COPY TO PLAN SET DIFFERENT

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JasonDentDesign
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COPY TO PLAN SET DIFFERENT
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

i tried to copy the 2 details below to my Plan Set and the squiggly line typicalyl used to represent insulation shows solid. Any thoughts. See attached below. Thanks. I would ask tech. but I seem to have an issue downloading tickets using help. Thanks again!

Bill Wimberley
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Line Texture

It looks like the Line Texture has been changed. Try editing the solid portions and change the texture back to insulation. The texture box is right above Color.

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JasonDentDesign
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I tried that and I got rid of

I tried that and I got rid of the dark shade (change to white-top row far right in choices) but I got rid of the wavy insul texture also. It is correct in texture line

Bill Wimberley
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Texture change

Hey Jason, change the TEXTURE, not the COLOR. Changing the color to white just made the solid texture white. Right above Color is the Texture setting.

JasonDentDesign
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ya it is the wavy line

ya it is the wavy line depicting insul.

JasonDentDesign
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Any other thoughts? I'm still

Any other thoughts? I'm still having this issue. I've tried messing with it for over an hour ...no luck

Bill Wimberley
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Attach drawing

Attach the drawing and let me take a look.

JasonDentDesign
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Hope I did this right

Hope I did this right

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Binary Data WALL DETAIL 1.spd151.41 KB
Bill Wimberley
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Wall Detail

Ok, first and foremost this detail is scaled WAY up. The 4" concrete is about 5 1/2 feet thick.

Second problem. Because you have the detail scaled up so high it is messing up the fill increment of the box. For this to look right you would have to scale the fill increment way up as well. Or better yet, scale the detail back down to the correct size.

But the main problem is that you have changed the COLOR of the box to WHITE. Since it is white you do not see it at all. Changing the COLOR back to blue makes the fill appear again but since the fill increment is not proportional to the amount that the detail has been scaled up it appears solid when you are zoomed out.

In SoftPlan you should always draw and keep everything at actual scale. So a 4" concrete would actually measure 4". Do your scaling by setting the scale when placing the detail in a Plan Set or Multi-Drawing page.

JasonDentDesign
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Ok I'll try that tomorrow ( I

Ok I'll try that tomorrow ( I'm already 15mins into my cloud upload..lol...damn satelite internet) I didn't do anything other that explode and edit some written details. So I hope I can figure out what you are referring too. Thanks so much. Much appreciated. I'll let you know how it goes...lol.

Bill Wimberley
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Details

Jason, it appears that what you did was to insert a couple of standard details, specifically Details\Foundation Details\concrete footing at garage siding and Details\2x6 Wall Details\siding at foundation fin bsmt 2x6. Then you used the adjust tool and stretched them way big. Then you exploded the symbols and made some edits. This would be the source of all the problems.

First of all when you adjusted the symbols larger you didn't adjust them proportionately so they are stretched out of proportion. This is most evident looking at the footer drain. Notice that the drain is almost twice as tall as it is wide. 

Second because the symbols were created using a box with an insulation texture the larger you stretched the symbol the tighter the insulation appeared. This is because the texture fill distance does not change when you adjust a box bigger. So even though the insulation texture stretched in width along with the symbol the height did not stretch proportionately.

My suggestion---Start over. Insert the symbols fresh and if you need to make some adjustments simply explode the symbols. Don't use Adjust to stretch them out to a different size. If you want to display the symbols larger or smaller on the Plan Set or Multi-Drawing simply adjust their scale in the Plan Set or Multi-Drawing setup dialog.

JasonDentDesign
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Thanks Bill. Now I understand

Thanks Bill. Now I understand how it happened. I thought about starting it over again but using the "adjust" is what I didn't figure out...but makes total sense now. I will try it again. This has taken up a lot of "head space" so hopefully now I can move on. Keep ya posted. Thanks again for the help. It is much appreciated. Thanks for your time...Have a great day!!

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Thanks Bill All Good!!

Thanks Bill All Good!!