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  2. glennw

    Missing standard Chief Linetypes in X12

    Sounds like someone has Purged the line styles in the Line Style Management dbx. This will remove any unused linestyles and only leave the used ones. As you select and use linestyles from the Library, they are added to the available linestyles dropdown and are saved with the plan. I do not know why you aren't seeing any linestyles in the Library. You can copy the linestyles from the library of one Chief installation to another without getting other things. In the Library, right click on the Linestyles folder. In the popup, select Export Library and save it to your desktop. Open the Chief Architect app with the missing Linestyles and drag the file (it will be a *.calibz file) from the desktop to the drawing window. Or you can go Library>Import Library and select the file for import. This will not restore the Linestyles to the Core catalog, it will place them in the User Catalog. You still need to figure out why the linestyles aren't showing in the Core catalog.
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  4. KTKArch

    Missing standard Chief Linetypes in X12

    Those folders, while all the subfolders and names are there, there is no symbology. These names also don't show up in the standard linetype choices in the standard dbx. I am not at his machine so no snapshots. But envision opening a line, selecting linetype, and seeing only the 20 Basic linetypes available. And yes, it appears these folders may have been 'moved' or copied to a folder called CAD under the User Library but I can't verify that until Sat. evening. These core directories should be recoverable.
  5. builtright3

    Adding Engineering & Construction Management Services

    I'm with you on this one Rene, I have been doing plans in the Whittier and La County areas for 31 years now and I don't have a problem with the small room additions. If the plan checker approves it I go for it and use a engineer like you for the two stories and more difficult stuff. This is not illegal it is accepted if you know what your doing and what codes to follow. If your not comfortable with it you should not do it. Now on the other hand, you can get in a lot of trouble doing Construction Management without a contractors license. That's crossing the line big time. I have had to cleanup several jobs that unlicensed contractors have screwed up.
  6. woodcraftdesign

    Import .plan to other .plan file

    We use the subdivision method for our plot plans. I draw the lot and the topography as it is before grading. Set the house as symbol from the other plan file. I also use generic symbols from my library to set the "neighbors" houses. This is a good way to communicate sidelines.
  7. solver

    Missing standard Chief Linetypes in X12

    It's not clear what's missing.
  8. One of my drafters has about 7 of the original linetypes that come with X12. Is there a way to reestablish the default linetypes, hopefully without reloading the program. I can't export them out of my X12 unless they are mixed with other sets of things. He had a folder in his user library called CAD that had all the missing ones listed, but nothing was assigned to the names so still no linetypes. Thanks for the help.
  9. solver

    Can I change layout drawing sheet

    Save the layout, then give it a try. If it does not work, close without saving.
  10. Chopsaw

    Can I change layout drawing sheet

    Yes but you will need to make some adjustments for your border and title block on Page 0 unless you have that in another template and can import it.
  11. baseja63

    Can I change layout drawing sheet

    Yes that may work. Can I just do File> Print> Drawing Sheet Setup and change the drawing sheet without messing up the layout?
  12. solver

    windows, drywall returns with wood sills

    Did you download and review the plan I attached in that thread? All the needed info is there. I've not seen any other automatic method. One thing not explained well was my use of a wide (10") exterior casing. That was just to show it had no effect on the symbol size.
  13. Chopsaw

    Can I change layout drawing sheet

    So you need more space on each page ? Maybe Arch D 24 x 36.
  14. I have created a layout using a 18x24 drawing sheet. I would like to add more views on the layout but there is no room. Can I change the drawing sheet for this existing layout without having to recreate it? Thanks
  15. woodcraftdesign

    windows, drywall returns with wood sills

    This would seem to be a fairly logical adjustment to the window sill panel. Elevation of sill.... .75" above bottom of window. Maybe it is more complicated because the window frame or no frame is in this location. I did read through the questions and responses from the drywall return window thread that solver suggested. I didn't have any luck with the exterior attachments. I couldnt adjust the location of the exterior attachment. Location was set by exterior casing.
  16. Renerabbitt

    Upgrading Laptop....Recommendations?

    Space mouse with the pencil. Quick keys on space mouse. The touchscreen is just awesome for clicking through toolbar actions. takes some adjustments to chiefs preferences. I will have to do a video of just drafting a house. there are times when using this thing that I truly feel as if no setup could possibly be faster. other times where it does not meet that challenge but still wildly impressive for what it is. I made those advanced materials using this laptop in substance alchemist, which is a heavy program in its own right. I bought the business grade one with the Quadro 3000. was $4200 with the stylus to my door. I plan on buying this guy to accompany it : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083ZFG1PF/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A8OJI2R2SBLIE&psc=1
  17. DzinEye

    Upgrading Laptop....Recommendations?

    Thank you Rene! Very cool! Looks like the power is definitely there. Hard to tell though how you're using the touch screen. Do you pinch the screen to zoom in/out?... how do you orbit / pan etc.? I was thinking of like a 3rd person viewpoint of you using it... BUT I really appreciate the effort. Thanks. Did you get the top of the line $3399 one?
  18. Ridge_Runner

    3D perspectives not working.... again

    Are you using "perspective crop" by any chance when you set up your perspective camera? I had something similar happening because I use perspective crop still, even though it has been technically discontinued (deprecated) by Chief. I worked with tech support and they arrived at the Perspective Crop being the problem and basically suggested "don't use it." They gave me a workaround I will list below, but you can do a search for "perspective crop" and will come with this thread: Perspective Crop tool still works in X12... By Chrisb222, February 15 in General Q & A Rate this topic Chrisb222 Posted February 15 Not a question, just an observation. I was pretty miffed when I read in the X12 update notes that the Perspective Crop tool had been removed, as I use this tool extensively for setting up 3D exterior views. The language in the notes was pretty clear that the "deprecated" tool was REMOVED, but it still exists in the customize toolbars dialog, in case anyone else wants to still use it. It works the same as it did in X11. (In my opinion the tool was NOT deprecated, I use it all the time.) Not sure why they would say it was REMOVED when it's still there..? From the update notes, emphasis mine: 1. Perspective Crop Mode In Chief Architect X8 through X11, Perspective Crop Mode allowed older functionality governing zooming in cameras from Version X7 and prior to be preserved in saved cameras in legacy plans migrated forward. This deprecated tool has been removed from the program in Version X12 .... Support's answer - hope this helps: Close Case Reply - Support Answer - Grant S Monday, Apr 20, 2020 - 02:40 PM PDT Mike, This seems to be related to a recently deprecated feature called Perspective Crop Mode. If you open these camera views and press the F6 hotkey (hotkey for Zoom - Fill Window), it should pull the view out of Perspective Crop Mode. With the view out of Perspective Crop Mode, make sure you save the view and then update the view on your layout page. All views on your layout can be updated by going to Tools > Layout > Update Layout Views > Update All Layout Views. Grant Chief Architect Technical Support
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  20. NectarDesign

    3D perspectives not working.... again

    Wrong file, sorry. Here is the jpg
  21. I seem to have a re-occurring issue with my 3D perspectives on my construction sets. I send a few perspectives of my projects to a layout file on every project. And right before I print a final set I re-fresh all to make sure elevations and perspectives are up to date. Then a double check before printing, and I find this happens all the time to my perspectives (attached pic) I will re-fresh, re-open, save the camera, re-fresh again and sometimes that works, but other times it wont. In the end I usually delete the camera from my layout page, and re-load a completely new one. Sometimes I don't even get the building, I just get the shadows... What is going on? CA-3dperspective.psd
  22. Renerabbitt

    Upgrading Laptop....Recommendations?

    FYEO
  23. Decorationarts

    CA Architectural Technicians in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

    I can use some help. Do you work with data from Matterport?
  24. jorgearaya

    2019 CRC

    I keep tabs with the forum on and off, unable to reply on most posts, but this one I just have to steal the time from other tasks!! I will call it a break instead. The code update cycle is still going on and keeping me awake! I get asked this question all the time and my answer is very simple, too much has changed! Take the time to read each book and get your head around the changes sooner than later, yes, each book. CBC, CRC, CEC, CPC, CMC, GBS, BEES or CEC (we have two CEC's now) in addition to learn if there were any changes to each muni code of the jurisdictions you work with... Don't forget the Utility Company books may have also gotten updates. Good luck!! Guess who had the most and worst changes?
  25. woodcraftdesign

    windows, drywall returns with wood sills

    wow, looks like you guys rode that issue quite a ways. Not a within the window defaults fix. Thanks for the quick response.
  26. EricWMLim

    Selling X11 Premier Licence (Discounted)

    Due to personal circumstances, I am unable to continue my design services so I have no need for the software. I’m very happy to sell it at a great discounted price at US$1500 (I do not have SSA). I will cover the full transfer licence fee and certificate from CA ($100) Thank you.
  27. woodcraftdesign

    windows, drywall returns with wood sills

    is it possible to create windows with drywall returns and a wood sill. When I create a window I choose these options. 1. no interior casing 2. use interior sill , cap #1, inset 3" extend 0, no apron, no wrap 3. uncheck, "has frame" the sill disappears into the drywall return at the base of the window. pictures below, untitled 1 is an image from my chief of a window I was working on, picture of window with sill is a quick google images search of drywall return with wood sill. My customer wants something like that without the dog-ears and the extension.
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