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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. I realize there is a grab handle and a place to type in the rotation angle but if you try it, the label flips back over so that the text is not upside down on the screen. I want it to be upside down. Am I crazy or can everyone else but me rotate labels without them flipping back to a different orientation on their own once you reach a certain rotation limit? Scott's example shows an up/ down oriented cabinet with right side facing label, that works fine, but it does not represent what I'm trying to do. Also, if you try and rotate the label 180 degrees from the position Scott has it in, using the grab handle, it will flip back over. I'll mess with a macro, but I don't think that will override the limitations of the label. I'll call chief again to try once more and get an explanation as to why these labels behave the way they do.
  6. I need to show labels upside down at times on floor plans, like the one on the right. The native cabinet label does not allow for this as far as I can tell and I don't know why. So as a work around I have to make a manual label using text and then place it where I need it. It would save me a bit of time if I could just rotate the label in any direction like you can with a text box. If the cabinet is facing left to right I can do it using a really small angle, but not if the cabinet if facing an up or down direction as shown in the picture. why, this is just a preference thing for some designers.
  7. You might be able to use multiple cabinets with the depth set to what thickness you need. Position the cabinets as parts as needed then block them together when finished. I don't think you can change the default cabinet part thickness anywhere?
  8. I see that cabinet labels still don't rotate around like a text box for some reason, unless I'm missing a setting? I did however figure out that I can essentially rotate a label 180 degrees by changing the angle to .00001 (maybe smaller, haven't tested how far I can go). If I use 0 or 180, the label faces the same direction. I don't know why they have they label flip over instead of just rotating 360 degrees like everything else in the program, it appears this is a function of plan rotation or something similar? I am happy with the alignment options they added though, that's a time saver.
  9. Yeah, that's exactly what I'm doing. Thanks for confirming. Mike
  10. Is there a way to make a wall cabinet, or any cabinet really, face the floor? I'm using a cabinet as a wainscot panel which is fine normally, but I need one to face down over a vanity and can't think of a way to rotate it if that's even possible. I know I can convert it to a symbol after I adjust it to be what I need, but then I lose the flexibly to change it like a cabinet. Not a huge deal but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. Thanks
  11. Dermot, Looks like that was the problem. I guess I've just never run into an issue with this feature before. Thanks for the help and the explanation! Mike
  12. When I send a wall elevation to a layout page, my dashed line style is showing up as solid. This doesn't happen when sending the floor plan. What is the difference there and how can I control that? Thanks! Mike
  13. awesome! That seems like it might be more of a proper way to do it. Thanks a lot to both of you, really helpful.
  14. Eric, Thanks for the reply. I did that, but I also had to divide the room on the second floor and uncheck the "floor under this room" option. now half of the room is open all the way up. I think this accomplish what I need. Thanks again for the quick and helpful reply!! Mike
  15. Hi all, I'm an interiors only guy and don't really do much with the structure of the building so this is new to me. I'm trying to figure out if there is any easy way to make a basic rectangle 2 story structure with half the interior open all the way to the roof. I can't seem to find video that does what I need. Seems like it might be easy, I just don't know where to start. I tried using a hole but that left gaps in the walls. Could some one point me in the right direction to learn this? Thanks! Mike
  16. Thanks for that video Eric. Maybe it has something do with interiors? I can use the align wall feature without issue but unfortunately no snapping to those refence wall lines for me. My snapping works as normal for everything else though.
  17. Eric, I tried the point to point tool but still could not select or snap to the refence layer. Maybe a setting I'm missing?
  18. good idea Val. Only problem is I'm using interiors and I don't have access to gutters that I can see. That building looks very similar to what I am trying to achieve structurally though so I may have more questions for you as I move along. Thanks for the input.
  19. Thanks for the help! Makes sense about the roof. I guess I didn't try the point to point tool, I'll give that one a shot.
  20. So, I am an interiors user and understand that I may not have the functionally needed for this, but I am trying to help someone out and learn at the same time. My issues are: -I added a second floor to this plan but they don't seem to interact well with the flat parapet roof I have drawn and I don't know how to fix it, big gap shown between. -I also don't know how to accurately move one floor relative to another, I turn on the reference floor but cannot select that layer to measure from, is that possible? I'm not an architect or builder, I normally draft interior cabinetry so my knowledge of how something like this would be built in real life is limited, so please pardon me if I'm going about this all wrong. I have attached the X12 interiors plan for anyone that might have a minute to take a look and give me some advice. Thanks a lot and I hope you are all doing well. Mike 7 Butler Ave REV-0 (07FEB20).plan
  21. Michael, Thanks for that contribution, I did not think of that at all but will definitely try that out. Always good to have a faster solution at hand. Mike...Thanks! Mark, I Think you might have to change your name to mike to be in this post...HAHA!
  22. Thanks! Luckily I found a decent image of some walnut grain. Yeah, I don't model things in chief. Only because I never really dedicated any time to learning how to get good and fast at it. I'm pretty comfortable with sketchup and it just seems much more intuitive for that kind of stuff so I just do it there. But really I should learn that skill at some point.
  23. Placed in the job and added some hardware. Better not be any changes to this cabinet! haha!
  24. so basically I ended up kind of making it the second way but I built the panel in sketchup and then painted it with walnut in chief.. It didn't take too long but only worth it on a small job like this which is basically two cabinets side by side. I was hoping there might be an easier way that I couldn't think of. Thanks for your thoughts Mark
  25. Is there a reasonable way to make all the doors and drawers on a cabinet look like they were cut from one sheet of veneered plywood? example attached. Thanks