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    Black Screen

    Just checking back in, in case the resolution might help someone else... I was able to check in with CA Tech Support and they isolated it to my docking station. Apparently, the HDMI cable to the Monitor that was plugged into the Docking station, then to the laptop, needed to be plugged directly into the laptop. Thanks again for the help.
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    Black Screen

    Will do. Thank you both for your help. Tim
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    Black Screen

    Yes...I checked that out.
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    Black Screen

    I updated my signature line to reflect I am using x10 and the laptop identified after my signature line. Thanks, in advance.
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    Black Screen

    I am revising an old plan and trying to open an Ortho View to put in layout, but I am getting a Black Screen. This project has been running very slow. Also, it takes forever to save as a .pdf file and, once save, the .pdf file is not printing. I keep all my files on an external hard drive. I have been having a similar situation when I opened Wall Specification Window or Door Specification and got a black sceen instead of interactive tools. Also, when I open the Materials window the picture of the tea pot always comes up grainy. This project has worked fine in the past, i.e. I have opened and moved Ortho views to layout etc., and can do so in other projects, but the sluggishness is specific to this project, while the Black Screen issues have been intermittent within various drawing files. Do these symptoms point to anything obvious to anyone more savvy at the computer than myself ? ...which does not take a whole lot... Appreciate any opinions or suggestions. Tim
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    Hole in Roof/Custom Ceiling

    I am trying to cut a hole in the roof. I used the Rectangular Polyline Tool to highlight the area for the cut, but when I try to convert the polyline to "Hole in Roof/Custom Ceiling" that option is not highlighted for use. I just did this on a previous version of same drawing and it worked fine. I am baffled. Any ideas what I need to do?
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    Two-Story Addition recognition

    I figured it out....the two walls that attached the new structure to the addition were checked 'no room locate'. Once I unchecked the boxes the program recognized the new structure. Thank for considering this dilemma with me...if you did.... Tim
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    Two-Story Addition recognition

    Greetings CA community, I am hoping for some help on the attached plan. The project involves an attic renovation and a two-story addition. The attic renovation has been completed, although not perfect...can't get my floor heights right and have to fix the dormer roof...but...the main question concerns the two-story addition. I ran into this before, but can not remember how to fix....I can't 'add a second story over existing..it knows it already has a second story and offers me the option to add a 4th story. I tried extending existing second story walls out over the space, but it does not recognize the floor. Any help in understanding what I need to do would be appreciated. Thank you, Tim Design_Concept__6_(w-Addition).plan
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    Mark, Just an FYI follow-up...I researched and went with the Asus MB 169B+...which features the 11 x 17 screen. Should be arriving tomorrow...anxious to try it out. Looked around for the 21", but no luck yet. Thanks for pointing me in this direction. Tim
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    Glenn, That's a game-changing suggestion, thank you. I messed with the Magnifier settings, which work as you describe, and pinned the 'Magnifier' icon to my taskbar. The function works to enlarge the categories of options on the Active Display Option dropdown. I may still invest in the extra monitor that Mark suggested, just so I have more screen area to set various views of the project(s) for clients to see all at once...so they can see the full power of CA on display...oh, and make some decisions about their projects too. Thank you for all the help and suggestions. Tim
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    Looks like HP makes something similar as well, but without the 'usb' power source...its' a whole new world...who knew?
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    I just followed up on your suggestion to see all the features. Great suggestion, thank you sending. Set up time was one of my concerns and this solves that. Thanks again, Tim
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    Greetings Kbird, I had not considered that. Good idea. Thank you.
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    For now, I am considering getting a separate monitor to set out for the group, but have the laptop close to me. The practice of 'walking through' the plan has been a hit, along with the added bonus of 'real time' renovation, has worked well and a practice I plan to continue. I just wanted to make sure there was not an easy way to enlarge font, before I went to the expense. Thanks again, Tim
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    Active Display Option Page Font Size

    Thank you. This is very helpful. Tim