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  1. Thanks, that did it! I tried that before I posted but it didn't work. I think maybe I only accidentally changed one of the windows or maybe they weren't lined up correctly or something. Either way, it's good now.
  2. When I move two pass throughs into a corner to try and get a corner cutout, I am left with a post of some kind in the corner where the two windows meet. Is there way to get rid of this or make it not visible? I'm not sure if it is framing or part of the window pass throughs? or just a better way to do this? Thanks! Mike
  3. ah, that does work. That is interesting. Something doesn't seem to be working correctly though since the system knows I have resized the door via the dialog box and changes the 2D block and moves out the hardware. But keeps the door at its imported depth in the 3D view. That cannot be the way it is supposed to work. Your workaround is effective, I can use that in this job. Thanks for the help!
  4. HA! I used the same stretch planes, I'd have to look at the origin, but when importing from SketchUp, that hasn't been critical in the past. Depth works fine if i just place the door in the room, not attached to a cabinet.
  5. If I make a 3d solid slab in chief and convert it to a door, it works. I assume that is what you did? If I make one in sketchup and import as a cabinet door, it does not work correctly.
  6. interesting, I thought this used to work for me too, just been a while. I'll have to make a completely new one and test it. all my doors are imported from previous versions.
  7. I would like to show a cabinet door with 1" thickness vs the normal 3/4". I have a door symbol that I made custom that is 1" thick. When applied, it only shows the thickness increase in the 2d block, 3d remains 3/4". I made the door extra thick and can see that the hardware moves out, but door still shows the same thickness in 3D. I have tried changing everything I can think of that this point with no luck. Am I missing a setting or is this not working correctly? or is it not possible? I can change the Y position of the door and push it out away from the box, but thickness remains at 3/4". Tried in X15 and X14, same result. Thanks, Mike
  8. @MarkMc This worked really well for what I needed, thank you! I did not realize a solid could be exploded to allow for material painting on one surface only, I just haven't used chief for too many custom pieces since I'm used to SketchUp. I ended up making a panel, positioning it into a custom door frame, then converting it a door symbol for use in the job. I used a different wire mesh, a more rectangle shaped one that more closely matched what the client was looking for. It was the square mesh found in my bonus catalog. Any idea how to make wire materials like that, ones that have no background between the mesh and scale infinitely? I assume that takes skill in another program. Any idea where to find more pre-made wire pattern materials like that? I'd like to build a library of different wire panels I can pull from when needed.
  9. This sounds like a really good idea, the image looks nice! I am looking forward to digging into this later. Sometimes my brain loses the ability to think outside the box. Thank you for your time on this, I'll let you know how I make out. I really don't think I should delete this post now. Maybe a Moderator can move it if they are so inclined?
  10. Thanks for the help! I was not aware of that material. It is a pretty thick metal though, not exactly the look I want, but it might be good enough for now. Seems like a difficult material to make for those of us not expert in that area. I have been asked to delete this post since I guess it is the wrong forum, I thought material related questions would go here, my mistake. Is there a way to move it with the replies? or just delete it? Thanks
  11. I don't have a good system for making glass doors with a wire mesh or chicken wire in them. Is there a good way to do this that will also be dynamic and hold scale with door size changes? Thanks, Mike
  12. I use this quite a bit. I just place it manually and make a quick custom hole in the countertop. I think the auto cutout was making a larger hole than it needed but I haven't gone back to try and fix it. The kohler catalog has some in the undertone, vault, and strive collections. Mike Kraus Sink KWU110-27.skp
  13. I get the same thing here. I haven't had it cause me any real issues but "send to layout" does seem slower in X13.
  14. Hi, Does anyone have any offset glass block textures? I only have the stock one which is stacked squares. I'm trying to replicate a 9 x 18 offset block pattern. Thanks, Mike
  15. The owner has been doing hand drawn floor plans for 40 years and I think just always rotated the paper plan to orient the label to face the front of the cabinet. So that's where it comes from. The plans are generally sent to the client in PDF these days, but he always prints them to use at in person meetings so I produce for him what he is used to and basically whatever he wants. The other designers are his kids and so they do they same thing. Its not always great to look at on a screen but it works on paper where you can quickly and easily orient it to your liking. In the end I mainly duplicate what they draw by hand for the floor plan, they get exactly what they are used to seeing and they are happy. It makes no difference to me what they prefer for details.