BKEn10c

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  1. Hi All! I am doing my first project in Chief, after 25 years almost exclusively with Autodesk (ACAD & REVIT). I am using x9 beta, through the monthly rental program. I have searched the forums, and I cannot find out how to get Chief to show the brick ledge in the foundation wall. It looks right in 3d. (see attached.) I am sure that I am missing something. Thanks!
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    Bay / Bow Windows - exploding

    I would really like to see this feature improved too.
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    Gable on Hip Roof

    Very slick! Thanks for sharing!
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    CHIEF ONLY RAY TRACING

    Great practical advice, thanks!
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    How to add custom door to door schedule

    Thanks Chopsaw - good to know that is there. I have a project coming up where I need one.
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    How to add custom door to door schedule

    Great work-around. Maybe CA will give us barn doors? They are becoming increasingly popular.
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    SubZero / Wolf Library Catalog

    I will support this effort - thank you for initiating this!
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    Advice for New Guy

    I am transitioning from REVIT to CA. If you had a new guy starting in your office - and you wanted to get him up to speed quickly, what advice would you give him? For example: 1) You need to watch this series of videos??? 2) You need to subscribe/buy these libraries??? thanks in advance for the advice! Brian
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    Advice for New Guy

    Thanks for the additional recommendation of these resources. I could be wrong - but I believe CA may view these resources as ambassadors for their product, and not as competitors?
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    Advice for New Guy

    Hi David - I looked up your website- I may take you up on your offer!
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    Advice for New Guy

    Thanks Lew - I agree that this forum is a huge learning asset.
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    Advice for New Guy

    Thanks RodCole. This is my website: www.TheRedCottage.com I do residential. A lot of higher end work. I have a huge investment in REVIT, it just is not progressive in Residential. I will look at Terry's website. Thanks again!
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    Advice for New Guy

    I will look at this some more. I have come across a couple of his tutorials, just googling things.
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    Advice for New Guy

    I think I will do this, $100 seems fair.
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    Advice for New Guy

    Thanks for the practical advice to increase retention and understanding!
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    Advice for New Guy

    Thank you! Brian
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    Advice for New Guy

    Thanks Alaskan_Son, I agree with your sentiments. I do not want to 'spam' this forum with new person questions. Thus far, I have done extensive research before posting questions. I am interested in the training. Would a trainer work with me on a real project, thereby helping to defer cost? Is that the best/recommended method? Thanks again
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    Show Brick Ledge in Plan View

    Thank you Gene Davis, for a thorough explanation along with the fine screen shots. I will implement this today. When I was researching CA, (after many years with REVIT - which I am still tied to because of 100's of completed projects) it was the active user forum that made me willing to venture into this new software. What a great community here! Thanks again
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    Show Brick Ledge in Plan View

    I agree - it is definitely best to have everything live/accurate in 3D. As soon as you start 'fixing' things in 2d CAD, your chance for errors, and the need for redundant work increases. This goes back to my original post: if my wall looks / works correctly in 3D, it seems that I should be able to have a foundation plan that accurately conveys the brick ledge. It sounds like I need to make a brick ledge deeper than 8" to show up properly on the foundation plan? If that is so - I have lost accuracy in my 3D model.
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    Door Openings / Rom Labels

    As a new person.. I am having a couple more snags: DOOR OPENINGS: I want to show the dotted line for door openings. When I turn the header layer on, of course it turns it on everything, including the standard doors. I only want the header layer turned on for door openings. Is that possible? ROOM LABELS: There are some room labels, like hallways, where I would rather not have the room dimensions shown. Is there a way to turn off the room dimensions in a per situation basis? Thanks! Brian
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    Door Openings / Rom Labels

    Thanks Joe. Wow - that seems like such a basic drawing need. Wouldn't we always want to show a dashed line to signify openings in our floor plans?
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    Door Openings / Rom Labels

    I searched Macros - and I am contacting Joe Carrick to purchase macros from him. HOWEVER - I have not figured out how that will assist me with my main goal: How can I get the headers to show on doorways, without having headers show on every door? THANKS in ADVANCE!
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    Show Brick Ledge in Plan View

    Excellent! Those are both fast options. Thanks again!
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    Show Brick Ledge in Plan View

    Thanks SNestor! I was starting to experiment with that. So, in your cross section, even when you 'auto detail', you have an undesirable horizontal line where the pony wall from the foundation meets the veneer from the first floor framing wall. May I ask: How do you handle that? Thanks again!