MatE

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  1. Does anyone know if Chief Architect ever plans to allow Home designer Pro to export out any type of useful 3D data? (Stl. is better then nothing, but not much). Anything would be nice, 3DS, SKP, 3D DXF, collada, etc? I have been waiting a few years, and except for great floor plan layouts, I don't use HD Pro much since I have to draw everything again from scratch again in other programs, so why draw it twice! It would be great to have HD Pro more useful so I could really get into the details of what it can do. I don't see anything in 2018 either? So no need to upgrade yet again
  2. I'm having a little trouble dragging the dimension point that snaps to the wall edge naturally to snap to the centerline of the wall? Thanks for your help.
  3. I'll keep trying here, it seams quite difficult.... The master list is empty, can't figure out how to cut and past existing material info, so next drawing it will already price out 2x4 and the like? If I just type something in from scratch...Not sure how to tag the program with this info so when a wall using 2x4 members is used, it will automatically price it out in the exported price sheet? But I'll keep dabbling with it, thanks for the Help menu info that is suppose to help figure this out?
  4. I think Chapter 40 (PG 947 of the Ref. Manual) talks about this, I'll have to dabble a bit to see what I get?
  5. Is there a way to add the price per unit/item inside HD Pro? Or can you only export to excel and hand insert each individual unit price every time you export? Thanks, MatE
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    Match Properties

    Thanks, I'll just erase it and input a new one of the correct type.
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    Match Properties

    Hi All, How do I pick a cabinet in my drawing, pick "match properties" and pick another cabinet next to it so it changes to the same type? Thanks MatE
  8. Definitely have to type in Word first, retyping that is scrapped by the site is no fun! Anyway, I already had the image created in 3D, so thought it would be easier to just cut and paste. But your right, next time I will created it in HD Pro, should give me a little more control on where (“layer”) the data will be created. But starting to get a handle on how things are working, Many thanks for all the advice everyone is sharing!!!
  9. Thanks, that makes things more clear...Though really strange they decided to have all imports sent to the "Interior Fixture Layer". You think they would have made a layer called "Import / Misc / User" Or something like that so you can turn them off without messing with the actual interior fixtures in the model? But all in all I am really liking this HD Pro!!! I just have to put in more time to get a better handle on things! I really appreciate everyone's help and advice, it is really helping the learning curve by not trying to do something the program is not set up to do.
  10. I must have moved a wall or something to remove the auto draw parts, mine use to look like yours? What do you mean by: "Copied one with framing to the other side" I'll try making a new front? wall and see if I can get things back to normal. Thanks !!! for the help, I really appreciate it
  11. Yea! it worked, copied it to another server before Upload, that did the trick. Not what I did but now the roof framing disappeared also, boy did I mess this one up!!!!!! Thanks MatE HD Pro Test - 1F.plan
  12. I tried but it is about 3-4 Meg and the download is refused? I'll try again
  13. Hi All, I was hoping to get a better workflow steps from one of you experienced HD Pro users? I copied in a few things Into Into HD Pro. - I didn't pay attention to what Layer was on? - I tried to have the "Display Options Dialog" open permanently on the other monitor to "Know what layer was on" - Cant seem to make it happen? Anyway it put a wall on the "fixture layer".... How do I create a "Misc 1, Misc 2, etc" layer and move the item to a layer that doesn't interfere with the things on the HD Pro "Default Layers" and items in them? Thanks, MatE
  14. I am having a similar problem, I use to only see the stud framing on the main floor and not garage, now they are both gone? Thanks for any insight! on this problem. MatE
  15. Just for fun here is the Image I am playing with.
  16. Thanks Kat, I was just trying to make a rectangular room in the corner of an existing "warehouse". So I just needed two interior walls and a ceiling. I'll be more careful what layer is "active" when importing, though I haven't found out yet how to know that, but I'll figure that one out. I didn't know that the HD Pro 2016 version was not able to make layers. Ill just hav to find the must obscure layer in the program and import things in when I'm on that layer. If I don't change anything, I noticed once a full framing plan is created...I can just pick the parts I don't want and delete the
  17. Cool, Figured this out! All you have to do is after generating the "Build Framing" and then Tool Pallet>Ortho Frame View Button is.... Just pick each piece ("One at a time") and delete them. Though I assume if the framing is regenerated, this will be over ridden and you have to go back again and pick them all over again?
  18. Found the problem....It seams that HD Pro likes to call my imported exterior wall an "Internal Fixture". So now I just have to figure out how to make a new layer name of my choice and move it to there, so it does not interfere with real interior fixtures when I get around to actually adding them.
  19. Hi All, I imported an "L-Shaped Wall" that is the existing Bldg. Then added some interior walls up to it. I Tried toggling off the Tools>Display options>Layer display options things and no help? I tried to right click the object and pick hide, but I think this program does not work that way? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, MatE
  20. Hi All, Attached is an image for a remodel, My main reason so far for purchasing HD Pro was to help generate a basic parts list to save lots od time. (I do go back to verify and add missing parts in the generated excel spreadsheet). The question I hope you can help me with is this: The walls that are "X" 'ed out our not needed because they are existing walls. How do I remove these from being calculated in the list. I think I had another somewhat similar problem and it was suggested that to make those walls out of an "Air Gap" center instead of 2x6's? I guess I would only have to add the
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    Image Output options?

    Thanks for the Info, I will post images from now on. The walls are the same as on the floor on the right. I probably I probably set up the Main or foundation layers incorrectly, as I am sort of guessing my way through things as I am learning so far. Thanks for both of your advice!
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    Image Output options?

    Hi All, I am playing around with my new HD Pro 2016 program... 1 - In the Image attached the 2x6 walls for the garage (Left side of the drawing) do not show up? Any ideas why? 2 - The right side of the house is supported by a 5 foot high foundation wall, is there a way the program will print/show that along with the framing layout? Thanks, MatE HD Pro Test - 1E-Orthographic Framing Overview.pdf
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    Collision Overide ?

    Thanks David, the control key is of great help...I can even embed a file cabinet into a wall !
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    Collision Overide ?

    Hi All, Is there an option to override the Collision detection? 99% of the time its great, but when I import in shapes I can not move them to where they need to be because an HD pro created object stops it from being moved past, underneath, through or on top of an object when it bumps up against the side? Thanks