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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Yep looks like swarren is right. Using starting a new plan under the default template. I had been using a custom template for a few years so time start a new template using the 2020 default plan I guess. Thanks!
  16. A friend of mine downloaded Pro 2020 a couple weeks ago and I noticed there were several more room types than my software (clearly remember a Bonus Room option). I upgraded to 2020 from 2019 but did not get any additional room types. Any clue how one version has them but mine doesn't?
  17. So after getting to that point, is it as simple as creating a ceiling plane from the interior wall up to the flat ceiling?
  18. How do I create a cathedral ceiling with a flat ceiling plane in the center when one of the bearing walls is exterior and the other is interior? I'm also curious how this gets done in a vaulted ceiling application where both bearing walls are interior walls. This is an easy task when both bearing walls are exterior; however I haven't been able to figure it out when one or both bearing walls are interior. In my first attempt, I used the ceiling plane tool to create a plane with a slope of 0" and then manipulate the height of the room; however, I couldn't get it to attach to the underside of the roof or the ceiling plane bearing on the interior wall so I must've been way off trying to create it that way. HOMETALK SAMPLE.plan
  19. Is it possible to use the center objects tool to center objects (usually windows/doors) vertically? Aligning garage windows with the rest of the house, for example, I always have to "eyeball" it in the elevation view. Is there any method or tool to do this quicker and more accurately?
  20. In the elevation view, I've checked the windows to make sure the label isn't suppressed. I've also checked the Layer Display Options and check the window and door label layers to display. Is it simply not possible to have labels show up in elevation views? I know I could manually label them with text, but it seems to me like it should be able to display.
  21. Is it possible? I like using the rail wall type since it places posts and rail sections automatically; however, the only part lacking is the inability to locate posts in floorplan view or elevation view. Is there a solution for this or am I just going to have to bite the bullet and start placing posts/columns manually? JUMANJI FB.plan
  22. It appears the software centers the label on the plane, but that's a problem when there is a gable or dormer is also centered. Edit: If y'all have a better way to do roof plans I'd love to hear those as well.
  23. I'm starting this thread as a resource for myself and others. I'm a one-man operation drawing simple plans as a side gig/marketing gimmick for my building supply. I'm tired of professional printers screwing up my larger, 18x24, prints so I'm in the market for a large format printer under 1k. Does anybody have any reviews, knowledge, or experience with these products? I figured it might be helpful to have a thread on this considering many of us on this board are amateurs and don't do the volume to justify a several thousand dollar investment. If this isn't where this belongs feel free to redirect me. I've been looking at the HP DesignJet T120, but does anybody have any other recommendations or thoughts on this printer? Or large-format printers in general?
  24. Thanks, that led me to the fix. Both planes on that gable were set to the default overhang. Obviously, that one eave was not actually reflecting the default overhang. So I unchecked the default setting and manually entered the default overhang length. Problem solved.