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  1. I use plain text unless I need to "mix it up" in the same text dbx. However, once you use rich text, you "own' it forevermore. w/ plain text, you can make global style changes using text styles & layers.
  2. A layer that displays on all floors or being able to designate ANY object to display on all floors would reduce the complexity that extensive use of reference layer sets becomes.
  3. thanks Joe. when I do that, all the handles disappear on the polyline. WTH?
  4. Is there any way to have all corners of a rectangular polyline to fillet all at once?
  5. I show the full framing member & get all the snaps I want. Don't know what else I can tell you.
  6. There are numerous ways to snap to a framing member. Vanilla answer to a very broad question.
  7. I use an auto shed dormer to start w/ (not a "floating dormer). That puts walls to the floor & creates rooms. When I have the auto shed dormer as close as I can get it, explode & edit from there.
  8. Your auto dimension defaults are set to locate surfaces instead of main layer.
  9. Joe, I had to make 4 different sq gutter molding profiles, one for each slope, & individually assign horizontal & vertical offsets for each one. I ended up just doing it manually w/ molding plines assigned to the fascia elev & then offsetting for each slope. Fun, fun fun. Better way?
  10. I gotcha now Perry. Thank you very much everybody. I had to get it out the door so it was a lot of edit layout work. But I am playing w/ all your suggestions now, Some of the issues: there is no "normal" fascia, shadowboard, or soffit anywhere; just the rake exposed rafter tails no full rafter to the defined overhang over the gable end walls a frieze tucked up under the roof sheeting sq cut tails 4x4 gutters that followed that rafter tail cut (can anybody get that auto?) 4 different roof slopes to deal w/ rafters were 2'oc from each rake edge w/ 2' standing seam roof pattern aligned w/ rafter tails 12"oc B&B wall siding also aligned under tails. On the elevations, there's only a couple inches of the tail seen below the gutter. Sounds like fun, eh? Hi RayC. Thanks for taking a look. Been a while since .........
  11. Thanks a lot guys. Whatever works for now........ Perry, I'm not following. This is a copper standing seam roof w/ a raised metal ridge cap. Is it too tall you say? I appreciate the help.
  12. Thanks for looking at it Joe. All my roof settings are in the images I attached. Options & Framing anyhow.
  13. Thanks Scott. I've tried everything I can think off Scott. I've changed those settings numerous x's. Can you do it? For right now I'm just deleting the gable fascia surface before updating the elevations. There is not both a gable fascia & a gable sub fascia. & why is the gable fascia flat across like that?
  14. I can't get the rake fascia to sq up no matter what settings I use in the roof spec dbx. This line shows up in layout & has to be cleaned up every time updated. Can anybody help me out please?
  15. Are your doorways raised from bottom thicker than your finished floor material?
  16. Larry, All I know for certain is when I see a value grayed out, it is being controlled elsewhere & go from there. I usually see it w/ cl'g hgts caused by room abv.
  17. Your flr is being supplied by foundation room below; so that is where you spec the flr hgt.
  18. Larry, What you are selecting is the Footprint Polyline. It's display is controlled in the Plan Footprint Spec dbx. I have chosen to "Use Current Layer Set to Display" & use the same layer set in plan & the CAD detail- the Site Plan layer set. I can then edit from plan what displays in the plan footprint seen in the CAD detail Site Plan. The basics are here. http://video.chiefarchitect.com/?search=plan%20footprint&referrer=chiefhelp
  19. A couple things I like about doing it in a CAD detail is that no matter how you open the Site Plan, whether it's from layout, the Project Browser or thru CAD Detail Management, it is always in the correct layer set & anno set (more precisely, when it was last closed). In addition to that, the CAD defaults are what I want for site plans -decimal ft to 2 places & quadrant bearing. (CAD details can have there own CAD defaults separate from the plan's CAD defaults.) I don't know if that can be controlled by layer or anno sets in plan. Another plus is that you can draw the site plan & annotate it as it will be orientated on the page. The plan footprint is "live" w/ the plan. So I'm confused w/ " not live"?
  20. A single layer can have different assigned text styles in different layer sets. So the same callout can be a different size, etc. depending on the current layer set.
  21. I need to purchase another X7 license. Any out there for sale right now?
  22. The primary problem was that he had his default interior wall set to be a pony wall w/ the hgt of lower wall top set at something that forced the wall to build thru flr below. So all his interior walls were .......... Once I cleaned that up, aligned some walls flr2flr & corrected his room/flr elevations, the model cleaned up very nicely as far as walls, rooms, floors, & basement/foundation is concerned. Don't know if the pony walls caused the weird room/struc settings. No Chief quirks requiring work-arounds; just user error.
  23. I use Flr1 for the 1st flr /main flr & the basement on Flr0 w/out any real problems; control what displays w/ layer sets.
  24. Preferences/Reset Options/ Reset Side Windows Gotta love SSA & tech support.