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  1. Can someone explain what this is? It's from the most recent update notes.
  2. I recommend that you make a suggestion in the Wishlist forum. The more who request it, the more likely it is to be implemented. It would be quite the time saver when doing large elevations.
  3. Has the "Maximum Allowed Lights" default changed since you upgraded? The default is 8, but can be changed to anything. It could be that they're on in parts of the plan that you can't see from where your camera is. Just a suggestion. I'm not looking at Chief to know where that setting is at the moment.
  4. I know I'm getting old, but I don't recall creating cad blocks for every electrical item in the library. In older plans, when I click on any kind of electrical item that includes letters, the font is not Blueprint. But maybe years ago I had am aggressive cad block day.
  5. Can someone point me to where to change the text on electrical symbols? I must've changed it in the past, but X13 has reverted back to the Blueprint font. I like my simple blocky font better.
  6. Gotcha. Makes sense. What doesn't make sense is why it defaults to the way it does. Thank you!
  7. Roby: Thanks so much! I thought the cheek walls, since they're bearing the dormer roof, should not have "Roof cuts wall at bottom" checked. But guess there would be double rafters to support that. I totally missed the roof hole polyline. Michael: I assume you mean the little walls that protrude into the room, to hide them in plan view. Thank you very much!!! I really appreciate your time and effort.
  8. CURRAN AS-BUILT 02.planOh. It worked!
  9. Sure. I'd attach it, but the site is giving me error codes about attaching it.
  10. This happens when the dormer wall is stacked above the wall below: the siding doesn't display on the outside corners and reveals the "framing." Although in this case there isn't actually any framing. I could cover it with a corner board, but it would be too wide. This is a manual dormer, but the same happens with an auto dormer unless I pull the front wall back so it's not stacked above the wall below. And as if that isn't insult enough, the lap siding on on the side walls disappear. The main roof is not touching the side dormer wall, which I know would cause the siding to disappear. Any ideas?
  11. Well golly. I never considered what that little checkbox was for. Thank you!
  12. I'm wondering what the best way to is to get this look in plan view and 3D. I suspect I will have to make a symbol from three sets of stairs, and draw CAD lines in plan view. But if anyone has a better suggestion, I'd love to hear it! Creating a symbol will be a pain if the terrain elevation changes.
  13. Besides being a thoroughly knowledgeable Chief expert, his voice could lull one to sleep. He had a great sense of humor about that, or so I gathered from the few conversations we had. He was a good human. I imagine you all miss him terribly.
  14. Lance, I haven't seen enough interest to start a new one.
  15. H'mmm. That's not it. Oddly, when I build framing, it looks ok. I think it may just be the dbx image.
  16. Come to think of it, It's got to be that my main layers between floors aren't aligning, but haven't been able to make that work automatically.
  17. 1. I'm stumped as to why the mudsill is pushed out past the rim joist. 2. I'm guessing that it's raised because I specified a 3.5" tall brick ledge. But it sure doesn't look like it should. The foundation wall is specified as 12" thick with the aforementioned brick ledge (pony wall). I understand that the room spec dbx doesn't show actual wall thicknesses, but the mudsill location has me puzzled. Any suggestions?
  18. Have you set the options in the Disto as Mark showed in his attachments? Ever since then everything works perfectly for me.
  19. That is quite helpful and may have solved my immediate problem. Thanks so much!
  20. That's helpful, thanks. can you show me what you have for the "Send" tab?
  21. I returned the X3 and purchased an E7500i. I still get an error message that the measurement info is incorrect. I think it's adding an extra " or something. Can you tell me what your information string is set to in the Disto Transfer software? Mine is Distance##Distance_Unit##Return but evidently, Chief doesn't like that. On another note, what do you like better about the 7500? Thanks, Adam
  22. That's it, Steve. Thank you. I could have racked my brain on this!