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  1. Guys, I need to figure see if I can figure out how to move 60,000 terrain points by lowering and rotating so that the house sits where it needs to and at the elevation it needs to. If you look at the snip below, I have imported the Terrain points using the "Import Terrain Data" and built my terrain which gave me the pretty mountain side below. But now need to learn how to move all of these Terrain points in unison so that the design that I created sits on the terrain at the correct elevation and orientation. Anyone willing to help me with this? The end goal would be to post a tutorial that could help people walk through these steps to end up with a accurate terrain model. You can access my plan file here; https://gofile.me/72852/aIIUa7Mz2
  2. Kim, have you used the software QGIS? With QGIS, we can clip the unneeded liar data to only what’s needed. I’m still learning, but was able to use it to clip and then export CSV file that I then imported into Chief via the Terrain Import tool. YouTube has some videos which were helpful. If I can refine this process, I will post a tutorial on the method.
  3. Thank you Kim! That’s a great breakdown. I’m trying a couple different software tools, CloudCompare and QGIS, along with your method and help from Alaskan_Son, to see if I can get the USGS data imported into CC or QGIS and then exported into the correct coordinate format for chief to import. I’ve got it imported into chief, but it’s many more steps than I think it could be, partially due to the coordinate formatting. I’ll keep trying time allows.
  4. Hey Kim, I was able to get the data imported, but I also have the elongated terrain perimeter. Do you remember how you fixed this?
  5. Guys, I have ran into this scenario a few times, where Roof planes that share the same ridge but are two different pitches, and I can't seem to get the Exterior Wall that fills the area between the two pitches to fill in correctly. I pasted a photo below as well as attached the plan file. What is best practice on how to get this wall added? Cabin.zip
  6. Thanks Chris, that worked.
  7. I am struggling to get this pattern to vertically align. I have the horizontal aligned how I need it. You might be able to see in the pasted image below, that I need the blue arrow to slip up into the blue channels in the pattern, but so far haven't been able to get it to fit together correctly. Anyone able to tell what I doing wrong here?
  8. I would be interested in this. But not part anything of currently.
  9. Hey John, for Braced Wall/Shear I use a website called Braceline. Its very similar to the APA Shear Calc site or the Simpson Calc, but in my opinion is very easy to use. It's $40 per month, has a few YouTube videos to train you up. I think there is also a 30 day trial. For everything else (tall walls, etc), it goes to my Engineer.
  10. Mick, I updated to the 528.24 Studio version today and so far everything is working. All of the triggers that would crash CA prior are working fine now. Have only had a half day of test on it, but so far so good.
  11. Guys, I am starting to find some of the limitations that I see discussed in the forums and am wondering if this is one of those. The current plan I am working on has various footing widths and depths specified by the engineer for the foundation walls. While trying to create a wall schedule that will show each wall based on footing width and depth and when I look at the available macro's under Object Properties for a macro I don't see anything specific to the footing depth. Anyone know if this property exists for a foundation wall?
  12. Ok, that makes sense that Auto Detail has filled in for some of those materials. Like the idea of creating molding profile fill pattern and adding to my library. Thanks again Rob
  13. Guys. I am still going through this trying to get it dialed in and accurate. I marked Ryan's post as the solution, thank you for the reminder. Chopsaw, I am learning basics of Ruby as time allows so hopefully will get these custom fields dialed in and schedules will be correct. Thanks again
  14. Rob, this detail is awesome and I have made this my next project to figure out and implement. I am having trouble getting the fills to show up. I have went through all of the settings that I can think of to make sure I have fills set correctly and I still can't get them to show. I turned Layers to All On and that didn't do it either. 1) Any ideas on what I am missing on the fills? 2) Did you manually label the 2x4 and 2x6, or is this a macro, or is this a label setting I am missing? Love that idea
  15. Ryan, this is awesome and very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.
  16. Anyone know how I can get the Fascia, Soffit, Drip Edge to add to the Schedule? I can't locate in the Category List, it's not under Roof Trim, in my setup anyways. But Frieze board, Gutter, and Ridge Cap is.
  17. Done, added snip of Schedule DBX to prior reply above showing the Schedule Label setting. Thanks Chopsaw
  18. Chopsaw, I did attempt to update my signature two days ago, see snip below. Apparently I am doing this in the wrong location though as it's not taking in the posts. Is your comment based solely on my signature? Also, I marked VHampton's post as the solution when I found it worked. Also, I provided my settings for the label setup that I liked the best, directly above your post
  19. Here is the settings I used to get the label setup I have shown;
  20. Guys, when a door or window schedule is created, it changes the label on each window and door to the schedule label. Is it possible to show both the Schedule and Size for the label rather than just the Schedule label? I have tried various settings with the Door/Window labels to get this to work and haven't found a setting that allows this.
  21. For anyone who runs into this same problem that I created, I realized that when editing a Cad Detail, you can also set the Line Weight Options for Cad Details in the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog under File->Print->Drawing Sheet Setup. When I changed the Line Weights there to match my Plan and Layout files, it fixed the Line Weights on my schedules and everything looks correct now.