I'm a bit confused about how the "components" tab works in CA at the Specification panels, and I can't find a clear description of it either on the forum or in the CA Help. Could someone help me understand it?
My problem and my desired outcome is the following:
I have to design a French drain system around a slab. I want to put into the material list the pipes, the gravel around the pipes and the geotextile fabric around the gravel. The slab is quite big and has a complex shape, so I wanted to rely on the material list calculation rather then recalculation it by hand each time the plan is modified.
My idea was to use a polyline solid () for representing the gravel, and use its surface to represent the geotextile fabric. The quantity of gravel should be calculated based on the volume, and the area of the geotextile should be calculated based on the surface area of the cube. Maybe this is not the right approach, but I couldn't find a better solution.
When I assign the gravel material to the cube, I automatically get a component that is calculated based on the volume.
However, if I add another component to symbolize the geotextile, I can't use any macros for its surface area.
I tried using "= automatic_count" but it always returns 1. If I create a macro in the CAD -> Text -> Text Macro Management window, it always throws an "Evaluation error" message.
What determines the value returned by "= automatic_count"? And why can't I use it in a second component?
Thank you very much !
having an issue getting x14 to report the information my estimator is asking for. we primarily focus on remodels, therefore a vast majority of our projects require demo work. we stick estimate and account for sf, lf, area, and each of items for removal. In a lot of cases this is not a across the board or entire area basis or even within complete room. My team has been inquiring if the program has the arability to produce a schedule i can put on layout so they don't have to physically do the calcs for the area of drywall being removed then reinstalled. i understand i have to run a material list to have the program run the total. i have figured out how to get the program to total Base, Casing, Flooring, Ceiling area, electrical and plumbing fixtures. im wanting to see if there is some way i can set this up to pull with the ease of a schedule without having to go in and create a material list for each room involved write down the area from that then say create a room list for every program. thining there might be a macro or some way to achieve this in a custom schedule and have ran into a wall every way ive tried to run it or set it up. i will attach the current project im working on for reference. the rooms im looking to complete said schedule or report are listed in the room area schedule to the right of the 1st floor plan23-6416-Newton-Existing.plan
I am trying to learn how I can get Material Lists or Schedules with Material List info, to export to Layout. I am trying to add some value to my drawings to make it easier for my guys to do takeoff's. For example; create a schedule that shows, Material Type, Qty, Description, etc. and then export that to Layout. I have found that although we can generate a Material List with this information, the Material List (AFAIK) can't be exported to Layout. If that is indeed true, then how can we get this information to show up on a Schedule? Specifically, I am trying to get my roof shingles to show up on a Custom Schedule. Any ideas on how I can tackle this?
I need to add depth to my 2x8 rafters for insulation depth (12" for R-38). Shown is a purlin added to the ROOF PLANE ceiling finish. Is there any way to create a 2x furr-down that is aligned with the rafter but is non-structural?
We finish attic spaces often so it would be great to find a way to represent this correctly.
Thank you for any help you can give.
I have a small insignificant detail problem that I wish to resolve and wonder if anyone has a Tip or Trick to fixing the fact that my Steel I Beams show up perfectly in my Posts and Deck patio beams but not in my roof beams.
I have changed all of my defaults to I Beams in my settings to no avail, just curious if this a detail I will have to learn to live with or a glitch in Chief?
Also I would like my I beams to show in the interior walls and imagine in order for this to happen I will need to create a niche and paint it black steel? Correct?
Please see attached image.
Thank you in advance,
Steel I Beam Issue.pdf