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Inspectorjack

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  1. Thanks very much for the approach ideas.
  2. More specific question. Is there a way to experiment with alternate textures such as changing the original brick to painted brick without changing the wall style components? Such as by setting a class for the brick exterior component of the wall style and simply change the class texture and have the modeled wall style update to reflect that?
  3. Thanks more interested in fixing my drawing. 🙂
  4. Forgive me, where is it indicated that I am using 2012? I'm running the latest build of 2021. I'm a long-standing slow adopting service select subscriber.
  5. Can anyone point me to a discussion or advice on experimenting with exterior detail options. I am currently building an addition where I have quite a bit of the existing house and addition modeled. My exterior finishes are basically approximations using standard or slightly tweaked textures as part of wall style tool components. Experimenting with painted brick colors for the existing house and different siding textures or colors seems more complicated than it should be by having to go in and change the texture components of the wall styles. Am I approaching this the wrong way? Hints? Tips? Thanks in advance
  6. Got it I think. Class options. Doh! Not sure how that gets changed accidentally.
  7. I have discovered that I can "Force Select" items. Have I inadvertently adjusted something to make this happen?
  8. MAC PB13 Quad Core i7 OS 10.15.14 16Gb Ram 1TB SDD 56 GB free 2021 SP1 Once I create AEC objects from shapes they seem to lose their AEC attributes (ie: roof object, now slab object). - I have already quit and restarted once. I guess logical 1st step is update SP to latest or switch to 2022. Thanks in advance
  9. Guess I can get rid of some of these . . . Old versions advice?
  10. Understood. I manually modeled that after few tweaks with the framing tool made me think in that case I could model it manually faster. A larger project on the other increases the value in figuring out how to adapt wall styles to generate reasonable framing takeoff. Put an underling on it if there is one to do so.
  11. In theory, if you could get the parameters correct for the wall framer tool, the tool should be able to generate a generic takeoff. Of course then you have to account for the idiosyncrasies of the particularly framing crew involved. Nevertheless if you could template this well it should be a good budgetary ball-parker. Wes has posted some pretty impressive framing tool models in the past - if you had data for all the components it should be pretty accurate. I have not had great success with the framing tool but I have modeled framing for a more visual takeoff.
  12. I have watched several videos on the impressive performance of the M1 MacBooks. I am very close to ordering a max spec MBA because I despise the keyboard on my '18 MBP, much prefer the MBA ergonomics and the M1 should destroy my max spec '18 quad core i7 which runs quite hot now.
  13. Yeah I see the control handler to turn them off but it sure would be nice if the tool did what it is supposed to do. I do know they use analytics to see how much a tool is used to allocated engineering resources so I am going to pop in mess around with this tool a bit every day until the next Design Summit. 😎
  14. I have muddled through the property line tool from time to time in the past with success. As practice I tried to use it in this case and jeez this tool needs a ton of interface improvement. I realize I don't hall all the data but I drew lot 32 with some assumptions on. the arc segment and the ~75' leg, composed and made a property line. What I don't like is the bearings don't label correctly. Any videos of using this clunky tool?
  15. In reality for most of my homes, we would field frame the landing anyway so it wouldn't have the stringer components and the longer run would just have a plumb cut off the bottom nosing.
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