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  1. Ha ha ha. This is another reason why I am not worried about AI. (maybe the rye whiskey comment confused the bot on the subject matter of the thread. Gene's discerning palate deserves a better cookie.)
  2. Kitchen space can be tricky to convey. We wanted to have show the oven with an open door. Cabinet geniuses here probably already have an operable one but couldn't find one. So here is quick option that may suffice for your needs. Includes a dark 3d solid to cover the door and handle. It is crude and some pretending is required. OvenDoor-open quick solution.calibz
  3. If you find yourself visually searching the library results more often here are a couple tips... 1) Use tile mode. More items fit in 'filter results' panel. 2) Remove names from the tile display. Name of items can be removed in the preference tab. Preferences / appearances / library browser / filter results section. Uncheck 'show names in tile mode'. That will get more results to see. Of course, this works well when you are able to discern the item without the name. (items that include obvious differences) May not work well for selecting a 32" shower pan instead of 36" because they will look similar.
  4. That happened to me too. Make sure the 'filter results' is checked in the settings.
  5. Here is a pdf of other alt codes. Windows ALT Codes Chart.pdf
  6. you can create a line style using line style management to fit your needs. (or import but creating one is not that hard) In the line style management dbx create a style using a pattern such as dash dash text. In the 'text' space use windows alt codes to create an arrow that is accepted as text. Arrows are achievable such as holding alt down and pressing 16 on the numerical keyboard results in this arrow style ►. Or alt+26 results in →. The alt symbol will be placed win the line pattern. Name the line style and proceed. (other tweaks are possible)
  7. It may be beneficial to share a bit more about your specific struggles. For example, are you having trouble with the elevation of the floor in relation to the terrain? Positioning of the home? The advice you get will be of more value to you. Below are some threads that address the various routes you could go. Mentioned by the above members. Here is info on moving the terrain... Info on using the reference display... https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/5435/using-the-reference-display.html Or info on creating a symbol of the entire home...
  8. Reading GPU / CPU clocking charts and then translating into their practical benefits is beyond my understanding. Member comments were a helpful guide for me and I am sure some will offer some input. I wonder if there was a way to test compare in real life how a setup performs. Like sharing a plan with a particular saved camera. Ask other members who have different pc's to perform task(s) like a render or walk-through and see how long it took and the resource use. Of course, I have no idea if too many other variables would remain to actually provide results of value.
  9. You can try this. Change the box construction to traditional overlay. Then go to Front / side/ back. Select the side panel The alter the specs for appliance / door / drawer. Change the bottom to the desired height. (toe kick) Reduce the other overlaps to match back up to your full overlay spec. There may be better way.
  10. Welcome. Eric's info is reliable. Here is a support article link to supplement his videos. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00117/locating-and-importing-3d-symbols.html Editing the CAD block does not alter the 3D object. To speak specifically to your shelf inquiry. It may be advantage to you to use a cabinet tool if just a shelf is needed. Customize it and save it to user library easily.
  11. Have you entertained the possibility of staging the trusses and bringing them in by different means? (Of course the viability of that option depends on the distance from the impassible portion or road to building site.) An example... using a material tele-handler to transport them from a staging area may end up less than the additional design cost and likely the additional truss assembly labor. Most units have significant load rating to carry in a number of trusses at once and the boom can extend and lift to clear obstacles. One challenge.. the trusses need to be on angle from 1:00 to 7:00 or 11:00 to 5:00 when perpendicular is not an option due to tight locations. Here is an example site that was an extremely rugged lake lot and tree preservation was a goal. This required staging the truss delivery away from the site and using a telehandler. (it was impossible to avoid potential compression of all tree roots) It was a dance but home owners appreciated the effort to maintain as much as possible.
  12. Looks like due to the height of the window the horizontal vent under the window will not work. The vent needs to raise above the sink 'full line' before moving horizontal. (Limits 'dirty vent' should sink ever plug up.) Sure there are a few more fittings and a stick of 1.5" but that is the trade off sometimes for design preferences. I would vent the sink by itself up into floor system before trying to tie it to a 3" vent in an exterior wall. (harder to insulate properly) Alan has a good reminder on keeping clear of other needed MEP in the wall.
  13. You could just plan to vent them separately until they can reconnect in the attic or in this case the floor system.
  14. Using the reference display would allow you to show the shop. Best part is that any changes to the shop will be reflected in that camera. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/193/offsetting-the-reference-display.html
  15. There is a option in the print sheet setup to 'remember print setting after printing'. Is your checked? You could see if unchecking that allowed the paper to be selected in reference to the drawing sheet.