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    Orthographic Details with Dimensions

    Thank you.
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    Orthographic Details with Dimensions

    Thanks. In terms of duplicating the B&W example shown, is there a way to force the camera view to standard isometric angles? Also can the extensions of an angled dimension line be made vertical?
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    Roof Planes

    Yes, you can select the roof plane, and click the "Display on Floor Above" button in the Edit toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
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    Do you have 3D views open in another tab or window?
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    Blurred Dimensions in Elevations

    How did you send to layout? It looks like you chose "Current Screen" > "Live View" or "Current Screen As Image" If so, send "Current Screen" > "Plot Lines" and see if it's better
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    Cathedral porch rendering

    Just so you understand why that's happening, the gap is caused by the difference between your roof structure thickness and the gable fascia thickness. The software builds the ceiling to the bottom of the roof framing, even if you haven't built the roof framing. Your roof deck is thicker, or taller than the fascia, so the porch ceiling is pushed below the fascia. You control the member sizes in the Build Roof > Structure tab or in Roof defaults. Adjusting those settings is how you would get the model to conform to how it would be built, if you prefer an accurate model. You can see in the screenshot that out of the box, CA builds a roof deck that is thicker than the gable fascia, pushing the ceiling down. Or Ryan's method is an easy way to quickly straighten out the 3D view. Also, you can accomplish that design without a ridge pole, just has to be engineered to work.
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    You're welcome! Glad it helped.
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    I just hit tab.... unless I'm missing something here??
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    Object won't select

    Looks like a sink. Did you drag a sink out of a cabinet? If so you can't select the sink directly, have to select the cabinet first. Wherever it is...
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    Ray Trace Passes

    You're welcome. The adjustments I'm referring to run the gamut. Material properties, material definitions, ray trace settings, lighting, placement of objects... basically anything I see that needs adjusted. If by image properties you mean those within the ray trace settings, I find them very difficult to use mainly because they're very touchy, but with a limited useful range. That's why I usually need to process in a true image editor.
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    Connecting different pitched roofs

    Another point: I try to keep auto on as long as possible when in the initial concept phase. Homeowner wants to add 2' to the garage in both directions? Bam, roof follows right along.
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    Connecting different pitched roofs

    This. I start off auto then manually do whatever it takes. I see no point in eschewing auto roofs. Why not let the program build what it can? I'm not advocating jumping through hoops trying to force a certain automatic plane, but let it do what it can. At least it saved you drawing x number of planes. My template has auto build roof checked as default. In most cases it gets it 50-70% correct, right off the bat. That works for me, I can always edit/redraw whatever needs fixed. My 2¢: use both.
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    Ray Trace Passes

    I run a tiny (like 200 pixel) test RT just to check lighting, shadows, and overall balance. Then adjust, repeat. If something's wrong, I can usually tell in one or two passes, which takes just seconds at this size. Most shots will show whether they're good to go after about 6 passes, which takes only about a minute. With this method I can get a really good idea if the shot is gonna work without spending a ton of time doing full-res trial and error. Once all is set I run 15-20 passes at full res, depending, with clean up, sharpen, and final balance done in Photoshop or Gimp. This gives me satisfactory results in the least amount of time, in my experience, and really does not take that long at all.
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    Where Do You Change Edge and Pattern Line Defaults?

    Am I correct that 20 and 10 are hard-coded in the Send to Layout DBX? I liked previous versions where these values could be edited when sending. Hmm, I'm using the latest version of X12 but ....? Is Help not updated with the program?
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    Manage Archive Folder

    Works for me every time. MacOS FTW!!