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  1. Hi all, I am trying to dimension to the structural wall component in the sheet layer but the dimension tool want snap to the component, only the outside faces and centreline of wall. I can snap to the component on the design layer with the dimension tool and other tools. If i import the same wall type into a new file, I can snap to it on the sheet. So it must be a preference setting in the file somewhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Hayden
  2. Hi all, I've been testing a new workflow for phasing projects using layer overrides to show all demolition works in red pen whilst simultaneously retaining the appropriate hatch for the material (ie, differentiating PB, Masonry, etc. in a wall type). This has worked well in allowing me to play around with the extent of demolition works at the beginning of alts & adds jobs and overlaying existing onto proposed for visual comparisons. It also limited the amount of classes I had needed in the project The workflow has been seamless in projects done in 2D and appeared to be working well in 3D up until I realised my hatches in the section VP's wouldn't take on the the pen colour attributes of the layer override. This is strange to me as the wall hatches displayed in the section VP (which are set to 'use attributes of original object') are exactly the same as they are in plan, just cut vertically. It only seems to work if the VP is in Wireframe or is a Top/Plan view. Attached is an image showing both plan and section with the same graphic attribute, layer overrides, etc. I can't seem to grey the existing either. Given the layer override is supposed to override the pen attribute of objects on that layer, it one would think any pen work on that layer would turn red (hopefully even texture hatches in elevation). If anyone has an answer or a similar workflow, I'd love to here it. Basically I just want to avoid an existing, demo, and proposed class/hatch for every single object or texture and use the layers to phase, nor use 2D fills in the annotation layer that will eventually become a coordination nightmare as larger scale projects change. Open to hearing how others go about phasing as well. Thanks!


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