rfcomm2k

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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

    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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    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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    Terrain

    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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    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 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 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

    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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    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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    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.
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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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    Auto dimension clutter

    I am going to generate dimensions for my home now, and based on past experience I am not going to be happy. Previous plans, when I generate either exterior or interior dimensions, the drawing becomes hopelessly cluttered. I have in the past had to go thru the drawing dimension by dimension, deleting duplicates where they were not needed. I cannot call out a specific example, but I could see a room with door and window and closet, and there will be two or more dimensions locating the window, and/or the door or even the walls. It seems to me it might be easier to manually dimension it, but that may take as much time as deleting all the duplicates. Are there any settings I am overlooking regarding automatic dimensions?
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    Change to Floor 1 defaults

    I have completed a floorplan all the way thru to choosing paint colors, floor finishes, and even place electrical and made connections. Then the wife decided she wants a basement. How easy can the existing plan be changed to allow the current first floor, which has an Absolute Elevation of 0" to be changed to allow a daylight basement? Currently Floor Below (D) is a crawl space at -46 1/8. I wish to add height to that so that the basement height (floor to Ceiling Below (H)) is now 97 1/8. But I want to have a daylight basement, with 48" above grade. Thus the Floor (C) Absolute Elevation should change to 48" from 0". But no mater how I change the Default Settings for Floor 1 Defaults, the Floor (C) remains at 0".
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    Change to Floor 1 defaults

    Thank you Jo_Ann, but I still also need to add height to the crawl space don't I?
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    Emergency lights

    Does anyone know where I could download free emergency light, exit sign, sprinkler heads, etc as required for commercial buildings? I tried cgtrader and archive3d.
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    Roof AND wall issues

    In the attached, all I am trying to achieve is a gable type roof on the angled section and on the straight part. The roof eaves should extend out to the furthest points of the north and south sides of the house. They should NOT follow the zigs and zags of the walls. As you can see I was unable to accomplish that. I tried drawing manual roof planes but it too failed. And now as you can see the wall where the angled part joins the straight part is not a full wall when viewed in a perspective view. V1.plan
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    Roof AND wall issues

    JoAnn, Where are the gables placed for this?
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    Roof AND wall issues

    That is fairly accurate Eric. As seen in the plan view of your drawing, and North being up, the roof at the top is good, but the roof at the bottom should look the same instead of having the dormer style roof over the south wall that juts out.
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    Roof AND wall issues

    I was taught in school that the bottom of the page is always south UNLESS otherwise specified, so I assumed that most other people were taught the same. So. The bottom of the page is south. Top is north. As you can see from the floorplan there are many walls that jut out and others that are indented (corners, main entrance). If I start over and draw the entire outline from scratch (which I originally did), the roof planes all build automatically but they follow the shape of the outline. Even after I mark the walls that are supposed to be full gable walls. I do not want the roof to look like that. I want a full gable on the east wall, a full gable on the southwest wall (of angled room) and full gable on the west wall of straight part of building.
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    Trouble printing a model with HD Pro 2014

    DIG5050, I too have the same software, and I also have had trouble with Print Model. SO, I tried something very simple. A basic 2 room house, 1 floor, with gable roof. The Print Model for this worked flawlessly. Therefore I must conclude that the trouble I am experiencing (and probably you were) is due to errors in the drawing. I ran Plan Check and it turned up 24 problems on the first floor and 13 on the second. 32 of these were not what I consider drawing errors. For example, one was because the software expected a room named bathroom to have a window or else exhaust fan, and I had not added the electrical yet. The other 5 errors were strange indeed. 2 "invisible" walls to outline a gable wall above a porch on first floor supposedly had layers reversed. But reversing them did not make errors go away. So, run a plan check and see if correcting any problems will help with the Print Model
  25. Hello DIG5050, did you ever get an adequate answer to your post about trouble printing a model with HDPro 2014?

    I have the same software and am having the same trouble.