AvoyeDesign

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  1. Does anyone know why my temp dimensions appear like this when I want to resize a cabinet? If the cabinet is not adjacent to interior walls or other object, it will show the cabinet width. Otherwise it will show distance to a nearby wall and not indicate the cabinet width. 2023-10-18 09-13-34.mp4
  2. You beat me to this. Frustrates me to no end.
  3. Thanks for sharing this. I was thinking something along the same lines. I would probably write a python script that handles a lot of this. I already use a script to copy my template project folder. Here's a quick video:
  4. I'm looking to expand my team and am exploring the IT side of it. I want to have all projects stored in a central place, either my workstation or a server, but I'm of the impression that chief doesn't like to have files on a central server. I'm wondering how some of you deal with this issue? I'm not even sure if I'm asking the right questions as this is something I haven't ever really paid much attention to.
  5. I'm curious about your setup, and also got thinking about something myself. I made a suggestion the other day that we need to be able to add cad and cad blocks to custom schedules, and I think it would be cool if the schedule would show the cad block like it does for roof planes, windows and doors, trusses, etc. Then a detail sheet could be just a schedule basically. Edit: Getting a cad block to show in a schedule at the proper scale would be a nightmare.
  6. I think I put a fairly healthy disclaimer to that effect in both my post and the video, but thanks for being an ass anyway.
  7. I've been exploring this workaround that was inspired by Joe Carrick's post below, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. I just wanted to post the video for feedback and to see if any of you have better ideas or want to take off running with this. I haven't explored this much in X15 so there may be a lot better implementations of what I am trying over there.
  8. It would be helpful for people to know what your workload in chief is like; do you raytrace? is it mostly design and construction documents? are you running multiple monitors? This is one reason I stay away from Mac, because I want to build my systems specifically for my workload and not rely on a pre-built scheme. I will also say that my PC system (see specs below) was built around the same time and is showing its age, even with the 7700k overclocked to 4.8GHz. This could simply be a matter of older hardware not up to the demands of newer software. It could also be bloat; lots of software installations that are weighing down your system resources like memory and CPU. Have you had an Apple technician service it in the last 6 years?
  9. For future questions, you might want to use the Q&A sub-forum in the Discussion category of this forum. This sub-forum is for users to share with others interesting tips and workarounds that other people can learn and use to improve productivity. https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/forum/7-general-q-a/
  10. You probably want to do this with moldings in an elevation camera.
  11. The pictures attached show my setup. I use a 32" center monitor flanked by two 24s. Having a center monitor is ideal for neck comfort, where having only two with the center bezels directly in front is going to cause neck, shoulder and back strain.
  12. I use a 3 monitor setup, with a 32" in the center and a 24" on either side. Having to look to one side or the other all the time is not ideal and can cause neck, shoulder and back pain. The side monitors are for quick reference, and the pictures show my standard setup with the Layout file open on the left monitor with the library and project browser, the plan views on the center monitor, and the 3D views to the right. If I have to look at one for more than a brief moment I drag it to the center monitor. I plan to upgrade the side monitors to 32" and raise the 24s above them. I use this THIS MOUNT to hold them precisely where I need them and keep my desktop clear of stands.
  13. I still have my Z170 board and 7700k from like 6 years ago. I'd upgrade to his current system in a heartbeat.
  14. The new elevation cad snaps makes custom muntins a breeze! Just dropping in a thank you to Chief for that.
  15. Never made sense to me that north arrow and sun angle were in cad lines. They are geographic settings and impact exterior lighting and shadows.