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  1. I'm sure there is too but I'm a little confused by your description of the issue. A drawing with notes, or better yet a plan file, and a better explanation of what you're after, would get you a quick solution.
  2. Please attach samples. Taste test required or we're just guessing.
  3. Vertical location of the soffit is controlled by the Eave and Gable Sub Fascia Depth in the Structure panel of the Build Roof or Roof Plane dialog.
  4. Yep like I said, I don't spec frieze on a beam but that's a good approach. The ceiling is still protruding past the beam, which isn't an issue on the eaves as it's usually in the soffit space, but it is on a gable. I take care of that by deleting the ceiling over room and drawing a manual ceiling plane. Good discussion, I'm always up for learning new methods to deal with porches / railings.
  5. Steve, I like your method too. But when i've tried it, the soffit didn't close. And I don't specify frieze on a beam, and typically don't specify frieze on an eave either. Your picture number 1 does reveal another problem with my method though, which I deal with all the time and that is the porch ceiling projecting past the beam. As you said earlier, nothing perfect with porches and railings. Or decks, for that matter, lol.
  6. The method I described still allows the soffit to reach the beam, and automatically aligns everything to stack flush with the foundation, which is the most common technique here. The only downside is the visible joint between the slab and the overhang in vector views, but it's easy to do and looks correct in plan and 3D: No but you can use an open railing with no rail, post, or beam to get the effect (if this is what you're after):
  7. I'm a little confused by your wording. I do often place columns at the extents of the foundation wall, but there's always a 1-1/2" lip on the slab around the foundation wall. If you're talking about a typical 1-1/2" lip on the slab around the foundation, I do that with a 1-1/2" concrete layer added to the wall dialog. I also make the interior layer 1-1/2" so the main layer of the wall will be centered on the railing/posts: However I do also sometimes place columns inside the extents of the foundation, and use other methods to also accomplish that automatically, if that's what you meant...
  8. As Joe said, uncheck "Ceiling Above This Room," but also you will need to go into the Roof dialog and delete the ceiling layers: Then make sure you have "Framing, Roof Rafters" layer turned on in your camera view:
  9. The wall above is not aligned with the wall next to the stairs, causing the lower ceiling to poke into the room: Go to level 2 and click the wall alignment button:
  10. Click the gear icon in the lower left and select "Filters."
  11. No, the selected Default Layer Set simply controls which layers are visible in that Saved Plan View (SPV). The Default Layer Set won't control which Text Layer is Active for Text for that view - you also have to set those Text and Rich Text layer setting defaults. Think of the SPV as a program of "Active Defaults" i.e., settings which that view uses (among other settings) - and defaults to - when you open that view. If you want Floor Framing TEXT to appear on the Text- Floor Framing Layer when placing text in the Floor Framing SPV, then in that SPV's Defaults, Text must be assigned to that layer. So in your Floor Framing SPV, you want the Default Text assigned to the layer for Text- Floor Framing. In your SPV Defaults, under Rich Text and Text, hit the Pencil icon, and see what layer they are assigned to (for Rich Text hit the Appearance tab, for Text click the Line Style tab). That is where you control when and where the text appears, and it's why the program is asking if you want to turn on the Text- Ceiling Framing layer - because your Floor Framing SPV Default for Text has Ceiling Framing as the layer it's assigned to. Depending on your preferences, you may need to create specific Saved Text Styles for specific views, but you may also be able to repeat some text styles over multiple views. It depends on your setup.
  12. It will cut the base if you set the window at 0" above floor instead of your 2" AFF setting: Apparently the baseboard won't cut when the window isn't all the way down. If you want the casing to go under the window instead of the baseboard, you may need to manually edit the baseboard as described by DB above.
  13. That refers to the memory on a standalone graphics card. Since newer Macs like yours use integrated video that shares memory with the CPU, there is no onboard graphics card hence no memory on the non-existent graphics card.
  14. In Physically Based rendering mode, you have "Use Backdrop Image" unchecked: However, checking it produces a lot of other unwanted effects. Firstly, since you have no interior lights, the blue backdrop is washing everything inside the room with a strong blue color. I played around with Sun and Daytime Backdrop Intensity settings and added a bunch of interior lights and quickly got this, but it still needs a lot of work (which is why I don't mess with PBR, I'm much better with CPU Ray Trace): Also, your glass material is from the Clopay garage door Manufacturers catalog...? I changed it to Chief Standard Glass in one sash, but they look the same...
  15. No, you can't move the Displayed Line Length on a CAD line.