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    Editing notes in a note schedule in X11

    Whers the chagrined embarassment emoji? I woulda sworn I had looked for a comment column to add top the schedule.....
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    Editing notes in a note schedule in X11

    Got all my note types built, then built again, on the fly in annosets, pretty circular process, but since I only need to do it once in a very great while, who cares I don't seem to be able to get note comments to display in the notes schedule, has anyone else tried this? I've gotten a grip on the nomenclature as notes report to multiple schedules - interesting but maybe not useful, it might be a little too complicated to explain to subs, suppliers and homeowners. I like the idea of a "master" note schedule, display all note type, with a column locating them by sheet or by plan name or something...
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    Editing notes in a note schedule in X11

    Yup, I'm gonna have to do the same - this is sort of like the rev cloud thing, I'd love to be able to set a default on the fly, drop 3 or 4 items, then set a different default - I'm sure there's a way, I just have to decide its useful enough to invest the time to learn...it's been so long since I set up my annosets that may be the solution anyway. Thanks for all the tips and direction
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    Editing notes in a note schedule in X11

    Thanks, i spose I'm so used to working the way I work I hardly ever have to modify my active defaults - new note tool looks like really being worth the effort though. I'm clearly losing my mind today, now I cant get pattern lines to shade to grey in layout view and reference plans are throwing me for a loop also - adult onset CRS I fear
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    Editing notes in a note schedule in X11

    Has anyone figured out a way to set a default note type?
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    Editing notes in a note schedule in X11

    Note schedules are gonna be great. I'd really like to a function similar to Google Keep - paste a list of things into Keep, it treats each line seperately - so I could dump a list of comments from an owner or plan checker into a schedule, it would automatically create a callout for each note and then I could place the callout.
  7. My contact with WCCC is as an outside plan check firm in California (West Coast Code Consultants). If you can find a licensed architect willing to review and seal your plans digitally, I'd expect most jurisdictions would accept a locally printed seal and signature. Technically, they probably shouldn't, but if its a smaller project and simple stuff I bet they would. I know all my truss calcs are submitted that way. I like having lunch with my engineer, so I've never tried printing his signature from a PDF. If I do, I'll report back.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    I'm gonna check with my crews, but I'm a former field guy and I've tried various methods to illustrate construction, tending more and more towards a note block on each plan. I've tried putting details on the same sheet as the plans, that is actually very easy build from, on a small job I can put foundation aplan and details on one sheet, but we mostly do additions and remodeling. I'd say as a designer, I WAY prefer keynotes, I can build a list of comments, then drop the callouts on the plan. As adrafter, I dont really care, I just want a system where I can, with one or two key strokes\button clicks, drop the same verbose or verbose+graphical content in multiple locations AND have them all "stay in sync". I think the use of a macro library is ana lternate path to the keynotes. As a tradesman first and contractor second, I'm pretty neutral - I've worked as an inspector also and TBH an awful lot of what plan checkers and designers (proffessioanl and otherwise) focus on is pretty well ignored in the field, as often as not becuase it is just reiterating what is common knowledge to the trades. My window guy wouldn't sell me untempered windows in a tempered window location and the inspector is gonna inspect for them regardles of the plans.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    There is a little font editor in Windows - in theory I can create new characters in any font I use - I took a gander and it might, just might, be doable....
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    Is there a way to create or add a special symbol in the macro tool? I'd love to be able to have the whatever shape I'm using for callouts as a shape I could place in a line of text.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    Yeah, I kind of agree. i tried plant schedules, its a bit cumbersome. More of the same gives more flexibility but is equally cumbersome. I dont think key notes is an exotic request. I understand that not everyone uses them but it is a pretty widely recognized and commonly employed tool.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    I'll be interested to see the answer(s) but I'm afraid it may be no.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    Such good information, thanks. FWIW, I am the builder, and my guys love key notes - I can often fit plana on 11x17 using keynotes and the small plans are so much more manageable in the field. And during sedign it is great to tabulate the reuslts of a meeting in the a note block, really helps the client and my self see all the issues we have touched on. During design I will sometimes use dated noteblocks.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    At first glance that looks really great. I had given up on the plant schedule workaround, cuz I found it slightly cumbersome and less than intuitive. Your idea of filtering electrical schedules seems pretty interesting. Maybe I'll revisit this concept., thanks.
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    New To Chief. Is There A Keynote Tool?

    i invested some time in the plant schedules method, but in the end abandoned it, neutral benefit, limited to the single schedule so no notes for any other plans - foundation, framing, electrical. it would be really, really nice to be able to have a schedule or note block with a graphic showing the type or shape of the callout - cirlce, square, whatever. right now I have a note block and a callout, have to move them both when I want to adjust position. I like to have a note block or each plan as well as general notes. In fact I can use both a general notes and a plan notes block for each plan. It would be so great to have a library of notes that I could drop into plan and have report to a note block on that layer. I wouldn't mind making the same callout in elevation as in plan. Window removed and such like for a remodeling plan. It seems both super easy and a really important tool to be missing.