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  1. Is there a way to only display part of a plan with a reference layer? I would like to display the first floor but only the parts that aren't under the second floor on my roof plan. Or is cad lines the only way this works? The XOR doesn't seem to accomplish this.
  2. Ahh, thank you that is what I am missing.
  3. How do you usually do foundation pads for bearing points, etc. It seems strange they have to be under a wall. Is there something I am missing or a better way to do it? I tried placing a square pad in the foundation and it only allows it under a wall. It'd be nice to place it on the framing layer so it lines up with a beam or girder then copy paste in place to the foundation layer.
  4. How to you get a macro to reference a room to get a ceiling height to work? Does it only work in a label? I want to just use a text line and put it in a room and have it auto fill like the area does. Trying to wrap my head around how this works.
  5. A 3d Connexion spacemouse.
  6. Is there a reason why a window schedule wont add the number of windows and display the total? It will do it with area but not Qty. Is there some setting I am missing? Or is a custom macro required? Seems odd to me. But then again I am a rookie at Chief so nothing makes sense to me. I made the mistake of leaving it blank now every sales guy I work with is complaining to me they have to add some numbers. I should have just deleted the row... win sched.pdf
  7. I think truss manufacturers use the same callout on their trusses. It’s a tough one as the height varies with roof pitch and top chord depth. But using 4” would be close enough.
  8. You can use the tab key to help select objects. It will cycle through anything close to where the cursor is.
  9. On a large screen the real time raytrace renders can be slower. Probably common knowledge but I definitely noticed a difference when I plugged in my 40” monitor.
  10. I just bought one of these and like it so far. Seemed to be a good value, unless there’s something about it I don’t know.
  11. I use autodesk dwg trueview to convert dwg files to an earlier acad version all the time. I get survey files from site engineering firms. Simple to use and you can view the file to see what’s in it. Sometimes you lose dimensions or text depending on what software they use to create the dwg. But the line work is usually good.
  12. Funny, I thought it felt a lot like an RC drone, helicopter control. My kids play Minecraft so that’s probably why they picked it up instantly.
  13. I found that teapot thing useless. Just grab the controller on a house model and see what it does with each access. It will get away from you fast if the setting are too high. I think I reversed one movement the side tilt one and slowed couple down slightly. Once your brain takes over it levels the camera without thought really. Now I'm speeding it up and just did my first client meeting with it. Only issue I had was I kept using a really low camera height.