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    Wall alignment

    Is it possible to align walls of differing thicknesses by one face or the other or only align by center? thanks for any help
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    Roll-in Shower pans? Symbol anywhere?

    These drains can create so many design opportunities They are well documented on the website as well. (If the website post is not allowed, search for FreeStyle Linear Drain) http://noblecompany.com/products/freestyle-linear-drains Toby
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    Wall intersection frustrations

    WOW! You folks are amazing! As I've said in the past, one of the greatest Chief resources is the oh so generous folks on this forum. I am glad to know I wasn't overlooking some simple switch, setting or checkbox as I am prone to do. Anyway, thanks again! Toby
  4. I am beyond frustrated and, as seems always the case, have no time for this... I am attempting to have a rail/knee-wall intersect a interior wall at 2" from the interior walls endpoint. For whatever reason, when the walls meet, the interior walls wants to shorten to create a corner rather than a tee intersection. The offending corners are clouded in the attached X8 plan. I've accomplished one with the use of a polyline solid but am unsatisfied with having to resort to a work-around for such a seemingly uncomplicated task. HELP!! I've fallen and I can't get up!! Thanks in advance, Toby RG_2342-Prelim-3.plan
  5. That's what I was looking for, "go to CAD>CAD Block Management"! Obviously need to become better acquainted with some of the menus but, there are just so bloody many of them! Thanks for the quick answer! Toby
  6. I read references on the forum for being able to "insert the 2D CAD block" from a symbol. https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/4203-symbol-in-plan-view/#entry36459 For the life of me, I can't see a way to do that! Obviously I am missing something, any help? Thanks, Toby
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    DISTO METERS

    Ray, I've been using this one; Leica DISTO E7100i 200ft Range, Laser Distance Measurer, Black/Red with good success. I have 2 other larger Disto and am happy with both but this one is my "go to" as it stays in my dash pocket in the truck, hooks to my pocket and its' accuracy is spot on up to at least 100' (as far as I have tried it). If you need longer distances and exterior, I might suggest one of the bigger ones, red glasses and a target, but I've not needed it in a while and have found this little one fine at distances I can find it in bright light with my naked eye. The Florida sun makes it tough but I'll keep suffering on. (sorry couldn't help it. Saw weather today in your area) Good luck Toby
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    Floor won't frame for me.

    Michael, THANKS! I somehow had that spec'd on the Build Framing dialog AND the room structure tabs. At one time that was not true so I can't imagine how it got that way. Sure wish I'd have posted a while ago. Thanks again. Toby
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    Floor won't frame for me.

    After hours of trial and and error, l am unable to generate floor framing for the second floor automatic or manual. If someone could discover why and point me in the right direction I will be eternally grateful. I am using the latest X8 on a surface pro 4 with I7 processor,8G Ram. Thank5, Toby 4500_Floor Plan-Trial.plan
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    Surface Pro/Book or ipad pro

    This is such an unfilled market niche (as-built sketching), it has amazed me for years! Back in the stone ages I did well over a hundred as-builts of Wendy's restaurants for their ADA upgrade program. These restaurants were all over the state so there was no going back for missed measurements. I used a Palm app called ZipCad that was amazing and very intuitive. I've seen nothing approaching it's utility since and I've looked at and purchased many, many,..... Have a look; If this can be done on a Palm Pilot, why in the world can't this simplicity be created on these new tablets that are more powerful than my desktop was then? The Bluetooth Disto laser worked flawlessly with it and exports were clean 2d drawings similar to an as-built mask that we create from a model today. If I'd had lines to walls... I'm also trying to decide between: 1) Surface pro i7-8G-256G and 2)Surface Book i5-8G-128 to be used w/Chief in the field as well as other mobile computing; spreadsheets in the evening and browsing Chief Talk regularly and such. Our business is migrating to Office 365 so these seemed the best bet to me. I'd value anyone's thoughts in this regard or alternatives. As always, great resource here and always thankful for those who unselfishly contribute. Thanks, Toby
  11. So, how about a review of how Chief performs on the new Surface Book?
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    Line Styles

    Very nice Scott, thanks!
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    Line Styles

    Thanks for that Joey, I had seen you used that in your drawing published on CA's website. As usual there is more than one way to skin a cat. Attached is a sample of the line styles I mentioned at a 24" spacing, 6' long, from DataCad. They actually have a large number of line types that come standard and make for very nice 2D drawings. Thanks, Toby
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    Line Styles

    I have seen a couple line styles in various user's plan posts that I cannot seem to discover how to make or to find. Specifically there is a "Wardrobe" line that that is like a clothes rod with random hanging clothes on it. Datacad has a line style like that that is called Random Light or Random Heavy. There also is a line style that I'd describe as "Wavy" or "Wiggle". It is handy for illustrating Grade outside of a wall and to show a cracked face masonry. Can someone direct me please? Thanks, Toby
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    Browser Window Tabbed Docking

    But I want all 3 tabbed in one window so that I am able to maximize the Library and the ALDO tabs in the second monitor. (that sounded like one of my Grandkids wrote that)