Tip of the Week – Setting Edge Condition: Hangers

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to quickly add hangers to the edge of a roof or floor container? You can do this with the “Edge Condition” tool.
 
•  After drawing a floor/roof container, you can change the “Edge Condition” from “Normal” to “Hanger”. Hangers will be applied at every location that a floor/roof member contacts the…

Tip of the Week – Setting Stocking Lengths

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to change the stocking lengths for Lumber or EWP material?
 
• Stocking lengths can quickly be set for all Lumber and EWP as a whole.
• Specific Stocking Lengths can also be set for specific products. 

Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to the Profile tab and select the Stocking Lengths tab.

2. Set…

Tip of the Week – Zoom Box

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to “Zoom” into a specific area on your plan? You can do this with the Zoom Box feature.
 
• Allows a user to draw a box around a specific area of a page and zoom in for greater detail.
• Great for plans that have more than one framing area on the…

Tip of the Week – Bookmark Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to create a “Bookmark” on your plan?
 
• Clicking this bookmark will cause the digitizer to zoom to the the actual page and location that the user defined.
• Great when the user needs to jump between 2 different locations repeatedly.
• Provides a way to easily reference schedules and details from different…

Tip of the Week – Bulk Rename Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to easily rename several of your plan pages at one time? You can do this with the Bulk Rename feature.
 

Helpful Hint: Your scanned construction plan page copies has a generic name you don’t want, for example “Scanned_Page_001”.  With the Bulk Rename Feature you can change those plan page names quickly to…

Tip of the Week – Rename Feature – Lists, Packs, and Applications

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to rename your Lists, Packs, and Applications? It’s as easy as 1-2-3, with using our Rename Feature.
 

Use this feature to adjust list names to separate house materials from garage materials, create pack titles for jobs with multiple floor levels, and customize application names.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Lists: In the Project…

Tip of the Week – Linear Tool – On Center Spacing

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Do you need to get a count of items that are arranged at a specific on center spacing, like anchor bolts?  Try our Linear Tool to help!
 

Add perfectly spaced Anchors, Insulation Baffles, or any item that needs to be arranged at a specific on-center-spacing to your plan.

Here’s how you do it:
1. In  the Plan Tab,…

Tip of the Week – Resize Labels

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to resize labels on your framing layout, making them clearer and easier to read?

Here’s how you do it:
1.  Go to the Profile tab and select the Labeling tab. In the upper left hand corner you will see “Font Size”. The default font size is 8 inches (scaled) when the windows…

Tip of the Week – Straighten Page Feature

In this edition of  “Tip of the Week”:
 
Would you like to straighten a page that was scanned in crooked?
 
You don’t have to re-scan the page, just use the “Straighten Page” feature.
Here’s how you do it:

1.  Add the page into the Plan tab by clicking on the “Add Pages” button located in the upper left of the screen. Note that the page…