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Would anybody else like to be able to "rotate" the crosshairs on your curser ....when.....you have drawn a plan of a house and now you want to draw a detached garage rotated at 45 deg or 30 deg or any degrees. 

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Yes, but not just the cross-hairs, but rather the whole orientation of X-Y axis (orthographic movement).  
This has been requested

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I suggest doing detached buildings in a separate plan

then create a 3D symbol of the building

store in the library

then place the symbol in the master plan and rotate as needed

 

Lew

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4 minutes ago, lbuttery said:

I suggest doing detached buildings in a separate plan

Hmmm....just connect them with a "court" or "patio". Easy peasy and the construction docs are accurate.

Overview Concept.jpg

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Not so easy for a building that is joined at some angle.  Rotating the axis to make the axis parallel to a line for such areas would be a great additional feature.

 

You should post this in the suggestions area inho.

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I don't believe that drawing 2 plans is necessary.

I hate to admit it, after all my negative comments about the Rotate Plan View tool over the years.

This may be the only case that I can recommend using it - but it won't be foolproof and use it with caution.

Be aware that the coordinate system will rotate with the plan view. ie, if you rotate the plan view by 45deg, zero deg will be northeast to the screen, not east, as is normal.

When you use this tool, your view of the drawing will rotate and the crosshairs will remain ortho to the screen.

It is probably just as easy to use Angle Snaps which default to 15deg increments OOB and you can also select 7.5deg or custom angles as well.

 

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Well, I declare! Is nothing sacred?

Glenn recommending the Rotate Plan

View tool? Now this shakes everything

I was ever taught right down to the core.

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Well, I did think long and hard before even mentioning Rotate Plan View.

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22 hours ago, joey_martin said:

Hmmm....just connect them with a "court" or "patio". Easy peasy and the construction docs are accurate.

Overview Concept.jpg

 

Joey, that's a beautiful rendering and design!
Am I understanding you correctly that these two building are drawn in to separate plan files? If so would mind sharing how you brought them together in the same view?

Thank You?

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@builtright3 No. Some suggest when there is a detached structure that you should do them in separate files, but I like to keep them in the same file. The pergola area between them is labeled as a patio room so that Chief recognizes them as one structure. 

 

In rare occasions I will do detached units/garages in separate files, I 99.9% like to keep them together. 

 

Here is another project I completed with a detached garage. I think the con docs are on this article as well.

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/joey-martin/?__utma=67784003.357468371.1586026872.1607527455.1607821493.53&__utmb=67784003.2.10.1607821493&__utmc=67784003&__utmx=-&__utmz=67784003.1607821493.53.43.utmcsr=chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&__utmv=-&__utmk=128962891

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4 hours ago, joey_martin said:

@builtright3 No. Some suggest when there is a detached structure that you should do them in separate files, but I like to keep them in the same file. The pergola area between them is labeled as a patio room so that Chief recognizes them as one structure. 

 

In rare occasions I will do detached units/garages in separate files, I 99.9% like to keep them together. 

 

Here is another project I completed with a detached garage. I think the con docs are on this article as well.

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/joey-martin/?__utma=67784003.357468371.1586026872.1607527455.1607821493.53&__utmb=67784003.2.10.1607821493&__utmc=67784003&__utmx=-&__utmz=67784003.1607821493.53.43.utmcsr=chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&__utmv=-&__utmk=128962891

 

I agree, I would rather keep it all together. But because of all the ADU's and guest houses I have been doing lately I have done a couple of them separate because in some cases its easier. If the two or three structures are a lot different from each other then it can help with default setting and keep things from getting mixed up.
Thank you for the information.  

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