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  1. Thank you for your help- The videos are very helpful! Karen
  2. Does anyone know how to customize a garage door? I am using a standard library door in my garage and the lites need to be pulled down one "panel". Any ideas?
  3. Thank you rlackore. I restarted the program and it's acting normal again. Karen
  4. This morning I downloaded the X13 Update that was available. Now my mouse is acting weird. When I use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in, it jumps too far even with one "click" on the scroll wheel. I assume this is a function of the new update. Has anyone else had that problem? Does anyone know where to change how much your scroll wheel zooms in?
  5. Wondering if someone can help me.. I want the floor and roof trusses to show up in the section views but not in the elevation views. Both of them use 1/4" scale annotations. Is there a way to differentiate between the layer sets for the section view and elevation view? In X12 I used to do it but can't seem to find a way now in X13. I'm sure it's simple. Thank you.
  6. Thanks. I'll give it a try. It will only be on the corners of the house, so I will have to make separate roof planes at the corners. I appreciate the input! Karen
  7. Does anyone have any input on what would be the best way to draw this type of eave? I don't want to be fighting the program the whole time. Not sure if I should just draw a standard roof and use polylines to create the extra tall "fascia" or if it should be part of a wall or roof or...?
  8. Do any of you know how to remove the ridge cap line from my elevations? I haven't been able to find anything already posted. My elevations are too busy... I figured out how to remove the roof texture but not the cap. I know I also need to play around with the line weights, so if anyone has information on that I would appreciate it also!
  9. I was able to add it to my tool bar using Tools/ Toolbars and Hotkeys/ Customize Toolbars. Just a little FYI, I was using the OOB toolbar and it wasn't there... Thanks!
  10. Hello- Does anyone know how to update layout page information in X13? I always had a button in my tool bar that I used to edit the information for the page.. the macros in the title block would update to show the new information. I can't find the button any longer... It looks like the button that is still there, but now the button says "Modify the layout lines in an elevation..." Any help would be appreciated!
  11. Has anybody run into this before? When I copy an appliance into a cabinet I end up with it set back about 2' in the renderings. It shows up correctly in the plan view. This happens if I add them to full height cabinets as well as base cabinets. I wonder if I have some setting wrong? Thank you!
  12. Ryan- I am not sure if you figured this out or not, but I usually go to transform/replicate, and resize to a resize factor of .5 or something like that. Works fine for me! Karen
  13. Thank you, Joey. I will try that for my plan set. Karen
  14. I'm wondering if anyone has experience creating different options with the same plan file... maybe I have to have separate plan files I send to the same layout file?
  15. Do any of you have experience creating a house plan for production, with options that future clients can choose from? One builder I am drawing for wants me to use a simple house plan as a base and have options like cantilevered bump-out at the dining room, etc, that clients can choose to customize their home. I am trying to figure out how you'd do that in Chief... Anyone have ideas? They'd be much appreciated! Karen
  16. Can anyone help me get my railing to follow the stair slope? I have drawn pony walls with railings on top of them many times, but for some reason I can't get this one to behave. I wonder if I have a setting wrong? And yes, I did choose "follow stairs". Any ideas? Thank you! Stairs.zip
  17. Does anyone know how I can figure out what the error message is that I get every time I open a new plan file, and intermittently when I'm designing? It disappears too fast to read. I'm wondering if I have a default setting wrong...Is there an error history log somewhere?
  18. Thank you so much for your help! I was able to get it to do exactly what I wanted with the Main Layer Only. Karen
  19. Hi all- My Structural Engineer is asking for foundation plans that only show the 8" concrete basement wall. My concrete walls have 3" insulation on the outside of the basement, as well as future furring (which I've shown as dashed lines) on the inside. Is there a way to make these walls so I can separate out the concrete wall, and "turn off' everything else? I haven't been able to find any past dialog about this specific thing. I probably can remove the furring, now that my space planning in the basement is done. But I can't remove the insulation from my model or it won't look right...possibly there's a better way to do it? Thanks.
  20. Hi all- I am working on a screen porch and have built the walls with posts and "doors" between, since the program doesn't seem to like putting windows/screens into something that isn't a wall. Can you tell me how I can pull these doors so they line up flush with the exterior? We will be using EZ screens in the screen porch and they attach with flanges to the exterior of the posts. Thank you! Karen
  21. I thought I was probably missing out on a crucial step, but I probably just need to regenerate after working with the stairs. Thank you so much!