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  • in reply to: transparent background #8762
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Works good for example of GrassCrete, although the layout isn’t exactly correct. I can apply it to slab then add another slab that is thinner and assign gravel for fill in voids or grass.
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com

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    in reply to: Wall-less dimension lines #8786
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Diane,
    In the video attached link, the Move tool is used to snap various nodes in a wall to a line.
    You should be able to do the same with a dimension by zooming in and snapping to point on wall.  Or just create dim and snap wall to it.
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
    Let me know if Video URL takes you to Move tool You Tube Video.
     
     

    in reply to: Wall-less dimension lines #8858
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Diane,
    Does it help to know you can right click and offset a line any distance you want from the original line (ridge).
    Then snap dimensions to end points.
     
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com

    in reply to: transparent background #8861
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hope you can download / see the attached showing basics of creating transparent areas.
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     

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    in reply to: Holiday Hours #9177
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Great job Ray !
     
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    in reply to: Holiday Hours #9179
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Wishing all at Cadsoft a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    As I understand, folks at Cadsoft have been together for a long time. I’ve also been told that ‘Ray’ in product developement (singing) , along with staff (dancing), made this video years ago when they were first starting out.
    I’d say we are all lucky to have such a talented group of people working to provide us with such a great productive product.
    Ho , Ho ,  
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     
     
     
     

    in reply to: TIP – Top View with High Noon Sun #9182
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    I would say since the early 2000 years, ‘Help Wanted’ signs have gotten smaller each year around the midwest. With almost none around the last Pres. term. Since Pres. Trump, the signs first started appearing, then got moved closer to the streets and now are banners bigger than car dealers have.
    My Grand kids at 14 and 15 applied for burger flipping job one day and were told to report to work the next day. Putting in hours after school and weekends. They don’t need to work, they just want to. Nice to see.
    Most contractors around have stopped bidding last month. They already are booked through the winter. 
    But yet, news is only full of ‘bad news’. Go figure.
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    My reference to ‘old’ wasnt releated to age but to the regular uses that were on the old forum. 
    I sure miss seeing what everyone is up to. 
    That is why I started the ‘Tips’ posts. My way of being active. 
    Thanks for being one of the ‘mature’ users, still around. 
     
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     
     

    in reply to: TIP – Top View with High Noon Sun #9187
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    What have you been up to Merv? 
    I am swamped here. Busiest in years. Everything from large new homes, to remodeling to experimental to can you help me I need a permit jobs. 
    I can’t figure out where all the ‘old’ users went? And hardly any new users posting. 
    You are about the only one keeping things alive here. Thanks for that.
     
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com

    in reply to: Little glitches #9095
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Michelle,
    I’ve added a link to video I did years ago that may help you understand a few things about your situation.
    Even though the Roof is on the 1st floor, your walls on the upper must have been in a new location. If you make the Loft location set to 1/8″ for starters and place the roof on the 1/8″ high perimeter wall matching the lower floor, any new walls on the interior should be fine.
    You can change those walls to auto extend and truncate under the roof, or select them and set them to a specific height.
    Have a look at the attached video link to better understand your option.
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     

    in reply to: Missing something between 1st and 2nd floor #9194
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Go to Elevation View (lower taskbar Icon) .
    Left click on the ‘blue line’ you see and you will get a pop up with description telling you what it is.
    Jack
     

    in reply to: Buiding a roof #9204
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    For those interested in learning how to work with roofs, a sample of one of my over 20 videos is at the attached URL on You Tube.
    You can also type in Jack Zimmer You Tube and look through to find it.
    Made in 2012 but still applies to 2017 version 13 roof tool.
    contact me at 
    jkzimm@charter.net for more info on downloading them. $40.
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     

    in reply to: Buiding a roof #9323
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    In order to create a roof that contains 2 seperate roofs you have to create two seperate roofs.
    One way to do it is to:
    1 Make the ‘left’ roof , up to the point where the other starts by using Roof by Pick Points. Make sure that the right ends points are exactly in line, to get a ‘straight’ gable end.
    Now you MUST set right arrow to Gable end and  to a .12″ overhang. You cannot add the second roof and have its Gable intersecting the other, so zero or 1/8″ overhang helps keep them seperate.
    2. Draw right roof by pick points staying away from the first roof.
    Start this roof about 2′ away from the first ones gable end because it will automatically be a 1′- 4″ overhang (or more). Convert both ‘ends to Gable.
    Select the ‘left’ Gable and set to .12″.
    Now drag the 2 roof very close to each other but not allowing them to touch.
    Finally select the far Right Roof and click on it’s two hip arrows, turning them green, no other arrows should be selected. (If you use the indent single roof method, you have to select 4 arrows to adjust height)
    Right click, select Properties of those hips and under Support and Details set the Support Height to 7′ 4″ or whatever you need to drop it down.
    Quite quick once you know how.
     
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    You can do the same with one roof by pick points but you must make a indentation where the 2 meet, set the indent to /.12″ or 0″, overhang  and then adjust gable ends and Support height.
    The attached show ONE roof using the indent method.
    I have 2 hrs of roof videos I made back in 2012. They are still good . Over twenty videos with step by step, voice / animated instructions. Cost is $40. Contact me if you are interested in more info on them.
    jkzimm@charter.net
    Jack 
    zimmerdesign.com
     

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    in reply to: Staircase question #9364
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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     Nice stuff Merv !  thanks.
    If working in ft / inches use d & f of 4 inches to replace 100 millimeters.
     
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     
     

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    in reply to: Staircase question #9381
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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     Hi Baino,
    I see no way to adjust Winder steps to get them coming to a point in dialog settings.
    So, use old fashion way. Create the 3 Winders using either a surface or a floor by pick points. You can use existing layout as base to trace over, just bringing them to a ‘point’.
    Then add two straight sections of stairs, one for bottom, one for top, noting riser heights.
    Elevate the 3 winders independently and the top straight section.
    Make the Winders ‘depth’ equal to other stairs step heights.
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    No solution yet for handrails other than to create a new location, create a ‘normal winder, add hand rail. One will have to be by pick points and elevated.
    Align your stair with ‘parts’ over the one with handrail. Then in new location turn off stairs and leave on handrails.
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    I have seperated the 3 winders in the image to clarify them as seperate items.
    Jack 
    zimmerdesign.com
     

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    in reply to: Fonts #9386
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    How do I post a link? 
    I copy but cant paste.
    This forum sucks.
     
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    Back to your question Joe, (and I am not sorry for the rant)
    I use Graphite ATT / it is a True Type font and seems to work OK. I do have issues with the program retaining it’s assigned use, but it works and I have customized a variety of ‘sizes’. 
    It comes in a couple of different styles (light is one). 
    I believe it has a nice ‘architectural’ look to it and is ledgeable. 
    Do a search for Graphite ATT.  Add it to your fonts and then create a mess of differnt sizes.
    I have from .04 / .06 / .08 up to .14 / / .15  I do not enter fractions for size just decimals. I make one up including resized arrow heads and then ‘make copy’ of it to generate the rest. All you then have to do is type in new ‘size’ and make sure to rename it. I just use the font size as the new name.
    Sample attached.
    Jack
    zimmerdesign.com
     
     
     

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