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  1. Can anyone tell me why this one window wants to orient itself backwards (i.e. the exterior is facing the interior)? I've got 2 windows in this wall that are identical - for some reason the one is correct while the other is not. Thanks! x14 windows11 RTX3080 Dropbox link to file:
  2. I did notice the roof was slightly off center after posting. I have fixed that and removed the extra node. Still getting the same problem though. Were you able to get it to work on your end?
  3. partial file.plan Hello, x14 roof issue. I am joining a 9/12 gable roof to a 6:12 hipped roof. Both roofs are square cut and both fascia top heights and shadow board top heights are set to 119 5/8". Can anyone help me figure out why the fascia and shadow boards just disappear as shown here: partial file.plan Thank You! X14 - windows 11 - NVidia Geforce RTX3080
  4. I figured it out - I had the room that was bounded by the railings set to "no floor below room". When i went in to the room dialogue and deleted the 4" floor structure, the problem was fixed. Thanks for all your help
  5. I dont have a material just called "framing" so i chose "fir framing 1". that didnt work. Then i tried making it "opening (no Material)". Its showing the outline still but no material applied to the faces. I can live with that. Here is the plan file in case anybody wants to look into it further. (had to zip it to get it under the file size limit) 230919 Freeman -
  6. Thanks - it was a multi layer railing - I tried to make it a single layer wall (railing) but it wont let me delete the interior layer and it still shows something below the rail itself.
  7. Hello - Can someone tell me how to remove this unwanted framing below a exterior railing? Im on X14. Thanks
  8. Thank You Rosco - That worked! \I would have never thought that a setting in an adjacent room would control that.
  9. My soffit extends out too far. Is there a way to trim my soffit back so that it butts into the fascia? I copied the room and roof off to the side and it appears correctly for the most part - still has issues with the frieze and the soffit appears to be trimmed a little too much but i could live with that. Anyone have any ideas what setting is causing this? File attached. Thanks! X14 - Windows 230509 Baeder - Existing.plan
  10. I tried that but it didn't work for me. I think you are right about it being an adobe thing though. When i open the PDF in Chrome, the lines are gone.
  11. Thanks for confirming that. I was afraid that was going to be the answer. Seems so easy for CA to clean up simple graphical bugs like this.
  12. I should clarify: The gray area is a cad object filled solid with 80% transparency. It looks great in Chief but when i print to PDF, I get those lines.
  13. Hi - When i put a gray cad object over a portion of a plan, i end up with these distracting lines when I go to print. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks, X14 Windows RTX 3080
  14. thank you - yes i did add it manually. I will try adding from the wall dialog.
  15. Hello, Anybody know a way to avoid having these extra lines in the fascia of a roof return? Thanks X12 Dell Laptop Windows 11 Pro I7 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
  16. thanks - its weird that it didn't save the plan file but it did save the layout. I have auto backups set to 10 minute intervals. Ill definitely check into an external backup option like you mentioned. It is the worst feeling losing work but I find it usually takes 1/2 the time to redo it as it did the first time. thanks Ben
  17. I Just had a crash on X12. Lost about 4 hours of tedious cad work. Went into the archive and there is an archived file that saved recently for my layout but not my plan file. Any other ways to retrieve a plan file? Dell Alienware X15 Laptop Windows 11
  18. Hello - This has probably been asked and solved but I cant find it in the forum. All my layers are set to print in black but I want to be able to have one layer that prints red that would really stand out on an otherwise black and white document. How do I set one layer to print in color? X12 Windows 11 - Alienware laptop - lots of ram, graphics etc...
  19. I just went in and changed the texture in the wall editor and it fixed it! Thanks Robdyck
  20. Hi Rob, the floors align. I did paint the brick material (white painted brick). My default brick wall was a red brick.
  21. Anybody know a way to get rid of these unneeded lines that seem to always show on my building corners? I'm in X12 on windows.
  22. Recently experienced some unusual things with Chief Architect Premier X11. I've found that at times my snaps will turn themselves off. Seems to be random. I know that hotkeys could be the culprit but I don't think that is actually what's happening. I've also had times where my copy and paste (ctrl-v, ctrl-c) wont work properly. Basically nothing happens when I execute the command (or sometimes a chief warning message pops up saying that nothing was actually copied.) The delete key will also not work at times - I will select an object and hit delete and nothing happens - then I hit delete again and again and again. Finally after multiple times - the object will delete. Recently its been the angle snap toggle flickering on and off like a strobe light. Which makes it impossible to draw straight lines (or walls). DropBox link to video of this attached: snap toggle flickering.MOV?dl=0 Anybody else experience anything like what I'm describing? I'm thinking it is more of a computer problem than a chief architect problem because sketchup sometimes will not recognize the ctrl key and then magically will after 10 seconds or so. I've also noticed at times there will be a significant lag when typing (usually in an email in outlook). Im wondering if it could be a wireless keyboard issue? Figured Id post for help here considering it seems to act up mostly when working in Chief. Any ideas? Thanks! Dell Precision 5530 core i7 16gb ram intel UHD Graphics 630 & Invidia quadro P1000 dual monitors via Dell docking station
  23. actually nothing - i can move them closer to the foundation and accomplish what im looking to do. The only problem though is that my handrails revert to "not follow stairs" even though i have that option checked.
  24. Thanks - that worked for the stringer.