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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. That happened to me too. Make sure the 'filter results' is checked in the settings.
  4. Here is a pdf of other alt codes. Windows ALT Codes Chart.pdf
  5. 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)
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. You could just plan to vent them separately until they can reconnect in the attic or in this case the floor system.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. The previous post to which I referenced has been deleted. My original comment no longer has any context.
  16. Ken is referring to the rendering technique of the camera mode. (How your camera view should look) Once you select Full camera or perspective etc are then able to change the technique. This means you can select if it is photo-realistic with physically based, vector view, clay and so on. Changing to Standard will ease up on your PC working so hard. Also, I noticed another structure in the corner of your screen clip. Performance will also depend on how big the plan file size. (i.e. sprawling plan with many details) When you are in you camera mode look for another house icon to select the techniques.
  17. Converting portions of the structure to symbols may work for you. You cannot edit that version anymore though. The left image has attic wall and roof plan converted to symbol. The roof layer and attic wall are off in that camera view. (symbol is selected) In the right image the actual 10/12 roof line is shown and the symbol layer is off. If you don't grab everything involved you will end up with some goofy stuff though. (gap between wall and attic wall) This allows you to only have one plan. Referencing the alt plan versions to a master plan like Rene is showing definitely has advantages. (adjustments to one version would automatically be referenced in the main plan. Much easier than remaking symbols each time.)
  18. Are you allowing different overhang depths? I'll stop short of saying they absolutely have to vary in order for it to work. EDIT: my apologies. I was recalling a past hip roof project incorrectly. We were lining up a covered deck and the framing that 100% required depth change.
  19. You all are always on top of this... please excuse my ignorance.. how can I tell what driver is on my computer? (game ready vs studio) Device Manger details for the Nvidia does not expressly state one or the other. Thank you Edit: Never mind. Found it in GeForce Experience. Thanks
  20. Looks like there is a solution using symbols. Just adding this in case others find this thread looking for odd shapes... Eric had some ideas for non-typical shapes using pass-throughs. Odd Shaped Doorways Using a Pass Through - Chief Architect
  21. Assume you mean living area square footage... By default it is in the Room labels layer so that would need to be on to see it. But if it is not 'on' you can turn it on in the plan Default settings and in the Plan section. It can seem a little 'out of the way' not being in Dimensions.
  22. select the object and then look for this icon.
  23. Is it possible x12 didnt allow that? I don't have it installed to check. Is it just that object or can you adjust other object descriptions? Did this object originate from your library? (or was in a downloaded plan?) I understand you do not want to change the label. The issue is that %automatic_description% and %automatic_label% pull the same value from the symbol name as default. So you might need to change the symbol name to get the description correct and then adjust the label to get it to report how you desire.
  24. Perhaps you are trying to change the Value? You can change the component description Formula to whatever you would like. In the attached the description is changed from "=description" to "Test this". The value and subsequently the report will reflect the change.