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Gib Jr  
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 05, 2019 8:21:18 PM(UTC)
Gib Jr

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Thanks to Patricia, I have sorted out my design issues and nearly have my house and garage modeled (just need to add the porches and sidewalks). My next step is to add dimensions (as required by my city) and a drawing border so I can make proper prints to submit for a variance request to my city. My lot is an odd pentagon shape and my house & garage are not orthogonal, which causes the Automatic Dimension feature to create odd dimensions. I found how to toggle that feature off but I cannot find how to generate my own dimensions. Any help is appreciated.

Once I have it dimensioned, how do I add a direction indicator (North+arrow), drawing border & title block?

Thank you in advance for your support!

House+garage.JPG (65kb) downloaded 3 time(s).
Patricia G.  
#2 Posted : Friday, December 06, 2019 8:48:49 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

Originally Posted by: Gib Jr Go to Quoted Post
Thanks to Patricia, I have sorted out my design issues and nearly have my house and garage modeled (just need to add the porches and sidewalks)

Glad to know that your project is almost complete! ThumpUp

Originally Posted by: Gib Jr Go to Quoted Post
My lot is an odd pentagon shape and my house & garage are not orthogonal, which causes the Automatic Dimension feature to create odd dimensions. I found how to toggle that feature off but I cannot find how to generate my own dimensions.

You can use the length dimension tool (outlined in red in the image attached) and st the dimension using the desired angle (pointed with a blue arrow in the image attached)



Originally Posted by: Gib Jr Go to Quoted Post
Once I have it dimensioned, how do I add a direction indicator (North+arrow)

2D Symbol Library => Technical Annotations.

Originally Posted by: Gib Jr Go to Quoted Post
Once I have it dimensioned, how do I add drawing border & title block?


You will find Title Blocks in the Templates library and you can use the shapes in the Detail Tab.
If you need ready to use sets of scaled sheets (title block and borders), my Collection #2 includes different 2D and 3D scaled sets with different papers sizes, etc. Using these sets, you can print the scaled plans directly to the desired paper size, PDF, etc.

Hope this helps.

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Gib Jr  
#3 Posted : Monday, December 16, 2019 7:03:07 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the information! This functionality was not working on my very old version of v17. I upgraded to v20 and am now able to do the dimensions. My next task the title block (not found time to work on it lately).
Gib Jr  
#4 Posted : Monday, December 16, 2019 7:09:37 AM(UTC)
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And I forgot to mention that I purchased your eBook along with my software upgrade BigGrin
Patricia G.  
#5 Posted : Monday, December 16, 2019 7:35:18 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

Thank you for purchasing my eBook! ThumpUp

Glad to know that you are getting the dimensions with your new V20 program.

Let us know if you experience problems with the title blocks.
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