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Yeah putting it on a different location works cause that way the roof does not snap together it won’t look good for the interior but for the ext. it’ll look great I always have my interior and ext. file for that reason . another thing I did already not sure if it would work here or not. is break the roof line which will create a new arrows property just offset it by a fraction of an inch from the rest of the roof line there(you have to do this so it will only change properties for that ). and then you should be able to adjust it. put the break on the side (where the fascialess roof is) right where it meets the wall.
think I left my brain somewhere this morning forgot to attach this to
And also Thank-you Chantale
forgot to add your eaves are blank because you got you’re overhang set at 0″ make it an 1″ and that should take care of it
your dormer is correct and that’s the way mine looks if they have hip sides and a gable front and back. What I’m talking of only happens when you have a hip front with the 3 remaining sides being gable and matching up with the peak. I reattached you’re openings pic. this is what I do, break the wall where I have a blue line drawn (I don’t know if you have your wall set to auto extend or not) but make sure the small broken part of the wall is set to level, then adjust the wall height to (if you have 8’1 1/8″ walls) about 8’6″or 8’8″ that should hide that opening maybe not the correct way but it works for me. and you should also be able to break your sloped wall just before it goes up out of the roof and fix it by adjusting height, or making it level cause at that point it looks like it would be hidden.
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I also wanted to say thank-you to Chantale and Nick for the tooltips you put on here I really appreciated it. I learned a lot of things through all the videos you guys did Tooltips and Webinars.
Thanks again conrad
Good Morning SDS,
That is something I can’t do either but what I do for a workaround which is fast is use a member select all 4 in this case and in the properties. check the box (miter if possible) and then select custom, choose the profile and change it to the EXT. mold you want, you do have to elevate it up to exactly where you want it. for me the members and posts are a very handy thing you can basically do anything with them.
Hope that helps not the correct answer but it works.
Thanks SDS gotta try that
Select the surface then do a right click choose surface commands and then define surface. and then change whatever you want to change.
below is a pic of it then
Hope that helps,
K thanks for the help Merv,
And I’m sure you deserve the rest after you were babysitting you’re grandkids. and yes that does look like a big job doing like you’re pic I think what i’m going to try and do is go into the layer settings catalog on a totally separate template and just rename the layers for example. all the walls I will change to WALLS and numbers behind like: WALLS1 WALLS2 and so forth hopefully that will work, I had thought about doing it the other way like you’re pic but that would take a crazy amount of time. and I’m also having a problem when I export it to a DWG for them it seems like my line weights do not stay at the correct weight when they import it into autocad after I sent it to. (they do have an older version) any ideas my problem or there’s.
And also not sure what you mean by: (was that an AutoCAD command? or one of Brian Hunter’s specials in APDesign?) ??????
By the way never saw Australia (but met a guy when I was in California) who was from there and he gave me a ballcap from Sydney AUS.
I use the hidden line . and add hatching
sorry don’t know how the extra got in at the start.
hey I got another question I do work for people who use autocad and they have 12 layer settings with they’re preferred names. before this I just selected the things I wanted in worksheet view and changed it to their layer name etc. but i’m wondering is their a way I can change the default setting so that instead of having 7 window layer there’s just one for all windows accessories and instead of all the different wall layers on just change it to one and so forth. and have it on just their template. I tried changing the layer to the same name but it doesn’t let you use the same name twice the only way I could figure it out was to numbers behind it but now i’m thinking I know there’s a better way and i’m to dumb to know it.
thanks again for you’re help above merv.
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That shows you how dumb I am. i never thought to check the layer to see what it really is. I see now what is the problem (see pic below. the window below is not to bad but I don’t have a file that is very bad right now look at outside trim line) it’s seeing all these objects inside of the house, the lines and dots are staiways, cabinets, members, beams, lights or anything else that is inside the house. I feel embarrassed now that I see this and realize i was to dumb to realize what is going on. what a waste of time it was always selecting the window etc. and deleting it out and changing it to the layer I wanted.
Hey thanks yes I was going to put in a gable vent but I decided the quickest way around this might be to do a save as and create a file for both. I was not aware of the fact that you can break a gable wall and do a bottom slope thanks again.
Good morning Jack,
Thanks for the tips. now i would like to ask another question. I used the gable wall in this project but the problem is i have a cathedral ceiling in my kitchen and also in the living room behind it and when i use the gable wall (look at pic 2) it looks great on the outside but inside the wall goes through my kitchen, and the only way i can figure it out is to delete the wall but then the sun shines in around the edges, any suggestions on where i’m going wrong or what a person should do here.