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  1. That did the trick, however removing the paint layer from the wall type causes the wall framing to center on the outer plane of the wall, thereby exposing all of the framing. I'll make sure on future projects not to add a paint layer to the wall types so this doesn't happen again. On this project, I'll simply show the jamb in 3D views but removing them from the plan and material list. Thanks for your quick and professional reply!
  2. Eric, I removed the paint layer from my wall types in my default settings and made sure the subject wall does not have the paint layer, but the problem still exists. Thereafter I tried rebuilding walls after removing the jamb in the "doorway" settings but the results are the same as in my original picture. Additionally, removing the paint layer resulted in the wall framing moving out beyond the drywall plane, making them visible in 3D. Suggestions?
  3. DanatCV

    using 2 computers

    Eric, you said, "Many people use a service like Dropbox where files are replicated to the cloud and accessible from any computer anywhere." I've just transitioned to using a gaming tower computer for most of my work, but I still use my Surface Pro to work from home and with clients. Just to be sure i understand this correctly, can the plan and layout files can be uploaded to a cloud server and used directly by both computers or should they first be copied to each computer's hard drive prior to use? Thanks in advance for your reply... you are much appreciated!
  4. I'll give that a try. As always, thanks a million Eric. Your assistance is truly appreciated!
  5. Yes... set in the defaults as "white"
  6. Is there any way to create a doorway that has a drywall wrapped opening? When I remove the jamb from the doorway, the framing studs are exposed instead of applying drywall to cover them.
  7. I cannot get the living area label to display in plan view. The "Show Living Area Label" option is selected in the Plan section of the default settings. I also carefully scanned through the display options dialog list and checked (selected to display) anything and everything that may affect this label. Thanks in advance for any assistance provided!
  8. Hi Eric. I attached the plan file to the first post of this thread. Thanks.
  9. Thanks for your post, DIG5050. Nope, it still won't work. I connected three spline segments but they are acting like straight segments. Opening the properties of each segments shows them to be spline segments but they act like straight segments... they only have tabs to widen/narrow and lengthen/shorten. They end up being three straight connected segments angled to each other. Perhaps I have inadvertently screwed something up in the settings.
  10. For some reason, I can no longer create splined driveways and sidewalks (I have successfully created them in the past - even on the drawing I attached.) I create two splined segments that connect but they remain straight and do not have control tabs for curvature adjustment. If I open the properties of the splined segment, the dialog box does include the spline angle setting so that tells me that it indeed is a splined segment, but it functions as a straight segment. Thanks in advance for your assistance!!!!! Small spec.zip
  11. Eric, I cannot thank you enough for all the time and expert advice you gave me!!! A few comments... The version of the house plan file I sent you was, by your request, stripped down to just the essentials. Looking back, I should have zipped the full plan as it zipped down small enough to post. As I wear all three hats (developer, architect & builder), I try to utilize Home Designer to its max and therefore do want to use the framing component, although I am finding a few limitations as well as a few bugs. But all-in-all, this software is the best I have found - especially for the price
  12. Thanks for helping me, Eric. Attached is a temporary, stripped down version in a zip file. Small spec temp.zip
  13. I use the soffit tool to create exposed beams, scissor trusses, etc.
  14. I have some attic walls that either won't frame, partially frame, or end up being balloon framed. Also, I have some framing going through windows. I tried to attach the plan file, but it exceeds the 25 Mb max. I'll try to post it separately. Suggestions?