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  1. SeabeeMike

    No downspouts?

    I thought I would show downspout locations on the elevations; however, I was surprised that I could not find them anywhere. Gutters are part of the roof options but no downspout option nor not in the library. Presumably, everyone is leaving them off their drawings?
  2. Thanks to Jo_Ann for reaching out via private message and thanks to David Potter for his vast YouTube references. Easy solution which was just eluding me. All I needed to do was set the finish floor to 60" so it would be relative to the other contour elevations.
  3. I've read through the knowledge base on both Understanding How the Height of the Floor Relates to the Height of the Terrain & Setting the Height of Terrain yet, things just don't seem to be clear. The attached JPG shows the actual site contours & plan is to set finish floor at 638. My first thought was since Floor (C) on the structure tab is set at "0" - which would be 638 in real world contours. I set what would be the 640 elevation line at +24" (24" above my intended finish floor at 638). Then I set 636 actual at -24" and 632 actual at -72". The result had the house too far below grade. Then I thought well, let's set the lowest contour at 0 (632), set 636 to 48", set 640 at 72". Same result. I tried turning the automatic on and off in the Terrain Specification - same result. I realize the contours will need to be adjusted to adjust around the actual foot print but the initial starting point still should be relative to the world. What am I missing.
  4. Selected all then used the rotate triangle & manually rotated everything.
  5. I was well underway on a plan before I realized I was drawing with the front door at the top of the plan instead of the customary bottom of the plan. I rotated the entire plan 180 degrees and now find that my X and Y axis are reversed. If I move an object +12" it moves left, rather than right. Same for Y axis, down instead of up for positive value. Seems like there should be some way to tell HD that the plan was rotated and act accordingly! Thanks, Mike
  6. Is there a painless way to export default settings from one drawing, as a starting point for a new drawing? All I can come up with is copying all the information down - then setting it in the new drawing. Or, saving the drawing under a new name, erasing everything and then start the new drawing.
  7. Robborito - it was the requested size but the builder. No scale requirement though.
  8. RobinD - I actually created a 12" x 18" layout template with the title block on it. I bring in everything at 1/8" scale, or what ever other scale I need at half it's final print size. I add the drawing titles in the layout and give the final print scale. I save as a PDF then the print source prints at 200% or just scale to fit on 24" x 36" sheet.
  9. Apparently, in a moment of not paying attention, I inadvertently erased my Living Area off the plan. Is there any way to get it back? I tried copy & past from a different plan but no go.
  10. Eric - EQ would be Equal. Basically tells the builder, center this without giving a hard dimension.
  11. On occasion, I prefer to dimension an object's placement as "EQ" versus the actual measure dimension. From what I can see, although I could be missing something, dimensions aren't an entity that can be edited?