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  1. 14 hours ago, joey_martin said:

    I think first, you need an understanding of how Chief came up with the numbers to begin with. Chiefs line weight numbers are base off old pen plotter sizes for the .35, etc. I think very few use those old pen plotter any longer, and the newer batch of architects and designers coming out of school have never even seen a pen plotter. So...


    I came up with a system that makes more sense to me, and to those that I have worked with. I played with these settings until I found a combination that I liked...



  that 0 is my smallest line and 20 is my largest. I then went through all my layer sets and made the line weights what they needed to be. My floor plan(s) for example...




    my outside wall later is a 10 and all inside walls and inside layer of outside walls are a 6. Hidden lines are a 3, counter tops a 6, etc...


    Hope that helps.



    yes thanks - your line weights between 0-20 is what I am thinking - i'm more for all line weights the same - 10 and fine tune if something needs it especially cross sections and view to cad .... i like view to cad elevations all one weight.

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    1 hour ago, Ridge_Runner said:

    Maybe I don't understand what you are wanting to do, but this would be a disaster for condocs. I don't use a large number of line weights, but I use a variety from 1 to 75 (1,10,14,18,25,35,50,75 pretty much). My main cross section and framing lines are usually 25 - I use this one on many things; plan views and sections. I also print to PDF using 300 dpi; I get better results in the layout conversion to PDF at that setting (personal preference as most things are). If I were to go to 600 dpi I would use a 35 instead of the 25 for an average.


    thanks -


    in display settings you can select all line weights to a single value - i'm thinking 10 or 12 - cross sections  I believe would be more uniform - also use view to cad for my elevations multiselect and use lineweight 12 for everything and am thinking that comes out too dark and have started using 10 ... not sure what a 35 or 75 would look like i know those would not work in cross sections ...

  3. 20 minutes ago, HumbleChief said:

    If I read that correctly that's one tricks to speed up the display of PDF based data - that is take a screen capture, or by whatever means your PDF editor allows, and use the resulting .jpg; .png. file instead of the original PDF. 

    screen capture is easier to work with - can zoom in and out without lagtime and does not bog down computer when reviewing pages and prints faster - PDF is a better view - screen capture blurs when zooming in. I sometimes replace the sc with the PDF on the final version.

  4. all good advice - funny the It guy keeps talking me out of upgrading desktop, he builds the computer and very dependable so I do what he tells me to do - I will upgrade, been a good year.


    screen capture is more efficient than pdf - not jurkey - when zooming in and out and for overlays - PDF are more refined.

  5. On 5/6/2020 at 7:24 PM, Kbird1 said:

    However if the rest of the computer is as old as the Videocard, ( GTX 620) it maybe money better spent on a new(er) Desktop

    I have an I-7 core desktop as the business computer and maybe is aging more than I would like to think - a kvm switch that gives me two desktops for security, the old business computer I use for the internet - the only problem I encounter is I import surveys and include them with the drawn site pln in the layout - the imported PDF bogs down the computer - is that the video card if so I will buy a new one in a heartbeat - work has been steady and still new work even with the C-19 ...

  6. thanks everyone - I have GeForce GT 620 - I'm not having issues just that it may need replacing being fairly old - and yes some cards do not make much of a difference. The monitor died and had to replace it so thinking buy the card and have it ready whether I install it or not -


    bought a high end monitor that is working well so far - after having to buy / return the available midrange monitor that was awful - made my eyes watery not clear at all - - did not buy the samsung I always liked because they are curved and wasn't sure that might not distort the floor pln. - everyone working at home so there has been a run on monitors - just my luck and had to order one ...

  7. thanks everyone - there was a bottleneck of work - it was just that one for elevations that was the problem and appreciate that you were able to clear it up is reassuring though the same spinning wheel has occurred on other plns less dramatically - the turn off auto build I hope is the ticket - I hand draw all the roofs so that is not a problem - this never occurred in any preceding versions and without task manager the computer is frozen ...

  8. 16 hours ago, TheKitchenAbode said:


    Just took a quick look. I have no problems with my camera views. There does seem to be a problem with your exterior walls, you have a custom definition "1-AAA-PRIMARY EXTERIOR WALL", you are using the main layer for your siding and have no defined exterior layer. The main layer is for the framing and the exterior layer is for you siding. Not sure that set-up would work well in CA if it has to build the wall framing.


    I was notified by support they had the same issue and they would try with an update to fix it ... I have GTX 1050 ti, the driver was updated and KarenC described the same symptom I experienced.


    I am a little baffled that support did not have some sort of remedy, hardware solution if not everyone is experiencing the problem ...


    I do strictly construction documents - that is a simple pln for elevations to cad view - siding works fine for that application.


    * I learned (without knowing what I am describing) Apple no longer supports the GL something chief uses as a platform and it may be a $$$ issue to remedy.


    its not camera views, its manipulating the roof planes - it would very for different changes but in the kitchen area the addition was an extension to outside corner, the roof plane hand drawn would not go over the exterior wall for the 16" overhang without crashing - I used a polysolid for the overhang to finish the pln.


  9. On 4/19/2019 at 11:39 AM, TheKitchenAbode said:


    The most likely reason others are not seeing a problem is that what you are experiencing is probably related specifically to either your plan or your system. If you could post the plan we could possibly confirm it one way or the other.


    good luck, I sent this to support and they had similar issues so * it is a bug - too bad not everyone has encountered "it" - its an addition elevation pln w/ not much detail - without task manager not sure what would ever end it - I would be lost without CA but I pay SSA and now have to start plns in ver 10 till an elevation pln can be drawn before opening in 11 - you can have both ver 10 and 11 plns in the same folder - did not know that before this issue. I have the driver updated for the NVIDIA crd ...


  10. the readout minimizes the fraction which I sometime overlook when measuring out a house and lose some accuracy - in most cases the pln still suffices for renovations. looking for one where the fraction is the same size.

  11. I am adding a room to a dome - I somehow used the polyshpere and was able to remove the bottom half which works fine to represent the dome in elevations with the addition - I can not reproduce how I cut the sphere in half - is there a simple way - can not find the handles I believe I used before ....

  12. 10/4


    when I measure out a house I first draw the perimiter - measurments obtained from county internet display, usually includ perimiter measurments - then use poly with 12" cross hatch for the inside perimiter to graf to - blocking squares it up. - perimiters are usually to the foot is why the blocking works.

  13.  blocking the pattern will eliminate the 0.0 offset.


    - blocking can change the pattern orientation, the difference in size of pattern and overall dimension is reordered when blocked.


    just multi-coppy lines in both directions would be the best solution.