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  1. DBCooper's post in Reference Display was marked as the answer   
    Try turning on "details" in the reference display.  You probably also want to turn off "xor".
     
  2. DBCooper's post in Wall/Ceiling was marked as the answer   
    If you look in the library under mechanical, ventilation, there is a folder called "roof vents" where you should find some that might work for you.
     
     
  3. DBCooper's post in Joists Ignoring Framing Reference was marked as the answer   
    As far as I can tell, Chief has always centered the wall studs and then aligned the sides of the joists.  Not sure why though and I always just move them over manually when I actually need to.
     
  4. DBCooper's post in library materials was marked as the answer   
    You probably hit the "X" button to close your other windows.  Click on the "gear" button and turn them back on.
     
  5. DBCooper's post in reshaping cabinets was marked as the answer   
    Yes, and no.  You can't shape a cabinet any arbitrary shape you want like you can with the counter top.  There are a number of things you can do that are built in and more with a few workarounds.  If all you want is a triangle shape, you could use an "angled front" cabinet and then set one of the sides to 1/16".
     
  6. DBCooper's post in Door thickness in door schedule was marked as the answer   
    It should be listed under your "available columns" so you should be able to click on it and then click on the "add =>" button for it to show up under "columns to include".
     
     
  7. DBCooper's post in Horizontal oval window was marked as the answer   
    You could try using the window arch controls.
     

  8. DBCooper's post in Kitchen Cabinet Macros was marked as the answer   
    This works in a cabinet label:
    %height - countertop_thickness%
     
    If you want it to show in a schedule, you can just turn on the "box height" column.
     
    If you want something else, one of the macro experts will have to help you.
     
  9. DBCooper's post in Porch Chimney was marked as the answer   
    When you use the "convert curve to polyline", a dialog should pop up that lets you choose the number of sides.  Depending on how smooth you want it, you could use something like 24 or 36 and it should look pretty good.
     
    When you use the "convert polyline" tool, you will want to choose "hole in roof".  When you click ok, the roof hole specification dialog should open.  I had better luck when I used "plumb sides" instead of "square sides".
     
  10. DBCooper's post in What Does this Symbol Mean? was marked as the answer   
    Replace from library.
     
    Basically, when you hover over something and you get that cursor, it means that you can replace the existing thing with the new thing from the library.
     
  11. DBCooper's post in Closet under u-shaped stairs. was marked as the answer   
    This is how I like to draw them (and I don't think you need to mess around with ceiling heights).
     

  12. DBCooper's post in CAX10 Metal double line angle cross hatch fill pattern apparently missing ? was marked as the answer   
    If you are still using X10, you need to pick "custom" for your pattern type and then use the "browse" button to find the different custom patterns that shipped with X10.  I saw some board and batten patterns in the siding file that might do what you want.
     
    In X15, they are all in the library but you can also create your own custom patterns now.
     
  13. DBCooper's post in Schedule question was marked as the answer   
    My guess is that it only looks different in your cad detail because your cad detail is using a different layer set than your plan.  Could also be related to the selected defaults too.
     
  14. DBCooper's post in Show stairs on two different floor levels was marked as the answer   
    You should usually draw your stairs going up from the current floor to the next floor.  They will then show up on the next floor as long as they are in an open below room.  You can handle most other situations using reference display.
     
  15. DBCooper's post in Creating a larger bounding box than the fixture was marked as the answer   
    Eric's answer in the other thread only works if you are using X15.
     
    In X14, you need to use the "open symbol" and go to the "sizing" page and then type in the width you want.
     
  16. DBCooper's post in User Interface: Did the Object Layer Properties for an object stop displaying automatically in the Active Layer Display panel? was marked as the answer   
    Click on the "gear" button at the bottom left side of the ALDO.  Make sure "show all layers" is not checked.
  17. DBCooper's post in Creating a basic 3 or 4 panel interior Shaker style door was marked as the answer   
    The Simpson door library has some 3, 4, and 5 panel doors with flat panels and it looks like it is compatible with suite 2023 (and even more important it's free).
     
    See if you have a "get online content" button in your library browser or on your menu.
     
  18. DBCooper's post in Opening Indicator Arrow Style was marked as the answer   
    I couldn't find a way either so I guess the answer is "no".  You might want to send them a feature request.
     
  19. DBCooper's post in Rough Opening As Door Label? was marked as the answer   
    I think it is easier in X15, try this:
    %rough_opening_total_width% x %rough_opening_total_height%
     
  20. DBCooper's post in Escape vs. Space Bar Keys was marked as the answer   
    "Space" always puts you into select objects (arrow) mode.
     
    "Escape" will either cancel the current selection or put you back into the previous command mode.
     
    Also, if you go into the customize hotkeys dialog and type in either, it will give you a general description of each.
     
  21. DBCooper's post in Displaying posts in plan view was marked as the answer   
    Railing dialog (or railing defaults).
     
     

  22. DBCooper's post in Cabinets: Need to see callout in elevation when cabinet is behind a 3D solid was marked as the answer   
    Go to the label tab and set "show in this view" .  The automatic behavior is that the label will only show if the partition shows.  You can force it to show/hide for any camera view manually.
     
  23. DBCooper's post in Note Schedule Help was marked as the answer   
    Check your top and bottom margins on the "attributes" page.
     
  24. DBCooper's post in Wood Deck Ramp? was marked as the answer   
    Try this:
    - check open underneath
    - set the max thickness
    - turn off auto heights
    - set base height to the same as your thickness
     
     
  25. DBCooper's post in Soffit - How do I remove the automated baseboard molding? was marked as the answer   
    First, check "ignore room moldings" in the soffit dialog and then rebuild 3D should update the room moldings and they should ignore the soffit and not build around them..
     
    The only reasons I can think that this wouldn't work is if your room moldings were converted into custom molding polylines or your soffit has a custom molding applied to it.
     
    If it's not one of these things, then post your plan.