December 13, 2023 at 3:43 pm #34565
I’m struggling with using levels. Either all levels are on, or all levels are off when I generate scenes. I’m in the process of creating ConDoc drawing sets customized for my specific work and graphic style. It defeats the purpose if I have to go in and turn levels off on every scene and update the scene.
Any guidance or direction is greatly appreciated!
GregDecember 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm #34566Mike BrightmanKeymaster
Hello Greg! Just to confirm the issue, you are talking about the options in the configurator for scenes that will be created? Or are you having an issue with drawings/scenes you already created and the levels are turning on?
For plan drawings, there are a few settings…
none = one overhead view (ie. roof plan)
all levels = one plan for each level defined in drawing setup
ground = only level 01, and level 00 if present (i think… ie. foundation plan)
can you elaborate on the desired outcome?
MikeDecember 13, 2023 at 4:24 pm #34567
A clarification first: How do the LEVEL tags get generated? Is this manually, or is it through the Project Setup window?
Here’s is the outcome I desire. I need a separate Basement/Crawl Space drawing. Projects typically have one or both. So this necessitates New and/or Existing masonry walls (CMU, typically), wood walls, and a footing outline. I typically don’t do a separate footing plan. I just finished that Drawing Generator for new work and everything is working great. I’ll start on a reno drawing next.
The big problem is if I manually add LEVEL tags (nothing happens with the Project Setup if I specify the levels of the project) then every scene I generate has every LEVEL tag turned on, regardless of the settings of the drawing in the Configurator. This means I have to go back and turn levels off for every scene and update.
There’s just something I’m missing on how the LEVEL tags interact with ConDoc tools.December 21, 2023 at 9:59 pm #34571
Gregory ……. Condocs will ignore manually added (sketchup) tags. Make sure the levels you need are defined in the Project Setup for ConDocs. Use the basement option in Project setup for your crawl space/basement and define that level at the appropriate level. When you generate your plans you’ll Condocs will create a set of scenes for the 00 level (basement/crawls space). Hope that helpsDecember 21, 2023 at 10:01 pm #34572
If you still have problems and you want to share your SKP file and your drawing sets *.condoc file I’d be happy to take a look at it and figure out what’s going wrongDecember 22, 2023 at 8:36 pm #34578
Thanks Ruben! I’m further along now. Just really trying to dial in my process, and getting my ConDoc drawing set customized is overdue. I am getting much more comfortable making changes to my styles and drawing sets by going through this process!!
GregJanuary 5, 2024 at 7:07 pm #34583
Greg …… Happy New Years. Good to hear things are coming along in ConDocs. I’ve done a fair bit of customizing my drawing set and a little on styles so if you want to bounce your ideas or challenges off me I’d be happy tp help. What I’ve found is for the most part the ConDoc styles will get the job done. For me it’s been more of a change to a different style used by the scene exporter thru the drawing set than actual style modifications but I do have a few modified styles I use that I store in a separate folder from the condocs or sketchup systems folders. In fact any of my customized drawing sets, components, styles, templates or anything else I keep under a separate folder outside of any systems folders and path what I have too thru file/folder locations in Sketchup. If you need to bounce any ideas off someone or want to ask of something your stuck on hit me up and I’d be happy to help, [email protected]
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