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mminaz  
#1 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 10:25:10 AM(UTC)
mminaz

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I am using Essentials v21 on a Windows PC. I am trying to reproduce plans for our current house. We have walls of different thicknesses that range from 4" to 34", because of niches and such. When I try to connect these walls it won't define a room unless the mid-point of the walls are near each other but then because of the different thickness the outside edges don't lineup. I hope you understand what I am trying to describe. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help.
Patricia G.  
#2 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 10:57:04 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

There are 2 situations:
1 - Exterior walls => in Punch, the exterior walls must be an enclosed perimeter. In this enclosed perimeter, the walls share the thickness.
2 - Interior walls => if you created an enclosed perimeter (exterior walls), you can add the interior walls using different thickness.

Important concepts:
- if you have two walls and you join them using the arrows of your keyboard, you are connecting the walls => this means that the walls are together but they are independent => they don't share the properties and work as 2 separated walls.
- if you have two walls and you join them using the mouse, you are merging the walls => this means that the walls are fused => they share the properties (including thickness) and they work as only one wall.

Note that exterior walls should be fused.

Punch, as any program, has a learning curve. The best way to learn the program, IMO, is practice + practice + practice => Read and follow the manual (this is important), see the videos => try to create elements not related with your project, so you will become familiar with the commands and how to manage the different components and effects .

If you are interested, my eBook for the V21 programs includes several tutorials about this subject.

Hope this helps.
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mminaz  
#3 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 2:10:56 PM(UTC)
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Patricia thank you for your response.
Are you saying that all exterior walls must be the same thickness? We have one room in the front of our house that has a 31" thickness because it has two 24" niches plus two windows inset 24" from the exterior. How would I handle that thick of an exterior wall?
Sorry for being such a novice.
Patricia G.  
#4 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 2:31:15 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

Yes, the walls in the perimeter will share the same thickness.

Say your external walls share a thickness of 12" => In order to create your external wall with thickness = 31", I'd suggest to create and additional wall with 19", so you will have a wall with thickness = 12"+ 19"= 31"

Punch, as any program, has a learning curve. The best way to learn the program, IMO, is practice + practice + practice => Read and follow the manual (this is important), see the videos => try to create elements not related with your project, so you will become familiar with the commands and how to manage the different components and effects.

Hope this helps.
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mminaz  
#5 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 2:49:46 PM(UTC)
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Thanks again, I just purchased your book. I'm sure I will have more questions going forward.
Patricia G.  
#6 Posted : Monday, January 25, 2021 2:55:20 PM(UTC)
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Thank you for your purchase!ThumpUp

Regarding the walls, perimeter, etc => I'd recommend texts and images on pages 39, 40, and 41.


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