Exterior wall extension/dimension question

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Kelly Strickland
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Exterior wall extension/dimension question
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

I feel like I'm just starting out with SP by asking this question but I can't figure out how to get an extension line to snap to the outside of the stud. For example, on a 2x4 brick wall an extension will only pull from the outside of brick and the face of the stud but no where in between no matter what the setting. I tried adjusting with the wall definitions to allow the stud to have an extension on both sides. Any ideas on how to set this up under wall definitions? Thanks

Bill Wimberley
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extension/dimension

Kelly, make sure that you have the Extension set to the outside of the stud. And of course make sure that you are doing this on the Drawing Options if you only want to affect the current drawing. Changing the System Options wall definitions will nave no affect on drawings that have already been created. System Options only affect drawings that are created when starting a new Project or selecting New Drawing.

You can also modify the System Options wall definitions and then go to the Drawing Options and select "Reset to System" if you want the system changes to be brought into the current drawing.

 

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Bill Wimberley
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Dimensions and Extensions

This can also be handled by using Dimension/Extension Options. But in order for the Dimension/Extension Options settings to have any effect all of the Dimensions and Extensions within the Wall Definition have to be set to "None". Wall Definitions override Dimension/Extension Options.

 

Kelly Strickland
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thanks

Bill,

 

Thanks. By removing the settings from the wall def's the problem is now resolved.