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  1. I have Pro2020 and I'm creating different models for each plan view for each layout. It's a pain. However, doing it this way has forced me to clean up some areas I didn't realize needed fixing and also prompted some changes. But it's a pain.
  2. Thanks for taking the time to look at the plan and for the advice. I'm not understanding what you mean by "heights and materials mixed together". I'm trying to keep all the room heights the same across floors except for the attic level. Are you talking about something else? (The only thing I can think of is that the wall thicknesses are different between floors. The differing wall thicknesses are the recommendation by our foundation company as they will provide a ledge to set the floor trusses on.) I will revisit the foundation and keep Auto Rebuild Foundation on.
  3. Okay...I got it attached. It's a bit bare but I had to literally strip everything out of it to get it down to a manageable size. Thanks for looking at it..... Foxcliffe_for_Forum.plan
  4. Thank you for the quick reply, Solver. Give me a few to figure out how to attach it...
  5. I am repeatedly having to reset my floor defaults. They will hold for an hour or two and then mysteriously either change or, more frustratingly, be correct in the Defaults dialog box but not in the individual room dialogue boxes. I have tried everything I can think of to keep the defaults - saving after every change, closing and restarting the program, taking Solver's advice to reset all Floor and Ceiling Heights to the Defaults that I found in another thread, and shutting down and restarting my computer. All to no avail. As an example of what I am contending with: These are th
  6. Has anyone tried using a bluetooth game controller with the CA 3D Viewer app?
  7. I am trying to put lighting above my wall cabinets. Not in the ceiling but actually resting on top of the cabinet behind the cabinet molding. I am using the Puck Above Cabinet but I can't see it in the 3d views. I can see it just fine when it is anywhere except above a cabinet. I've messed around with it several times but have always given up. Does anyone have any ideas for me?
  8. I've done this by selecting everything I can in one go by using the Shift Key and the mouse to select multiple items. I copied a kitchen - cabinets, appliances, everything - but it did take me some time because I couldn't select all the items at once. Hope this helps!
  9. Sorry for the late reply, Solver. I would post it but my partner is concerned that someone will copy it. I did, however, find a workaround. I just made the wall types on each floor slightly different. i.e. the basement has straight, ICF walls. The first floor has ICF Stucco with the stucco deleted, etc etc. It works and does not seem to be doing anything weird with the framing. I do have to fix some craziness that happened with some interior walls and the stair landings but nothing that can't be corrected with some futzing around. Thanks and I appreciate the help!
  10. Thanks for the quick reply, Solver. Aligning the walls isn't the issue; I use that function all the time. The issue is that when I change the basement walls to 12" ICF, the program is automatically changing the walls on the first floor to 12" ICF, as well. If I then go and change the first floor walls to 8" ICF (which is what I want them to be), the walls in the basement automatically change to 8" ICF. And vice versa. Although I already have the house plan complete - basement, first floor, second floor, attic - I went ahead and changed the Foundation Wall defaults.
  11. When I change the wall type in the basement, the program is changing the wall type on the other floors, as well. It's very strange.
  12. Is there a way to have different, exterior wall thicknesses across floors? For example, 12" exterior walls in the basement, 8" exterior walls on the first floor, 4" exterior walls on the second floor? I've checked here on the forum and the user guides and can't find any information that addresses this. If it's not possible, does anyone have any ideas for clever workarounds in HD Pro 2018?
  13. Kirk, thanks for the reply. However, almost none of the colors you posted from the core catalog, and I did look at them in my program, look yellow. They are browns and pinks. Bright, Gold and Mustard - in the core catalog - are the only ones that are actually yellow. Looking at the shades, I can tell yellow was used in the paint mix. I guess I just expect colors categorized as "yellow" to be discernibly yellow-colored. Oh, well. Thanks again for the replies. I will soldier on.... And the more I type the word yellow, the more bizarre it is looking
  14. I see very nice, very yellow yellows. Please see my images, below, just saved from HD Pro 2018. None of those colors are yellow!! Am I just crazy?!
  15. I am far enough along in my house plan to start obsessing with color palattes and I'm wondering if any other users have this issue: I have several of the paint manufacturer catalogs downloaded into my Library ( Behr, Benjamin Moore, Resene, and Sherwin Williams). Unfortunately, ALL of the yellows are either muddy browns or queasy shades of pink. These companies all have beautiful yellows I would like to use and this is driving me to distraction! (I know I can create my own materials but, for some maddening reason, HD won't hold the material properties for more than a few days.