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  1. I've been trying to figure out how to select the marker on a point to point dimension so I can resize it specifically to the length I need. Any video I've seen shows to select the dimension line and hit the "tab" key in order to move from the dimension line to the next object marker. However, when I do this it just selects the next object in the plan or, if I'm outside of the plan, doesn't select anything. Scratching my head. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks!
  2. Thanks so much for the replies. I'll check out Doug_N's posts and see if he can help out
  3. Is there a way to automatically calculate the total window area and total wall area of a house? I am required to calculate this ratio and display on my plans for energy efficiency requirements. So far, all I can find is the area of individual windows in the window schedule tool, which kind of helps but still requires manual calculations. Thanks!
  4. Hello, I am a newbie to this forum. I would describe myself as an "intermediate" level user of Chief. I am designing an addition to my cottage and am at a loss on how to draw and display my roof and dimensions so that I can submit it for a engineered truss design for the addition. The existing building has metal webbed trusses (see pic). The top chord rests on the top plate of the exterior side of the wall with a "shim" holding the remaining bearing (no birdsmouth). And the bottom chord rests on nothing inside the wall. So far I can't even seem to draw a rafter without a birdsmouth, and alternatively CA does not support the existing type of truss. Any ideas would be appreciated. Red is the existing building, blue addition. Thanks.