Chopsaw

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  1. Chopsaw

    Roof Returns

    Please also add your version number (X12) and some of your critical computer specifications to your signature for future reference.
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    Roof Returns

    You will find those options in the Roof tab of the Gable end wall DBX. "Auto Roof Return" They can also be drawn manually.
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    Roof Returns

    What version of the software are you using please ?
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    Polyline solid in cross section

    Try selecting the larger one and then tab once or twice.
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    Modifying Construction note Blocks

    Click and hold and drag a "Marquee Selection Box" around the text box and you should see the option to cad bloc in the active tool bar.
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    How to calculate roof sqft?

    Yes open each roof plane and check the "Roof Surface Area" of the polyline or let the Material list tally them all for you.
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    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    Start Here: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/5445/creating-3d-cad-objects.html?playlist=98 However you are getting into some of chief's more advanced tools so there will be a learning curve. Michael has a lot of training video's that pick up where chief's video's leave off but be sure you understand the basics first. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxF7fl4jiGw7I7MRpsQq7w
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    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    You may be able to use the railing tool but other than that you are likely just modeling all of that manually. Sections can be drawn and extruded as psolids and then some may need to be converted to solids to use the bolean toolset. Polyline solids can be converted to symbols with stretch planes and saved in the library or just copied and used over. It will take some time but you should be able to do a better job than the original set of drawings by using Chief.
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    Modifying Construction note Blocks

    Yes it must be blocked to add to the library and Marquee Selection allows you to block it by itself.
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    Define Rooms In Open Floor Concept

    You can separate them with a "Room Divider" wall.
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    Modifying Construction note Blocks

    Marquee Selection will save you both a lot of time. Just click and drag a box around the text. Something else you may find handy is the Edit Rich Text In Place tool.
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    X12 shutting down by itself

    So far X12 has been pretty stable for me so maybe talk to tech support in the morning and try to keep track of when it happens. Next update should be next week some time I think.
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    Site Plan Dimensions

    Yes, but the custom macro I put in doesn't show up. It is possible that you did a really good job of placing your manual text and the wall labels are directly underneath.
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    Site Plan Dimensions

    Yes that is also a possibility. There is also an arrow style without a tip.
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    Site Plan Dimensions

    So are we talking about X11 or X12 because your screen shot shows the label set to "Specify" Maybe post your plan file or a test plan showing the same behaviour.
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    Site Plan Dimensions

    In Plan View. Walls, Labels layer that is really odd.
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    Site Plan Dimensions

    Are your wall labels turned on ?
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    Site Plan Dimensions

    Wall Labels with or without a macro would work fine for that.
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    Grain Direction on Cabinet Door

    Forget it. I figured it out. You outsmarted yourself. Because you oriented the grain in the symbol you can use the regular material for all the framing members. Maybe we could both be brain surgeons.
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    Grain Direction on Cabinet Door

    The symbol is a bit like brain surgery. Could you put the original in a test plan ?
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    Grain Direction on Cabinet Door

    Any chance you are looking at the back of the symbol or maybe the two materials are reversed ? If the X shows on both sides of the door you may need to do both sides independently or even use exploded solids if you want the edge grain to be correct as well.
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    Grain Direction on Cabinet Door

    Ouch... The X can be 2 or 3 pcs. but the symbol needs to be constructed with independent materials for the opposing directions.
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    Exclude existing materials in the takeoff

    ALDO is a very powerful tool. Please be sure to fill out your signature when you have a moment so we can give version specific help when it is required.
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    Exclude existing materials in the takeoff

    Create layers for your new construction and make sure they are marked to report to the material list and the others are not. You can do all this in ALDO (Active Layer Display Options) with the Materials Column set to display.
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    Hyperlinks in Layout

    Yes it needs to be the full link and can not be shortened. That is why I don't like using it for the 60+ character links to the 3D viewer. It could so easily be a feature of Chief Architect Save as PDF but currently it seems to have nothing to do with it.