KilianDrafting

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  1. What is the best way to get a railing below a sloping gable end such as in a loft dormer? I seem to always have a problem getting it to look right or having the rooms defined incorrectly. This is the best solution I've been able to get, but not sure if there is a better way. Using x12 for now. Sample Loft.plan
  2. OR just keep using x12 until the problem is eventually fixed.
  3. I also am getting this error even after the new 511.65 driver install. Unfortunately the new computer I just bought came preloaded with Windows 11. I have been using the Nashville sample plan from chief to test the problem. Seems to happen most often when I take an interior kitchen view. It is very frustrating to fork out all this money for a new pc and version x13 to not be able to use it.
  4. Is there any way to edit plan database info into a plan file before creating a database file? Seems like a lot of work to go through multiple files to edit the info, especially after a whole year of jobs. It would be nice if chief added a dialogue like this (if it doesn't already) when a job is completed to edit all plan info, set up a perspective camera and floor plan overviews to save with the plan file. Then when creating the database file it is already done and you don't have to wade through multiple past projects. Maybe I'm just not correctly using it. Does anyone use the plan database and could share best practices, because it doesn't seem to work well for me.
  5. Are there any tricks to use to get a spiral tube slide. I would love to use a molding polyline to get an acurate shape and arcs, but I can't figure out how to get the downward corkscrew shape. Any thoughts? This is the closest I could get.
  6. I also am having the same issue. I have a plan template I use with all my general notes in a cad detail window that is linked to my layout template. (circled in red in layout pic) When I start a new drawing and I make changes to those general notes, I send the floor plan to my layout template. (shows two linked files - see layout pic) In the past, all I needed to do was to relink the new saved plan over the template plan (See pic 2 - second Sample plan link has forward slashes instead of back slashes). The general notes would update to my changes made in my new plan. But now it won't recongnize the relinking; it keeps both linked plan files (template and sample)
  7. Is there a any way to create an arched window like this? The center unit is no problem, but I can't seem to get the units on each side to have an "inverted" arch. Arch Window.pdf
  8. Thanks for the info Larry. Unfortunately because of my black background, if I choose any light colors in plan view the 2d symbols in the layout print out light. I may have to settle for the darkest color I can still see in plan view.
  9. I will do that - when I have more time, just hoping to eliminate my inexperience before I got support team involved.
  10. Here is a pdf printout of the same keynote schedule. The 2d symbols retain some color even when printed black and white which makes them difficult to read when printed. I have experimented with different colors, if I use black text for the symbols (on my black background) I can see the symbol but no text inside. I need high contrast for poor eyesight and black screen for eye relief.
  11. It appears that keynote symbols in my schedules display in color no matter what settings are selected in layout. I use a black background and light colored text. Even when put into a pdf the keynote symbols print out very light. The rest of the schedule text is fine. Any thoughts The rest of the schedule text is fine. Any thoughts?
  12. Yours looks like just a circle window with wider grilles and not 4 separate windows. Is that the only way to do it? And... My apologies. Is there a way to move posts once started?
  13. Is there a way to create a circle window using four quarter rounds. I can't seem to get the top two windows mirrored below to create this look.
  14. Will this allow creating a macro to show the required s.f. area for daylight openings (8% of room area) and natural vent (4%)
  15. When a new CA version comes out, how long before you exclusively use that new version for con docs? I am always hesitant to use it right away - just in case I run into a bug or some other problem with new features that alter how I typically do things. You can't just go back to x10 to finish up an x11 drawing when a software problem arises, correct?