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  1. 2 Beers for you. Thank you.
  2. Regardless of where I do it (either on the plan itself or in a CAD Detail) when I convert schedule to text my callout symbols disappear on plan view and are replaced with automatic labels. I assume that convert schedule to text is causing this. I need to insert text under the comment column. Is there a way to insert text in a schedule under the comment column without converting the schedule to text? What is the best way to insert text for instance under my comment column in a schedule?
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    Cannot Resize Carport Lug Walls using Dimensions

    Well you have earned your username with me. It worked. Thank you. But it is odd. When I click on the archway, it does not highlight but the movement cross does appear. And I can, in fact, move the archway left or right along the wall with the lug walls resizing as I go. But what is best, but weird, is that when I have the movement cross up on the archway, I can click on the lug wall Dimension and it changes to a blue resize box which I can then resize as requested in the thread title. Perfect! It is weird because when the movement cross is up on the archway, I cannot click on the archway Dimension to resize the archway width. (BTW, I spent ~6 hours researching this issue by binge watching the Dimensions tutorials, and reading the software's Help Topic, and searching this ChiefTalk forum.) You took less than a minute. I owe you an alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage of your choice it we ever meet. Thank you.
  4. I can lengthen the short wall segments at the left corner of the Entry and the right corner of the Carport by highlighting the wall and clicking on the Dimension which displays for those segments of the wall. But I cannot lengthen or shorten the lug walls (the narrow walls between the archway openings) by clicking on the Dimension. I am stuck in my tracks until I get this problem solved. Attached are some snips of relevant settings. If that proves insufficient, I would also upload the plan file, but I request that it not be republished to youtube. Your help would be greatly appreciated. The program is excellent. And I am learning. But I have little experience with the program and there are significant holes in my knowledge.
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    I just sent this as an apology to a member here because, while binge watching CA tutorials and devouring threads to jump start my learning, I asked a direct question about a member's statement which was contained in, but was tangential to, the thread's topic. I now understand and appreciate how single topic you desire your threads to be. And I will respect and honor that. So, I might as well post my apology here as a blanket apology to the group. (Especially, when in other threads I realized that @Dermot is the Principal Software Engineer for CA.) Here goes: "Thank you for your patience. My highest use on any forum is to be the person who asks the stupid questions. Which I am not afraid to do here but I won't do until I have done my research to see if I can find the solution first. I have many questions but need to parcel them out so as not to wear out my welcome. Your statement that Elevations should not be created from Saved Plan Views was enlightening. So I jumped on it. I am watching tutorials and exhausted from trying to get these construction drawings done, properly. This is a magnificent program by the way. Simply an outstanding work of creation. Thank you for your help." Carry on. And again thank you all again for your help. (And watch for more stupid questions. . .)
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    To All: I will respectfully post each problem in its own thread in the future. However, I am very reluctant to post up my entire plan for privacy concerns. @Dermot Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner! And it is Dermot! Before: After clicking Build Framing with Build Subfloor for Second Floor box checked: You can see that letting the program build the floor did, in fact, cause the sill plates to show on at least the West Wall and in the Divider Wall (not shown). But it unfortunately put the 2"x12" floor platform only under the house proper which is structurally unsound. An existing 2-story house is being raised and will be lowered onto the to-be-constructed 2"x12" platform depicted first above. I am solving the need to have the existing house higher than the side Balconies by adding a 2"x4" platform on top of the 2"x12" platform and under the existing house footprint. Any suggestions for getting sill plates to show without letting the program build the 2-floor ceiling? Or should I let the program build the 2-floor ceiling and then turn off auto rebuilds and then manually rebuild the framing? And, thank you to all for your generous help.
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    Any guesses anyone?
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    I have the sill plate checked on the wall dialog for two 7 1/2" sill plates. I have all the wall items checked on in the active layer set. I have all the framing items checked on the active layer set including "Framing, Sill Plates." I cannot get the sill plate to show. FYI, there is a stem wall below this wall to which the footing is attached. However, even if I click the "Foundation" box on the wall setting, the sill plate will not show. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    @RenerabbittOK so the Layout files continue to update as the Plan is updated (I will also manually update the Layout file). But in the Project Browser under there is a file called DELTAHOME.Layout > CAD Details > in which there is a file called "Doors, Windows & Flood Vents" which is static correct? Because when I deleted my schedule from the Plan it also deleted from the Doors, Windows & Flood Vents Layout page but did not delete the schedule from the CAD Details page. If I understand it correctly, I can work with it. Thank you.
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    @Renerabbitt Excellent! I did it! So, am I correct that the new page in my Layout file which BTW has a title called "Doors, Windows & Flood Vents" will NOT update automatically, because it is a CAD drawing now, not a "Layout" which is "dynamically" linked to the Plan? If so, that is absolutely fine with me, because at my level of understanding I truly do need to keep things simple. Thank you Renerabbitt, and thank you to all here! I will carry on until I hit the next obstacle...
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    Chopsaw that sounds perfect! However my Doors, Windows & Flood Vents Layerset does not appear in my Walls Layerset so I cannot turn it off. Appears that I missed a step in creating my Doors, Windows & Flood Vents Layerset? It appears as a separate Layerset, just not as a layer item under the Walls Layerset. How do I turn it off while working in the Walls Layerset?
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    Plans, Schedules and Layouts

    Using Chief Architect X12 Premiere. This is from my DELTAHOME. plan which I created with a custom Layer set called "Doors, Windows & Flood Vents." I also created a Custom Schedule limited to doors, windows and a custom item called Flood Vents, and then inserted the schedule on the bottom of the Plan and added a rich text note under the Schedule's Comment colums then sent this Plan to Layout. So far so good (based on my limited knowledge and experience with the program). Now with that complete I want to move on to Walls by changing my Layer set to Walls (or some such thing) and then add a Wall Schedule to the Plan and then send that Plan with Schedule to Layout. Problem: On my Plan, when change my Layer set to Walls, my "Doors, Windows & Flood Vents" schedule still appears. But I don't want it there because I want to create a Wall Schedule and have it appear in its place. If I delete the Doors, Windows & Flood Vents schedule, it also deletes it from my Layout. Question: How do I prepare and keep Plans/Layouts with only their appropriate Schedules on them?