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  1. I reported this problem to Chief several months ago. They need to update the Library. Which they acknowledged - but I'm sure it will take time to get it done.
  2. Try an extra "framing" layer for the battens in the wall definition.
  3. I've been working on a macro to return a "Floor Name" based on Chief's Floor Levels. The macro automatically names: floor level 0 as "Foundation" any Basement as "1st Basement Floor", "2nd Basement Floor", etc. depending on the number of Basements all above floor levels as "1st Floor","2nd Floor", "3rd Floor", etc. attic level as "Attic A building with 0 basements and 2 additional floors (level 0,1,2) will have Floors named: Foundation level 0 1st Floor level 1 2nd Floor level 2 Attic A building with 1 basements and 2 additional floors (level 0,1,2,3) will have Floors named: Foundation level 0 1st Basement Floor level 1 1st Floor level 2 2nd Floor level 3 Attic A building with 2 basements and 2 additional floors (level 0,1,2,3,4) will have Floors named: Foundation level 0 2nd Basement Floor level 1 1st Basement Floor level 2 1st Floor level 3 2nd Floor level 4 Attic I think this is going to make Floor Plan Naming much easier.
  4. No, the article indicates that the release will be this spring. It's only being demonstrated at KBIS this week.
  5. For stairs, the area is the actual surface area. Under stairs usable space is also included. Assuming a 1 story stair the "open below" area isn't counted because there's no floor. If it's a 2 story stair then you have to count the 2nd floor stair but not the "open below" of the 3rd floor. Note that the "Open Below" area may not be the same as the stair area.
  6. Thank you for answering my post. I am not understanding how this symbol scaling works. The view set below is closer but not the room dimensions are too big. Can you recommend a view that I should watch to understand this better?




  7. It's the Text Style in the "Cameras, Wall Elevations" Layer. Not the easiest thing to find. I like to set that to 3/32" Arial. (4-1/2" at 1/4" Scale) But I'm really pushing for a different callout to indicate all 4 elevations.
  8. Here's my solution: I just made a 1/16" thick cabinet to match the front of a frameless cabinet, essentially white edgebanding. No toekick Not in Schedule No Contertop Height adjusted. Then I created an archtectural block
  9. For the side thickness start with a framed cabinet and set the side thicknesses to 5/8". Then switch to a frameless cabinet. For the "Edgebanding" use a Custom Field and specify it so it will show in the Cabinet Schedule. you will also need to change the "separations to 5/8" ps: I would always use 3/4" material just because 5/8" is not nearly as strong.
  10. There's probably 100's of thousands of existing homes built before 1980 in California that don't have automatic closers on doors between the garage and the house. Many of them are hinged to swing into the house rather than out - which should be the preferred direction. That's not mandatory but it is good design practice.
  11. 3D Symbols can only be edited within the Symbol dbx (little chair) and the things you can do there are limited. You can use the "Delete Surface Tool" in a 3D Perspective View (nothing else in the plan) to get rid of some things you don't want. But then you need to create a new Symbol from what you modified. Symbols are not the same as the CAD Block. That's just the plan view representation of the 3D Symbol. You can modify the CAD Block but you need to assign the modified CAD Block to the Symbol. It's then still the Symbol that you need to place in the model, not the 2D CAD Block which wiil be placed in the model along with the Symbol. Study the Symbol dbx - and the "Create Symbol" tool in Chief to learn the ins and outs of Symbols. I don't know if there are any good videos but you might try looking for them on Chief's Website.
  12. It's the same trick used for inserting railing in the openings in regular walls.
  13. OK, Try this. Make an opening in the brick wall (no frame, no casings) Make the 4" thick wall about 12 " inside the room and mark it "No Room Definition" Place your door in that wall. You might want to adjust the wall to the width and height of the Brick Wall Opening. Move the 4" thick wall to be flush with the inside of the Brick Wall. There are other methods but this will work fine.