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  1. Can you please clarify what you mean by this? Just trying to learn. Thanks for looking at it. As I expanded and realized how useful this could be, I changed some variables so they were a bit more obvious what they were.
  2. Untitled 2.layout This is what I was trying to do and how I got it to work. I am a little confused Joe as you said these were all strings. The math in the macro worked so how do I declare them numbers? If there is a better solution, please let me know. I am trying to learn more. This exercise will save me a bunch of time and minimize editing in the future.
  3. I was hoping on each project to define items, whether numbers or text. that would be used to populate my code analysis. If the variables are in the same macro it allows me to do the math, etc. I think I figured out a workaround....
  4. This is the output I get when I create a separate macro without the variables in it. Basically I just copied the original macro with a different name and removed the variables and put them in a different macro "TOTAL OCCUPANTS =#{$TL} (LSC: #{LSC}.2.3.2) CAPACITY FACTOR = #{$CFL} (LSC TABLE #{$TL} PERSONS x #{$EW} = #{$TL*$CFL} inches (#{$ep}) 36 inch EXITS PROVIDED = #{$ep*36} > #{$TL*$CFL} inches, OK" Basically I just copied the original macro with a different name and removed the variables: $TL = 94 #Total occupants LSF
  5. I have found several online sources for RUBY, but I am confused on a few issues and how Chief uses RUBY. I am trying to streamline my code analysis and there are variables that are used throughout and I always forget to change somethings that are used over and over. First question is how do you use the "inch" symbol: " in a string? I got (2) ' to do the trick (''), but is there a proper way? I put together the following macro for a portion of my analysis: $TO = 94 #Total occupants LSF $CFL = 0.2 #Capacity Factor, Level, LSC Table LSC = "
  6. This was the issue! Thank you!
  7. What I am trying to duplicate... I removed the casing and my result is... I have tried different combinations and I know I have done this in the past, just cannot find that project. I'm sure it is a toggle I am missing. Any thoughts.
  8. So basically do not edit ANYTHING in the library! Place in the plan, delete from the library, make changes, add to the library.. oy vey
  9. Reading through the forum, there was a post regarding using the paintbrush and several people say to avoid it. I now believe this is what was causing this problem. Starting with a "fresh-clean" wall I have not had these issues.
  10. Perfect! I am not losing my mind! Thanks...
  11. I discovered the Active Layer Dialog Box has options. I am fairly certain before I messed with those options at the bottom left, that when selecting an item in the plan, this highlighted that layer, now it does not. I could be just simply losing my mind!??!!
  12. I used to do renderings for a pool company and this is how I did a non-rectangular pool with a sloping bottom. I always put each item on a separate layer to avoid confusion. pool-steps pool-coping pool bottom pool walls pool terrain etc. This took about 5 minutes. pool.plan
  13. The strap @robdyck posted works, but luckily I have been doing 2X12 rim Boards on decks anyway, cause it does not meet Simpson's criteria with a 2X10.
  14. This is with a 2X12 joist, with a 2X10, there is not a whole lotta nailing space:)