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  1. In changing the scale of a CAD Detail, and using the above described method to control the appearance of text and dimensions, how do you get the dimension and text arrows to "automatically" resize when switching between Anno-sets? Thanks
  2. Michael, Have you ever considered detective work?
  3. Help me out, Michael. You said in regard to using the Break Wall tool in the corner: "Problem is that method doesn't really work when your trying to offset your footing in both directions from the corner like in the example though." But it does work, so what am I missing?
  4. jimmyp (and Michael) After using the Wall Break Tool (anywhere along the wall - it doesn't have to be right in the corner), try separating the wall sections and then sizing the wall sections that make up the corner (by dragging or using dimensions) to where you want them, then reconnect the walls. As you can see in the pic, I could get them to within one foot of the corner before the walls snapped back together (don't know that you would want the footing to be any smaller). Anyway, the key I found is to separate the walls before trying to size the wall for the enlarged footing. Having temporary dimensions on and grid snaps off also helped. Hope this helps.
  5. For anyone considering Archicad (and is put off by the up-front expense) you should know that the Solo version of this software has recently been introduced in the North American market. It is similar to Start version, but with at least one significant difference. You can read about it here: http://www.shoegnome.com/2016/03/27/archicad-solo-has-limitations-and-thats-great/ http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/solo-edition/
  6. Here is the Simpson library from an earlier version of Chief. Not a 3D library, but very good 3D representations of Simpson products that can be included in your plan details. Because it is an older library, not all of the products currently offered by Simpson will be found there, but many are. Simpson (From 9.5).calibz
  7. Michael, here is the Chief Video on this topic. I could not find this video on Chief's website, but I had downloaded it way back, and due to file size constraints, have included only the relevant portion. Insertion Points.wmv
  8. Michael, I never said that Glenn was "suggesting" the point be added to the block, only that if a Point Marker was used within a block to help locate the new insertion point (as he recommended), then it would become part of the block and it CANNOT be deleted (at least as he originally proposed using it). If that is what you want, fine. If not, then Place Point is the tool to use, which carries with it the additional benefit of being snappable when placing the new reference point within the block. You cannot "snap" to a point marker within a CAD block (at least I can't in X7). The fact that you cannot drag a temporary point around like you can a Point Marker usually does not come into play in most (though not all) of these situations, since accuracy is key and you would most likely be "snapping" to a particular point (the corner of a joist or a foundation, for example). And yes, the Point Marker can be used outside of the block (as Glenn pointed out too), but that is not the focus of Rashid's problem, nor my response.
  9. Glenn, agreed the information I provided does not apply to the current version of Chief (X8) (which I had no way of knowing when I posted, of course), but it is important to point out in lieu of your response that it still "correct" for the many users who have yet to upgrade, since it produces the same result/resolves the same problem, at least in X7 (which you can not see in my signature).
  10. Unless you want the Point Marker to be a part of your block, use the Place Point (temporary point) when doing this exercise. This is how Chief suggest doing it, at least in earlier version. Also, the reference point will not snap to the Point Marker when it is included in the block, again, at least in earlier versions.
  11. Yup, Glenn, still using X7. You said , "...my suggestions are completely different than your interpretation." How so?
  12. Just to add to what Glenn has said, be sure to check "Has Ceiling" and specify a "Thickness." And when he says to "specify a ceiling finish" that will be done on the Materials Panel of the Roof Plane dbx. From the Ref. Manual : • When Use Room Ceiling Finish is checked, the ceiling finish thickness and material on the undersides of roof planes are defined by the room below. Uncheck this box to enable the two settings that follow and define the ceiling finish as part of the roof planes instead. When this is unchecked, you can specify the Ceiling Surface material on the Materials Panel. Works very well. Thanks, Glenn.
  13. Thank you, Eric. Very much appreciated!
  14. But then we might be judged by how well we design rather than how well we are able to manipulate this or that particular piece of software. Which is probably why so many successful architects and designers are still using 2D or in the case of one local architect, paper even.