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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: Elevation confusion
« Last post by Patricia G. on May 28, 2017, 12:46:20 PM »
The concept is the same, as I stated in my e-Book and in my posts above,

Now, if you are asking specifically about the situation in your pic 3, notice that you are placing a top cabinet with microwave. By default, this cabinet is  placed 18" above the counter or 54" above the floor. Therefore, the starting elevation for this cabinet is 54"  (or 4'-6") (see attached)
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: Elevation confusion
« Last post by TGYoung on May 28, 2017, 08:02:55 AM »
Sorry, I'm simply not understanding what you're telling me.

The bottom of the window really is placed 2' above the base of the wall.  It says that in the Properties area, it says that in the Object Elevation area

The bottom of the cabinet really is placed 4'-6" above the base of the wall.  It says that in the Properties area, it doesn't say that in the Object elevation area.

Both the cabinet and the window are "components and special objects".  It just seems like some sort of logical inconsistency.
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: Elevation confusion
« Last post by Patricia G. on May 28, 2017, 07:50:08 AM »
Hi there,

As I stated, because the components' elevation is referred to the base of the wall and not with the topography.

Hope this helps!
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: Elevation confusion
« Last post by TGYoung on May 28, 2017, 05:42:59 AM »
Hi Patricia:

In your tutorial e-book you do draw the distinction between objects on the one hand and components and special objects, like doors, windows, cabinets, accessories, etc., on the other hand.  In your discussion of elevations that you illustrate with a cutaway view of a three story house you point out: 

"In the second floor, there are two elements attached to the walls: a window and a door. As they are attached, their elevation is related to the base of the walls where they are attached, so in this case, the window elevation is 24” and the door elevation is 0” => this means that the windows is 24”above the base of the wall and the door is at the same level of the base of the wall."

So why does the Elevation Bar in my drawing show the window 2' above the floor and the cabinets at 0" - implying the cabinets are sitting on the floor? -  when the actual elevation of the cabinets is 4'-6"?
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Re: Elevation confusion
« Last post by Patricia G. on May 27, 2017, 04:34:44 PM »
Hi there,

In TFP, you have objects (POBs), like chairs, tables, etc. And you have components and special objects, like cabinets, doors, windows and accessories (shutters, curtains, etc)
This is a very important distinction because the components and special objects have special properties.
The components are attached to the walls so they have their elevations defined by the levels of the attached walls. This means that when you insert a cabinet, by default, the elevation of the base of the cabinet will be referred to the base of the wall.

If you "Edit Current Floor" (see image attached), you will see that the wall elevation is above the floor "B" (10" in the example) => this means that the 0" level of the wall is 10" above => if the cabinet (or other component) is inserted in the base of the wall, the elevation of the cabinet is 0" because is referred to the wall ("A" in the image attached).
 
The objects (like POBs) don't have any special property. Therefore, if you place an object on the floor of a room, the elevation will be above the floor => 10" in the image attached or 5" in your case.

Hope this helps!  :)
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Elevation confusion
« Last post by TGYoung on May 27, 2017, 09:35:31 AM »
I'm confused about why I am seeing an "Object Elevation" for cabinets attached to a wall of 0", which would seem to imply that they are sitting on the floor, when they're not. 

The floor Working Elevation is 5" as it's above a basement, and slightly above grade - Pic 1.

A window in the wall shows an Object Elevation of 2', consistent with its Properties - Pic 2.

But the cabinets show an Object Elevation of 0" even though the elevation in the Properties is 4' 6" - Pic 3.

I thought both windows and cabinets, being "components", (or "elements"?), would report their elevation in the Object Elevation box consistently, but that's not the case.  Why is that?
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Hi there,

The TFP V2017 products don't include the Survey Coordinates feature.
You can trace them in the Detail Tab, or if you have the CAD file, you can import it
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In the 2017 User Guide there's the following statement:

1   On the Landscape plan toolbar, double-click Property Line Tool.
2   Choose the Coordinate Mode and click the Add button. The options differ depending on the reference meridian.

This statement is echoed in the Tutorial Video at https://turbocaddoc.atlassian.net/wiki/display/TFP/Property+Line?preview=/48693498/48693497/7500.mp4 where double clicking on the Property Line Tool, (after first drawing the property lines), brings up a "Survey Coordinates" window where survey coordinates can be entered.

I've been unable to bring up this Survey Coordinates window.

Is this an instance where the User's Guide is encompassing a wide variety of Punch products and the ability to summon the Survey Coordinates window just doesn't apply to TFP H&L Pro 2017?  It sure doesn't seem like that should be the case since the User's Guide suggests that everything discussed in the Guide should be there:

"Please note that not all features in this User’s Guide are available in every TurboFloorPlan Product.
Some features are available only in TurboFloorPlan PRO"
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Hi there,

You will find a tutorial with this answer and many tips in my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/notes/punchhelpers/pats-tip-10/1268657373206500/

The circles are the Snap options, that you can activate or deactivate (all or some of them)

Patricia G.
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V17 - 2017 Looking for Help? / Cabinets being inserted on wrong side of wall
« Last post by bjbateman on May 16, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
I am trying to add base cabinets but when I select a cabinet and place my cursor on the wall so that the wall becomes highlighted and the word "on" displays my cabinets always get inserted on the opposite side of the wall where I am working (basically they are going in to the room on the opposite side of the wall). If I place my cursor on the edge of the wall I am getting an Island Cabinet. There seems to be a small circle that is appearing when this happens.Any help you could give would be great.
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