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  1. Hi All, The other scales.; 1/4", 1/2" etc defaults all have extension lines for automatic dimensioning, 1/8" doesn't for some reason. I compared extension default settings berween 1/4" and 1/8" to see if something was turned off or wrong in the 1/8" defaults, nothing differen't aside from some spacing values which makes sense as the sizes are different. A bug perhaps? Thanks, Scott
  2. Hi All, I'm using Chief Architect X10. The automatic dimensioning tools, int and ext, seem to need a fair amount of 'cleanup' as the positionings aren't elegantly placed in a lot of instances. I wonder if I've got the default font settings for B size sheets set wrong or if this is just how the tool works in X10. Assuming the latter is true, is there any faster way of making the formatting better, rather than manually tweaking the spacings? Thanks. Scott
  3. Chrisb222, Joe_Carrick says I should set them as partition walls, you say I don't want them to be partition walls. I'm a bit confused lol.
  4. Hi All. Using CA X10. I have a plan for an attic/living space addition for my home. I currently have the upper 8 in 12 pitch roof as a second floor, rather than an attic. I have some rooms upstairs. I am trying to create an upstairs 'shell' layer set that would not show any interior walls, cabinets etc. I have created new layers for the walls and other items and a new layer set with those turned off. When viewing this 'shell' layer set in 2d floorplan view, all is well. When viewing in 3d overview, I see baseboards and the subfloor under where the bottom wall plates are. I turned the baseboards off in the room properties which did hide them from view. The program appears to be showing the subfloor as that's how it's really constructed, maybe this isn't possible. I tested making one wall invisible and the exposed subfloor was not visible in 3d view. I'm trying to have one plan so I don't have to update two when changes are made. For permitting, I want to have two layouts to bring to the planning dept as the shell phase might be one complete permit depending on cost. About me, I have been a CAD and PCB designer for many years and bought CA for my own property designs. Many aspects of what I already knew of CAD in general transferred over so I learned itpretty easily plus I have worked in many phases of construction. I'm sure I have gaps in my knowldge. One thing I could use help with is proper layout for permit plans and would pay for it of course. Thanks for reading! Plan in X10 attached. ' Ross Plan.plan
  5. Thanks. Seems absurd for a high end tool!
  6. Hi All, Is there such a thing as a dimension tool that can be used in 3d views to measure height (besides story pole in section shots)? My workaround has been to make a slab, usually 12x12x n high to move around the 3d view as a 'measuring stick'. This is clunky so I figured there's got to be a tool I'm not seeing. Using X10 on a PC. Thanks
  7. Sorry, I'm new to this forum, it's a bit confusing, layout wise. Thanks Chopsaw.
  8. I have an out building with gable rafters 16" on center and am re doing the design in Chief. I set the rafter spacing to 16" oc in the framing specs box but when it generates, it's always at 24" oc. Any ideas what's forcing this value?
  9. I am a CAD designer (Solidworks, FreeCAD, Sketchup) and use Chief Architect for my home remodeling plans. I am reasonably proficient at using Chief Architect but could use the skills and knowledge of a seasoned pro to go over my design and correct any anomalies and to do a proper plan layout that is permit submission ready (California). References would be required.
  10. Thank you for the information. Seems odd that a higher end program like this doesn't have a 'live' 3d view dimension tool. Solidworks and Sketchup both have it, My way of 'measuring' is to put a slab object on the floor near the wall and set it's height to what I want the wall to be, mostly on interior walls intersecting gable walls.
  11. How does one measure wall heights in 3d views?
  12. I know one can select dimension lines, copy and rename a layer then assign them to that layer in the properties window. Can one make that layer the current default so subsequent dimension lines will be on that layer?
  13. Is there a way, after you have inserted a wall or roof plane break, to delete these break points?
  14. When 2nd story is current, reference floor is missing some walls that are on bottom floor. Reference layer set has all layers selected red. This just started happening, not sure what happened.