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  1. Does it miter the 90 degree ones? Some might call that a miter.
  2. OK, I did a search and found nothing, but others have suggested being able to hinge a door horizontally on a cabinet, which means in Chieftalk, a door that can have the appropriate opening indicators, and even can be shown in the open and part-opened position. Not there in Chief but it's been asked for. Maybe in 14, who knows. One can hope. So for a single, use a door, I know you gotta term it RH or LH, but control the display in the door spec dialog so the opening indicator does not display. Then use CAD to draw the indicator of your choice, an arrow to indicate one that rotates out and then goes vertically up, or a regular "V" dashed line to indicate horizontal hinging. For a hinged Aventos-hardware bifold, use drawerfronts as you already observed and tried, and draw the indicators how you want them to look.
  3. I asked about this recently and got a response from Mark, the King of Cabinets. Do a search for Blum Aventos.
  4. Joey, my point should have been made more clearly. I was talking about fractional dimensions for ROs. Rob seemed to want something that told the framer just from the label how to size the RO. The size chart of standard sizes for Andersen 400 doublehungs has ROs all at fractionals and they are eighths. ThermaTru RO widths are all fractional. No whole inch numbers.
  5. You want your label to be the R.O.? Those window companies that size their units in fractions (I'm looking at you, Andersen!) will cause you some long labels. The door companies also (and I'm looking at you, ThermaTru!). And I was ThermaTru's VP Eng way back when.
  6. If I know whose windows are going to be used, I put downloaded size charts right in the plan file all in one CAD detail, for ready reference. If the product line is new to me, I study the tech docs to understand the mulling standards, so I can place and size multiples when necessary. Wherever possible, I'll use their standard sizes, and use the comments field to show the callout labels. My RO specs are simple: 1/2" all around. Dimensions are to centerlines. If the window buy is undecided, I go with sizes that are always in whole inches, and chosen to be close to the "average" I see in the catalogs. In my market, four or five makers make up the usual field of choice. No callouts go in comments. So what's the builder's window salesman gonna do? And what's the framer gonna do? I'm not the one that let the supply question go undecided all the way through permit issuance and maybe even foundation build. They'll do it the old fashioned way, mark up the prints with sizes and RO info, and carry on. So so what's the problem?
  7. Here are screenshots from a couple of widely-distributed window companies (Andersen and Pella), showing size charts for their double hung and casement windows. Pella doesn't even detail glass size (which I believe Andersen is calling "clear vision" size) in their tables. Pella callout numbers for their standards seem to relate directly to unit (i.e., "frame") size. Andersen still uses their somewhat unique and archaic callouts, which for double-hung windows might be more akin to SASH sizes, not "clear area glass," and it is only for the double hung windows. Their callouts for casement don't relate to sash or glass sizings at all. What is your issue, exactly? Chief gives us the ability in windows to define sash widths, which relate to glass area. Is that what you want? A way to have the window label done in glass size, computed from what we spec for size and sash widths? Or do you simply want to use Andersen windows in their standard sizes, and have Chief produce labels that match their callouts? What if your drawings are used and the client buys JeldWen, or Marvin, or Lincoln, or some other brand?
  8. Ryan said, and explained how, "You can manually renumber it back to how you had it before." Why would you not do this?
  9. The built-up frieze is a 3D molding, made with a crown and a piece of 5/4. Do your barges with something like this.
  10. Does the city reject your plot plan if the exterior walls are shown as Joey shows? Do they have a written requirement? Will they reject your plans if the plot plan shows roofs with ridges, hips, and valleys?
  11. There were 6 different curves in this roof plan with flared edges. I worked them all out (the geometry) in CAD before setting out to do the roof builds. Always, the uphill angle must match the upper pitch, to ensure tangency. Right out the window from me, the house next door has flared eaves, and the framer (or architect) ignored tangency. The break is not pleasing, to my eye.
  12. But don't we want actual routed bullseye rosettes? A block ain't one. I thought Chief had a symbol for one in some bonus library full of millwork.
  13. Change the sun angle to minimize it, if shadows is a must for you. I only shadow the front elevation. The white CAD mask with fat line diagonal fill thing's been here since the stone age.
  14. Don't need no cricket. No, suh! Just break the shed roof eave edge right above the gable roof edge below, and drag the top ("ridge") corner straight over to the valley. BTW, that arrangement is kind of a mess. Is this an addition, a remodel?
  15. You can do a curved roof section (I hate to call it a "plane,") but a not-curved one is a plain plane. Planar means plane. It can pitch any way you want, but you cannot "warp" a roof section in Chief. When doing crickets, use the roof tool to create a new small plane ON TOP of the roof where you need the cricket. Work in 3D and open the new little plane you drew to get its baseline elevation. Do this where needed to determine the cricket's elevation numbers, baseline and ridge, or in cricket-speak, low point and high point. Maybe someone can link to a tutorial video doing crickets.
  16. As can be seen in both Eric and Chopsaw's images, the gable width has to equal the depth of the main roof for this (or any) cross-gabled roof if pitches are all to match. Now, if you want a cross gable that's less width than that, your valleys will be "irregular," and framers use a vulgar term for this, but the pitches will need to be calculated. Your framed image looks like you may want to go this way. As an example, I modeled a shape in 3D using my go-to Sketchup app, doing a 28' deep house with a 24' width cross gable. Same 16-7 as yours for the gambrel pitches. For the valleys to be linear when seen in plan view, the pitches for the cross need to be 16-1/2" and 8-3/16".
  17. The eyedropper was not active (i.e., cursor was crosshairs not eyedropper) when I did the screencap.
  18. I asked because I went to the Chief site and looked at products, and all I saw offered was Chief Premier and Chief Interiors. I've since gone to the Home Designer site (never knew there was another site for this) and am now aware of Home Designer and Home Designer Pro. Are there still more products beyond these?
  19. What is Chief Pro Version? This is the forum for users of Chief Architect Premier, the current version of which is X13.
  20. But I never got it to pick as if black. It failed to pick anything. And it is not plan-specific, this behavior. I had multiple plans active, the behavior was same no matter which one was open for view.
  21. Nope. It's as if the dropper is INACTIVE. Edit: Closed X13, reopened, and the problem is solved. Sorry for the bandwidth. Thanks for looking.
  22. I want a new color and go, Library>User Library> right click NEW> dropdown choose MATERIAL, get the panel, enter my new material name, then go to bottom L of panel, click on the eyedropper, and when moving it across anything, do NOT see any values in color panel. The eyedropper LOOKS active, in that my cursor changes from crosshairs to eyedropper, but it is not getting input from anything on the screen. Is it my computer?
  23. Find every instance of a cabinet schedule in your plan. I always put a schedule, any schedule, in its own CAD detail, which I believe is best practice. Your mileage may vary. But I digressed. Find every cab schedule, and delete them or it. Then create a CAD detail and title it "Cabinet Schedule." Create (open) a new cabinet schedule. Report the results here.
  24. I had same, two identical cabinets side by side in an island, one would not display label. I did one in CAD to match the other, brought it forward to display, and moved on. Never occurred in previous versions.