in. What is the thought process for CA? I have created the as-built of the existing building from the foundation to the roof. the model is pretty much perfect to the detail. I could modify the model to get my final project. Not a problem. I need to generate the demolition drawing (as well as the original as-built and the final building drawing) for a construction drawing set. What is the thought process. Is to best to change the existing walls and do a CAD detail for each type of drawing? Is it better to create a layer set for each phase? I've been trying many things. It seems that as I work in the remodel layer sets it changes the default layer set. I'm having a foundation wall problem. I'm creating and setting the demo wall to the right layer but when I try to drop the new footing wall on top of the old footing wall (the original footer is the wrong size) I loose the old demolition wall even though they are on different layers. I'm Stumped and not sure which way to go. Please help, Thank you