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  1. Mintplanner

    Exporting Floor Plans for Use in PowerPoint

    I suppose if the boss wants fancy transitions between pages, that's what I'll be required to do. Thanks for the tip!
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    Exporting Floor Plans for Use in PowerPoint

    Thanks for that explanation! I hadn't considered using the top down camera view either.
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    Exporting Floor Plans for Use in PowerPoint

    by the way, Holy Impressive Computer, Batman!
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    Exporting Floor Plans for Use in PowerPoint

    I did attempt the screen capture, but it resulted in a little distortion. I used my layout as Eric suggested, and I think that'll get me through this assignment. I appreciate all the outside-the-box advice from you both!
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    Exporting Floor Plans for Use in PowerPoint

    I just tested an import of .pdf into PowerPoint and it failed. Why? Because that's what my old school boss asked for. I've asked how he intends to share this information but he hasn't responded. If I could generate the presentation within Chief, that seems easier, but what if he wants fancy transitions?
  6. Hello All, I've read some threads but didn't see my issue exactly, so here we go.... I need marketing floor plans for use in PowerPoint to obtain financing from a bank. I'm using the Export Picture feature, and trying to find an appropriate setting upon which Importing into PowerPoint, the jagged edges are gone and text is legible. I've found the "Do Not Reduce" image size setting in PowerPoint and checked the box. I've tried exporting floor plan views from Chief at various Pixels/Inch, but they all appear the same. My screen resolution is 1920 x 1080. Do I need to reduce my screen resolution? Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry I still us X7. Tim
  7. Just wondering if any design-build Chief users discovered a good resource for new construction checklist templates? I'm trying to improve quality control in the field by putting checklists in the hands of my project managers. Thanks!~
  8. Mintplanner

    Cable Railings on Stairs

    OHHHHH, I didn't know I was drawing a wall that wasn't part of the deck to create the railing that follows the stairs! Oh, the light bulbs are going off over here! Thanks you all!
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    I appreciate your persistence! I have tried using all room types, and now I'm using a Deck with a slab (it's a concrete stoop). I have the deck railings set correctly and I'm using panels on the deck railings to achieve cable railings. Inside railing defaults, I have selected the Rail Syle will be Panels and will Follow Stairs. I drew a landing in the basement to give the stairs a starting height of -60". Best I can tell, Draw Railing only makes the railings appear in plan view, which I don't want, but I'm playing along hoping to find a solution! What am I missing?
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    I keep revisiting this, but I just don't see it. I don't have the Draw Railing feature. I can draw a Newel/Baluster, but not Railings inside the stair dbx.
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    How to Add 3'9" in the middle of all 4 stories

    Thanks for letting me know I was on the right track! I surely would not move all floors, but I did get each floor stretched independently and clean up appears to be manageable. I would be entitled to assistance via Chief since I don't maintain SSA, isn't that right?
  12. The client wants to add 3'9" to the overall length of a 4-story structure. I don't have a roof to worry about, but what's the most effective way to do this? I tried Edit Area (All Floors) but it's only moving the floor I'm on. VX7. Thank you!
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    The terrain is on the first floor, and the foundation walls are the ones I'm having an issue with. The problem is, what stacks upon the foundation walls are the railings. I drew railing walls on the first floor for that, and I guess that's the problem. I'm not sure if I made the foundation walls Pony walls and adjust all the heights...doesn't seem worth the effort. I guess I'll opt for the polyline.
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    They're all foundation walls, and I've used the Porch room definition. It's a room, with a negative floor height (basement level). I just tried to use the Slab room definition and even the Closet room, but nothing changes regarding the terrain. Puzzling...
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    Yes, I have that selected. It must have something to do with these walls I'm using because the terrain recognized the building, just not the porches. Maybe it's the room specification?