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  1. Alaskan_Son

    Need 4 Sill Plates

    Just beware that this will add to all walls in the plan.
  2. Alaskan_Son

    Need 4 Sill Plates

    A few ways you could do that, but I would personally just edit the framing in the Wall Detail.
  3. I’m away from my computer, but as I recall, both 3D DWG and 3D DXF files carry material mapping just fine. They import as a single material, but the various faces still maintain their unique mapping. The key though is that all those various faces need to have unique material definitions assigned before exporting. After importing into Chief you just need to go through and assign the appropriate materials via the material tab or Material Painter.
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    Require designer or illustrator

    As usual, your work looks like total garbage Rene Seriously always, nice work bud!
  5. Alaskan_Son

    Framing schedule to Excel

    You’re moving the goalpost here. Your question was this.... It was specifically in reference to the ability to copy and paste which is all I was talking about. The materials list does not need to be exported. And by the way, I don’t see why anybody would want to export something that could simply be copied and pasted.
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    Framing schedule to Excel

    They ARE the same. I use Copy/Paste for both almost exclusively.
  7. Just got back to the office and had a chance to open the provided example file. Not sure I've ever made a video for you before Gene, so here's your first custom tutorial on-the-house...
  8. Just another quick note...We don’t actually have to use actual curved roofs at all. For complex curved roofs, I will commonly use a series of standard flat roof planes with heights and pitches set appropriately. It’s like manually positioning each facet instead of changing the facet angle. Again though, I draw the whole profile in CAD and take all my numbers from that.
  9. Alaskan_Son

    Framing schedule to Excel

    You already asked this and I already gave you the answer...
  10. Alaskan_Son

    Moving, reflecting blocks

    Quite a few ways, but one thing I commonly take advantage of is the clipboard. Example: -Explode block. -Draw temporary line snapped to desired reference. -Copy temporary line to clipboard -Undo a couple times -Paste Hold Position -Use the temporary line for your line/point feedback and then delete it. Or, another idea you might try: -Select block and tab to desired item -Copy/Paste Hold Position -Use the extra copy for your line/point feedback and then delete it.
  11. Alaskan_Son

    Change 2D CAD object to 3D?

    ...or use a Polyline Distribution Path.
  12. For complex curved roofs, I usually do roughly as Robert described and use some CAD to get all the numbers I need. Commonly I do so off to the side right there in plan view. Once I have my roof shape drawn in CAD, I copy the relevant numbers one by one and paste into the appropriate places in the roof plane settings. Also, it's super helpful to draw your baseline at a good and appropriate location. I suggest you ignore the wall and just draw the baseline where it can be used to better control the roof. For complex roofs, my baseline may be located at the ridge, it may be located in the middle of the room at some beam reference, etc. For curved roofs in particular though, I commonly locate it at the very bottom of the roof plane (no overhang beyond baseline).
  13. Alaskan_Son

    Difference between export PDF and print to PDF?

    I believe they're the exact same dialog, just with a different name. I suspect Chief wanted to give people 2 options depending on the behavior they were expecting and that they wanted to make it clear that the wrong dialog wasn't opening up. The Help files seem to describe them as one and the same too... Printing and Exporting PDF Files You can save any view as a 2D .pdf file by selecting File> Export> Export PDF. This will open either thePrint View or Print Image dialog, depending on the view type. You can also save any view as a 2D .pdf file by selecting “Chief Architect Save as PDF” as the Destination printer Name in either of these dialogs. See Printing to a PDF File. Printing to a PDF File Portable Document Format, or .pdf files, are one of the most universally compatible and efficient file formats and can be viewed and printed on most computer platforms. You can save any view as a 2D .pdf file by selecting “Chief Architect Save as PDF” or any other PDF writer installed on your system as the Destination printer Name in either the Print View or Print Image dialog. SeePrint View Dialog and Print Image Dialog. You can also print to .pdf from any view by selecting File> Export> Export PDF. See PDF Files.
  14. Alaskan_Son

    Time Tracker

    It's definitely a little tricky to import usable data from the Time Tracker into Excel. Here's a free starter kit though for anyone who can make use of it. Just import your text data with cell A2 selected>comma delimited. Time Tracker Export Starter Kit.xlsx NOTE: If your User field or Note field contain a comma, this starter kit likely won't work for you. I would recommend just keeping commas out of those fields.
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    Bird of Paradise Bush Image ?

    Hey Joe, just Google “bird of paradise plant png” and you’ll find tons of them.