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  1. Default Settings>Cad>General CAD. The Number Style on the dbx's is only for the display in dbx's. The text size is controlled by the Text Style assigned to the Cad, Default Layer.
  2. You need to change the Current CAD Layer before placing the CAD Block. Saving a cad block to the library does not save it's layer property. You also need to save and close the plan before posting otherwise there is no data in the attached plan.
  3. If you want to use walls for demolished walls, make sure you specify them as Invisible, No Room definition and probably No Locate (once they are located correctly). There are other ways using layers, etc, but try the above first. Added walls can be just plain walls with a new wall type if required.
  4. From your description, it sounds like you need to build an invisible wall where the ceiling changes from cathedral to flat and then in the room dbx, change the ceiling type as appropriate. There should be no reason why you can't do auto roofs on a simple plan like that. If that's not it, post the plan.
  5. Select the dimension line itself - not the extension line. You will see grip points on the end of the extension lines at the house. Grab the grip and drag it off the house.
  6. Hi Chopsaw, The last one was just zoomed in.
  7. Heidi, I can confirm what you are seeing with the fuzzy text. It doesn't happen as bad with Rich Text. I can think of a couple of choices, all of which make an improvement. Show Line Weights. Use Rich Text. Turn on Print Preview. Make the text bold. Using a different font doesn't seem to make much difference. So...a couple of options, pick your poison! Without Print Preview: With Print Preview: Bold text:
  8. Hi Gene, I am no expert in OBS, but I may be able to get you going until someone else steps in. So I will keep it to the basics. I am assuming you have 2 monitors. Open OBS and have it on your second monitor. Have a look at the Sources section. Here you can configure your source - use the + button to add new sources - I use display Capture. If you double click Display Capture, it will open a dbx where you can select the display to capture and any cropping required. Over on the Right is the Controls Section. Use Start Recording - this will change to Stop Recording. See how you go with that.
  9. You can't edit Chiefs built in toolbars - that includes the toolbars, dropdowns and the tool palette. You can create a new toolbar that contains your Library Objects and you can dock it or float it, but you can't make it a dropdown or tool palette.
  10. Allow Editing In Selected Home Designer Products in General Plan Defaults. No need to export a model - just use the .plan file.
  11. Better to post a .plan file rather that a .pdf
  12. Use Edit>Delete Objects>Objects>Roog Baselines Polylines to delete them all in one go. Then use roof directives (and correct ceiling heights) in the walls and auto roof.
  13. A couple of tips to get you going. Once you are using Roof Baseline Polylines, the roof information specified in the walls is ignored. You can change the roof directive information for a Roof Baseline by opening it's dbx and make make any changes. Why are you using Roof Baseline Polylines? Maybe Roof Baseline Polylines are not the correct way to go with that house.
  14. You should be able to do that by using Linear instead of Count and specifying a width. You can then create a new Unit Conversion to convert the length into number of 60m rolls. You can then display number of 60m rolls in the ML. If you want anything more fancy like rounding to full rolls doing it without Unit Conversions, you would probably need to use custom macros.
  15. It is possible to do it in one operation without guide lines, etc. It just needs a bit of preparation and then a select wall and drag. Turn off all grids and Angle Snaps. Turn off all snaps apart from Endpoint. In Preferences, turn off Always Snap Walls At Allowed Angles. In General Wall Defaults select Resize About>Inner Surface. Select the wall I have hi-lighted and drag a new wall off it, and snap it to the top right hand corner of the lower wall (outside of wall lining). Before: After:
  16. Or...if you really need it to be a wall, you can use the Inserts Into Wall option for a symbol. This option then allows you to make any shaped wall opening that you want.
  17. On opening your floor plan, I do not see the problem. One thing I did notice was that very small hip/valley on the upper roof. My advice would be to change the floor plan and/or roof to eliminate it so as to avoid any water penetration problems (and easier construction).
  18. You can see the full list and change them for any object by double clicking the Accounting Code on the Formula column:
  19. Eric, I believe David is talking about the Smallest Fraction setting.
  20. Can you use something like this?
  21. Uncheck Same Roof Height at Exterior Walls. Chief will move the Baselines out so that the overhangs will be the same - the default Roof Overhang. Before: After:
  22. I don't think you will do that with the stair tool. I would use a curved (1/4 circle) Stacked Molding Polyline. Use rectangular moldings for the treads and risers spaced and offset. This is one I did a while back.
  23. Alan, That was Perry who posted the link. Frameless glazing can be done with a solid glass panel railing. Newels have No Material assigned. Fine tune from there. I have been out of touch for a while but I think glass railings down here have to have a top rail - usually a small aluminium C section. In which case, just add a top rail.