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  1. I am sure it is really simple but I can't figure out how to change the layer for an appliance that I have inserted in the top or the face of a cabinet. I can change the layer of the item in the library but when I insert it into the cabinet the layer changes to "CAD, Default" and the items only appear if "Fixture, Interior" is active. I select the appliance and open it up for modification, but "Layer" is not one of the options. By the way, I can't do this in X12 but I am trying it in X13 as well and I don't see an option. I thought I remember them saying something about it in the X13 Live Demo the other day. Thanks!
  2. Thanks kylejmarsh for your response. I actually figured out my problem yesterday. I was playing with the elevation view settings and I checkmarked the "Clip to Sides" under Options. The elevation view then clipped narrower than the view I was showing in the layout page. I went to the plan view and pulled out that particular elevation view's lines to go further out so that the entire view on the layout page would show in the "clipped" elevation view. And drumroll...when I printed, no shifting! I don't think this will solve your issue though since your shifting seems to be up and down rather than left and right.
  3. Has this issue ever been solved? I am having this exact same issue with dimension lines and labels when printing to .PDF with live views on the layout page. The strange thing is I have multiple live views on the same layout page from the same plan file and some are fine and others are not. I have tried multiple .pdf printing programs but it doesn't seem to make a difference. I tried printing at 144dpi and that fixed one of the live views but not the others.
  4. Thanks! I knew it was simple. I have all the rough opening on the top rather than bottom and top.
  5. I am sure it is something very simple, but I am trying to do modern windows with sheetrock returns on all sides. On the frame options in the Window DBX I unchecked "Fit Frame to Wall" and gave it a depth of 4.5". The top and sides look great but the bottom "sheetrock" has material "bleed through". I verified that I don't have any framing turned on in the view but it is still there. What am I missing?
  6. Brilliant! Thanks Eric! I knew there was a simple solution but my brain is mush today.
  7. Your picture illustrates my issue exactly. Notice the grain for the drawers is vertical and the doors are horizontal. I want it all to be horizontal. I know that I can do a work around by doing the full height as two separate cabinets and changing the direction of the material grain for one of the cabinets so that all the grain is vertical. I was hoping that I was missing some "default/preference" that allows me to pick a different material for the doors than the drawers so that all my graining would be vertical.
  8. This is the first time I am actually using Chief Architect for cabinets with a pronounced directional grain. CA seems to turn the grain for the drawers at a 90 degree angle from the actual direction of the grain. I was able to solve the problem by just creating a second material that is turned at a 90 angle which I applied to the door/drawer/panel material for cabinets with drawers. The issue is with my full size cabinets - how do I show the grain all vertical for both drawers and doors? Do I have to "stack" cabinets on top of each other with one cabinet having the drawers and the other the doors?
  9. I am using X11 (I did a search in the forum which brought me to this thread) and I am getting the same error.
  10. If you zoom in (on either the plan or the layout) the resolution gets finer and finer so obviously the data for high resolution is there.
  11. Yes it has. It is weird that it is low res in the plan file while the text box in that same view is not.
  12. Why is the Chief Blueprint font in all my schedules look so pixelated/low resolution while those in text box looks fine? Schedule is default 6" Chief Blueprint while text below is 5" Chief Blueprint.
  13. Actually there seems to be some really weird stuff between fixtures and schedules. I went ahead and changed the outdoor kitchen items (the ones at the bottom) to have a "X" prefix, so they changed labels to X01 and X02. I then realized that I needed a strainer/flange for the outdoor sink, so I copied and pasted the strainer from the indoor sink (labeled F02) to the outdoor sink. The pasted outdoor strainer then had the label F02/X03. I then changed a bunch of stuff in the Object DBX as well as the name in the Symbol DBX (so that it in no way continued to resemble the interior strainer) but the outside strainer still said F02/X03. I then changed the interior flange from F02 to F03 but the outside still showed F02/X03. The only way I was able to get rid of the F02 part from the outside strainer was to deselect "include in schedule" from the Object DBX and select ok, go back in and reselect 'include in schedule", and select ok. Then the exterior strainer only said X03.
  14. Thanks Mark! I will try it. I think that maybe just giving a different letter prefix as you suggested is probably the best workaround in the short term for me.
  15. The weird thing about all this is the fact that my workaround works perfectly well with the Electrical schedule but not the Fixture schedule.