Tip of the Week – Page Scaling

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
What if you have a roof drawn at 1/8″ scale but your elevation/exterior is 1/4″ scale? How do you handle a page with items shown at multiple scales?
 
Use the “Copy Page” feature!
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. Add your page image in the Plan tab.

2.Right mouse click on the page and select, “Make a copy…

Tip of the Week – Reordering Pages

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to have the ability to reorder your pages within the Plan tab?
Just “drag and drop.”
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. Add your plan page images to the Plan/Digitizer tab.

2. Now simply left mouse click, drag and drop the pages where you want them.

 

3. Once you have your pages in the…

Tip of the Week – Narrowing Product Families & Attributes

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to hide categories of products that you never use so you don’t have to sort through them in your project?
 
 Why would you want to do this?
• Maybe you only call out specific brands of siding, such as Hardie or LP Smartside.
• In your region, you use Southern Yellow Pine (SYP)…

Tip of the Week – Adding a Detail Glossary

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to give your customer a picture of where exactly a product is being used in the project? 
 You can add images to your materials lists that show clearly where a particular item should be used.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to the Profile/General tab and check the “Append Detail Glossary” box…

Tip of the Week – The General Tab

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like the ability to add a Logo, or a Quick Response Code (QR) to your Framing Layout? You can add these in the “General” tab.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. To add a Logo or QR, go to the Profile/General tab and select the “Load” button as shown below.

2. Once you have…

Tip of the Week – Color Coding Products

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like specific products to always be given specific colors on your layout? You can do this within the Labeling tab.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1.  Go to the Profile/Labeling tab and select “Product Family”, then select the “Add Product Family” button as shown below.

2.  Select the product you want to “color code”…

Tip of the Week – Framing Details

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to add an image or text to your Framing Layout? You can do this with the “Framing Detail” tool.
 
• Make use of a custom framing detail that you created for a specific condition.
• Insert an “onsite” photo to give clarity to a decision you made.
• Add an “approval form” to…

Tip of the Week – Select Box

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like the ability to select numerous items all at the same time? You can do this with the “Select Box”.
 
Here’s how you do it:
1. To draw a “Select Box”, simply left mouse click and drag to start creating a box around the items that you want to select. Drawing the box…

Tip of the Week – Multi-Select Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to make changes to multiple items at the same time? You can do this with the “Ctrl + right click” option.
 
• Joist Spacing can be changed in multiple containers quickly.
• Hanger conditions can be set for multiple containers all at the same time.
• Products and Applications can be adjusted for…

Tip of the Week – Adding Lists

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to add an another list to your Project?
 
•  At times you may need to create multiple “Lists”. For example, a plan might include a detached garage along with a house. In this case two lists could be created; one for the house, and another for the garage.
•  No Limits: Any number…