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  1. All he did was move the wall in toward the main building. Why did they disappear then reappear? It's a "Chief Thang" lol
  2. I have to do this a lot with houses that are on narrow lots with parallel sidelines. Here is my method which is the same as chopsaw with a little more detail: I draw using the survey, with a north pointer set at true north. Then I copy the angle of one of the lines I want parallel to the house and paste it into the transform/replicate dialog. If you want bearing readings to show on the plot lines, include the north pointer with the rotate command, which will retain the bearings. Sometimes another rotate at 90° is required, just because I don't bother with figuring that out beforehand.
  3. No. Line weights "on" shows the dash the way it will print. Line weights "off" changes that. Just the way it is.
  4. If you want to modify individual sections independently, you have to shift select the section you want to edit. Then the railing settings will only apply to that section.
  5. According to the video I watched on new features, X14 will dimension the cut length, but angled cuts are measured to the center of the angle. I never heard a framer reference the center of an angle cut, it's always to the "long" or to the "short." I can't WAIT to see the reactions when they're given the center of the angle... on second thought, I don't want to be around; hammers may be thrown.
  6. You can also extend one of the cabinet's countertops to whatever you need:
  7. I never downvote. I would never use it because anonymous downvoting is cowardly. Now hit me with them Reddies
  8. Glad I skipped "#13" maybe luck on my part?? Looking forward to 14!!
  9. Activate "Print Preview" and dimension text always appears at print size, even when zoomed in:
  10. No. Changing the pitch of an individual roof plane using the Roof panel in the Wall Specification DBX does NOT require turning off Auto Roofs. It's one of the main tools for building a complex roof using Auto Roofs.
  11. How did you create the stone wainscot? I do that same thing using a pony wall to create the wainscot, and the walls do not auto connect. Something looks weird with the foundation...
  12. Yes Actually I didn't "set" it, it was set that way by default OOB = out of box, refers to the program as it ships, or "out of the box." The Residential Template is a template plan that also ships with the program, so all settings are default factory.
  13. Sometimes I have had to pull the roof plane a little away from the wall, like 1/2" to 1" to get the attic wall to build. I'm still using X12 so can't look at the plan but that's something I would try.
  14. Yes you need a second floor. The shape of the second floor rooms / ceilings will dictate the best way build it, so it's difficult to say the exact approach I would use. Manual roofs might come into play, but I made this in about 30 seconds using the OOB Residential Template with Auto Build roofs:
  15. @Kbird1 and @SNestor sorry for running you through the ringer over my dumb mistake in renaming a system layer. You guys are an incredible resource to this forum and I hate that I wasted your time but maybe someone else will see this and learn about those sneaky system layers. Thanks for all you do.
  16. I see that now, but it's not apparent that "Text" layer is a System layer; it doesn't have the "S" designation. I wasn't aware that some System layers did not have the "S" designation. I see now the Residential Template has several such layers. I would never rename a System layer if I knew not to. Innocent mistake, but the program could help by perhaps locking the names of those layers so they can't be changed. Lesson learned. Thanks for the clarification.
  17. Now for real fun, go into the "Changed Default" file and open the Test Text, change the Layer to Text (the OOB CA Default layer): Then click the copy/paste tool and drag out a copy:
  18. Thanks for your efforts Larry. I know about those other settings. Since you asked what my original question was, it is "How to change the DEFAULT LAYER for Text" ... which I still do not know how to do. (see pic in original OP) Somehow I changed that Default Layer in the "Changed Default" plan (which is a stripped-down version of one of my templates that has that Changed Default in it) and I don't know how I did that or why things are behaving as they are. At this point I think there's maybe a bug in the program? Or something I've done? See my next post.... (and yes it is very confusing)
  19. Ok I made two test files. The first one is a stripped-down sample file that has the "Text, 1/2" Scale" layer set as the Default Text layer (still don't know how I did that): Changed Default Test File.plan The second file is an OOB X12 Residential Template plan: OOB Test File.plan The "test text" copied FROM the "Changed Default Test File" and pasted TO the "OOB Test File" does NOT carry its default layer and layer settings. It reverts to the default in the destination file.
  20. I was asking how to change the default LAYER for text (see pic in OP) not the default TEXT. I don't think it can be done. There does seem to be a hard-coded default LAYER that can't be changed... I don't think it has anything to do with SPVs. The Default Layer is the same for all Text except those that have their own dedicated layer. The pic below shows the Default layer in the source file that made me start the thread (and I still don't know how it get assigned this): When text is brought into that file from a file where the Text Default Layer is the OOB "Text," it CHANGES the layer the text was on in the source file, to the Default layer of the destination file, even though that file has a "Text" layer (see pic): So since the copied text is using the "Default" layer, when it comes in it assumes the settings for the destination "Default" layer .... even though the layers have different names, AND the destination file contains a layer of the same name; namely, the OOB Default layer named "Text" - which is weird, and is not consistent with Dermot's post. Can you change the Default layer for Text? Can you make another layer the Default, without changing the name of the OOB default layer? I haven't been able to find a way to do that. But this file has a different default layer It's all very confusing. I need a drink!
  21. Yes, the layer did in fact change. I suspect it's because the text object in the source file was set to use the default layer, and the default layer in the destination file was a different layer so the text switched to that layer.
  22. Not in the original instance that prompted the thread. The source text brought with its LAYER default... so it kept its instruction to Use Layer for Text Style, but it was a different font because it was on a different layer than the Default layer and text style within the destination file. It's difficult to explain, I may not be communicating it clearly. Yes I know. Again, original question is "how to change the default layer for Text." I'm thinking it can't be changed. Thanks again for your efforts.
  23. I want to CHANGE the Default layer for Text. ...and in my test, that did not happen. It reverted to the default for the destination plan. Maybe I did it wrong. Sunday night is probably not the best time to try that.