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When I turn on my roof planes, I can only see the first floor roof planes. When I go to the second floor, I can only see the 2nd floor roof planes. What am I missing to be able to see it all at the same time?

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Special Roof Reference Layerset is what I use. 

 

This Layerset is defined to just show Roof Planes, Ridge Caps and Roof Gutters along with the Main Wall Layer.

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You need to learn about reference sets.

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You can also change where they display. 

 

Right click on one and choose Display On Floor Above, or Display On Floor Below.

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1 minute ago, solver said:

You can also change where the display. 

 

Right click on one and choose Display On Floor Above, or Display On Floor Below.

Sorry Eric, that's not a very good solution - even though CA provides that ability.

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Say I'm editing roof planes in plan view and want to join one that is displaying on the 2nd floor, to one that is displaying on the first.

 

I can use a Reference Set to enable this without changing where a roof plane displays?

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2 minutes ago, solver said:

Say I'm editing roof planes in plan view and want to join one that is displaying on the 2nd floor, to one that is displaying on the first.

 

I can use a Reference Set to enable this without changing where a roof plane displays?

Maybe not, but that's about the only time I might use it.  This is actually something that I do in a 3D perspective view.

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2 minutes ago, Joe_Carrick said:

This is actually something that I do in a 3D perspective view.

 

I do too, but the OP did not say why he was asking so my comment was a "just in case".

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That worked Eric. Thank you. I honestly have no idea what "roof reference layer sets" are. Im sure if/when I learn what they are, it will be life changing. Since I stared using CA a few months ago, I learn some life changing tip almost daily.

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Let me ask this of Eric and Joe - do you guys keep your roof planes on the actual level you're working and just using layerset/annosets to control the plan type or do you move them to the attic level?

 

For me, i personally like to move them to the attic level - or the next level up if there is a lower floor area covered by roof only.  I do this since i like seeing the attic walls in conjunction with the roof planes.

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8 minutes ago, johnny said:

Let me ask this of Eric and Joe

 

I'll let others answer. I don't do con docs, or use annotation sets, and only use the OOB layer sets.

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I place them all on the same level (highest level with living space.  The con docs can then have a layer set that displays the roof planes over the walls that are supporting them.  I make the roof framing a separate layer set.

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My Roof Planes are all on the level they exist on.  IOW:

  • 1st floor roof is on level 1
  • 2nd floor roof is on level 2
  • 3rd floor roof is on level 3

My Roof Reference Layer Set then shows the adjacent floor's roof while the current floor's roof is also displayed.

 

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7 hours ago, DRAWZILLA said:

You need to learn about reference sets.

 

This is the solution to your initial question.

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