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  1. Thanks Kbird thats what I was after. Your explanation led me to this video which got me to where I was going. The video is 5 versions old and a few menus have changed but it still applies. Thanks!
  2. Thanks Cooper. This series was actually on the agenda for bedtime tonight.
  3. I know that I can create a custom plan view with whatever layers I want visible. I know that I can create a custom layer and assign an object to that layer. I know that I can create a custom layer set and use it for any plan view. My question is about the default dimension assigned. For the sake of numbers, lets say I have 15 plan views in use. In the default dimension menu there are only 14 dimension types, so at least 2 of my 15 plan views will be using the same default dimensions. When I create/delete a dimension on one plan view that same dimension will create/delete in the other view. I may need to study plan views and layer sets a bit more, but is there a way to create a custom default dimension and assign it to a layer set? Or am I going about this whole thing wrong?
  4. Yep used that method to make these yesterday. They aren't perfect but that process was definitely not for the beginner. I think they turned out ok. Thanks for the suggestion!
  5. That was my first thought. But this is the specification panel I'm getting for my door. I do notice that the difference is that yours is interior and mine exterior. I feel like I'm missing something obvious.
  6. Yes, that is what is pictured in my original post. The diagonal brace door to be exact. It is perfect for what I want but can't find an option to paint it two different colors that I'm trying to achieve.
  7. Not sure what you mean by "build the doors in chief". Does it involve drawing it with CAD lines and then using the convert polyline tool? I think I read a tutorial on that before. Let me see if I can find it.
  8. I would like to make an exterior barn door with 2 colors but can't seem to find a way to do it natively in chief. I actually resorted to building a model in sketchup for the other (dutch) barndoors in my plan and imported them. I was unable to import them exactly the way I wanted but they will do. Is there anyway to achieve this with Chief only? I would like to make the edges and diagonal members white and the two triangles grey.
  9. I spent all day improving my understanding of roof tools in this software. The work paid off and I got the roof planes that I've been after since breakfast, but I'm left contending with a strange gap in my siding and what seems to be a truss protruding through my eave. Any help is appreciated as always. Mitchell.plan