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Framing Members Fill Style

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Simple problem: when specifying a fill style such as "angle hatch" for a framing member and selecting "transparent fill", it simply won't become transparent.

For example: where a deck is framed, I'd like to specify a transparent fill for beams (so that the posts show through) and place them on their own layer so they display in my final plans without displaying the joists. Currently I draw the beams and posts using p-solids. I thought it might be easier to just change the layer of the auto-framed beams as opposed to drawing my own.

Certainly not a big deal, I'm just curious why it doesn't work.

Thoughts?

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Currently in X6, you can use the floor ceiling- roof- beam tools to quickly draw the beams, and they go on their own layer automatically. I also show beams in the plan as a  thick dotted line. I also use the post tool for posts. I used to use p-solids for those,  but these new tools do it very nice. Sometimes I have to use the in front tool to move the post to show but it won't work every time them you need to go into the DBX to move it in front.

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