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#1 Shay Bashaw

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:27 AM

Does anyone know if there is a way to change the text in the Front/Left/Rear/Right elevation generation buttons with the blue arrows in the side menu?  

 

For example, I NEVER have my front elevation facing the bottom of the page, so I actually have to click the right (pointing left) arrow button to get my front elevation.  This is annoying and causes extra thought to ensure i am generating the correct elevation.

 

Any help here would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!



#2 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:18 PM

Not that I know. I've made the suggestion the last and present version. Hope for the next or a Christmas gift?



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:06 PM

Since this is a place for learning, and I am always learning, I have put my front part of the building facing down at the bottom of the screen.  I have not always but rarely I have deviated from that.  I quickly looked at some the architectural books I have and they all show the front at the bottom of the page (screen).  Have I been missing something?  You put the front of the house facing right?



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:59 PM

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.. invariably, someone will have a simpler solution.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:00 PM

Since this is a place for learning, and I am always learning, I have put my front part of the building facing down at the bottom of the screen.  I have not always but rarely I have deviated from that.  I quickly looked at some the architectural books I have and they all show the front at the bottom of the page (screen).  Have I been missing something?  You put the front of the house facing right?

I'd say you're not missing anything Kevin, .. I'm like you, .. front to the bottom of page, ..

.. unless configuration of house relative to paper dictates rotating 90° to put the front towards the right hand side of page


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#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

I always INTEND to put the front to the bottom, but must admit that sometimes because clients have done something odd with their sketches, I've kept the designs in the same orientation as the sketches, so that they are comfortable with it.


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#7 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:31 AM

Because of the width of lots, our houses are most of the time very narrow compared to the depth. Because of this, it's a lot easier to view on screen with the front elevation facing to the side. Also, since we use 17" x 11" sheets, it also easier to put the floor plans, elevations and section on them.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:46 AM

I was always taught that the north arrow should be up or to the right, never to the left or down. I've tried to stick with that overall, but often must orient a home based on what makes more sense in the sheet layout.


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#9 Brad Graber

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:09 AM

I usually start with the front facing the bottom of the page, then if they are too long I rotate 


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#10 Brent Hyndman

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 04:01 PM

The elevations can be manipulated for different views on a Plan Set template or simply over-ride the labels on the elevations once added to the plan set or add your own labels.

 

To clarify, the request is to rename the arrows on the navigation bar?



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

Similar to Brad but will rotate it in the plan set (like Brent mentioned). 


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#12 Keith Almond

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:52 PM

Typically, when I rotate a plan, I also try and rotate the sheet it's on. You can't (as far as I'm aware), have a 90 degree rotated sheet within plansets (i.e. 11" x 17" instead of 17" x 11"), so I have a title block that is rotated too. Giving the opportunity to have pages in both landscape and portrait, within the same planset.

 

That's mainly the reason that I would like a TRUE 90 degree rotation of plans, rather than the horrible adjustment of text and dimensions when they are rotated, that we have now.


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#13 Shay Bashaw

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

The elevations can be manipulated for different views on a Plan Set template or simply over-ride the labels on the elevations once added to the plan set or add your own labels.

 

To clarify, the request is to rename the arrows on the navigation bar?

 

Yes, that is correct.  Simply an issue regarding the navigation bar.  



#14 Shay Bashaw

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:45 PM

Because of the width of lots, our houses are most of the time very narrow compared to the depth. Because of this, it's a lot easier to view on screen with the front elevation facing to the side. Also, since we use 17" x 11" sheets, it also easier to put the floor plans, elevations and section on them.

Exactly the same scenario.  I print one drawing per page, on 11x17 and because almost all homes are longer than wide, orientation must fit facing the side on a landscape page rather than portrait



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:55 AM

It would be extra cool if the navigation for elevations was also able to be changed to follow the orientation of the North arrow in a project level. That way you could select the east elevation and it would actually be the east elevation! Is that asking too much?


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#16 Keith Almond

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 12:50 PM

At the risk of slightly hijacking this "older" thread ...

 

This an example of why SOFTPLAN shouldn't rotate text arbitrarily on drawings ... both of these examples are on the same drawing and both look appalling.

 

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#17 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 01:51 PM

Couldn't agree more. Long time complaint and suggestion for this. Rotating or reversing a plan requires way to much cleanup. Notes with attributes are a pain and take away from it's usefulness



#18 Keith Almond

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 02:11 PM

It's got to take more work (programming) to reorient these things than to leave them as they are ...


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#19 Mark Petri

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:07 AM

Agreed!


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