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  1. When using centerlines, which I often do for plumbing fixtures, the CL glyph for Center Line is always so far away from the dimension line that i causes me to place the line below too far away. Is there a way to adjust this?
  2. After watching the videos on layout pages, I finally got it. Thanks!
  3. Got it. I misinterpreted "page" for "label." I'll give it a try.
  4. The help section clearly indicates that by checking the "automatic" box it will populate with the layout page number to which it is sent.
  5. Well, it put a line horizontally across the center, as it should, but still didn't populate the bottom. Neither in plan or layout.
  6. For the first time I'm converting wall elevation cameras to callouts. I've always done it manually prior, but with the advent of its supposed ability to automatically insert the layout page number on the lower line, it's very appealing. However, I haven't been able to do that. There is no second line of text that I can see.
  7. Really! I don't use the laptop enough to remember, so perhaps the hardware on the office machine is sufficiently fast to have rendered it unnoticeable.
  8. I haven't seen a speed difference between X5 and X6. But I can assure you that hardware makes a huge difference. I often run the same plans on my office PC and laptop, both which are fairly new. The difference between the two is frustrating. Office PC: i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz with 16GB RAM, Windows 7-64. Windows Experience Index: 7.6 Laptop PC: i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz with 8GB RAM, Windows 7-64. Windows Experience Index: 5.9 Needless to say, I much prefer working in the office! These figures can be found by right-clicking Start>Computer>Properties. It rates five aspects for speed.
  9. Can you be more specific? A photo example or something?
  10. Jason, thanks. That was something I was just dealing with!
  11. Dan, you hit the nail on the head. For those of us whose income is derived from using Chief as our principal tool, precise time tracking is essential to our livelihood. Correct, not just time spent in Chief, but for example when composing an email or viewing a website pertaining to a specific project that time must be tracked as well. It would be unreasonable to expect Chief to track anything outside of it (Chrometa does a fairly good job). But take a look at this screenshot. Unless I note what file I've worked on for each portion of the day, I have no way to delegate the time to specific projects! And that's if I even deign to look at the time tracker, which I tend to avoid until the end of the month. Chrometa says it can't pull the file names because Chief won't allow scripting (not that I know what that means).
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  13. I've noticed an improvement. Nonetheless, I have to use Chief to tabulate and export time, which is dreaded and tedious. Why doesn't it allow scripting? This would make external time sheets so much more efficient.
  14. Nice new forum Doug. I hope we have participants. My problem, which I doubt is unique, is that I hate invoicing. Sure, I enjoy getting paid, but the heavy legwork to figure out the time I've spent on a given project for the previous segment is arduous. I invoice monthly. I've tried several timesheet programs, including Spherical Timesheet and Chrometa (which has its plusses). But since I work on many projects each month, and since (I may have mentioned this) I disdain invoicing, no program other than Chief's finicky integrated time tracker records each file on which I work. There leaves much guesswork as to which Chief session (and window) may be related to a given project. When querying my most recent tracker, Chrometa, about zeroing in on each window, their response was, "Sorry Chief Architect does not allow scripting. We can't grab the name of the document you're working on." To put it bluntly, this sucks. I work hard. I'd like to bill the correct client for my hard work. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. For the record, I'm looking for automation. For example, if I'm working on a file under a specific client's name , I don't need the 20 different library and associated windows. I just want to know that I worked on Client Name/Revision for X amount of time on a specific day. I'l bet that I'm behind the times and that many already have a proven method, and I'm a neanderthal. Please!