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Printing dialogue is taking longer to come up.  I hit print icon, then there is a delay waiting for it to do anything.

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It does take a long time to print

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There's a new ability to show the Roof Overhangs separately from the Roof Planes.  This is done via Layer display.

It seems that not displaying the Roof Planes Layer but displaying the "Roof, Overhang Area" still shows the Roof Planes but suppresses the Roof Labels.  Can anyone confirm that?  Is this really working as intended?

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I never figured out what that overhang layer did anyway. Do you know? I'm not sure what changed

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There's a new ability to show the Roof Overhangs separately from the Roof Planes.  This is done via Layer display.

It seems that not displaying the Roof Planes Layer but displaying the "Roof, Overhang Area" still shows the Roof Planes but suppresses the Roof Labels.  Can anyone confirm that?  Is this really working as intended?

 

 

I can show roof planes separate from overhangs.  So you are missing something.  

 

However,  when I think of a roof overhang,  I think it is from fascia to exterior wall,  that is not what I am seeing.

 

Red dashed is the Overhang,  Blue dash is the roof eaves,

 

Roof overhangs are  still useless to me unless someone can explain them to me,

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Scott,

 

Yes, I get the same results you do.  But I would expect that if I turn off "Roof Planes" that I should only see the "Eave Line" as the "Roof Overhang Area".  That's not what happens.  I still have "Hips", "Valleys" & "Ridges" displayed.

 

So I consider this a basically worthless feature.

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Not sure how others might use them,  but I can see those overhangs being useful for cleaning up plan views while still keeping the overhangs and general nature of adjacent roof lines in the picture.  I'm all but certain I'll be using them. 

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I had to use the overhang layer once to get the square footage of them for lot coverage . got it from the materials list.

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I had to use the overhang layer once to get the square footage of them for lot coverage . got it from the materials list.

 

Used it for the same thing as well.

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I had to use the overhang layer once to get the square footage of them for lot coverage . got it from the materials list.

 

 

I get this,  but for some reason the roof overhang I was using in my example actually went over the deck.  Point is,  some inconsistencies.

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Still don't know why we have this, does it show anything, other than some lines?

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...Roof overhangs are  still useless to me unless someone can explain them to me,

 

 

Still don't know why we have this, does it show anything, other than some lines?

 

I think this just means you aren't one of the people who needed them. 

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Then I presume you know what they are used for ? please enlighten us--bro.

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Then I presume you know what they are used for ? please enlighten us--bro.

No. I don't know either. I do know how I might use them though. There are definitely times when I'd like to show the overhangs and general roof outline without cluttering up the rest of my plan view with unnecessary roof planes.

I'm sure somebody needed them for something or else they wouldn't of gone through the trouble of setting up the new functionality.

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However,  when I think of a roof overhang,  I think it is from fascia to exterior wall,  that is not what I am seeing.

 

 

 

My Roof Overhangs display from the fascia to the Roof Baseline.

This is what I am seeing with roofs turned off.

 

But I could do this in X7, so I don't know what has changed.

 

Yes, I get the same results you do.  But I would expect that if I turn off "Roof Planes" that I should only see the "Eave Line" as the "Roof Overhang Area".  That's not what happens.  I still have "Hips", "Valleys" & "Ridges" displayed.

 

 

Joe,

I am not getting this.

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I have one jurisdiction with a lot of small narrow lots. I have to show the overhangs on the plan view, as the setback for the sides include the overhang. Only time I use them.

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The roof overhang is not a new feature and has been in the program for many many versions.  The only thing addressed in this update was some lost functionality in X8 where you could not display the overhang area layer separately from the roof plane layer, which you could do in X7 and prior. 

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Here is my use for the overhang. Would like have a label for width. A plan with a energy calculation layerset will save a lot of time and effort with energy rating tools.

 

Anyone have a solution to help with my overhang and offset measurements. Macro?

Eave projection-offset.pdf

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