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rrubinski
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Interior Wall
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2018

Bill, that a look at the Project I have attached. This is just a Test for the problems that I was having on another drawing, I wanted to see if I could re-create the same problems. I have a note on the drawing that describes the issues. 2018 has a lot of Quirks.

 

 

Thanks

Rick

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Bill Wimberley
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Interiors

#1 You were dimensioning from the end of the wall rather than the edge of the beam. The wall kept adjusting to the center of the beam and taking the extension with it. To prevent the wall from adjusting edit the wall and change the Wall Join for the left side end of the wall to 0".

#2 SoftPlan is just not always very good at handling interior features on walls that terminate out into the room rather than into another wall. Try adjusting the beam off the wall before using Auto Trace to insert the room. If that doesn't work try using manual trace rather than auto trace. You may need to adjust the edges at the end of the wall to get them to attach.

#3 I'm unclear what you are talking about. I don't see any "distortion" of the trim.

#4 No idea what you are talking about since there is nothing labeled 4 on the drawing.

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rrubinski
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Trim Distortion

Here is a screen shot of the Trim Distortion. You have to adjust the wall to the right away from the beam and then adjust it back to the left edge of the Beam, then the Trim Distortion should show up, then the Extension will go back to the edge of the wall. I tried to set the join tolerance to 0.00, but it still didn't seem to make any difference. I dimensioned to the edge of the wall then I adjusted the Beam after that. The Extension will go back the the edge after you adjust the wall to the right then back to the left side of the Beam as I said above. I guess the Beam confuses SoftPlan, when I shorten the Beam off of the Wall my Extension will not move arbitrarily.

 

Bill, I really like your suggestion for a Project Template with the Area Page. I can see where it will save me a lot of time when I start a New Project.

 

Thanks

Rick

Bill Wimberley
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Weirdness

"Doctor it hurts when I do this"
"Then don't do that"

If you set the join tolerance of the end of the beam to 0" you shouldn't have a problem with the trim.

The extension you had placed on the end of the wall that was moving around was on the end of the wall rather than the edge of the beam. As the end of the wall moved so did the extension line. If you run the extension from the edge of the beam then it will stay put. Setting the Wall Join Tolerance for the end of the wall should prevent the end of the wall from moving. I use that method all the time. You may have to do the same to the end of the beam in stubborn situations.

So, set the join tolerance for the end of the beam and the end of the wall to 0". Run the extension off the edge of the beam rather than the end of the wall.