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  1. I posted a plan before for help and it had Joes macro in it and I was politely asked not to post his macros he sells by a third party..... BTW, it was clear to me when I wrote it
  2. Ugghhh. I put up this post and did NOT add the image to show what it is doing. The "room label" I created works when placed in the room. When it is not in the room, it uses the ceiling height value from the room I have it located in. I will ask Joe...
  3. Not yet... X13 changed this behaviour so that is my first guess at the issue and will ask Joe if this does not provide me an answer to solve the issue.
  4. I use a simple macro for commercial as-builts to describe room info for clients (the ceiling height macro is from Joe): %room.name% %room.dimensions% %room.ceiling.finish.name% @ %ceiling_Height_Label%± %room.floor.finish.name% FLOORING Since I started using X13, if the label does not fit, I use a leader line, it appears to gather the ceiling height info from the room the block is in rather than where it is pointing to. I have been doing it this way for years. The ceiling height is supposed to be 9', but it is getting its data from the room the block is in. Hoping someone has a solution...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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....
  8. 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 $CFL = 0.2 #Capacity Factor, Level, LSC Table $LSC = "37" #LSC Chapter for Occupancy $ep = 3 #Exits Provided
  9. 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 = "37" #LSC Chapter for Occupancy $ep = 2 #Exits Provided "TOTAL OCCUPANTS =#{$TO} (LSC: #{LSC}.2.3.2) CAPACITY FACTOR = #{$CFL} (LSC TABLE #{$TO} PERSONS x #{$EW}'' = #{$TO*$CFL}'' (#{$ep}) 36'' EXITS PROVIDED = #{$ep*36} > #{$TO*$CFL}'', OK" It works (so far): TOTAL OCCUPANTS =94 (LSC: CAPACITY FACTOR = 0.2 (LSC TABLE 94 PERSONS x 0.2'' = 18.8'' (2) 36'' EXITS PROVIDED = 72 > 18.8'', OK The problem I am encountering is the way I format. I would like to be able to use the variables throughout the several pages of text including the bold paragraph headings. First part: One good example is the Chapter of the LSC which is based on the occupancy and I have 12 occurences of this hence, the variable "LSC" so I would like to declare that and just use it in the places needed. For this I created a macro %code_lsc_chapter% which is simply: "#{LSC}" and this seemed to work. My goal is to create a data macro I would edit for each job with comments for me to go through systematically with other macros to fill in the spot holder: $TO = 94 #Total occupants LSF $CFL = 0.2 #Capacity Factor, Level, LSC Table LSC = "37" #LSC Chapter for Occupancy $ep = 2 #Exits Provided The problem I am having is if the variables are in a different macro, the subsequent macros can't find them. I have seen mentioned on the forum that if I put them in a text box somewhere and hide it off to the side it fixes this issue. This is where I feel stupid. How do I write a variable to a text box or is that the wrong solution. Basically I want to be able to use the data macro variables in other macros.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Perfect! I am not losing my mind! Thanks...
  14. 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!??!!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. This is with a 2X12 joist, with a 2X10, there is not a whole lotta nailing space:)
  18. Is there a setting to make the first (or last tread) even with the platform it connects to?
  19. I really appreciate your input, this is a commercial job, however have several residential jobs coming up that will have some low slope roofs.
  20. I'm just asking for help, no need to be insulting. Sorry, I do not know how everything is framed being a desk jockey, but got most of it down. Other than the way it was presented I do appreciate it. I ALWAYS do my plans to allow the contractor leeway on details like this. My attitude is they generally know much more than I do and I would be crazy not to give them discretion on how some things are built. My Goal is to figure out how to get this correct or as close as possible in Chief as I have this and 3 houses that will use this method. And only one of the images above are correct but after downloading and regenerating the wall framing they both show the truss being notched at a bearing plate. So that seems to be the part I need to figure out at this point! Nothing like being 99% done with a project and having to regenerate framing and mess up all the things I had to correct by hand.
  21. Perhaps I made the assumption that this was the only way to build this... and even included a sketch.