JoshEide

How to use dimensions to move recessed lighting

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I'm creating a remodel plan for my basement and I'm trying to get the spacing right for my recessed lighting. I've had a lot of difficulties trying to position the lighting. I've tried to use manual dimensions, but it doesn't always work. As in it will work for 1 light in a row, but the next one can't use that dimension to adjust it. When I have successfully used a dimension to move something I notice the dimension text is gray when it doesn't work it is blue.

 

I've watched a few videos of CA Premier and there are better tools, however, I only have HD Architectural 2020.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Lights will snap to the intersection of CAD lines.

 

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Thank you Eric. Will this also work for other objects? As a follow-up question, is there an efficient way to make multiple lights or objects a set distance from each other, such as I want to have a beam/line every 16" OC or 

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9 minutes ago, JoshEide said:

is there an efficient way to make multiple lights or objects a set distance from each other

 

Buy Pro :)

 

 

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I thought that might be the answer and honestly, I'm thinking I will. I wasn't sure if that would be a feature that I would get though. As this is more of a hobby rather than my livelihood, it is a little harder to justify. Then again, I have bought power tools that I've used once for the same $300 it would be to upgrade from Arc.

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Chief usually has upgrade promotions between now and the first of the new year.

 

You can download the Pro trial and experiment. It has a Transform/Replicate tool that makes it easy to make multiple copies at a specific interval as well as other.

 

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