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Modifying Or Adding Without Losing You're Work

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Hello chief talk, I hope everyone had a good holidays! I'm just getting back into the sometimes fun, sometimes extremely frustrating task of learning chief. I've just finished watching the first two vids in Wendy's series on adding a garage to an existing design

Link https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/6474-one-more-from-wendy-adding-a-garage-to-a-finished-design/

My question is.. Is the sneaky use of copy and paste the best way to do this? Can we not lock certain parts of the model so we can add and build new parts without affecting the existing?

Most of my work is complex additions so having one part of the model stay unaffected is going to be crucial to me. Just wondering what my options are.

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I for one just draw the existing structure and then make sure not to modify it.  If you wanted to you could even put all the existing structural components on their own layers and lock them to avoid making any changes by mistake. 

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Brian,

 

You can as Michael suggests "Lock the Existing" but you can't select anything that's locked.  It's best to just be careful.

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Can we not lock certain parts of the model so we can add and build new parts without affecting the existing?

 

Brian:

 

I have been suggesting the need for "locks" for walls, rooms, floors for almost a decade

 

CA has been highly resistant to the idea :(

 

good luck

 

Lew
 

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