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  1. Delain

    Saving a template... but more...

    Got it and done! Created my own template, with thumbnail image and shows up in the Create New Plan dialog. Thank you, Delain
  2. Delain

    Saving a template... but more...

    Just looking for how to have an image show in the same area as the built in templates do. How do you save a thumbnail?
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    Saving a template... but more...

    Mick, Apologies for resurrecting this old post; hopefully that is not complete taboo here, but I couldn't find another reference to this by searching on "thumbnail image". So, I have this working except for showing a Thumbnail image in the Create New Plan dbx. How can I have it display a thumbnail associated with my personal (blank/empty) templates in this dbx? Are these somehow embedded into, say, HD's "Country Cottage" built-in plan template? Thanks in advance, Delain
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    Great Room - recessed ceiling

    I've placed soffits around the perimeter of this room to create the first level of a tray type. And a ceiling plane at 144" which represents the upper flat or horizontal section of the ceiling. How can I create sloped ceiling section(s) from the top of the soffits to the edge of the ceiling plane without changing the current size of the flat section at 144"? I've drawn in two cad lines on the saved cross section view to emphasize what I'm aiming for. I've tried ceiling planes, but struggling to make them behave. Included here, are two example images that show the slanted sections I'm trying to mimic. Thanks in advance, Delain great room ceiling v1.plan
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    Recessed Coffered Ceiling

    Good tip and I will try to save the camera views when needed. Good grief gravy!! Ceiling planes are . . . difficult. After banging my head with trying to see where the dimensions in the Plane Specification dbx were off for each plane, I had to go around and use the Join Plane tool, after drag-resizing each of the ceiling planes smaller, so they would re-Join to the flat ceiling plane section in order to get rid of the one with the gap. And looking back to the Specification dbx, I could find no discernible change in the data points after the re-Join. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Not sure my fix was the optimal approach. Now . . . dragging the size handles of each coffer-soffit so that they snap to what I would think is the edge of the sloped (and flat) ceiling plane does not get them to flush up to that ceiling interior juncture. You can see that all but one has been resized this way. Camera view 2 shows the result of trying to rely on the Plan view manipulation of the soffit ends - they protrude through the ceiling plane. What don't I understand about this? The only way I could come up with to get the soffits to appear as in Camera view 1 was to resize the soffit in that 3D view. Another way it can be done in the plan view, perhaps? Thank you, Delain ceiling planes for eric.plan
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    Recessed Coffered Ceiling

    Eric, Thank you for the good information. I was able to duplicate your result in the post with the image of your settings. However, it has created some other issue with the opposite side of the slanted ceiling planes. Not sure what I'm seeing to understand what needs to be changed. (see image) I know I'm being too picky, but when I'm using a program that acts like the user can control the majority points of reference with user inputs, then it gives me certain expectations of what I should see after keying in specific dimensions, etc. So, I'm trying to understand as much as I can to know what I am truly supposed to be in control of. Thank you, Delain ceiling planes for eric.plan
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    Recessed Coffered Ceiling

    David, Thanks so much for taking the time to do the video for this. I have experimented with that approach using Room Divider walls to build the separate room/ceiling area. Trying to create a sloped ceiling section leading to the flat section for this plan. Complete failure trying to use sloped soffits, so abandoned that and watched a how-to that showed ceiling planes. Trying to use that approach was not too successful. This is the closest I've come to making it work with ceiling planes. The Ref Manual is very short on explaining what is meant with many of the height type points of reference for various objects. i.e. Lock Inside Bottom Height for ceiling planes Nor suggesting scenarios when one reference might be preferred over another or when to uncheck the Auto Adjust Height as Eirc suggested. So, I come to the forum and hope for some grace. Thank you, Delain
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    Recessed Coffered Ceiling

    Eric, The Reference manual doesn't help me understand too well what checking/unchecking the Auto Adjust Height does or provides. This seems to have fixed it and perhaps I'm asking more than is reasonable, but what needs to be changed so that the top surface of the soffit is flush or sharing the same surface as the underside of the ceiling plane (see image)? After the uncheck, it is lower but seems to share the top surface of the ceiling plane. Also, I tried my best to determine how to have the ceiling plane use the top of the soffit as the hinge point(?); instead, it is some distance below the top surface. What is controlling that? Thanks in advance, Delain
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    Recessed Coffered Ceiling

    My lack of understanding of Ceiling Heights is definitely playing into not understanding what I'm doing incorrectly here. I've been trying to create a recessed type ceiling with the flat part coffered by using soffits. For this exercise, I used Ceiling Planes attempting to learn more about how to use them. Attached is a plan where I set the Floor to Top for the Siffits at 120" expecting them to come up directly to the underside of the flat ceiling plane which represents the flat panel of the recess. I haven't finished stretching the soffits over to the edge of the flat ceiling plane for this test. However, when I view this in a 3D view or elevation section view, the soffits are above the flat section instead of flush with the underside. You will see that I set the flat ceiling panel's Lock Inside Bottom Height to 120" thinking that would represent the 10'-0" ceiling height for the room. What am I not understanding? What needs to be changed with either the soffit settings or the ceiling plane? Thanks in advance, Delain ceiling planes v1.plan
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    Polyline Holes

    Well, yes I was, but that doesn't explain why the Reference Manual for HD Pro 2019 states that there are tools for making holes in polyline shapes. Refer to the image I inserted. I've sent a ticket to tech support; already presuming the response I will get. Thanks for your input. Delain
  11. Delain

    Polyline Holes

    I've been trying to follow along some of the tutorials I've found regarding different techniques for ceilings treatments (coffered, trey, etc.), most of course are in CA Premiere. I found one that shows how to use polyline shapes to create a hole area within another polyline shape converted to a countertop type. Since I could not figure out how to mimic this in HD Pro, I went to its Reference Manual and found this section on page 175 (inserted image). Drawing a polyline rectangle inside of another rectangle and converting both to a countertop (to test this out with), then checking the General panel of either shapes does not offer a "Hole in" checkbox as explained in the ref manual text. What am I not understanding? I can of course contact tech support, but wanted to toss this in here presuming that someone would know what I'm not doing correctly. Thank you, Delain
  12. Delain

    Curbless Shower with 3" drop

    Eric, thank you for your suggestions. Delain
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    Curbless Shower with 3" drop

    So, David, is that what you did; made the shower a "room" and modified the Structure settings so its Floor height would be a short distance lower than the main bathroom floor? Thanks in advance, Delain
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    Curbless Shower with 3" drop

    That's part of what is preventing me experimenting on my own with the exact suggestion you make with -3". How can I input -3" in the Floor field when it is grayed out? In the screenshot I sent, it is disabled due to the current settings. What needs to change so that field becomes available? Thank you, Delain
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    Curbless Shower with 3" drop

    I've searched through the forum for ideas on how to create a bathroom shower that is curbless(?) with about a 3" drop from the main bathroom floor but not finding enough to figure this out. Can you point me to a tutorial that offers a similar solution perhaps? This was one suggestion to another user's closely-related topic, in an old post, but with no explanation: "Have you tried just lowering the floor of the shower space?" I've tried to determine how to do that, but since I don't have a full grasp of how foundations are constructed in HD Pro and since some of the Structure settings in the room dialog are grayed out, I don't know how to simply lower the portion dedicated to the shower. Suggestions? (I tried three times to remove/replace the inserted images, but the post editor acts like it cannot forget the images when I tried to replace them.) Thank you, Delain