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    Flush eaves not working still

    I've always found this feature to be buggy. There are times I get no wall fill or times where chief generates a porkchop when it is clearly selected as flush eave.
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    Topographic Lines in 3D

    I want to create a separate post for this, so the workaround does not get buried in the response to Alchemyjim's post. You can view his post below. My method to create topographic lines in 3D is to copy the terrain perimeter and covert it to a road perimeter, 0 height, texture to match terrain. Convert the contour lines to cad lines, convert to road markings. Size and texture as desired. There is no need to adjust the height of the elevation lines.
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    Topo Lines in 3D

    I'm just trying your method out in X12 trial verison, it looks like you may have to manually adjust the elevation of the rope lights, as they have no setting relative to terrain. The plan I am working on is dense with elevation lines, with many of them being spaced 12" apart in plan on a lot that is 63,000 sqft. Aint nobody got time for that! The road markings automatically follow the elevations of the terrain and do not require manual positioning in the Z axis.
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    Topo Lines in 3D

    That is a very simple solution, thanks! Unfortunately I'm still working in X10, but I just came up with a workaround for this. Copy the terrain perimeter and convert the polyline to a road perimeter. Set it at 0 depth and match the terrain texture. Convert the elevation lines to CAD and copy them back in, convert them to road markings. Set the desired width and texture.
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    Note Types

    We are replying out of turn, that's OK. I asked about difference from X11 to X12. I'll await your clarificatino.
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    Note Types

    Would I find it a different way in X11? I don't have SSA at the moment so I'm not on the X12 beta. I found it in CAD/TEXT/NOTE TYPE MANAGEMENT in X11. I commented above that it should be in defaults, it seems like X12 may have moved it there?
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    Note Types

    Nevermind, I found it. IMO this should appear also in the defaults, I spent half an hour looking for it.
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    Note Types

    Thanks. Could you kindly point me in the direction of how to do that? I have searched and haven't found a way. Thanks.
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    Note Types

    In the note tools and schedules, are we limited to the note types given or do we have the ability to add custom categories? See image.
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    Things we take for granted in Chief Architect.

    The old addage in client relations is that it is easier to retain an existing client than to secure a new one. This is a delecate balance. You don't want to sit and do nothing but serve your existing client base, because you may miss new opportunities to expand. But you don't want to neglect your existing client base to the point they leave in droves. I think X11 has done just enough to keep people interested for a while...
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    Stamping of Plans

    You have posted this in the Suggestions forum, which is where you would suggest ideas for how chief architect could be improved. You will want to post this instead in the Seeking Services forum, where you are more likely to get the responses you are looking for.
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    Things we take for granted in Chief Architect.

    Now I understand why designers I know who use Revit for residential projects charge half my hourly rate and put in twice as many hours on average per project. No thanks.
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    New Computer advice

    Haha, yeah we have our oen Amazon site and a few others too. How did you get there from a US ip address?
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    New Computer advice

    That's newegg for you. It takes 5 minutes to update the list, so you are never sure if you added it and end up adding it again.
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    New Computer advice

    There are some very informative videos on youtube about how to build a PC. Everything is basic plug in, nothing complex at all. Unless you have overclocked before I'd suggest not doing it yourself, and any high end i7 or equivalent cpu should do fine without it. Building your own pc is kind of a hobby/enthusiast thing, so if you arent into spending a saturday putting it together and trouble shooting, best buy a pre built untit.