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  1. Picking this back up - I'd like to filter Parking Spaces by size, ie: to separate out Standard from Compact (and possibly also by story).


    Looking at the above, and tried:


    =COUNT(IF((B3>=18), 1, 0))


    which somehow yielded 9409. Perhaps the If function doesnt like feet and inches?


    Long story short, the first pass would be a cell which displays Number of Spaces >= 18' x 8'-6" and a cell for Number of Spaces < 18' x 8'-6"




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  2. Hey friends, looking for some ideas on what I've screwed up: trying to plot some GPS way points from a nautical map. We have known coordinates for several (12+) waypoints in Lat/Long format. I've set my file up to use Nautical Miles as the base unit (though this is likely where I've gone wrong?). Using georeferencing.


    I'm getting a discrepancy of about 25% scale. Waypoints should be 2 miles and 1 mile apart respectively. When measured, theyre showing as 2.5 an 1.25 miles apart. This is consistent over all my points.


    Have I screwed it up with the units, or my georeferencing somehow?



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  3. Pat, thanks for that. I did have that option on. Digging in a bit more, the issue is more related to things drawn on one Plan Rotation, then trying to adjust them on the other. Move Edges Parallel adjustment does not snap parallel if I rotate an object to the new grid! It still snaps parallel to the grid it was drawn on, not actually the edge selected. See my image above again - the edge will move parallel, but the dimensioning/offset will be wrong. Its not actually moving that edge 3' parallel, but 3' on the wrong grid.

  4. Hey folks - I've got a zig-zag shaped lot. Using rotated plan for one side of it to keep things orthogonal on screen. However, when I use the Rotated Plan view, the coordinate system / axes dont rotate, making things very difficult. How do I rotate those to match view or view grid?

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  5. Hey folks - looking for some best practices guidance on a very large site model (neighborhood scale).

    I'm having trouble getting the geo-linked imagery to show correctly. Wondering should I be making DTM (site model) at 1:1 for this to work? I've been at 1:1000 and that has some issues too when I plop buildings in at 1:48...

  6. @leecalisti, Glad you got the idea - the whole point to me is that you DONT have to move it. I usually start with these the size of my property lines, or perhaps the setback envelope. Since they're SLABS that are assigned to a level on a story, they move automatically if you change the story heights. With the tag applied to that object, it will move and auto-update too. 


    Best of all, you can duplicate and rotate the tag so you can see them in ELEVATIONS and SECTIONS! Finally, the gridlines in 3d that auto-update!

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  7. Lastly, I made a few Slab Styles (included here) which are 0 thickness and only show as a border. I use these as floor slab Gridlines on their own Class. You can draw the "slab" around your building footprint and assign to the Story / Layer you want. Tag these and it will display the Story and the Elevation of the story. Very useful for keeping track of things like FF, Parapet, Ceiling Height etc...

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  8. Pinging back on this now that the new stuff is out.

    Refurbished iMac Pros w/ 8-core xeon and vega64 are around $4500.

    New iMac w/ 10-core i9 and 16GB video card around $3200 + 400 for RAM upgrade.


    Wondering if there's a functional difference between these two for VW users? new Imacs are pretty tempting, but i do recall the xeon PCs I worked on 15 years ago kicking some butt.


    Thoughts or better yet, experience?

  9. Windows and Doors always insert in Z-axis (height) relative to the bottom of the wall they're inserted into.

    If you have walls which extend below the finish floor elevation this is shockingly odd.


    Walls and doors should be inserted relative to a layer (layer pulldown, say "finish floor"), not the object they're linked to.


    Doors in particular are rather inefficient when 1' below the floor.... For example, my exterior 1st floor stucco walls have an exterior finish face which extends down to below the floor framing to cover the edge of slab. Doors therefore insert at bottom of floor slab height, instead of finish floor height.

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