Alaskan_Son

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  1. Alaskan_Son's post in Terrain Region Not Behaving as it should was marked as the answer   
    Its because you haven't defined anywhere on the terrain as anything other than -8'.  You need to define somewhere as being 0' so Chief know where to slope to.
  2. Alaskan_Son's post in Can I modify a cylinder/pedestal shape? was marked as the answer   
    You can actually do all that pretty easily with the Pyramid tool.  Just draw your desired shape with CAD, increase the number of sides on the pyramid, and then change the settings accordingly...
     

  3. Alaskan_Son's post in Floor Number reported in Schedule, change to Text instead? was marked as the answer   
    @Chrisb222, there are no simple settings, especially since words like "Main" and "lower" are obviously subjective.  I would suggest a simple text macro. One of these placed directly into an Object Information Field should do the trick:
    Using to_s and string.sub
    %floor_number.to_s.sub("0", "Lower").sub("1", "Main").sub("2", "Second").sub("3", "Third")% OR using hash[key]
    %{0 => "Lower", 1 => "Main", 2 => "Second"}[floor_number]% OR using array[index]
    %["Lower", "Main", "Second"][floor_number]%  
    Side Note:  Are you still on X12 like your signature says?
  4. Alaskan_Son's post in Roof Planes was marked as the answer   
    There isn't one.  You need to use multiple commands (via hotkeys or mouse clicks).  You can either manually do these in sequence or record a macro and assign it to a hotkey.  There are multiple routes you could take, but I would probably suggest just assigning hotkeys and using those in the following sequence:
    Layer Display Options hotkey Shift+Tab (should put you into the Name Filter field) Type out the words "roof planes" (should filter the list) Tab (should move to the selected layer) Spacebar (should highlight the layer if it isn't already) Tab, tab, tab, tab (should activate the Display checkbox) Spacebar (should toggle the Display setting) Enter (should close out the dialog)  
     
  5. Alaskan_Son's post in How do you change the overhead object priority? was marked as the answer   
    Click on the Layer tab and adjust the Drawing Group or use the View Draw Order Edit Tools in your Edit toolbar.
  6. Alaskan_Son's post in Page Number Macro Question was marked as the answer   
    I could probably write you a custom macros for this purpose, but there are a couple easier options.  @Michael_Gia already mentioned one of them when he said...
     
    Another much easier option is to simply place the desired numbers of pages manually.  Yes, its an extra step, but its pretty easy to just enter the number you want instead of jumping through all the hoops required for other methods. 
  7. Alaskan_Son's post in General Category in Material List was marked as the answer   
    File>Export>Export Thermal Envelope Data
  8. Alaskan_Son's post in Clipped Countertop Overhang was marked as the answer   
    Open Symbol>Options>Options>Type>change this to something else like maybe Refrigerators (built-in).  I do however agree that this shouldn't happen when an appliance doesn't actually come in contact with the countertop.  Make sure to send this in to tech support if you care enough to see it fixed/changed.
  9. Alaskan_Son's post in PBR is making me go insane was marked as the answer   
    In addition the questions Mark posted above, I would also inquire as to what exactly you mean when you say...
     

    Is it your own time adjusting settings that takes so long or is it the time it takes Chief to render the scene?  If it’s things you are doing, what are the things that take you so much time?  PBR is tricky in that lighting is basically handled in aggregate and relative to other lights in the scene meaning you can get the same exact view with the sunlight set at 4 lumens as you can with the sunlight set at 400,000 lumens.  It’s easy to run around chasing your tail.  
     
    My suggestion is to just hire someone (not me) to coach you through it at the start.  You may get there eventually on your own and by gleaning tips from the forum with MANY MANY hours of practice,  but but but...if your time is valuable, I suggest you contact @Renerabbitt to see if he can squeeze you in for a training session or 2.  There are just far too many nuances.  Shoot, read through some of the threads here on the forum and you’ll quickly see that even guys that seem to know what they’re doing can spend a ridiculous amount of time futzing around and experimenting with settings.  You can spend hours reading through all the tips coming from different directions and many times the methods conflict with each other due to some of the various nuances (particularly the lighting thing I mentioned above).  At the end of the day, there are a handful of universal rules you’ll want to follow but in large part, you really need to work within your own specific system, and learning a system from a specific coach who knows what they’re doing is a good way to do that.  Just my 2 cents.  
  10. Alaskan_Son's post in Specify Label for Concrete wall thickness was marked as the answer   
    upper_layers[1].material_data.formatted_size
  11. Alaskan_Son's post in Removing Cabinetry Auto-Filler was marked as the answer   
    Default Settings>Cabinets>General Cabinet
  12. Alaskan_Son's post in Floor level won't stay changed. was marked as the answer   
    3 things to consider:
    You can always select those tiny little 1/2" wide rooms and adjust the Structure settings for them. In order to get your walls to adjust properly, you'll need to open a bunch of them and check Default Wall Bottom Height.  Once you adjusted some of them you turned off the Auto behavior so they'll stay too tall even after you make the proper floor height changes till you fix that. You can set those furring walls to Furred Wall in their Structure settings which should alleviate the need for that extra room.  
  13. Alaskan_Son's post in Corner Window Bug was marked as the answer   
    Its the Inset that Chief doesn't like.  Change the Inset to zero and it works.  I would recommend you report this to Chief as unexpected and undesirable behavior.  In the meantime you may end up needing to do that with multiple walls or a custom window symbol to get the inset look you're after. 
  14. Alaskan_Son's post in Custom Fill Patterns was marked as the answer   
    I use HatchKit
     
    https://hatchkit.com.au
  15. Alaskan_Son's post in Placement of Electrical Outlet in Cabinet was marked as the answer   
    Open Symbol>Options  
  16. Alaskan_Son's post in Dialog Number Styles Question was marked as the answer   
    You're not missing anything.  It's a capability some of us have requested.  Please consider sending in a request to Chief as well. 
  17. Alaskan_Son's post in Trying to Build Manual Wall Dormer was marked as the answer   
    Just guessing, but I suspect you are activating the Break Wall tool and not the Add Break tool in your edit menu.  They're 2 different tools.
  18. Alaskan_Son's post in annotation sets in X13 was marked as the answer   
    Annotation Sets were renamed Default Sets at least a couple versions back.  In addition, the general functionality of Annotation Sets was largely if not completely replaced by Saved Plan Views which I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with.
  19. Alaskan_Son's post in Decreasing width of "Side windows" was marked as the answer   
    Okay, I see what you're saying now and I can confirm.  X13 has a larger minimum than what X12 had.  It seems to be triggered by the Layer Properties section.  Toggle Layer Properties off and you can get it much smaller.  I would suggest you report this as a bug.
  20. Alaskan_Son's post in need help with the wall corner & line on wall was marked as the answer   
    Some of these situations need a little manual involvement.  Try to select this wall....

     
    ...and then drag it through to replace the automatically generated attic wall....

     

  21. Alaskan_Son's post in How do I reset Glass Pony Wall Defaults? was marked as the answer   
    A number of ways, but here's a pretty easy one...Open an OOB template plan that has the desired default Pony Wall in it, draw a section of Glass Pony Wall, copy it, go back to your other plan, paste it, and then click the Set as Default tool.
  22. Alaskan_Son's post in Associating a layer set with a saved cross section was marked as the answer   
    No.  Cross sections/elevations have some quirky behaviors in both X11 and X12.  The controls and behaviors are just a little bit different is all.  Cross Section/Elevation cameras sent to layout always seem to reference the layer set they were originally sent with though unless you either change the layer set at the layout box level using the Layout Box Layers tool OR if you click YES when you get the little Update View to Layout pop-up.  The layout box DOES however seem to remember the layer on/off settings temporarily under certain circumstances. 
  23. Alaskan_Son's post in Convert DWG to PLAN was marked as the answer   
    Here you go....
    DWG Import.plan
  24. Alaskan_Son's post in Materials have lost texture and color! was marked as the answer   
    Check 3D>Camera View Options>Toggle Textures.  I'm guessing you have Textures toggled off.
  25. Alaskan_Son's post in "Layout" Layer Sets Automatically Generating was marked as the answer   
    When you click Send To Layout there is an option to "Make Copy Of Active Layer Set". Uncheck that option. I personally like the feature but a lot of people don't.