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  1. Thank you Eric,


    That did it for me!

    2 hours ago, solver said:


    Edit>Edit Area (All Floors)


    Copy Paste into the new plan, rotate as needed.


    Thank you, that actually worked very well.


    2 hours ago, solver said:


    Best to have the buildings square with the screen and rotate the plot plan as needed.




    Crazily enough, I face straight N/S!


  2. 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?


  3. 2 hours ago, solver said:


    It would help to have pictures showing what you are trying to model.


    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.




    2 hours ago, solver said:

    Have you considered a Sloped Soffit? They are often used for exposed beams. Check Help, the HD website etc for more info.

    I'll play around with that. Hadn't occurred to me. Thank you!


  4. 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.



  5. 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?




  6. 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.




  7. 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.




    corner glitch.png

    vaulted glitches.plan