Alaskan_Son

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  1. Alaskan_Son

    Stairwell Issues

    Good catch Eric.
  2. Alaskan_Son

    Sending details and notes to a layout page

    I pretty much never use PDF's for anything other than temporarily as a reference. I prefer to draw/type that stuff up myself. All my use case scenarios as referenced in the latter parts of this thread are CAD Details located in a Plan file that have been sent to a Layout file by opening the CAD Detail and using Send To Layout. I then copy that Layout Box from that layout using Control+C and paste into a second open Layout using Control + V or Control+Alt+V and all works great. Richard seems to be having a different experience.
  3. The problem here is that situations like this almost invariably require code that only works for one specific use case scenario and so its not some simple pre-existing idea or code that you really need. In this case, you need a very specifically (and creatively) designed, written, and configured code that meets your specific use case. In other words, it requires someone to do the work. If you already know how, I could give you some quick tips, but otherwise I would just need to do the work for you. Sometimes I feel like people think we're being stingy with our knowledge and ideas, but I could literally spend all day everyday answering followup questions to that free information I provide. Its akin to designing homes...it takes someone who knows what they're doing to get it done and its not something you can learn in a few posts. This is why there are VERY few people here who know how to effectively write and use some of the more complex custom macros. The investment is simply too great, and I would argue that its typically not even worth it either. You could spend literally hundreds of hours getting it all figured out from a technical standpoint, but maybe you're not the creative type, so you still end up hitting roadblocks. Plus, even if you are super good at devising creative solutions and you master Chief and you master Ruby, is it really worth all the hundreds of hours invested if you could simply pay somebody for a few hours of their time to do it for you? Anyway, I don't have much extra time to play with right now, but here's some quick custom macros and general ideas on-the-house as a one time courtesy. Just open the attached plans and see how I set the 2 joists up. They both contain a slightly different solution depending on what your end goal is, but they both essentially do what you're trying to accomplish... Material List price mod.zip Again, that was as a one-time courtesy. Use it freely as you wish, but if you need further modifications, in depth explanations, or coaching, that would be a different story.
  4. This is totally doable using Ruby. Are you competent with Ruby and custom text macros?
  5. Alaskan_Son

    Can I have two different room "versions" and switch between them?

    For this, simple text macros usually do the trick. The scale always changes with CAD blocks because each CAD block just retains it's original size. You could technically "fix" this issue by simply grouping something like a much larger but empty text box with your desired text so that the size of the block was always controlled by the much larger borders. This way, the affected area of the block would remain unchanged with any changes.
  6. Alaskan_Son

    Can I have two different room "versions" and switch between them?

    I would call this instancing, and yes, it would be great if Chief had some more true instancing capabilities. I made a quick video a while back during a discussion we were having elsewhere... I think the main problem with any BIM type CAM software is that for things like walls, windows, doors, floor systems, etc. where there are automated connection/interaction behaviors, that it would be nearly (if not) impossible to allow different instances to interact uniquely with each unique instance. For at least simple non-parametric geometry though, it would be really nice if we had some more capabilities in this department. Not sure how useful it would really be for this particular example, but it would be useful nonetheless.
  7. Alaskan_Son

    Stairwell Issues

    You just seem to have a faulty room definition. Check out the Structural panel for that room and look at the settings in there. Specifically, check the ceiling height and decide whether that room should really be set to have a monolithic slab or not.
  8. Alaskan_Son

    Foundation/Wall detail - Conc Skirt

    This is actually a really really good argument against pinning the slab to the foundation walls. If the slab settles and it wasn't designed to carry its own weight over the span of the floor system, then its just going to end up breaking. Might even cause a big step in the slab somewhere if it settles enough. Better to just let the slab settle with the substrate if you ask me.
  9. Alaskan_Son

    Sending details and notes to a layout page

    Sorry, didn't mean to sound condescending. Just wanted to see if there was some unexpected step in your process that might be causing your problems. That is usually the case when one person seems to be having problems that others don't seem to be having.
  10. Alaskan_Son

    Can I have two different room "versions" and switch between them?

    Despite the fact that there are various workarounds, in my opinion, this actually IS the best way.
  11. Alaskan_Son

    Sending details and notes to a layout page

    I have yet to experience anything like this. I'm curious...How exactly are you copying and pasting?
  12. Alaskan_Son

    Sending details and notes to a layout page

    If you don’t save, the detail in your current layout will just revert as soon as you close the plan.
  13. Alaskan_Son

    Sending details and notes to a layout page

    There is definitely a distinction. One requires that the layout be linked to another layout. That simply isn't normal and is likely what Brian was telling you the program wasn't designed to do.
  14. Alaskan_Son

    Sending details and notes to a layout page

    Totally disagree. The whole point is that the view is sized, cropped, scaled, labeled, etc. exactly like we want it. I think you might be missing out. Anyway, it seems to work flawlessly for me... NOTE: The above isn't the highest quality GIF so it might look like some lines aren't displaying, but they are.