As-Built Mask


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I am in the process of preparing my "As-built" mask for the Non-profit organization's remodel.  So far this training video https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/362/showing-an-as-built-mask-on-a-remodel-plan.html  and the KB: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-02208/showing-the-as-built-in-a-remodel-plan. are the only ones I've found. I was hoping any of you that are experienced with remodels might share any helpful tips to avoid the pit-fall of doing my first one. I've saved my plan file as my as-built remodel mask and since I'm only working on the 2nd floor for now, is there any issue with saving the entire plan (which contain all three floors) and just use the 2nd floor as built as my mask? I will of course open my AB mask and turn off all layers that are not needed and based on what I've watched and read that should work just fine after setting the lines types and weight, colors and drawing order, before creating the Cad detail from view, setting the layer and locking it.

 

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With X11 it's no longer necessary to make a CAD mask for the as built. Save that as existing plan, then do save as for remodel. Use a reference set to show the existing, link the ref set to the existing plan file, determine what shows and what colors etc from the existing. You will want to denote demo walls and such on the existing. A lot easier. (and live just in case something was missed on the existing :)

 

Note that this can also be used in 3D which works nicely if it's an addition. Bit tough to get looking good for interior remodel depending on what is going on. Search the forum for the most effective way to use it in 3D. Works backwards IMO.

In 3D the file that you are using for reference can only show as glass house OR standard view. Problem is that the glass house has no line definition used that way.

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The view that you are starting with can be any type of render AND glass house does have line definition.

So for an addition I take the perspective in the existing file, reference the addition. Make the existing file glass house (with the render type option not in the reference display DBX) Then in the reference display DBX set the addition to standard. works for most things.

 

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Here's a couple of quick examples though it looks as if the exising is the wrong file (job in progress here)

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1 hour ago, Evolution said:

I am in the process of preparing my "As-built" mask for the Non-profit organization's remodel.  So far this training video https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/362/showing-an-as-built-mask-on-a-remodel-plan.html  and the KB: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-02208/showing-the-as-built-in-a-remodel-plan. are the only ones I've found. I was hoping any of you that are experienced with remodels might share any helpful tips to avoid the pit-fall of doing my first one. I've saved my plan file as my as-built remodel mask and since I'm only working on the 2nd floor for now, is there any issue with saving the entire plan (which contain all three floors) and just use the 2nd floor as built as my mask? I will of course open my AB mask and turn off all layers that are not needed and based on what I've watched and read that should work just fine after setting the lines types and weight, colors and drawing order, before creating the Cad detail from view, setting the layer and locking it.

 

 

I believe this is a new video from Chief showing how to use reference sets to show the "as-built" plan....

 

 

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