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  1. Is there a way to lock the dimensions of a slab object so it doesn't change shape and instead just moves? Using these slabs no longer has the snapping issue like the walls did, but every time I just try to move it over an inch or two the whole shape changes.
  2. Awesome. That solved it! Thanks man. I went with using the slab object since it has a footing option built in
  3. I'm trying to draw some existing cmu foundation piers. When I try to set the dimensions between the piers the height and width of the piers keep changing instead of just moving the pier to the correct location. It seems that I am unable to move a pier closer than 9" to another one. If I do the two seem to snap together and merge. How do I avoid this? I choose 8" CMU Stem wall_2 has a thickness of 8" Length of 16". So far so good. Temporily I place it in. I want to move it up and to the right. When I click it... only 3 boxes come up. I don't
  4. Awesome! Thank you. I'll dig that up.
  5. I have hit a problem I can't figure out. I want a half-wall on a stairwell, but coming from the ceiling down to the stringer. The closest I have gotten is a stairwell panel, but it looks weird. Any suggestions? Using Home Designer Architectural 2021. photo: The closest I have come, but this panel seems like it is supposed to be up against a wall.: just a straight wall outside of the stairwell: Underneath the stairwell: half wall:
  6. That's a fair point. I come from a background in Solidworks CAD, which is great for engineering, not for architecture. SW takes a best guess at which object remains stationary and which one expands/contracts. Certainly makes me recognize the complexity under the hood.
  7. I'm using Home Designer Architectural 2021. I just added it to my signature for future reference, good suggestion. I think I figured it out. I found if I clicked on the wall/window/door first, then the dimension I was able to change the number. That is VERY unintuitive interface, but I can understand why it's necessary.
  8. This seems like it should be very easy, but I can't get it to work. I only just started using this CAD about an hour ago, so be gentle. I have drawn walls, it automatically added dimensions. If I try to click on the dimensions it brings up the "dimension line specification" box, which I don't want. I just want the type in the value of the dimension. I've seen it pop up, but I can't repeat it. What am I doing wrong? If I click on the 139 7/8" it pops this up: I don't want to change that! I want to change the length.