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I assume the gable ends are perpendicular to each other?
Pitching at the same RL?
As accurate as you want it to be! Just watch all the available videos.
/begin small print
But nobody can factor in the insanity that’s prevailing here due to COVID. Building has gone crazy. Plasterers (drywall=plasterboard in Oz) either won’t even quote small repair jobs OR want AU$1500+ in cash for a day’s work!
/end small print
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by FynrDzynr.
Can only view #4
So no need for a poll!
Thanks for that Conrad!
Retaining wall steps down as palings lengthen so it’ll be simple to do a panel at a time.
Flashback to early 1995.
I still have the 3.5″ floppy that delivered the Australian Dictionary for AutoCAD r13.
In a previous configuration I had a tower driving 3 screens, 19″ + 2x 24″, all portrait mode
Another tip for multiple monitors:
Your Catalogue pane can be undocked & floated on an adjoining screen, providing additional drawing area.
Anything’s possible in Envisioneer (no, not quite yet, but this is.)
In View Manager ensure you have 2 Model Views defined & NO worksheets displayed.
WINDOW pull down – TILE OPEN VIEWS
Now resize your Envisioneer window to stretch across both screens.
Rearrange your tiled views as required.
I don’t use the tabbed interface so can’t comment how that works under these conditions
will depend on screen sizes & resolutions involved
just want a patterned view dark lines in plan view – not using the 3d quick view
I presume you want to be able to print the output from a worksheet.
Why not using 3D Quickview? That’s the only way to achieve what you want, as far as I’m aware.
Ensure that in your model, the Roof Surface pattern (Line Work tab) is assigned to a suitable layer and lineweight is correctly set.
On your worksheet, DEFINE SMARTVIEW – VIEWPOINT tab – TOP – INSERTION=DRAWING – DISPLAY MODE=PATTERNED
Ah! what Bill Gates called “undocumented features” . . . .
Busy? yes, can’t grow forests fast enough – let alone mill it.
Just 1 WishList item.
My memory predates DDR(0) so my recollection of the facts from several decades ago may be fuzzy. Should someone be able to prove otherwise, I’m happy to be corrected.
I was registered as a Builder by the Queensland Builders Registration Board in 1982. I’m a bricklayer but as a relative had a roofing business, much of my work was reroofing older dwellings as well as associated building maintenance. I produced my own hand-drawn plans for any job requiring local authority approval.
In late 1987 we decided to build a new home & use it for display purposes. As CAD was just beginning to make itself felt in the residential building market, I shopped around for someone to produce a 3D model and Working Drawings. When they were finished, I asked if it was possible to produce some perspectives, that I could use on a hoarding on the job site. My registration required that I have a sign on the site with my licence number & contact details so I intended using that to my advantage. However, he was only new to AutoCAD & wasn’t able to. In the meantime, I’d learnt that a friend who I’d not seen for over a decade was fabricating house frames as well as drawing plans. I contacted Ian Smith who asked if I could get a copy of the dwg file. I did, and he produced the perspectives for me. My signwriter then blew them up & coloured them. This is how I was introduced to AutoPLAN from Cedar Enterprizes in South East Queensland. It was a programme that sat on top of AutoCAD & customized it specifically for the building construction industry. Some years later, AutoPLAN was reviewed by Cadalyst magazine. The reviewers stated it had the most powerful Layer Management tools they’d ever seen. Because Autodesk wanted a monopoly on the prefix “auto-“ Brian Hunter renamed it CadSoft APDesign (Advanced Parametric Design).
Later, when I became a single dad, Ian offered to retrain me as a Building Designer to take advantage of my building industry experience. He had dabbled in customization in AutoLISP and had produced some routines to speed up the process of documenting how the designer intended to counter the wind loads imposed on a building. Brian then ported this functionality to C+(?).
In the early ‘90’s, (yes, around 30 years ago – and still running on MSDOS) this is what APDesign could do:
Once the 3D model had been created.
1. Calculate the Wind Loads on a particular Location after user had input basic parameters. This calculation was of necessity a little over-the-top (over-estimating the racking forces in each direction that had to be resisted) So I usually used the “Area of Elevation” method under AS1684. AP allowed me to over-ride it’s own calculations.
2. Insert virtually any type of bracing (whether it be ply, reinforced masonry, portal frames, steel cross . . . ) The customizable database allowed me to just pick an item, insert it and AP knew how much resistance it was worth, kept a running tally for each direction & even displayed how much more bracing was still required.
3. User could then insert tables for each direction showing the racking resistance required in that direction, racking resistance of each item (all of which were labelled for easy reference) and the total racking resistance achieved.
4. Should my client decide to swap in a larger opening (meaning the brace adjacent would no longer fit), AP would highlight that fact in plan view. I could then use the replace brace function to use a shorter one or the delete brace function then add another elsewhere. AP would then automatically update the labels and tables to reflect the changes. This made Quality Assurance very easy!
If only Envisioneer could provide the same functionality! If a quarter of their North American users saw the benefit in this, would Cadsoft?
So what’s at the top of your v16 WishList?
If only Envisioneer had a setting for trusses, especially in a truss run, for “Align texture with individual segments” so the timber grain would run horizontally for the bottom chord, vertically for king-post (if any) and aligned with top chords and webs.
- This reply was modified 5 months ago by FynrDzynr. Reason: no kink-posts in Aussie trusses!
That’s the opposite of what happens if paths are incorrect.
Did both installations use the default Cadsoft settings?
Or do you use a Custom install, maybe putting all your custom images etc on a separate drive?