John Brock

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  • in reply to: PDF importer #57410
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Jo!

    Thanks for posting your issue and letting us know! Per our email correspondences, we have sent your issue to our developer for him to look at and to help us get a resolution. We have confirmed that your PDF file is not a raster-based image, but is indeed vector based, thus eliminating that concern. As soon as we get a response, we will let you know!

    Sincerely,
    Sonny

    in reply to: PDF Trial Version #55837
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Velina,

    Your records show two active licenses. One had 1 of 2 activations and the other had 4 of 4. I added activations to the one showing 4 of 4. Please try again and see if that fixes it.

    Please email me directly with any questions to john@estimatorforsketchup.com

    Regards,

    John G Brock
    Owner
    Estimator For SketchUp

    in reply to: PDF Importer for Mac? #48613
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hello, I certainly hope so. My programmer is working on it but has not given me an if and when date.
    John Brock
    john@estimatorforsketchup.com

    in reply to: PDF Importor #47734
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    Please email me directly to John@estimatorforsketchup.com and I will add additional activations to your account, no problem, I just need your username or email to locate your account.

    in reply to: Layers & Purchase Orders Idea #47519
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Lloyd,

    Let me give that some thought. The way I handle that, for example wall plates, I put all of my particular plates on their own layer, then in Layers tab of Estimator I use the attribute of FEET, in my case, and /16 as the multiplier to convert to number of pieces to order. Same for studs, etc. and all of my trim products. Would this not work for you?

    in reply to: Angeles in layers #47515
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Scott,

    Yes angles pose a challenge for me on every job. So, my workflow for angled sheathing, like roof sheathing is to use the Materials Tab OR the area takeoff tool that comes with Estimator.

    For my roofs, for example, I model sheathing and then I model the shingles on top. I texture just the top of the shingles (not all faces/bottom), I then use the Area for this texture to takeoff shingles, sheathing, underlayment, etc.

    You can also use the Area tool that comes with Estimator and simply add the faces to a collection, and use the total for your takeoff.

    Feel free to email directly with any questions, at john@estimatorforsketchup.com

    in reply to: MasterFormat #45602
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hello – There are no plans for this, I just wanted users to have a place to start and with so many systems out there, amazing how very few even use cost code systems. If you need the full divisions, you should be able to copy and paste into your own. Hope that helps, please feel free to email directly with any questions to john@estimatorforsketchup.com

    in reply to: Gable wall stud placement in Framer #40913
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Thanks Tim! What I was referring to was the situation, for example, you have a rectangular wall on a gable end, say 9′ 1-1/8″ Wall, with rafters on front and back walls, you add a gable wall on top of the rectangular wall (not balloon framed – more common to build rectangular walls with given studs, then build up as necessary) – 1, a true triangle (down to 0 height at each end) will not work with Framer but you can cheat it and clean it up. and 2, you cannot put an opening (like a gable window) in such a wall because the header is higher than the start of the slope – this is what I was referring to – did I explain it properly? Sometimes I say 20 words when 2 will do :/

    Question – do you use Estimator? Since I always need takeoffs, it is important to model it as you would build it – just curious.

    in reply to: Gable wall stud placement in Framer #40888
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Tim-

    Unfortunately there is no way to customize the spacing, at least in this version. It is on my wishlist for my programmer to investigate possibility. There is also a known limitation for gable walls with openings, in that the header cannot be below the shortest segment of the wall. Working on a solution for that as well.

    Please feel free to email me anytime with questions – john@estimatorforsketchup.com

    John Brock

    in reply to: Framer Wall Options #40499
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Russell,

    I created a stud section for a 4×2 (3-1/2×1-1/2) and it worked great for modeling a furred wall – see pic.
    http://www.constructability3d.com/framer/wall2.jpg

    in reply to: Question about trial license #40472
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Joseph-

    Which product are you trying out? I can certainly fix this for you – please email me directly at john@estimatorforsketchup.com and I will help you get it going.

    Thanks!
    John

    in reply to: Framer Wall Options #40400
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    I routinely use Framer to model 2×4 walls against foundation walls, with 1/2″ gap. I usually use guides to help with the gap. Further, I use single top plates as well. Works well – have not tried a furring wall turning studs (I normally keep them full depth for insulation), but will test it

    in reply to: Framer Wall Options #40376
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    sorry, walls on the flat? what does that mean? Walls are vertical only, but can do rectangular, gable or shed.

    in reply to: Header Heights #40371
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    Hi Russell-

    Gable openings are a known issue – currently the top of the opening has to be below the wall height on each end. Trying to resolve this and include in future release.

    My current workaround has been to edit the gable wall and model the openings “manually” – you can use the standalone lumber tool to create the headers, etc. – you can copy and edit the adjacent studs and edit to fit. Not ideal, but works until we can get it automated.

    in reply to: Searching items which have been measured #40257
    John Brock
    Keymaster

    I have long wanted some sort of “inspector” but with 4 ways of estimating (Components, Layers, Materials, Quotes), how would you do it? I cannot think of a way to isolate it but would welcome any ideas.

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