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  1. Thanks everyone who responded ... that was exactly what I needed and worked like a gem ;-)
  2. Is there a way to create a cabinet door style which is essentially a shaker with a mid rail and the top panel is glass whereas the bottom panel is solid (in this case paint grade)? Basically the top 1/3 panels in the doors shown should be glass. The only options I can see are either for both to be glass or both to be paint grade.
  3. This is a weird one ... after I select one upper cabinet in X10 in an elevation view, make any changes and close that cabinet specification window again, the only way I can then select another upper cabinet is to zoom in or out first then click on the next cabinet. If I try to select an upper cabinet again without zooming/in or out first it doesn't work (ie. I am unable to select the upper cabinet no matter how many times I try to click on it). Even stranger, I can select appliances in the same elevation view ... it's just upper cabinets. I can also select base cabinets OK. This seems to be a very specific issue. Anyone else seen this? I can only assume it is a bug as I can't imagine there being a good reason ;-)
  4. See my response to my own question from 12hrs ago ... it's a setting in the Preferences which seems to have changed in terms of what the default does compared to what the default used to do. Also Joe Carrick already answered this above confirming my findings (thanks Joe).
  5. OK figured it out ... one of the Preferences seems to behave differently compared to how I have had it set for the past umpteen years. Changed to Resize and works how I wanted it to. Not sure what the purpose of the new default setting is but working as I want it to so happy again ;-)
  6. Ok so it used to be really really simple ... if I wanted to resize a view (such as a plan view) after sending it to the layout I could just grab a corner of the view on the layout page and drag out to make it bigger. All of a sudden all this does now is literally pull the corner and make a weird shaped box but doesn't resize the view. I know I can right click and resize that way via the Transform/Replicate option, but it's more guess work to fill the page and much more time consuming. What am I missing that something previously so simple is now not?? I am hoping there is a setting somewhere to override whatever this new "feature" is. Thanks.
  7. Just down the road from you here in Squamish ... face the same issue pretty much every deck we design & it's a real pain in the butt. What I have resorted to is a CAD drawn insert in the drawings that shows how the railing should really be fascia mounted & to basically ignore how they look in the automatically generated elevation & 3D views. Perhaps Chief will eventually "fix" this but I have my doubts as it seems to come up a lot from the user community. There is a railing post offset setting now that I think is new'ish, but it moves the posts without moving the railing so pretty much pointless as a means to resolve this particular issue. I'm not a fan personally of manually modifying the framing any more than I have to because this then makes subsequent design changes (ie. client now wants deck bigger or smaller) a bit of a pain. It's a bit of a judgement call for each specific case whether I do that or just add notes/CAD details instead.
  8. Does anyone else know if this is a bug or intended feature or a way to prevent with settings? When I have an existing floor plan with wall elevations & then go to insert a new floor below the existing one, the elevations drop down to the new floor ... definitely not what I want / need. Anyone know how to keep them on the floor they were created on? I am on X9, Mac version. Also should be noted that if I attempt to add a floor above, then "Exchange with floor below" it fails to copy the elevation views to the floor below.
  9. Thanks folks ... time to delete that app then. Well at least I gave it a try, if only briefly.
  10. Anyone experienced this same issue ... Created plan of an existing kitchen layout in Room Planner, exported it to the Cloud, then imported it from the Could in to Chief Architect (X8 on an iMac). The wall layout is there including the doorway but all the cabinets & appliances are gone. They were there in the thumbnail image when I went to do the import & they exist in Room Planner but CA does not appear to like cabinets & appliances. Ideas? Think I will be sticking with sketching as-built & concepts on my iPad using sketching app (then have to create it from scratch in CA X8) versus Room Planner & import as it seems to be too much of a pain to work efficiently given the significant limitations.
  11. Thanks ... the psolids appear OK in the wall elevation view (we started using those for the bunk hand-rails). Our fix has been to abandon the wall elevation view and use the cross section/elevation view instead and then just zoom in to the one room we are interested in. I guess it will work ok, but interesting that no matter what you do it ignores the active layer settings in the wall elevation view for the ceiling joists. Mental note for future reference I guess. Thanks again.
  12. Here is the plan file as well as a 3D view showing the framework of the bunks (ceiling joists used) and the wall elevation view with same elements turned on but for some odd reason still not visible. CA issue file 1.plan
  13. Is it possible to post a reply here with an attachment (ie. the plan file) or can I only post an attachment when creating the original thread? Haven't been able to figure this out. FYI I am on version X8.
  14. We are using ceiling joists to create the framework for some custom bunk beds and these are visible in every type of view (plan, 3D floor camera, perspective framing overview, cross section elevation) except for the wall elevation view which is odd as even flipping the display checkbox for "Framing, Ceiling Joists" to on in the active layer display options for the wall elevation view does not work ... whereas it works in all other types of view as one would expect. Is this some obscure feature of wall elevation views or perhaps a bug that you can't see framing details in a wall elevation view?