michaelk

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  1. Works for me. What seat symbol are you using?
  2. The worksheet learning curve is steep, but really worth the effort. If you can post a file with just one or two walls and a worksheet, I'm sure I or someone else will be able to show you how to get what you want.
  3. It will depend a little on what version ('17 or '18) you have and what kind of objects you want do schedule. In general: Go to Tools > Reports > Create Report > Set the criteria (usually it will have a record format attached if you are looking for things like doors and windows and then pick the fields you want to be in the schedule.
  4. I see what you mean now. But it's different for me. When I insert a default window in a blank document at a 0 angle: The exterior is down on the screen - not up as it is for you. The label is up on the screen - same as you. So in a front view I see the exterior of the window and the label is correct. In back view I see the interior of the window and the label is backwards. Strange…
  5. Window > Palettes
  6. Try going to Window > Palettes and turning the attribute palette off and back on. If that doesn't fix it and you have it docked, undock it and put it back. That usually fixes it for me.
  7. Not sure if this is what you are seeing, but… I think when you insert a window not in a wall in top plan view at a 0 angle the inside is up on the screen. But when a window is inserted in a wall the inside is always the right side of the wall. If I understand correctly, I think that might explain what you are seeing.
  8. Sure. I'll see if I can get you something today.
  9. And another one. Moved 8 interior elevations to another sheet layer. Two minutes ago. Still waiting.
  10. Forgot one: Changing the marker size causes a lag.
  11. I'm a big fan of the Create Interior Elevation tool. Huge improvement over using the regular section tool. A couple of requests: 1. Anything that can make it faster is appreciated. I get significant lag when changing the design layer of the marker, changing the drawing number, double clicking the marker to edit, etc. 2. I'd like to be able to create the elevation viewports while not on the same design layer as the walls. Just define the layer in the dialog box that follows the marker insertion. 3. Often the dashed line showing the extent of the section extends too far and needs to be adjusted. I'd love a way to select a section line and make the extent marker contract to be on the screen in its current view so I don't have to go scrolling over to find it. 4. There appears to be a handle for a vestigial marker on each section line. So if you need to adjust the section line on the marker side you first click on and move the handle for the invisible marker than then you have to go back and move the handle for the actual line. 5. I'm getting a weird thing where when I click on the end of the section line I get the correct diagonal arrow cursor so it looks like I've clicked on and capture the handle of the section line, but when I move the cursor and click to place it I find it hasn't really captured the handle at all.
  12. It's usually at the bottom of the basics palette. You may just need to scroll the pallet down. The default keyboard short cut is Option-C on a Mac / Alt-C on a PC. To really find out what it's called in German and where it is you can go to Tools > Workspaces > Edit Current Workspace > Tool Tab > Open "Basic" > Open "View Draw" and look for the pink and blue eraser. For me it's near the very bottom of the list. If you want to, you can reposition it on the list to make it easier to find.
  13. File > Document Settings… > Document Preferences… > Check 'Save Viewport Cache' This will save all the viewport renderings when you close the file. It will increase file size, but it's much faster to have everything already rendered when you open a drawing.
  14. I find it depends on the project. Sometimes I need to model each component because I need to visualize it for myself to figure out how the roof connects to other objects. In those cases I model each component. With a roof style if the roof is simple enough. But I often find that there are too many weird circumstances so I make a roof face that is just sheathing and tile or shingles in one class, a roof face for framing in another class, and a roof face for drywall in another class, etc. But if you already have the roof modeled, dressing up the sections is the way to go.