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  1. All good information. Appreciate it. This was where I was messing up I think. Ignoring all other mistakes (messing with the bounding box first), I was simply saving my symbol to the library instead of converting it to a new symbol. To clarify for anyone who finds this thread later on: 1. Place your selected symbol in plan 2. Open the Fixture Specification DBX 3. Set the W/H/D to what you need it 4. With the edited symbol selected, press Convert Selected To Symbol 5. Select Show Advanced Options. You may select Add to library if you like but not necessary. Click Ok. 6. Go to the Sizing tab and enter the OPENING WIDTH (fridge width + 1/4" in my case) into the width tab. 7. This leaves me with a 23 3/4" fridge with a 24" bounding box. Note that if you open the Fixture Specification DBX from here, it will display the bounding box width dimension as opposed to the actual dimension of the fridge. 8. To test this worked, dimension the width of your fridge. Your extension lines should be just past the edge of each side of the fridge. Thanks Michael, much appreciated.
  2. Im not sure what the issue is. After setting the sizes like you said, I save it to library, and pop the saved one into my plan and the bounding box still is the original size of the fridge. It did not change to match my adjusted symbol size.
  3. This did not seem to work. After setting the bounding box to the exact size of the fridge, changing the size of the fridge itself, adding to library, and back to plan, the symbol still shows the bounding box dimensions of the original fridge size. Basically, it seems like changing my fridge size does not update the size of the bounding box at all. I have pictures attached showing that my fridge is set to the size i need it to be, but the bounding box are still the original dimensions.
  4. Yea this makes sense. I see first off when trying to do this, my bounding box is set to the exact width of the fridge, but still has somewhere between 1/16" and 1/32" extra space on either side of the fridge. If I set the bounding box to 1/16" less than the width of the fridge, my bounding box is now inside the fridge by a hair. It won't let me do bounding boxes to 32nds of an inch so I guess I just have to deal with having an extra 32nd of an inch space on either side of the fridge? Either way I'll follow these steps and update with results when done.
  5. I am using Chief Architect Premier X12 on Windows 10. I have a fridge i took from the chief catalogs and need to increase the height and width, reduce the depth, and set it's bounding box to be 1/4" wider than the width of the fridge itself. I'm not sure what the correct process to do this is. First I set the size of my symbol in the general tab. Then I closed the tab, went to edit symbol > sizing, and it shows my bounding box is still the original size of the appliance. Changing the bounding box size from here increases the size of my appliance AND bounding box, so I'm left with a bounding box that is the correct size, within the 3D symbol as opposed to enveloping it, and my symbol is much larger than i need it to be. Then I thought I needed to set my bounding box to the right size proportionally to the existing symbol size (same height, same depth, + 1/4" in width for 1/8" space on either side of fridge opening) and increase my symbol size, which would increase my appliance size proportionally with the bounding box to give me the right size. This did not work either. I'm completely lost on how this stuff works, and the tutorial chief has on bounding boxes doesn't help with this issue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I'm working in Chief Architect Premier X12 on Windows 10. I want to change the text size of the layout box label, and the font as well. I looked through all the settings under Default Settings for the layout file but nothing changed it. Is it a text style in the drawing file itself?
  7. Ahh, wow, simple solution. Thanks a ton!
  8. I'm working in CA Premier X12. I want my Plan title in the title block (address & customer name) to sync with all pages when I change it on one page. As of right now I just change one and copy and paste in place to the rest of the pages. I've looked through the macros available in rich text and didn't see anything that would give me this functionality. How can I go about doing this?
  9. SOLVED: Camera was clipping the whole drawing. For anyone with a similar issue in the future: Check the camera position in plan view and set the clip distance to as little as possible. From the Orthographic view, it looked far from the plan but it was actually right next to it and clipping the entire plan.
  10. I'm working on CA Premier X12. I'm trying to put 2 isometric views into my layout with a plot line view option in Line Drawing rendering mode. I am able to do this with one view and it works fine. The other view disappears when I switch it to plot line view. If I set it to Plot Line with color, the color shows up but no plot lines. If I set the 1st view to plot line with color, it shows both the plot lines and the color. I'm not sure if this is a layer issue or what, but I've deleted and recreated both Camera Views multiple times to no avail. I can't understand why they're behaving differently when I follow the exact same process for each. Picture 1 shows the top left in plot line view, bottom right in live view. Picture 2 shows when I change bottom right to plot lines. Picture 3 shows when I change both to plot lines with color.
  11. Yes PC, sorry I will add that to my signature. And yea, just said CMD for clarity's sake. I will look into this, thanks.
  12. Apologies for the late replies everyone. Forgot to turn on notifications. I didn't know CMD+E allows you to open objects. I will definitely start using this as keyboard short cuts are much more familiar to me than having to click on the interface. When I previously used ACAD, almost every single function I used regularly was on a keybind. Coming into chief and having barely anything be on keybinds by default has been tough to get used to. This is correct. Essentially, all I'm looking for is to be able to hit escape and not take me to a previously used tool. If there's a better solution to this than swapping the keybinds for space and esc, I'm all ears. This is a good question I hadn't thought of. I would assume that Chief keybindings only change how they function within the drawing area, and not within dialogue boxes. I have been in this situation for sure. This is where I'm a little confused. For example: Lets say I'm drawing a bathroom. I currently have the cabinet tool selected and click to place a cabinet where I want it. After placing it, I can see that a door I've already placed is in the way and needs to be moved. With the cabinet tool selected, trying to select anything other than a cabinet will just place another cabinet instead of selecting the door. Hitting space (to go back to select objects tool) will allow me to select the door. Hitting Escape once MIGHT take me back to select objects, but it also might take me to a different tool that still won't allow me to select my door (depending on what tool I was using previously of course) leading me to have to hit escape again until I get to the select objects tool. Maybe my mindset or the way I'm thinking about it is wrong? Let me know. I'll look into this. Thanks for the replies all.
  13. I'm working in Chief Architect Premier X11 on Windows 10. I want to swap the function of the space and escape keys as I am used to AutoCAD and hitting Escape when I want to deselect everything and go back to my default selector tool. I went into the keybinding changing dialog but can't figure out how to set a function to the escape key. Instead of putting Esc in the box where you apply the key bindings, it just closes the window. Is there a way I can change this? Or am I stuck having to use something other than escape?
  14. Solution 1 will work for me. Thanks!
  15. I'm working in Chief Architect Premier X11 and would like to put a dimension in without the number from the dimension, just my own text for a "height to be determined" scenario. I see I can add the leading/trailing text segments, and also that I can make it a blank segment, but that gets rid of all the text as well as the number. Surely there's a better solution that to just draw my own dimension lines.
  16. Took a little bit of playing around but this got me exactly what I needed, thanks a ton. Picture is attached for anyone who may be looking for something similar in the future and stumbles upon this thread. Will definitely check out this video also. Thanks.
  17. I'm using Chief Architect Premier X11. Pardon my bad sketch. I'm looking to make a fireplace similar to the one I've drawn flat against a wall with the upper half tapered on the front and both sides. There is to be a flat recess within the front taper for a tv mount. I drew a polyline in elevation to get the two sides tapered and converted to a polyline solid, but can't figure out how to taper it from the front at this point. Also, there is to be a sort of crown molding mantle separating the upper and lower halves. Is this as simple as using the crown molding tool in the library browser and raising it to the height I need?
  18. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a ton!
  19. I'm currently using Chief Architect Premier X11 and have been tasked with drawing this kitchen for a customer, as pictured. I know how to do bow fronts, radius ends, etc, but can't find any way (or tutorial) on how to do what I'm looking for. The customer wants a sink base with an almost tilde shape (~) and a bowed corner cabinet, both with curved backs. Is this possible? Edit: Also, for the corner cabinet to the left of the sink base, they want the lower portion straight up, to have the top half go into a radius to make the sink base work properly for this layout. Thanks in advance.