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Terrain in the basement

 Has anyone experienced terrain (grass) appearing in the basement area of your drawing? I had fully detailed the basement, but it now appears in 3D as grass.  I dont remember want changed i
Original Post Date: Aug 04, 2018 at 04:04PM
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Last Commented: By Jeffrey Joyce | Aug 05, 2018 at 05:15PM
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Virtual Architect 8.0 Roof Framing: Where is the Specify Framing Button?

The technical support page is not working, http://support.novadevelopment.com/support/tickets/new so here is my problem with your applications misrepresented function: Specifying Roof Framing Option
Original Post Date: Aug 03, 2018 at 06:08PM
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Last Commented: By FynrDzynr | Aug 04, 2018 at 06:22PM
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Exposed Framing

Is there a way to show exposed framing for attic walls and basement cripple walls, while maintaining the siding on the exterior wall surfaces?
Original Post Date: Aug 01, 2018 at 10:20PM
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Last Commented: By louisaco | Aug 03, 2018 at 10:35AM
Product: Envisioneer Construction Suite

Drawing files for SHS columns

Hi I am detailing subfloors and I am needing connection diagrams from 90x90mm SHS to metal bearers and joist, is this something I will have to draw using lines or is there any add ons I could download
Original Post Date: Jul 22, 2018 at 05:07AM
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Last Commented: By marktownsend | Jul 23, 2018 at 07:47AM
Product: Envisioneer Building Essentials

Nice Interior w / Sunlight

I'm happy with the ability to get good interior renders with the sun shining in. The ability to post render adjust brightness and gamma really makes for a good final result. I do have to bump up inte
Original Post Date: Jul 19, 2018 at 11:59PM
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Importing PDF Crash

I recently upgraded my system from a window 8 machine to a windows 10 machine. Trying to import a PDF and I get booted out of the program. Any comments of what might be the issue? Thanks
Original Post Date: Jul 12, 2018 at 10:43AM
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Last Commented: By Nicholas Cudmore | Jul 13, 2018 at 01:34PM
Product: Envisioneer Building Essentials

Integration Partner Webinars

Hello We are hosting a series of webinars to highlight the integration partners of Cadsoft. Please join us for this series of webinars that begin today: https://www.cadsoft.com/bim-home-desig
Original Post Date: Jul 11, 2018 at 07:38AM
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Last Commented: By cpitts | Jul 11, 2018 at 03:00PM
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Keystone

Hello We had been asked how to add a stone keystone to an exterior. Here are recommended steps and a sample file with a keystone to use. I welcome everyone to also contribute how they accomplish exte
Original Post Date: Jul 09, 2018 at 08:40AM
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Ridge beam

I'm running Building Essentials V13. Can I select the ridge beam to lower it for under rafters? So far I'm unable to select any roof members that I set up in the roof properties.
Original Post Date: Jul 07, 2018 at 07:53AM
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Last Commented: By cpitts | Jul 09, 2018 at 08:15AM
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Office Closed on Monday

Hello Everyone, The Cadsoft office will be closed on Monday July 2nd.  It will reopen on Tuesday July 3rd and resume regular business hours. All emails and phone calls received while the office
Original Post Date: Jun 29, 2018 at 08:28AM
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V14 is coming soon!

Let's celebrate a new year with a new version of Envisioneer! As a Cadsoft client you are invited to join us for a webcast where we will unveil all of the newest features. We hope you can make it to t
Original Post Date: Jan 09, 2019 at 03:02PM
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Holiday Hours

Hello Everyone On behalf of everyone at Cadsoft we wish you all the best over the holiday season and into the new year! Below are the office hours over the next week, we reduce our hours over the last
Original Post Date: Dec 20, 2018 at 08:13AM
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Last Commented: By jkzimm | Dec 21, 2018 at 12:39PM
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TIP – Spot and Point Lights

FYI TIP -  Most default lights are set to IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) which strives to give accurate lighting results. You can change to either Spot or Point lights to create your own
Original Post Date: Nov 29, 2018 at 10:16AM
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TIP – Change Estimate Formula

When Generating Estimate- the formula (5 gal of paint in this example) is used to calculate quantity / price.  Sq ft of paint required in this example is only 300 sq ft, and 5 gal of paint formu
Original Post Date: Nov 13, 2018 at 10:57AM
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TIP – Top View with High Noon Sun

FYI TIP - Sun Directly Above Using the Sun for Top View Renders is fast and looks good. No need for individual lights. But most settings make it hard to get Sun shadows to look OK. That is because yo
Original Post Date: Nov 09, 2018 at 02:54PM
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Last Commented: By jkzimm | Nov 13, 2018 at 09:57PM
Product: Envisioneer Building Essentials

TIP – 2D & 3D Views Open at same time

FYI TIP You can open multiple views at the same time with one OR two monitiors. To get multiple views:  1 - Close all views except for Model View.  2 - Right click 'Model View' in bottom
Original Post Date: Nov 08, 2018 at 01:18PM
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Last Commented: By FynrDzynr | Nov 10, 2018 at 05:57PM
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ProDealer Summit

If you are heading to the ProDealer Summit, make sure you stop by and say Hi to Kate and Chantale! https://www.prodealer.com/
Original Post Date: Oct 17, 2018 at 08:57AM
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Webinar this week

Hi  The webinar this week is: Working Drawing Sheet tools. Anyone can register and attend. To save your spot and see the list of other webinars, visit here: https://www.cadsoft.com/learning-
Original Post Date: Oct 15, 2018 at 07:56AM
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Plant Encyclopedia

Are there any plans to expand the plant encyclopedia?  It seems that the encyclopedia has not been upgraded in many releases.  I would be interested if "Quaking Aspen"  Populus Tremuloi
Original Post Date: Aug 18, 2018 at 04:29PM
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Last Commented: By louisaco | Sep 10, 2018 at 11:49AM
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Terrain in the basement

 Has anyone experienced terrain (grass) appearing in the basement area of your drawing? I had fully detailed the basement, but it now appears in 3D as grass.  I dont remember want changed i
Original Post Date: Aug 04, 2018 at 04:04PM
Comments : 2 comments
Last Commented: By Jeffrey Joyce | Aug 05, 2018 at 05:15PM
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V14 is coming soon!

Let's celebrate a new year with a new version of Envisioneer! As a Cadsoft client you are invited to join us for a webcast where we will unveil all of the newest features. We hope you can make it to t
Original Post Date: Jan 09, 2019 at 03:02PM
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Holiday Hours

Hello Everyone On behalf of everyone at Cadsoft we wish you all the best over the holiday season and into the new year! Below are the office hours over the next week, we reduce our hours over the last
Original Post Date: Dec 20, 2018 at 08:13AM
Comments : 2 comments
Last Commented: By jkzimm | Dec 21, 2018 at 12:39PM
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TIP – Spot and Point Lights

FYI TIP -  Most default lights are set to IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) which strives to give accurate lighting results. You can change to either Spot or Point lights to create your own
Original Post Date: Nov 29, 2018 at 10:16AM
Comments : no comments
Product: Envisioneer Construction Suite

TIP – Change Estimate Formula

When Generating Estimate- the formula (5 gal of paint in this example) is used to calculate quantity / price.  Sq ft of paint required in this example is only 300 sq ft, and 5 gal of paint formu
Original Post Date: Nov 13, 2018 at 10:57AM
Comments : no comments
Product: Envisioneer Building Essentials

TIP – Top View with High Noon Sun

FYI TIP - Sun Directly Above Using the Sun for Top View Renders is fast and looks good. No need for individual lights. But most settings make it hard to get Sun shadows to look OK. That is because yo
Original Post Date: Nov 09, 2018 at 02:54PM
Comments : 4 comments
Last Commented: By jkzimm | Nov 13, 2018 at 09:57PM
Product: Envisioneer Building Essentials

TIP – 2D & 3D Views Open at same time

FYI TIP You can open multiple views at the same time with one OR two monitiors. To get multiple views:  1 - Close all views except for Model View.  2 - Right click 'Model View' in bottom
Original Post Date: Nov 08, 2018 at 01:18PM
Comments : 1 comment
Last Commented: By FynrDzynr | Nov 10, 2018 at 05:57PM
Product: Envisioneer Building Essentials

ProDealer Summit

If you are heading to the ProDealer Summit, make sure you stop by and say Hi to Kate and Chantale! https://www.prodealer.com/
Original Post Date: Oct 17, 2018 at 08:57AM
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Webinar this week

Hi  The webinar this week is: Working Drawing Sheet tools. Anyone can register and attend. To save your spot and see the list of other webinars, visit here: https://www.cadsoft.com/learning-
Original Post Date: Oct 15, 2018 at 07:56AM
Comments : no comments
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Plant Encyclopedia

Are there any plans to expand the plant encyclopedia?  It seems that the encyclopedia has not been upgraded in many releases.  I would be interested if "Quaking Aspen"  Populus Tremuloi
Original Post Date: Aug 18, 2018 at 04:29PM
Comments : 4 comments
Last Commented: By louisaco | Sep 10, 2018 at 11:49AM
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Terrain in the basement

 Has anyone experienced terrain (grass) appearing in the basement area of your drawing? I had fully detailed the basement, but it now appears in 3D as grass.  I dont remember want changed i
Original Post Date: Aug 04, 2018 at 04:04PM
Comments : 2 comments
Last Commented: By Jeffrey Joyce | Aug 05, 2018 at 05:15PM
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