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  1. Well, that looks pretty darn cool. I hope you are building it yourself because nobody else will know how! Oh, and it's crazy how close our site plans are... Take a look at my plans for my Colorado home here... that house is a bit out of date, here's the latest version
  2. Thank you! Of course it's a window.
  3. I'm wondering if anybody can share any tips on creating an "in the wall" shelf in a shower. You know the kind that are recessed between 2 studs and then they do a return with the tile into the hole. Thanks, Andy
  4. I made some beams in SketchUp at correct angle and with plumb end and then imported them. It works ok for visualization. I think you need Chief to do real exposed beams in the program.
  5. Thank you Eric, That did it for me! Thank you, that actually worked very well. Crazily enough, I face straight N/S!
  6. I drew both my house and garage as separate plan files. For both of those, I drew them with the front of the building oriented to the bottom of the page. Now I need to put them together on the plot. I need the house rotated 180 degree and the garage rotated 90 degrees. I cannot figure out how to do that. I rotated the garage plan view, but as soon as I pasted into the house plan, it change to the wrong orientation. Can anybody tell me how to do this?
  7. Yeah, that's sufficient for the visuals. The engineer's gonna have to figure the math on this stuff anyway.
  8. Not exactly the same orientation, but I want to show exposed beams across the top of my ceiling. I want to run the length of the room and for the ends to extend through the wall to support the roof over the porch as well. I'll play around with that. Hadn't occurred to me. Thank you!
  9. I see.... So is there any other way to see the beams on my vaulted ceiling?
  10. Thanks, that sorta works. I get a beam with the right angle and plumb cut on the ends. it's clipped at the walls and doesn't show in the 3D full perspective room view. I need it to extend through the wall and cantilever over the deck. I suspect I need to figure out move it to a different layer.
  11. How do I draw a support beam for my 1:12 shed roof so that it follows the roof? I am using the framing tools / Floor / Ceiling beam tool and it makes a nice beam, I just can seem to get it to rotate to the required angle. Do I have to go into 3D framing view and modify the generated beams to be bigger? Thanks!
  12. Wow Dave! Thank you very much. I wasn't expecting a video. That is very nice of you. Yes, I was a little hesitant to monkey with stuff because of the warnings, but I shall blast right past them from now on! We're in the same town, so I might have to get you a beer when we can get out again.
  13. thanks, that worked. Didn't realize it had that hard of a lock on the plan file.
  14. Hi All, I just got this program a week ago and I'm trying to draw a house. So far I'm doing OK, but this one problem I can't figure out. I'm trying to build a 2 level roof line with a raised shed roof. I am drawing the center section of the 1st floor, creating the 2nd floor for the vault offset, then completing the 1st floor lower rooms and drawing the ceiling planes. I am getting a weird glitch at the corners and I can't figure out what setting to make it go away. I think it's part of the attic floor. I tried to upload a plan file that demonstrates the problem, but it keeps failing, but here's a picture. Thanks! vaulted glitches.plan