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  1. MoeGia

    copying a window explodes casing

    This is a bug that can happen when using edit area. Somehow multiple copies of windows get dropped in during the use of edit area stretch command. Not sure it that applies to this plan, just mentioning it.
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    Find an Archive copy that still has the foundation in it. Copy the details to a CAD detail in the current plan.
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    non-selectable lines on floor plan

    Those are saved cameras. If you don't need them, you can delete them. Or turn off their display in the layer set.
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    Rotate portion of a floor plan

    I would start with a polyline around the area to rotate (at the 45 degree angle). Then use edit area as Eric described. that way you can rotate just the angled portion.
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    Camera View Moves?

    I've seen this behavior too. I'm not sure what triggers. I have my template plan and layout set up with multiple camera views already sent to layout. When I copy those templates to a new folder/file and open the layout and refresh the views (all set to update on demand). The cameras no longer maintain the originally set frame of view. They usually are shot from much further away. I have to recrop the layout boxes and enlarge the view again. Defeats the purpose of setting things up in advance. I have also seen this when revising a layout but I've been thinking it was operator error. I'll pay more attention to see if I can figure out the triggers.
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    Raised planting beds

    I would use terrain regions and features for the lower areas and individual raised areas. I think it will be difficult to see slightly elevated areas in 3D unless you assign different materials to the sloped or raised areas. Terrain features would allow you to change the materials on the raised areas. Or you could use beds.
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    New update: HUGE Edit Area Bug

    How about a system restore to a point before the new install was done?
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    Migrate X11 to my home desk top

    In Chief, choose Library , import library, browse to your Manufacturer Libraries folder (where you copied everything to) and select the files it import. Then update the library. In Chief, Library, update library catalogs.
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    Migrate X11 to my home desk top

    Bob, I feel your pain! It's not easy to sort out. The file/folder locations on BOTH PCs MUST BE EXACTLY THE SAME. It looks like you are pasting all of the folders into your C:Documents/CA etc folder NOT the C:PROGRAMDATA/CA folder. They are two different folders. If you have not changed where Chief is locating the folders. This can be changed in X11 Preferences. Perhaps you changed folder locations on your laptop??? Eric has a screen shot in post 8. Open Preference on each computer and make sure all folder locations are the same. Take a screen shot of each with your phone. User library goes in the USER folder by default (C:Documents/...). Manufacturer, Bonus, Reference Files and go inthe C:PROGRAMDATA/Chief Architect X11 folder by default. Once you get everything matched up. Go to Chief and Update Catalogs. Tech support should be able to walk you through it. One other suggestion. Now that Chief allows us to relocate these files on the cloud (Preference settings), it's easier to set up and keep things synced up. With Chief's standard way to set things up, your User Library won't sync between your two computers. If you download a catalog, you'll have to add the same library catalogs to each computer. It might be worth stepping back now and setting up the laptop to store on the cloud (I use OneDrive). Then point the desktop to the same location and you're done. No need for copy/paste and constant updates. I think it's a better solution. Try this:
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    unable to install hasp 2.17 dongle for chief 10

    I was able to get my version 10 dongle to install on my laptop but could never get it to install on my desktop (both running Windows 10 pro). I'm not sure what the voodoo magic was but I suspect it was the sequence of installation. You could try to restore your computer to pre-version 10 installation and try to install the dongle first, the version 10.
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    Tab sun angles....

    On Windows 10, I can tab to the time box and change the time with the up and down arrow keys. The time box does not highlight per se, but does have a light grey line around the box to indicate it's active.
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    Advice on multi story house

    That's how I would do it. AND I would show the garage foundation on the foundation level. You won't get the door cutouts but you can show them with CAD.
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    Radom lines self generated

    Those lines indicate where the roof plans intersect with the ceiling planes. Your roof plan was below the ceiling plane. You can turn those indicators off by unchecking the 'ceiling break lines' layer.
  14. I put my terrain on level 1. Due to poor soils we often have to build the septic system at or above grade. We build up the front grade for the septic system. The back and one (or both) ends of the house are at grade forcing the garage on the basement level. There's often a mud room and windows/doors for future finish in the basement. The terrain on level 1 works great with those conditions. If the garage is at grade (level 2), having the terrain on level 1 isn't ideal, but it's so easy to work around that I leave it on level 1. As Scott noted, floor overviews are another reason to keep the terrain on level 1. The other big plus for me is the terrain heights are mostly positive. It's just more logical for me. I work this way even if I don't have any need to show the basement plan.
  15. I create my basement/garage-under level as level 1. Main floor is on level 2. It gives a lot of flexibility without a lot of hoops to jump through. We do lots of walk-out basements here so my template is set up this way.