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  • #12641
    SDSSDS
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    I have a main floor wall with a large window in it…and a gable above it.

    This gable is of the ‘extend to roof’ variety so that I can insert 2 small windows in the gable wall…

    above the main floor window…no problem so far, windows are in.

    Now I have a floor plan that displays both upper & lower windows awkwardly overlaid one over the other in plan view. I don’t really need to ‘show’ the upper windows in plan view…only call out the opening text (manual text insert)…I really only need to see those upper windows in my elevation views.

    Is there a way, aside from manually editing the inserted floor plan sheet view, to not display those upper windows in plan view??

    #12642
    Conweconwe
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    Hi SDS,

    I’m no professional but what i’d do is delete them out of my floor plan view put in a note  (window b above) but don’t delete it in model view delete it in worksheet view then it will still be on the window schedule or that’s how I do it

    Conrad

    #12643
    FynrDzynrFynrDzynr
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    Yes, it’s a pity the Gable as “wall” option doesn’t just insert a triangular section of wall above the current wall as one expects. This wall should be a component of the roof which could then be displayed/hidden in View Filter. Windows inserted in the gable could then be documented on a roof plan.

    This would also make it easier documenting older homes where the gable cladding steps out beyond the wall cladding below.

    just my 2c worth

    Merv

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    Conweconwe
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    Yes Merv,

    I totally agree I am also not fond of the fact when you do use a gable wall it shows it going through you’re floor plan and the only way I figured out to get rid of it is delete it. It would be great if it would documented on a roof plan. maybe that’s something they could change in future updates.

    Conrad

    #12646
    Conweconwe
    Participant

    Oh forgot to add and when you delete it your elevation drawings stink because there’s a wall missing do you know of another way to do this.??

    Conrad

    #12647
    FynrDzynrFynrDzynr
    Participant

    The very reason I never use that option. I see no point in it.

    #12648
    Conweconwe
    Participant

    Then how do you do a wall fill in between two roof that extend out over a porch

    #12649
    Conweconwe
    Participant

    as in this pic

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    Conweconwe
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    And also if I do use the gable wall it gives this dumb line where two walls meet

    #12652
    SDSSDS
    Participant

    Apparently gables and gable openings are a serious problem, as common as they are.

    So…no work-around for gable windows in plan view other than to manually edit them out.

    Check.

    The feedback is much appreciated, thanks guys!

     

    #12653
    CpittsChantale
    Keymaster

    Hi

    Create a wall that has “Not Visible in 2D” for your gable wall. That wall won’t show on the floor plan( or its) openings and will look correct in 3D.

     

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    CpittsChantale
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    Hi

    Create a wall that has “Not Visible in 2D” for your gable wall. That wall won’t show on the floor plan( or its openings) and will look correct in 3D. That wall can have the same appearance as the wall below.

     

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    SDSSDS
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    Hi

    Create a wall that has “Not Visible in 2D” for your gable wall. That wall won’t show on the floor plan( or its openings) and will look correct in 3D. That wall can have the same appearance as the wall below.

    I appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately the program insisted on the gable being of the “extend to roof” type…using your suggested method was my ‘go-to’…knowing how things might turn out, but unfortunately the elevated “not visible in 2d’ wall segment refused to extend to roof once elevated and shifted into position, so I couldn’t insert the windows.

     

    I would’ve moved the roof to another Location entirely and dealt with it that way, but I’d already fought the main gables at another part of the house…gable vents this time, and would have had to give that part of the design up for the sake of the windows…or create 2 entirely different model files, but that is a clunky workaround too.

    I’m beyond it now in the design process, but it is an ongoing, frequent problem with gables.

    #12665
    Conweconwe
    Participant

    Hello

    Thanks Chantale I was not aware of that option have to try it.

    Conrad

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