Site Plan Blues

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Tom Sams
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Site Plan Blues
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

When I activated site plan and selected Draw> Building Outline> Generate Building outline, Save, Name "Site Plan" and when it returns to the Site Plan screen, there is nothing there. The building vanishes Poofff. NOT quite the way the tutorial said it would work. Any thoughts?

Thanks, Tom

ChrisStewart
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I suppose you could have some

I suppose you could have some problem with the drawing.

Try a test drawing, draw four walls and see if that generates correctly

Bill Wimberley
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Walls

I suspect that you either have a break somewhere in the perimeter of the house. Check and make sure that all the walls close all the way around the house and make sure they are all exterior walls.

Another possibility could be that there are multiple enclosures. Sometimes when you use walls to create columns it can freak SoftPlan out when it tries to generate a building outline.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Tom Sams
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Mystery solved

Thanks guys for your input and as it appears the culprit is kinda weird. I added some lines to he outside of the walls to depict a possible patio outline and these lines appear to be what crinkled SoftPlan's thinking process.  After I removed the lines, it now works as advertised.

Thanks again for your input.

 

Tom

Bill Wimberley
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Lines?

That's really weird. I've never heard of lines having any effect on generating a building outline. But glad you got it working again.