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Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 4:52:11 PM | Too much for design options?




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I'm the CAD manager for a fairly custom home builder and we have at the time around 20 different homes with three elevations per home.  A new manager here is pushing to get away from the customization we've done in the past and go to a whole bunch of specific options (which is fine) but he wants them to all be design options.  For basic stuff like different types of fireplaces or adding windows etc. it's easy but when it comes to multiple options involving the roof things get weird.  Say I have three different depths of a garage (no problem) but on the other side of the house I have coverd patio and in the master bedroom I have a bay window.  In order to have the roof as a part of these options I have to copy (same place) the roof into each option seperately.  The problem will come when someone goes to accept a few primary options because then you end up with three different roofs all occupying the same space which doesn't work and leads to deleting all but one and then editing that roof to fit all options basically making the options sort of a waste of time.  Sorry for the long post but would you guys do create the options without a roof and edit the roof at the end or just not attempt complicated structural options period?  Thanks a ton!

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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:32:41 PM | Too much for design options?



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There are others on this forum who may be able to better speak to your question. I don't like the options venue all that well, I would just have multiple plans with the differing major options, then you might be able to use the options venue to do the minor stuff.

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Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 5:52:57 PM | Too much for design options?



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Don't put your roof (or floor) into the different floor layout options because these items span the entire project.  Instead, you could create a Roof Option set that covers say Optset 1/Option 2, Optset 2/Option 3 etc.  You would need one roof option for each option set option combination.

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