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  1. Thanks Roy! It kills me they stopped distinguishing automatic and manual dimensions in the reference display. It makes much more problematic in putting sheets together when you have to factor that all dimensions will be shown, not just manual or automatic.
  2. Are there any controls for this beyond turning on the layer display? The problem with this in HD is the first floor walls display as solid lines and makes it too difficult to see the dimensions of the foundation plan. Would love to see those displayed as dashed lines if possible like I've seen other plans do. Also would love to see if plumbing fixtures could be displayed and locatable in the foundation floor. That would greatly improve the foundation plans for houses built on slabs.
  3. I'm trying to create a custom backsplash over my exterior garage wall, but any portion that extends past the edge of the garage doesn't display. Is there something I'm missing, to make this display? The first picture shows the backsplash with it sitting 4' away from the wall. The second shows it positioned against the wall where I need it, but the left edge of the backsplash wont display. Ignore the roof though, I'm working on it.
  4. I'm even struggling to select the backsplash in the plan view in this version. I can't simply select the backsplash, I have to drag my cursor over it to select it.
  5. I have no problem copy/pasting it away from the building, but as soon as I get it within 16" or so from a wall it will not display in elevation or orthographic view. And as soon as I get it about 6" or so away from the backsplash will snap to the wall. I'm not sure if backsplashes are supposed to behave different than they were in previous versions but I never had any trouble manipulating backsplashes until this version. I use them all the time to model the timber frames in open gables.
  6. Is it possible to model sloped/flared walls similar to the ones seen in the pic around the front door and the garage? I thought I was close using custom backsplash, but the flared portion that I had protruding past the physical wall isn't visible. #2333 SAMPLE PLAN.plan #2333 SAMPLE PLAN.plan
  7. Nevermind. I forgot to check the library. Thanks.
  8. What is a valance? That term isn't in the reference manual.
  9. What would be the best way to model arched exterior trim similar to this picture?
  10. No replies so I guess there isn't something I'm missing. Thats such an odd feature to nuke as its very helpful to control when both automatic and manual dimensions are displayed.
  11. Is it possible to display manual and automatic dimensions separately in the Layer Display box? Where there used to be (HD Pro 21) separate lines for manual and automatic dimensions, now I only see "Dimensions" and it will only hide or display ALL dimensions.
  12. Only way I know of is using the in the sill area of the window specification and use one of the course brick options in the core catalog. I don't think you can specify the angle or anything though. I just gives you the general appearance of a sill
  13. Excellent Solver! Thanks as always! Im definitely going to start using the pony wall tip and the break wall tip there. Like I said I run into this sort of problem on seemingly every plan.
  14. I keep having this issue where it looks like a cross section of an interior wall is visible from the exterior and I can't find a way to get it to go away. The problem only occurs when a roof plane passes the intersection between somewhere between the bottom and top plate. The visible wall is already designated as an attic wall and I really have no idea where how else it could be remedied. The problem wall here is the wall behind the tub-shower upstairs. FREDERICK 2021.plan
  15. Welp. I guess I have to upgrade to 2021 now. Thanks guys! This has been an aggravating problem for me on every plan I do.
  16. Where does go to manipulate the size of the porch beam above the posts? Mine is defaulted to a 4"x8" beam and I'm trying to get it to 4"x12". I'm positive I've done this before, but I guess I have completely forgotten where to control it at.
  17. Here I am again on this problem now with just a simple gable. What is keeping the return from completely generating? I checked to make sure both roof planes had the same baseline and fascia height. BAKER HOUSE.plan
  18. Does anybody know how to model a foundation grade slab foundation like this? I'm at least trying to get where I'm showing a simple stem wall with a 4" slab that is flush with the stem wall top.
  19. Is there a way to control how a slab generates under a wall with brick veneer? HD auto-builds the monolithic slab to extend past the stud wall to the edge of the brick veneer. In North AL, contractors build the slab to align with the exterior edge of the stud walls and let the brick sit down on the footer and they want the see the foundation dimensions match the dimensions of the framing above. In my plan the slab dimensions all appear to be 4" too far due to the slab building to the edge of the brick. In the foundation layer, HD appears to generate a line that is aligned with the stud above; however, I can't get any of the dimension tools to snap to that line. I'm looking to either: 1) find a way to build the slab to not extend past the framing 2) leave the slab as is, but show the proper dimension. In digging around, there doesn't seem to be any settings that control slab alignment under the above layer the same way there are for normal foundation walls. As usual, I feel like there is something simple I'm probably missing. If there's no setting to control this type of thing, I guess I can always change to siding walls and use the material painter to generate the brick look. PACIFIC_FIVEPLEX.plan
  20. Ha! I can always count on you to make me feel like an idiot. Not sure how I messed that up, but I've been needlessly doing those manual returns for several plans now. Thanks solver.
  21. I've never gotten the auto return to complete when the gable consists of a standard exterior wall and a porch wall. Is there something that can be manipulated there to make the return complete itself? I've always assumed the lack of framing where the boxed eave meets the wall was the reason it never generates.
  22. When doing a manual roof return, is there a way to clean up the intersection of the two planes or get the return to join a plane? Anytime I'm drawing a manual return, I'm left seeing lines from both the return and main roof planes in the corners of the return. I'm not sure if I'm missing something or if this is as good as is gets on a manual return. The attached picture shows a manual return on the front, with an auto return behind it to the right. PACIFIC_FIVEPLEX.plan
  23. Thanks Solver. I made the change; however, the foundation wall re-aligns where its brick covers up the brick and windows of the 1st level. I started putting the brick/air gap in the main layer after posting a thread on this same alignment problem in the last house I did. Is it possible for you to show me how you would setup the layers for the foundation and exterior walls for a house with a brick veneer over the foundation and the exterior walls? I can't help but feel like I'm missing something obvious when it's so difficult to align the stud walls over the outside edge of the block the same way the contractor would out in the field. I'm thinking about going back to the way I used to draw brick houses: default CMU walls and siding exterior walls, then just use the material painter to give it a brick look.
  24. I've noticed this for a few plans with a brick veneer foundation and brick veneer on the first floor walls above it, I get a few inches of overlap. I've been manually pulling the veneer above the foundation up a few inches to make the line disappear, but I'm wondering if there is something I'm missing that could remedy this problem. It looks like the brick over the first floor walls is coming down an extra few inches. I've already manually edited the brick along the garage wall. The other is hinged door going into the garage and how the brick is overlapping the door casing. I've tried a few things but can't get it to go away and I've never had this issue before. MACK WALKER 929-1012.plan
  25. This plan I'm working on auto-generated the foundation wall to align the outside edge of the block with the outside edge of the brick veneer of my stud wall; meaning, the brick I have on the foundation is sticking out past my stud wall brick. I didn't catch it until I placed windows and didn't see them in the 3d view. I thought I could fix it easily but it is more tedious than I expected to perfectly align under the stud wall. Ideally, I would like to delete the foundation and re-build it but I can't get it to do it correctly even if I use a plain block foundation wall type. As you can see in the glass house pick the windows are there and displayed, but they are hidden behind the brick extending up from the foundation. I set both my stud walls and foundation to have 1" air gap and 3" thick brick veneer. Foundation set to build platform from the edge of the block and the Stud wall set to align stud surface, so I'm not sure why it did this. The align wall tool just aligns it the same way it auto-generated. Perhaps its the order I did this in: I usually default to block foundation with siding stud walls THEN change the wall types. But the brick thickness sometimes causes headaches when I change the wall types after the fact. This time I set the walls to these settings before I started. Suggestions as to where I went wrong? LINDSTROM.plan