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  1. I'm unfamiliar with Mac's, but I assume its the same situation.
  2. It may be a windows related issue. If you go to your start menu and type in "file association", you can choose which program is the default for each file type you may open. Scroll down the never ending list and find the .plan and the .layout files and make sure they're associated with the correct version of Chief Architect.
  3. Does Tools>Reverse plan not work? I don't know why it wouldn't... Edit: When I reverse plans generally the only things that don't reverse are terrain related things, like plants and terrain objects, and the terrain itself. There's probably a way to make it do that but I haven't found it yet.
  4. If you delete your invisible railing wall, and put in a room divider it goes away. Hope that helps
  5. Someone here figured it out I guess. We have no idea what happened but we just kept clicking options and eventually it worked. Thanks!!!!
  6. Check to make sure the terrain perimeter layer is turned on in your 3D view
  7. I have that set at 1200" already, which is the max.... Hmmmmm..
  8. It's a custom template that we've set up. We haven't used an OOTB cheif template in many years. I will look into the OOTB templates and compare default settings. The DBX's are different in X13 and X14 for auto dimensions, so I'm guessing something we had set up did not transfer well between versions. Thanks for the lead!
  9. In X13, when I pushed CTRL+A for auto exterior dimensions, it would dimension all 4 sides of the building. For some reason, in X14, I cannot figure out the settings to make it do all 4 sides, and it will only do the bottom and the right side. The only way I can get it to dimension all 4 sides is if I have it locate an interior surface or wall center.. I don't want to have to do that. I generally start my new home drawings by drawing the rough shape of the house and doing an auto dimension and then adjusting the dimension to something close to what I want. The image on the left is X13, and the image on the right is X14. Anyone have any idea what default setting I need to have checked so I can get all 4 sides of the building to auto dimension, without locating the inner surfaces? I essentailly want exactly what the X13 attachment shows. These buildings are just a general shape to show as an example.
  10. Is there some type of report I can pull that will tell me the total linear length of interior and exterior walls in a plan? TIA!
  11. Thanks for all of your help everyone, it looks like the option for a box header in X12 may be our best bet. We've figured out a way to take Cheif's material/cut list and run that data into an automated saw to create wall packs to pre-cut all the framing lumber before it's delivered to the jobsite, It's pretty crucial that I don't "fake" anything. We draw roughly 350-400 houses a year so unfortunately the manually editing the framing would add a pretty large kink in our process as far as efficiency goes. It may end up we need to sacrifice efficiency for accuracy if the X12 thing does not work. Only time will tell.
  12. This is the closest thing I could find to "number of headers", like you said. As previously mentioned, this seems to only allow you to set how many framing members you'd like horizontally, rather than vertically.
  13. Hello, We are just starting to use framing aspect of Cheif. We've never really had a use for it before but we are moving into some territory where it will be an essential part of our business model. My question is this: I am trying to set up auto framing on interior door headers. I want it to stack two 2x4's on top of the trimmers. The 2x4's need to be laying the 3 1/2" side to the floor and ceiling. I can only seem to get it to produce 1 2x4 header laying on the trimmers within the doorway. I need the number of 2x4's in the material list to be correct. I've changed the header count to "2", and it seems like it only wants to allow 2 if they fit within the width of the wall. It will let me place two 2x2's as headers, but only a single 2x4. I've attached an image of what I'm trying to explain. Thank you for your time!
  14. Cheif got back to me with an answer. This happens because I entered VR through Perspective Full Overview. It does not happen if you run though a "Full Camera"
  15. I'm glad to see that the VR aspect of X11 is vastly improved over X10. I still have 1 major issue, and that is the way you navigate a plan. I can't seem to figure out a way to do it other than by "pulling yourself around". Why isn't it just a point a click movement like Prospect? Currently there's no way to maintain the same height while youre moving through a plan. You literally pull yourself to the point you're connected to. We use VR quite frequently, and I am super pumped with how it's working....unfortunatley the movement is a deal breaker for us. Maybe I'm just not seeing where to adjust it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.