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  1. I found it. I can't use the Automatic light set. I switched to default go what I wanted
  2. A client wants a tall tower of their stairs and I want to show it light up at night time like a lighthouse, but my exterior camera, night shot isn't showing interior lights. I've turned off all other light sources than the one I want, Default lighting set selected, lumens cranked up to 10k, show in both ray trace and renderings, but nothing... When I turn on the light source that is in the "Outside" room, I can see it thru the stair AND front door glass. When I turn on that light source and update the lighting, THAT light shows as "In Use" but nothing I can find turns on the added light source that is in the "Open Below" room (which is the staircase). Using X13 on Windows 10 pc with Nvidia RTX3080
  3. Does this mean M1 will run RTRT?
  4. Are there Chief users local to the North side of Indianapolis looking for a full-time position? This position is for a behind-the-scenes, drafts person and project coordination position. We’re looking for a full-time, W2 employee, some days might be remote but not looking for a sub-contracting relationship, so please don’t send info if you want to keep it as a sub-contractor relationship. We can talk if you’re going to transition from sub to W2 in a short time. Need to be willing to learn, work in a team environment, use Chief, Excel, Word. Looking to learn good design? Want to play with Chief for pay? Feel fulfilled by giving clients their dreams? Contact me!
  5. I was hoping that I could create a cabinet door and drawer library each with their individual pricing guidelines. In my catalog a certain group of doors and drawers are standard, another group has a specific $$ deduct and the final group has a specific $$ addition to the price of the cabinet. So, I thought, if I'm adding door style XYZ to my cabinet, and that door object in the library has a cost of $55/door, then, the door would be listed for the proper pricing in the materials list. But no. It seems that the pricing from the door object in the library doesn't get transferred to the cabinet component pricing. If I place the door in the plan as a separate item (not attached to a cabinet), the pricing is present in the materials list as it should be, but it's a separate line, not "attached" to a cabinet sub line-item. Am I missing something? Is it possible thru macros or a minor setting?
  6. Nevermind. I found it. I'd forgotten that I had adjusted the cabinet width to include a fraction and the lookup was throwing the error. Now, to manage the custom widths... I am curious, though, how far you'd gotten on the project.
  7. @MarkMc I've been working on a CSV lookup as well, and things were going great while I was testing hard-coded numbers, then I tried to grab the width & height of the cabinet, and it seems when changing to a Material List, the object links may be broken. I can import the CSV table, parse it, look up a hard-coded width and height, and pull the correct price. Have you had any luck with this yet? I've tried to evaluate based on Owner Object, Referenced Object, and Materials List Line Item, and still get "Evaluation Error".
  8. @Alaskan_Son, I was following your global variable thought from a previous post, and I have a question re: global variables. I found if I set the variable %$Client_Name = "Bill & Nancy"% then that variable is set across any and ALL files that I have open, until I set the variable again within a specific file. Otherwise, the a textbox with the variable %$Client_Name% will just reflect the set value of the last file I looked at. Correct?
  9. Thanks @Alaskan_Son, I was just finding some other posts that basically stated that we can't access the client or designer info. Kinda a bummer. I guess this is why the "Global Variables" disappears when I check the "evaluate" box? They're just not accessible.
  10. I'm back at it again...Ideas for Ruby macros. I want to use the Layout client info to enter my title block information (I've got that set up) and then since I have the state entered as the two-letter abbreviation, I figure the general notes could recognize that data and spell out the state's name ("PROJECT TO BE BUILT ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING CODE OF THE STATE OF xxx"). I'm struggling trying to find the object to reference for %client.state%. If I do NOT evaluate, I can enter %client.state% and return the same IN but cannot perform any functions on it. When I change the macro to evaluated and "Referenced Object" I can enter "%client.state%" (with quotes) and return IN. But then I want to pass that to a hash to show INDIANA so I set up my hash array and pass states["%client.state"] only to get evaluation error. Here is my hash setup currently... states = { "IN" => "Indiana", "VA" => "Virginia", "MD" => "Maryland", "MA" => "Massachusetts", "DC" => "District of Columbia" } states["IN"] will see Indiana states[%client.state%] will see evaluation error states["%client.state%"] will see evaluation error Is there a place that I can find the objects or hooks that a file has and what class the instances will return? I'm assuming the %client.state% will return a string, but it almost doesn't act that way since I have to put quotes around %client.state% in the macro just to pass the info to the text box.
  11. I solved it! Enter this into the label or code (under the "Object Information) box: %automatic_label%%has_stile_between_double_doors == false ? (num_doors.to_f > 1 ? '-BT' : '') : ''%
  12. I'm actually decent at programming languages, but the Ruby tutorials I've found aren't geared toward Chief and talk about local, class, instance, and global variables, of which I can't figure out how that connects to Chief. Can you point to tutorials of Ruby within Chief?
  13. I've tried this in a macro I call %ButtDoors% - has_stile_between_double_doors.to_s = 'true' ? (num_doors = 2 ? '' : '-BT') It only returns that very same text when I place %ButtDoors% in the text box
  14. @solver or @Alaskan_Son, I'm on a mission to get some cabinetry codes working with Ruby. I see a property that is "has_stile_between_double_doors" (TrueClass) and a property that is "num_doors" (Integer). If num_doors = 2 and has_style_between_double_doors is false, I want to add "-BT" to the code.
  15. I updated my signature after OP, but it still shows X11 here. odd..... Anyway, the real reason for replying is that the code worked! Can I beg another question? What does it mean? I had the %width% working - it showed the accurate width. What is the "width.to_s.to_i" and "width.to_f" doing? convert "to string" and "to integer"? Not sure what to guess on "to_f".
  16. Whoops. No. Signature is out of date. Using X12.
  17. So, I can enter a macro "referenced.width" and I receive the correct width of the cabinet, but then I cannot figure how to get it to do the logic of *if referenced.width <= 42 then cablabel = "1B" else cablable = "2B""
  18. Hey all, I have an idea that I want to create a macro to help my cabinet code. For this specific cabinet (from my manufacturer), if the cabinet is 42" or less, the code is "VTC30 *width*-1B" and greater than 42", the code is "VTC30 *width*-2B". First, I'm starting with the macro and trying to get the width of the referenced object, but I keep getting an evaluation error that there is an undefined local variable or method. I've tried "width", "referenced.width", "owner.width" and all the same thing. Can you point me to the right direction?
  19. I cannot remember who I purchased this macro from several years ago to incrementally count numbers. It uses two macros "Start Callout Hash" and "Fill Callout Hash". I could place the macro "fill callout hash" in multiple places and the numbers would step up one at a time. In any case, the macro no longer works in X11, and I'd like to get it working again. Anyone remember creating that macro? Can you help? Thanks.
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  21. I was making a video for some of the new X11 features and in the middle of making a pattern from texture, X11 crashed on me. Anyone else notice crashing issues? You can see the video here and it crashes at 6:40:
  22. I've never seen this happen before until one specific project yesterday and again today. I send an elevation or section to layout, and everything is in dashed lines as shown in the attached screen shots. The only thing I can do to change it is to update the view. And that's the only difference between the two screen shots. I send the section to layout, then click on the layout box and click the child tool "Update View" I've rebooted my computer, restarted Chief, and I'm out of ideas.
  23. I'm trying to restore the "living area" label on first floor of this plan and I've tried what I thought I remembered of checking and unchecking the "show Living Area label" under the Plan Defaults dbx, but it's not reappearing. The label does show on the foundation level, but not first floor. What am I missing? 1007 Sunset House 4 ft added- 6-23-17.plan.zip