How my LO plans went

This is why using templates in both SU and LO will help you resolve these problems. Scenes in SU do not minimize your abilities in LO. Simply expand and resize the viewports in LO until it captures what you want to see, then move the viewport into place. Do not try to edit the scenes inside LO or you are destined for frustration as you now have a “modified” scene that has lost its connection to SU.

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I edited them in SO - taking Daves’s and other’s advice. Where I ran into trouble was, if I had to move something it went off the rails. In retrospect I should have re-centered it in SU and refreshed the scene, but I didn’t know that then. I expected the scene to somehow keep the same. I figured it out on my revision of the plans and it helped a bunch.

Live and learn. I’m going to start reading your book soon - right now I am on Brighman’s.

For those that don’t know, I have attached a fairly typical detail sheet, one of 7 structural detail sheets and there are another 12 of the architectural details in this 91 page set of plans that I am bidding the framing on. Luckily I don’t have to study all 91 pages only 15 or so. It is from an 8000 sq. ft. house in Los Angeles. Your idea of creating libraries of standard details is a good one.


Not sure if someone touched on this or not, but the way you “pan” a SU scene in LO is to fix the scale of the viewport then move the edges of the viewport until you capture what you want to look at.

I was doing that but it was cumbersome, and slow. I would do that step several times in a row to get the view correct. That’s why I thought the pan tool inside a viewport would be a good idea.

I have come to realize a better ploy than moving the sides of the viewport, was to go back to SU and fix the scene, and save it, then return to LO.