postandbeam

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    Delete Dimension is Deleting CAD lines

    @Renerabbitt- Thanks for fixing it, is there any way you could explain what you did? The file I uploaded was a "dumbed down" version of my drawing and would like to fix it in my core drawing. Thanks!
  2. Hello, I recently upgraded to X11 (newest update applied). I drew some CAD lines and used the manual dimension tool for some line spacing. When I delete the dimension line, it deletes the cad lines it is measuring. Is this a new behavior (need to un-associate the dimensions to the CAD somehow?), or is it a bug? Chief Talk Question.plan
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    Basic Cabinet Question

    I stupidly didn't think to look in defaults, I was searching all around the individual cabinet dbx. Thanks!
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    Basic Cabinet Question

    I have some base cabinets that I want to space about 2" apart without filling the space between. Is there a way to make it so they don't stretch to meet the adjacent base cabinet? They seem to automatically stretch to meet at between 2 and 4 inches depending on how you move them (see image). Thanks, -Huckle X9
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    Roof Sofit Location

    THANK YOU!!!! I learned a number of things: Signature line is important :-) Posting plans makes it easier (even if I'm embarrassed about my hack plans) Setting a material to be a Framing Material- fixed both my problems.
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    Roof Framing Not Building

    THANK YOU!!!! I learned a number of things: Signature line is important :-) Posting plans makes it easier (even if I'm embarrassed about my hack plans) Setting a material to be a Framing Material- fixed both my problems. Still need to learn forum etiquette. What does the green up/down arrow by posts mean, and the "heart" icon. I want to mark some of the answers as helpful and that they are solutions...
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    Roof Sofit Location

    Wow, not sure I understand the "Why?" justmejerry's note to change the material of my rafters from my own "Fir" material to built-in "Fir Framing" now allows me to "Trim Soffit To Framing" and the roof framing now builds (I posted a separate question about not being able to get framing to build." Why would a material choice change those things? Alaskan_Son- I can't get your video to play, but am working on it. Can't thank you all enough for the help...
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    Roof Sofit Location

    The plan is attached here. The option to "Trim Framing To Soffits" is greyed out, and I can't figure out how to enable it. Test Plan For Beam Roof System.plan
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    Roof Framing Not Building

    I attached the plan. A few notes that might make it "weird" and may be the source of my problem. I'm trying to make a timber roof system. There would be no ceiling surface, just exposed rafters with 2x6 decking above, then foam, then plywood. For areas with no surface, such as the ceiling, I set the material to "No Material- Opening." Test Plan For Beam Roof System.plan
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    Roof Sofit Location

    I responded before seeing Chopsaw's note. The option to "Trim Framing To Soffits" is greyed out. I poked around trying to see if I could make other selections that would enable the checkbox, but haven't been successful, any recommendations of what to try? (image of my DBX attached)
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    Roof Sofit Location

    Unfortunately, that doesn't move the soffit, it just moves the facia... I attached the result:
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    Roof Framing Not Building

    I have a plan that won't build the roof framing. I've made sure the layers are turned on so I can see the framing. Is there some basic thing that has to be done besides checking off "Build Roof Framing" in the Build Roof dialog box under the Structure tab? Thanks.
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    Roof Sofit Location

    My roof soffits are "floating" below my facia by a few inches (flat soffit, plumb cut rafters). I have a steep roof pitch with tall rafters, and it appears that the soffit is automatically placed under the theoretical point of the bottom of a plumb cut rafter. I would like the soffit to be higher up (in the field, I would trim the point (bottom triangle) off the rafter so that the facia isn't very tall. Is there a way to do that in Chief X9? There is an attached image of my Chief generated section and a 3D view of how the soffit currently shows. Thanks
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    New Computer- the perennial questions

    Thanks. I also really appreciate the mention of SLI not being used by Chief. Can you remind me if the basic renderings (non-raytrace) use the graphics card or the CPU? I saw Viki's post but a lot of it was in regard to the decision of upgrading or new and she would be re-using current graphics card. Regardless I re-read it and did get some good points out of it. Thanks again.
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    New Computer- the perennial questions

    Thanks and agreed, we always do the trickle down computer switches. Once the last computer gets too old/slow for Design/Engineering, we move it to sales and admin as they are much less cpu/graphics intensive users.