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  1. Happens to me, too. I reported the bug, but haven't been able to narrow it down to a point where I can accurately reproduce the bug.
  2. Thanks for your help, Michael. I think you've confirmed my suspicion. I've tried importing defaults and annosets, but those particular settings don't come across. I'll send in a feature request.
  3. I have the story pole dimension defaults set up the way I want in my templates, and I would like to export them from my template plan and import into another plan. Anyone know if there's a way?
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    Watch out if updating from todays NVidia's update.

    Thanks for the heads-up. Glad I saw this before I updated - I will wait!
  5. Thanks for the fix, Chief!
  6. Thanks Larry. Haha...I got the reference.
  7. Here's the response I received from support: Hi Steve, Thank you for sending me the backed up plan file and for bringing this to our attention. I was able to duplicate the behavior you describe and I will be sending this to our developers so that they can work to resolve this issue. Unfortunately, I do not have a solution for you at this time. Chief Architect Technical Support
  8. Thanks Perry. I may start dialing in some grayscale settings...
  9. I can see what you're saying. I'm not totally opposed to that, but I like having different fill colors (rather than different shades) for different wall types because I can quickly see and differentiate between wall types in plan view. I tend to double click the plan in layout view to enter into the desired layerset for detailing. If it is set up with everything as a shade of gray in the layerset, I think it would slow productivity a bit, not having color to aid in quickly differentiating between joists, trusses, roof plane edges, etc. I know that can be handled by changing the layer/annoset once in the plan, but it adds another step to the process. Perry and Larry - are you using a different layer/annoset for working in the plan, than presentation view in the layout?
  10. There it is. I didn't realize it was changed back in X6.
  11. I think they may have changed the verbiage in X7. I'm seem to remember the "Print Images in Color", too.
  12. Spot on, Glenn. I have the settings exactly as you have, and everything looks great - right down to the preview...but when it saves the .pdf file, the .jpg files come out grayscale. Did you print the files you posted running Chief X7 Build 17.2.0.69?
  13. Brian - I submitted the plan through the Online Support Center. Thanks for your help!
  14. If I select "Print in Color", everything prints in color...the logo, the blue and yellow walls, etc. I have "Color Off is: Grayscale" selected in the Preferences/Appearance/Display dbx. and the color toggle in the layout window is toggled to "Off". I also have "Images and Pictures: 'Display in Color when Possible'" selected under Preferences/Appearance/Display.
  15. Brian, Thanks for the reply. Here is another example that may illustrate my problem clearer. In the past I have been able to print a grayscale floor plan and a logo in color. Now when the plan is printed (saved as .pdf) the logo prints out in grayscale - unless "print in color" is selected in the .dbx...but selecting that, as you mentioned, prints everything in color. I've included a screenshot of the print dbx, as well. Strange, the preview shows the logo in color, but the output file is all grayscale. I cleared the printer info, but there was no change.