DanatCV

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  1. My plan in the layout sheet looks perfect. But when I export the layout sheet to a PDF, the wall line weights get too thick. I must have inadvertently changed a setting somewhere because I have successfully exported to PDFs many times in the past. I have looked at every setting I can think of but keep coming up empty. Suggestions? A-3 First Floor Plan.layout A-3 First Floor Plan.pdf
  2. I was having a problem with very blurry, low resolution elevations and sections sent to the layout sheet as a scaled, updateable item. If that happens to you, here is a quick fix: Select the low res item on your layout sheet, zoom in close, and then click on the "Update Layout Views" button and your problem should go away. I hope this helps someone before they waste as much time as I did figuring this out. Cheers!
  3. I have a general question: If the home design has only trussed roofs and contains no conventional roof framing, what do you set the roof plane frame thickness at? This is normally set based on the size of roof joist you designate. With no roof joists, what should this be set at?
  4. Thanks, Eric. That did the trick!!!! While I would have assumed that the defaults would prevail, this is an easy work-around.
  5. In three out of three home plans I'm currently working on, HDP 2021 is putting 2x6 headers over all openings, regardless of their lengths, and contrary to the header sizes specified in the defaults. I've attached a test plan from which I generated the attached screenshots.Test.plan While I could go in and change each header, it would save me much time if I could get the default header sizes to work properly. Thanks in advance for your assistance!!! Test.plan
  6. In three out of three home plans I'm currently working on, HDP 2021 is putting 2x6 headers over all openings, regardless of their lengths, and contrary to the header sizes specified in the defaults. The plan files are much larger than the 14 MB limit for uploading, but in the attached screenshot, you will see that HDP2021 placed a 2x6 header above a 9' garage door opening. While I could go in and change each header, it would save me much time if I could get the default header sizes to work properly. Thanks in advance for your assistance!!!
  7. 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!
  8. 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?
  9. 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!
  10. I'll give that a try. As always, thanks a million Eric. Your assistance is truly appreciated!
  11. Yes... set in the defaults as "white"
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. Hi Eric. I attached the plan file to the first post of this thread. Thanks.
  15. 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.