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  1. Thanks for the video, Scott! A very good use of anno sets.
  2. Hey Scott, Sounds really interesting... Do you think you could post a video to show how you are using anno sets in this unique way? With all of the recent discussion about anno sets, a video like yours would go a long way, I believe, in helping to demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of anno sets within Chief: why it is worth the pain and effort to try to include them in your work. Thanks
  3. I should have added to my post above that if you go directly to the Chief website to view the video shown in the pic (#1908), the segment illustrating the method for modifying line weights is toward the end of the video, which covers a number of conference topics. The download I posted covers just that segment.
  4. Joe, I think this is something like what you are looking for; not everything, but a start. Unfortunately, this feature did not work as advertised (when I discovered the video in 2014), and when contacted, the people at Chief told me it was a "lost" feature. Too bad. Chief Video 1908 _2014-08-27_134733.wmv
  5. If you have ever taught, you know how true that statement is. Your video was clear and to the point.
  6. What Michael said. "Interior and exterior door casing will display in all views when the “Casings, Exterior” and “Casings, Interior” layers are turned on. In floor plan view, only the vertical side casing will be shown."
  7. Sorry, Barry. I have not worked with a black background before. I just tried it b/c of your post. Not sure I would pursue any further as I am quite happy with the conventional background. But good luck!
  8. Barry, I gave this a try (for the first time) and I seem not to be having any problem with text or text in dimensions displaying. Not sure what the hitch might be on your end. My text was originally set to blue (which displayed OK but not great) so I change it to orange. Bill
  9. Thanks, Larry, for following Wendy's lead and posting your work on Annotation Sets. This is an area that screams out for better documentation as evidenced by the number of users who seem to be struggling just to grasp the concept behind Annoset (never mind building a set of their own). By sharing your work, you and Wendy have done everyone a great service in this regards. Thanks!
  10. Curt, that seems to be a problem everyone is having with that image. Maybe Russ could chime in and tell us not only how he adjusted the number and spacing of the balusters, but also how he locked his image!
  11. OK. But how do you do that --- adjust the number and spacing of the balusters using just the Stair Tool?
  12. yusuf, Thank you for those suggestions. I will give them a try. Mick, My original post contained two questions: one related to Curt's method (using a railing) and one related to the Stair Tool dbx and how to control the spacing and location of balusters. The reason I asked the second question is that I see in the pic that Russ posted that he has three balusters on each tread and on the first step he has both the newel and two balusters. So how did he do that, is my question?
  13. Thanks, Mick, but I have all that. In Curt's post he is showing a railing with a bottom rail so that the balusters do not sit on the treads like they should. When I remove the bottom rail in the dbx, the balusters stay suspended above the treads (where the bottom rail previously was) as in the attached pic. So is it possible to get the balusters to sit properly on the treads using this method, and if so how? Thanks
  14. Curt, using your method, how would you get the balusters to sit on the treads? Removing the bottom rail does not seem to work for me. Also, when using the stairway railing in the Staircase Specification, what controls baluster spacing? Thanks
  15. Now isn't that interesting... Thanks, Scott
  16. Should be a standard feature in any design program worth its salt.
  17. Here is another option: Instead of using a left click to start to draw a wall, use the right mouse click. The wall will then be and stay attached to the cursor (without holding down any buttons). You are then free to zoom in and out in order to finish placing that wall segment and any others because the wall will still be attached to the cursor (you must double click to disconnect). You can even switch views or programs (go make a cup of coffee, if you want), and when you get back to Chief the wall will still be attached to the cursor.
  18. Thanks, Mick, that will come in handy.
  19. While it is true that most of these closed polyline shapes (circles, boxes, elipses etc.) cannot be added to the library without first doing as you say, Mick, the CAD Rectangular Polyline and Regular Polygone can be added directly to the library. Don't know why this is...