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Good point.  I'll take a look at it again.  The last request in this thread was to not force the classes on the user.  And in my own entertainment and especially architectural drawing, I HATE classes that come into the drawing unbidden and mess up my navigation palette.

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I agree I don't like anything being imposed but they don't come into the drawing until/unless users click the 'Use Standard Classes' button in the classes layout dialogue having clicked the 'Classes' button at the bottom of the OIP.

 

Cheers,

Peter

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Good idea Peter.  Version 1.1 is now up.  There is a button to create standard classes.  Same page.

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Thanks for all your feedback, Peter.  If you hadn't pointed out what a hot mess this tool was in metric it would have never gotten fixed.

 

I went round and round on this same issue with my little seating chart tool.  Not sure if I made the right decision.  I might have ended up with half the baby.  By default classes are created for all the different data types, but then they are not assigned.

 

The way I use the tool, it's almost useless without assigning the standard classes, but I'm cautious about forcing classes.

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Oh yes your seating tool is very nifty.Can you post some pics/examples for people to see?

 

Thanks,

Peter

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That's a good idea.  I'll see what I can find.  

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8 hours ago, michaelk said:

v1.2.  The long-ignored Andrew Dunning Bug™ is finally fixed.  Some day we'll need flats again.

 

Download here.

 

Amen brother !

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Hi - 

Is there way to have jacks span multiple flats?

ie. if I'm making 12' high wall with 4x8's ?

 

Thank you 🙂

 

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Sort of.  

 

Set the ribs to "none"

Set the Covering Depth to 0.

Turn on the center jack.

 

You now have a free floating jack whose height is controlled by the Flat Height.

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5 hours ago, michaelk said:

Set the ribs to "none"

Set the Covering Depth to 0.

Turn on the center jack.

+ set framing width/depth to 0

 

Thanks !

 

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If you're trying to figure out the relationship between the height of the brace and the height of the flat, I couldn't remember it either so I just looked it up.

 

It checks the height of the flat.  If the height of the flat is under 4 feet, it just uses the height of the flat.  If the height of the flat 4 feet or more it subtracts 1 foot from the flat height.

 

So a flat that is exactly 4' tall will have a shorter brace that a flat that is 3'11".  Sigh.

 

That sounds like a terrible way to do that  :-).  Especially for the majority of the world that uses a rational measuring system.

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2 hours ago, michaelk said:

If you're trying to figure out the relationship between the height of the brace and the height of the flat,

 

Was not trying to do that.  By setting bracing to 0 and face to 0, I was still getting the outside frame 🙂

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