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  1. Alan, Anything in the object dbx that doesn't have the little wrench next to it won't be updated when the defaults change.
  2. or just use the "Casing, Interior" column - but you have to assign the casing from the Library. If it's the Default Casing you won't get the name.
  3. Stretch Planes are really pretty simple once you understand their rules. No Stretch Plane -> Symbol stretches and/or shrinks uniformly One or more Stretch Planes -> Symbol stretches and/or shrinks only at those locations Two Stretch Planes with Between those 2 locations -> Symbol stretches and shrinks only between those One Stretch Plane outside of the Bounding Box -> No change at all, Symbol is a fixed size You can have Stretch Planes in each direction. BTW, for most post configurations I would use the "Post" or "Post on Footing" tool - at
  4. FWIW, you can insert macros inside a TB or a RTB and place it inside a room. It will display the data for that room. You can even place the TB or RTB outside of the room and add an arrow connected to the room. Of course the macros have to be room appropriate.
  5. Take a look at each of the following: Schedule Layer - for color, line weights, font, etc Select Schedule and use edit handles to resize and/or move columns Open the dbx and explore settings there.
  6. FWIW, I have many blank pages in my Layout Templates. I just makes it easier to add content anyplace I need it. In addition, pages can easily be moved up and down to facilitate ordering the ConDocs. Some jurisdictions actually have strict rules about formatting the page labels. Prefixes and in some cases sub-numbered pages are not uncommon - especially for commercial projects.
  7. That can get to be very dangerous as detail callouts can very easily be wrong when pages are added or deleted.
  8. Hi Alan, In the project browser add a blank page before the sheet you want to be A-16. Make the Label A-# duplicate that page 14 times so that you have 15 blank sheets in the project browser The blank sheets won't print The downside is that they will show in the project browser but you can mark them to not show in the sheet index.
  9. It depends on how much you have to transfer. If you have a lot of data and programs it could take up to 2-3 hours. But you can be sure everything is on the new computer when it's done.
  10. Yes, but make sure your computer is clean (no malware, etc) and has all the updated drivers. There is also an advanced mode that allows selection of exactly what you want transferred. Since I had most of my files on Dropbox - I really only needed to transfer my programs & settings.
  11. I'm not sure. I do know that back in some prior versions it wasn't. Maybe it is now but I wouldn't count on it.
  12. 1. You can't call yourself an Architect unless you are licensed as such. 2. If you don't fully understand the structure you are proposing then you should seek the services of a Structural Engineer.
  13. FWIW, With each new version of Chief you will need to copy the .rb file to the Scripts folder for that version. I learned a long time ago that failure to do so would make a legacy plans brought forward to a new version potentially fail. This is why I simply have the macros in my default plan files and initialize them within a common object's label. That ensures they are always available with each plan regardless of the Chief version. I actually check in each macro to see if the $Global exists or not: if $NF_xx.nil? #create $NF_xx ......
  14. Take a look at the Room Specification dbx
  15. Yes, Room Fill.