I have worked on 2 more drawings. The first, 2nd. floor for the same house. I set all walls to 0" height, moved all elements to 0" z axis, and made sure neither non rotating or backwards was checked. Same problem. All walls moved 4" so I manually corrected them. The 2nd. drawing was for the foundation. It worked perfectly since no walls were present so I assume there is glitch in TC.
One additional question. My drawings are lighter than I would like when printed. My line width is set at 0". What is the best setting? Also, will I be able to make a global change or will I have to do it element by element.
Thanks to everyone for your help.
Hello Roger. Your most recent issue with the Walls not Mirror Copying correctly is probably not a "glitch in TC". If you post the file(s), we can diagnose for you and tell you what you need to be doing correctly.
On your second topic--
Yeah, varied Pen Widths do make for much more professional level and easily decipherable plans.
For Walls (that will be on the Floorplan or Framing Plan sheets) I typically use a Pen Width of 1.5pt (1.5point). I got in the habit early on-- two decades ago when I taught myself CAD-- to use Pt (point) Space Units for Pen Widths; it's just what first made the most easily-grasped/comprehensible sense to me.
The "point" system is just another Space Unit system, such as millimeters, or feet, or inches, or mm, ', or ", etc. A point is about (exactly?) 1/72 of an inch. 1.5point is the first/lowest value that will show "thicker" on my screen, with Device set as the Pen Width Scaling system. (if this all sounds esoteric to you, just ignore it and move on...) I like that it shows "thicker" on my screen, so I know that it actually will be "thicker", when printed. I use other Pen Widths, but-- when I use less than 1.5pt (0.020833")-- I just sort of have to know and be confident in what they are going to look like, when printed.
Attached below is Drawing of mine. It's a very simple 2D House plan. It's simple
because it was just recordation of an "as-built" site-survey I did (I go through the whole house, exterior then interior, and measure and input), for use for the base of a remodel/addition design and plans.
Explore it some to get some tips.
It won't make any sense to you-- nor anyone-- if you don't activate the different Layer Sets in Modelspace. I draw a lot of stuff stacked up on top of each other.
The "base" floorplan-- the one I originally inputted-- is the one on top of the Front Elevation. This is the typical way of drawing a house in 2D that I taught myself, probably incorporating what I was taught in 4 years of pencil-on-paper high school drafting classes.