LeeDrafter

Members
  • Content Count

    87
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by LeeDrafter

  1. LeeDrafter

    flooring areas

    Hello, I need to calculate room square footages to give to our supplier to order flooring. I noticed when room areas are displayed along with the room labels, it is not calculated to the interior of the walls. Walls seem to be included, and some rooms seem to be different than others on how the calculation is done. Is there a way to adjust how these room calculations are done? Or do you have other advice on how to get this information for flooring square footages? The only options I have come up with so far are drawing a bunch of polylines in all the rooms or doing the math with the dimensions, and I was hoping for something easier. Thank you Lee- X12
  2. LeeDrafter

    flooring areas

    Thanks All, these are some great methods for me to explore.
  3. LeeDrafter

    flooring areas

    Thanks, that is easy enough to create the room polyline. But I don't know how to create the macro to display the area. I'll have to research that.
  4. LeeDrafter

    flooring areas

    thanks, that would be better for accuracy, but it seems like it would take quite a bit of time to do that for 15+ rooms in every plan I have :). I'll ask the flooring people how accurate they need.
  5. LeeDrafter

    flooring areas

    ok, that's easy. I'm embarrassed I asked. I didn't see the interior area option and just went with standard area. thank you.
  6. Thank you Levis! that's exactly what I was trying to figure out. That will work wonderfully!
  7. Thank you Chris, I think this will work for me just to turn on and off "walls, layers" as you suggested. Using that method in combination with wall hatch, I should be able to make 3 different fills (or lack of fill) available. It's too bad there isn't a way to change fills or wall definitions per layer set. If I needed more than 3 fills, I don't think this would work. Thanks again for your help.
  8. This looks similar to something I am trying to do. How did you make the wall grey in one layer set and not the other? Did you just use the wall hatching tool, or did you do it some other way? I am trying to accomplish 3 different wall fills for the same walls in 3 different layer sets. It seems like I can only use wall hatching for one of the fills, wall type definition fill for the 2nd, but I don't know how to achieve the 3rd. Any ideas? Thank you
  9. LeeDrafter

    3 D Walkthrough

    I found this video very helpful for learning about the walkthrough tool https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/10134/quick-tip-walkthrough-video.html
  10. LeeDrafter

    Room Fill Layer

    Hi All, Is there a way to turn on and off a room fill? Perhaps by layer? I use color fills for all rooms, and I want to be able to print in color without showing the fill in some layer sets. Thanks!
  11. LeeDrafter

    Room Fill Layer

    Yes, thank you! So obvious, but I couldn't think of it!
  12. LeeDrafter

    CAD show length layer

    Hi All, I would like to control the display of CAD line length and angle labels by layer in addition to via the dbx. Is there a way to do this? I know how to use the dbx below under display options, but I have a file with a bunch of different polylines and I would like to be able to turn on and off the labels without opening a dbx for each one. I would also like to display labels with some layer sets and not others for layout views. Thanks for any suggestions!
  13. LeeDrafter

    CAD show length layer

    Thank you! That is a great!
  14. LeeDrafter

    High res Foreground tree

    Hi All, I am trying to achieve a ray trace with a tree in the foreground that sort of frames the picture. Attached is an example of my goal- I did not create the attached jpg. I am getting close by placing a tree close to the camera but mostly out of view, but every tree I have tried is blurry. See the saved camera in the attached file. Then I place another big tree closer to the house to create a shadow on the house/driveway. I will crop that tree out of the final picture. Are there any trees CA has that you recommend for close-up high resolution (5500x3200 pixels) ray trace? I found a thread from the old Chief Talk where they had a similar problem and Larry Kumpost suggested a high res tree, but I don't know where to find one. Here is the old thread http://www.chieftalk.com/showthread.php?34289-Exterior-Critique&highlight=trees+foreground. Thank you in advance! THE ADLER RENDERING.zip
  15. LeeDrafter

    High res Foreground tree

    Thank you both, these are great suggestions! I will try all of these methods. I don't have experience with photo editing, but I am starting to dabble in GIMP to crop my renderings to specific sizes, so I have some more learning to do :). Thanks again
  16. I accidentally deleted the thread we were working on about room fill and pdfs and picture files for advertising plan! Thank you @Solver, @Designers Ink, @MarkMc! You all had great solutions to my issue! I wrote CA to see if our thread could be restored in case it would be helpful for others. Thanks for your time and thoughts!

  17. I accidentally deleted the thread we were working on about room fill and pdfs and picture files for advertising plan! Thank you @Solver, @Designers Ink, @MarkMc! You all had great solutions to my issue! I wrote CA to see if our thread could be restored in case it would be helpful for others. Thanks for your time and thoughts!

  18. I accidentally deleted the thread we were working on about room fill and pdfs and picture files for advertising plan! Thank you @Solver, @Designers Ink, @MarkMc! You all had great solutions to my issue! I wrote CA to see if our thread could be restored in case it would be helpful for others. Thanks for your time and thoughts!I accidentally deleted the thread we were working on about room fill and pdfs and picture files for advertising plan! Thank you @

  19. I accidentally deleted the thread we were working on about room fill and pdfs and picture files for advertising plan! Thank you @Solver, @Designers Ink, @MarkMc! You all had great solutions to my issue! I wrote CA to see if our thread could be restored in case it would be helpful for others. Thanks for your time and thoughts!

  20. LeeDrafter

    re-direct My Documents

    Hello, My "My Documents" folder on my work computer is actually on our server, and I know CA is not meant to be used over a network. I would like everything Chief Architect uses "My Documents" for to go in a different folder. How do I re-direct everything that references "My Documents"? I have started a folder on my hard drive called "CA My Documents" and was hoping to use that as the replacement folder. I have already moved all the CA files and libraries that I can find, but chief seems to look for that My documents folder sometimes. Thank you, Lee X10
  21. LeeDrafter

    re-direct My Documents

    Thank you! I had to take a 2nd look at your post, but I think we can re-direct things now that you pointed out that ini file.
  22. LeeDrafter

    re-direct My Documents

    Thank you, the one drive folder is within the hard drive, then it gets backed up to the one drive cloud. So I think we are ok there. I am wondering if I can change the path to "my documents" to refer to a different folder. My work server is set up so that all computers' "my documents" folders are on the server. I think Chief automatically looks for "my documents" for certain things. I am hoping to change that to a different file location that is not on my server. I read an article this morning that lead me to believe this is possible in version X11, but maybe not previous versions. Is that right?
  23. LeeDrafter

    re-direct My Documents

    Thank you Rene, I was able to change almost all of those to my hard drive. But when I clicked "Show" all program paths, the bottom program path is still set to "My Documents", and I don't know how to change it. A snip is attached. Thanks, Lee
  24. LeeDrafter

    Backups

    Hello, My "My Documents" folder on my work computer is actually on our server. I would like everything Chief Architect uses "My Documents" for to go in a different folder. How do I re-direct everything that references "My Documents"? Thank you, Lee X10
  25. Hello, I am having an issue with layer sets for elevation views not showing correctly on layout. I am trying to accomplish a one page layout with live (color) views of different versions on one elevation. I want four versions of the same elevation on one page. I made layers for window shutters and corbels. For the default elevation layer set "section view set" I turned on shutters. Then I made a new layer set, a copy of "section view set" but renamed it "Elev B-Corbels" and turned off the shutters and turned corbels on. I sent two elevations to layout, one from each layer set. Then I saved the same plan as a new name to change the gable siding to shakes. (I don't think this can be done just by using layers, but if so please let me know). I made a new layer set called "Elev C-shakes" just for clarity even though a new layer is not needed because it is a totally new file. I turned off corbels and shutters and changed the gable siding to shakes. I saved a new plan for the stone option similar to what I did for the shakes option. The layout views don't seem to be keeping there association. For example, when I work on the original file on the "Elev B-corbels" layer, it changes the layout view for the "section view set" layer. And when I work on the separate files for the stone, it updates all the layout views as if they were all linked to that file. Another problem is even if the layout looks good on Chief, when I print to pdf, it has different layout views. Is this a problem with having multiple files sent to the same layout? They are all saved in the same folder. Or is it a problem with making new layer sets for elevation views or using live views instead of plot line views? Thanks for your help. layout.zip original plan, 2 elevation layer sets.zip shakes plan.zip stone plan.zip what prints.pdf