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  1. Get a new laptop with a good video card. Intel Graphics just isn't sufficient.
  2. It's a complicated procedure and not all cabinets are frameless. When I have time I'll put together a demo of my system.
  3. Rene, What are you basing the Door and Drawer sizes on? It appears you are just listing the opening sizes with Frameless Cabinets. Overlays effect the sizes of doors and drawer fronts. The Drawers are a different issue as they require clearances for drawer slides and will depend on the actual opening dimensions.
  4. Use the "Center" tool. In the meantime it will help if you edit your "Signature" as TeaTime suggested - but more like mine.
  5. May be a Mac problem depending on what 3D views you are using.
  6. I'm not seeing any slowness with the latest version.
  7. Usually I find any slowness of a new version to be the result of AV settings. I always exempt the Chief exe, the data folder and my project folders from monitoring by my AV. It makes a huge difference.
  8. Send a suggestion to Support. I've repeatedly asked for this to be fixed. More reports from different users may get it elevated.
  9. When loading X15 it takes a lot more time loading the Manufacturers Catalogs. IMO, it should just load the index to each of these Catalogs and only load the full catalog when it's to be expanded. Of course, if there's already a setting for that .................
  10. I'd use a 3D Molding Polyline for the Arched Soldier Course.
  11. From a structural standpoint it will depend on blocking and shreathing to mitigate the potential buckling as well as the compressive stresses. It's unlikely that the compressive stress is going to be a problem even for 2x6's but buckling in either or both axis may be a problem. Assuming these walls are balloon framed : unblocked & sheathed only one side --- use 3x8's @16" o.c unblocked & sheathed both sides --- use 2x8s @ 16" o.c. blocked at mid height & sheathed both sides --- use 2x6s @ 16" o.c. If Platform framed (2x6 plates & box floor joists) at 2nd floor line: 2x6's at 16" o.c are sufficient. I ran this thru my structural program for the above. Note that it might be very difficult to obtain any of these sizes in 24 ft lengths, not to mention the difficult of raising a wall of that height. I would platform frame for those reasons.
  12. Another option is to use a separate schedule for each floor or some other set of include criteria. That way you will keep the title and header lines.
  13. DWGs are not 3D. You will need to enter some of the elevations - but not all. It's generally best to enter just the key contours (top & bottom of slopes, flat regions, etc).
  14. Yes, I've done it but offhand can't remember exactly what I had to do.
  15. Edit the defaults in your plan TEMPLATE and save the TEMPLATE. New projects will then have that default.
  16. The X15 dbx has been modified to include both the object and the symbol settings. Select the "Advanced Sizing" button to get to those settings.
  17. "Terrain Tools" is a dropdown menu. It would display the icon of whatever tool is selected. This is typical for dropdowns.
  18. This is what happens when you do as I suggested
  19. Don't use so many elevation lines. If none of the elevation lines intersect the elevation region edge Chief will smooth out the terrain. I would at a minimum delete elevation lines 5,6,7 & 8 and modify the triangular elevation region so it's a trapazoid (cut off a bit of the top point.
  20. Doug, Personally, I would separate the Door Schedule into one for each floor and title them accordingly. eliminate the "Floor" column maybe eliminate the "Room" column ---- or at least make sure each room had a unique name so there was no confusion. IAE, I don't convert schedules to text.
  21. What tool did you buy from me? I always try to support those who purchase my macro packages. If something wasn't working for you I was not aware of that.
  22. Actually, my system still works. I've made a few changes for X15 but I haven't seen any problems. It handles all the required code adjustments: Stories Story Height Adjustment Eave Ridge Adjustment Wall DL Adjustment Wall Ht Adjustment Exposure Adjustment RC Adjustment etc It provides a Schedule showing both the required and provided panel lengths for Seismic and Wind Loads It labels both the: Braced Wall Braced Panels for each Braced Wall. The price for this package is $100 which can be paid via Zelle or Paypal to
  23. Try drawing the walls in the opposite direction. Also check the wall definition to see what layer is the main layer and what layer is the dimension to.