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  1. Yeah, I downloaded the 526.98 Navidia driver, and then was able to copy the changes from the corrupted file and paste them into a backup file, so far so good!  At least I didn't have re-draw everything.

  2. Does anyone know what would cause this?  If I try to revert to a backup file it created the same error.  I tried to debug to no avail, is there another way to debug and/or uncorrupt the file?

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  3. Yeah, I include the detail w/ my plans and I include the headers in my schedules, but when there is a portal frame needed I will just mask over the header in the schedule w/ text and the proper length needed... I was hoping someone had a better get around though.

  4. Is there a way to lock what floor is displayed in the reference display?  My referenced display always seems to default to the same current floor I'm on (i.e. 1st floor open w/ 1st floor referenced on top of it).  I know how to change it, but happens every time I leave the plan view and come back to it, causing me to manually change it every time.  I don't remember the previous versions doing this, is there a way to just lock show the desired referenced plan so that is what it shown every time until I manually change it?

  5. 21 minutes ago, Doug_N said:

    Hi Dermot.


    I think the poster was looking for how to make a shed roof slope diagonally rather than straight across the roof.   I get this type of request for near flat roofs that the owner wants to slope to a corner so that water can be directed to a downspout in one corner of the building.  I mostly try to deal with this by means of notes on the drawing because rotating the baseline as Chopsaw suggested causes the rafters to be skewed as well, not really a good idea.   It would be neat if you could make a shed roof slope in two directions relative to the main walls of the building.

    Yeah Doug, that's exactly what I meant, I know what it needs to do, just can't figure out how to draw it.  I'll probably just cover it w/ a note also.  I've attached a screen shot, between the gable (8:12 pitch sloping towards the left) and the shed roof (3:12 pitch sloping towards the rear), Is where I need the cricket. 

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  6. 3 minutes ago, robdyck said:

    I see that background colors don't stick with an attached file as they are controlled by the program preferences. I noticed right away that the windows were grey and was wondering if you're background color was too dark.

    Yeah, I've been playing around w/ the background w/ the new version, so I actually had quite a few layers I had to change.  Now I know!

  7. "Just Install Chief On the new Computer and then use Your Digital Locker to "make available" ( deactivates old computer license) and then enter your Code ( available in the Digital locker ) on the new Computer to activate it."

    Mick - I can deactivate it (and reactivate it) but there is nothing in my digital locker, do you think this is a technical issue?

  8. I'm confussed on how to tranfer my license to a new computer, I have always had my files on an external hard drive, is this something I shouldn't do?  My saved backups are saved on to my hard drive, which I eventually move to my external hardrive.  To transfer my license do I need to use Backup Entire Plan tool to save ALL of my files? or should I move my saved files from my external drive to my hard drive to avoid any file coruption and/or data loss and be able to contiue working on my projects?


    "Do note that plan and layout files that were designed and saved on one computer will need to be transferred to the secondary computer if you'd like to continue working on them. Consider utilizing the Backup Entire Plan/Project tool prior to transferring Chief Architect files between computers."

    "It's also important to remember to only work on plan and layout files that are saved on your local machine's hard drive. Working on files over a network server, external hard drive, cloud storage service, or USB flash drive type device is not recommended, as file corruption and data loss can occur."