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    Master Material List

    I asked this back in 2015 and did not get a satisfactory answer. Now that I upgraded to HD2020, I am posing the question again. And yes David, I already watched the online tutorial and looked up the reference manual. I understand that every project will have its own material list. But I want to be able to maintain a single master list of the material pricing. When I estimate jobs right now I use an Excel spreadsheet with hundreds of items in it. I have to input every single wall, every floor, ceiling, roof, etc to get to the final number. I use this primarily for ordering material, not so much for pricing a job for the customer. For that I do it differently. It would be nice to be able to maintain a master list in the same manner that I currently maintain my spreadsheet by updating the material costs occasionally. But, unless I am doing it wrong, when I open the master list, it is empty. Even though I have created several lists for projects. Which now leads me to my next question. When I input a price for an item in the project material list, the total cost is less than it should be. For example, 20 sheets of Exterior ply costs $300 at $15 each. But the program calcs this at $292.50.
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    Auto Interior Dimensions

    Regarding the inability to see the auto int dims tool, simply clicking it in tool customization will not work. In tool customization you need to click and drag it to your toolbar.
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    Terrain slope trouble

    Thanks DIG5050. I tried that and it is almost working for me, but what concerns me is that there is not a smooth transition from right to left of the downhill slope of the neighbors driveway. Instead, it seems that the drive maintains -18" for most of the first region, then there is a quite obvious transition from -18 to -22, then another from -22 to -26. I spread the regions apart by 7'. Then I widened the gap to 11 feet. This slightly improved the transition, but then I got odd places showed up in the "garden bed" between the driveway and the parking space. Ideally, I should be able to draw a flat rectangle in floorplan view for the garden bed, and another flat rectangle for the driveway. Then, grab the left edge of the driveway and in some way tell the software that this edge is at -26", and grab the right edge and tell the software that this edge is at -18". Or, in elevation view grab the line that represents the driveway and rotate it so that the right side is at -18 and the left side is at -26. Then, in elevation view, grab a corner of the garden rectangle and drag it down to create the compound slope. Simple, right? At least this is how I visualize I would do it. But conforming to how the software actually wants it done is another problem.
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    As well as giving this user a lecture about stating the proper version of the software, would it have hurt for you to provide some insight into what his trouble is, or at least point him to the proper tutorial?
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    Terrain slope trouble

    As you can see from the attached photos and screenshot, I am trying to model some terrain so I can better visualize some proposed changes. Unfortunately, I cannot get the model to show the compound slope at one end of photo (where it slopes down away from the viewer AND slopes down to the left also). I tried using terrain regions as suggested in a previous topic but these do not seem to be working as expected. terrain.plan
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    Fixture boundaries

    Thanx to LawB10, Rookie65, and Solver. That is exactly what I needed. I wanted to override the limitation by placing the toilet 3" closer to the tub in a tiny house I am designing (and actually started to build already). Time has come to start getting fixtures placed and daughter decided she wanted a different tub than she originally chose, and of course the new tub is 5" longer than the original.
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    Fixture boundaries

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    Fixture boundaries

    Can the boundary for a fixture be turned off? Example, I want to place a tub closer to a toilet than code allows. The software has set a minimum distance that another object can be placed next to a toilet (around 7" if I measured correctly). I need to over ride that in my design (do not worry all you code addicts, it is for a RV, not a permanent residence)
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    Fixture Fill

    Will_in_pgh, you also should know that SOME of the people on this forum are more inclined to teach instead of help. They prefer to tell you how to find your own answers instead of just telling you how to do something. And while that may be helpful in a teaching kind of way, some of us who pose questions here are not interested in being taught with snarky remarks like you experienced. To Solver and Davidjpotter, I too tried searching help for Fill Style. It got me one item, relating to the fill style tab for polylines. It would take a very experienced user to be able to relate THAT information to the answer that Will was looking for.
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    Trouble with pdf printing

    Thank You David! I was using the Microsoft Print to PDF that came with this brand new PC and assumed it would work. Today I installed CutePDF and it worked GREAT!
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    Trouble with pdf printing

    So apparently nobody has had this problem before?
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    Trouble with pdf printing

    I admit, I am impatient sometimes, and today is one of those times. I had to reinstall my software when I replaced the laptop. I used to be able to print to PDF and when I open the PDF file then I could zoom in on it and it would zoom in without any trouble. Now, when I zoom in the picture becomes pixelated and I am not able to read any text on the drawing. I know there must be a setting I missed when I tried printing, but I cannot figure out what it could be. I tried changing the parameters for printing, including the scaling, but zooming in still causes the pixelating problem.
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    Ability to edit dimensions gone

    I have a wall with a window or door in it. In Plan view I click on the window or door and it shows me temp dimensions so I see the width and its position in relation to other objects. I can click on one of those dimensions and then edit it, thus moving the window or door slightly. At least, I WAS able to do this on my old laptop.
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    Ability to edit dimensions gone

    I see the temp dims, but I am not allowed to click on a dimensions to change it.
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    Ability to edit dimensions gone

    I had to replace pc and reinstalled software. I copied my plan files from backup and opened one. I can grab an object and drag it around no trouble. But if I click an object and want to enter specific dimensions to locate it (as in moving a window one inch), I cannot edit the displayed dims. I know this is just a setting in the software but I have not been able to find it.