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  1. Anywhere to locate a symbol... something like this?
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    Angled Flooring

    When creating a floor pan with and a wing is at an off angle from the main part of floor plan... The flooring textures follow the angle of the main floor plan... in my case in the wing which is 22.5degrees off from the main plan, in 3D views the flooring paints off angle from the walls in that wing. Is there not an easier way to remedy this other than creating special textures at varied angles? There should be a way to open the room specification dialog and just tell Chief to paint the floor textures in those rooms at specified angles? Does no-one else create designs with wings at different angles that has warranted. such a request thus far? Or is there another sensible method that I am missing, as creating textures at different angles is inefficient. Thanks in advance for any input.
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    Garage Door Windows

    Is there any way to put a windows in the top panel on a garage door? Of any panel of choice for that matter?
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    Garage Door Windows

    I have already PM'ed Charles... and am awaiting an answer...
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    Garage Door Windows

    I used to own that program... I've looked all over for it... I can't find it... UUUg.... How could I have lost it... I'm an idiot!
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    Garage Door Windows

    Thanks. I was able to get it work with 6 panels and still looked odd because the glass panels did't match the door panels type... And, It's just too hard to do for a 120" x 120" door with 7 panels... Chief refuses to Mull the unit... can't get the distances and overlapping to work to where chief accepts it. Should be as simple as: Build a door just like the garage door company would build and assemble: 1) create a panel door 2) choose your panel type 3) replace panels of choice with a glass unit... This should be built in feature. Especially after 12 versions... At least what I think, but who am I... LOL. I'll let customer use their imagination...
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    Soffit missing

    Is there some reason why the soffit is missing in this area of the gable? I cannot find a cause anywhere. What man I missing?
  8. Why this ghosting? Only occurs when Physically rendered content is on the layout. Cannot seem to get these ghost images to go away. See Page 1 of PDF. Any ideas? Thanks... Design - David Parker.pdf
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    Printing Layout with Physically Based Renders

    I agree on the standard vs physical renders as far as quality... only main difference in my case is we're color matching metal panels and the physical render tends to produce an image that more closely depicts the color of our metal manufacturer colors...
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    Printing Layout with Physically Based Renders

    Elevation region did not make a difference. But FYI. Turning OFF "Improve Lighting Quality" in the Physically based Rendering Technique Options removed the ghosted images from the PDF Print dialog and final PDF output.
  11. Is there a way to sync the Preferences between multiple machines. I see that you can change folder locations in X11, but it does not seem to affect the environment when opening Chief on another system... I have a sit down desk, standup desk and laptop computers that I'd like to run Chief on... I'd like to be able to get up from my desk and go stand at my standup desk and resume working with whatever environment changes I made to automatically appear without having to manually do anything. I managed to get my Libraries all to relocate to the cloud and those all come through, but the environment is not the same across each computer.
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    Oh Glenn, I just now saw your post! LOL. You had the answer all along. Ha Ha. Thanks!
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    Because I use this same process with my accounting software, I never access another system until the uploads and downloads have synced. I am familiar with duplicate files and corruption so I avoid opening synced apps until I have confirmed syncing has completed. And while not great for business and collaboration as compared to DropBox or OneDrive, so far, iCloud has been the fastest to sync with for applications such as this. Sync speeds for me typically measure at a rate of 130MB /sec. to/from Apple's servers, which is typically 5 times as fast as I receive with DropBox; and OneDrive is so slow for me it's not worth it to me to measure. So far I am noticing it takes about 20 seconds for CA to sync once I close it and move to another. I will keep you posted... thanks!
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    Will do. I have manually backed up everything, now that I know where all the settings are. I'll try iCloud first then Dropbox, then even my local SAN to see how performance differs, and give an update...
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    It was not the preferences so much, more so I was wanting the Recent Files List to sync across them.... Kinda silly I know, but it was such a simple fix once I started thinking about everyone's suggestions... just find those preference files... and boom you don't have to change anything else, just use symlinks and boom the machines are identical every detail, all the time no matter what I change on either one...
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    You guys rock! I found the .ini files they are in a hidden folder under my user folder "Macintosh HD/Users/USER/.config/Chief Architect Inc/" Chief Architect Premier X11.ini Chief Architect Premier X11 Dialog Sizes.ini Everything syncs w/ one change as follows: Setup Chief on 1 computer Move the hidden "user home folder/.configChief Architect Inc/" into a cloud space Use symbolic links on each system to replace the moved "user home folder/.config/Chief Architect Inc/" BOOM everything syncs! ALL PROGRAM PATHS ARE SYNCED You cannot tell you've moved to a different machine. NICE! Thank you.
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    I was hoping for the following workflow: Deactivate licence at sit down desk walk to standup desk open Chief & activate license choose from Recent Files (which synced during my move to other desk) goto work... as if nothing changed I am unfamiliar with the SAM method. I have successfully used symbolic links before, but with new Chief 11, pretty much everything is syncing, except for preferences and the recent files list... mainly because I cannot figure out where on a Mac that these files are stored/hidden. I even moved the entire Application and everything to the cloud with symbolic links, but that still did not sync the Recent Files List, so it must be recording to a MacOS file somewhere??? If I could only just find this, but for now, I've manually configured my preferences and I know from where on my cloud synced drive to open my most recent file... Was just hoping with Chief 11 for Mac, to get the Mac experience where we never have to think about setting up to sync anything... many of my Mac apps ask now what preferred cloud storage medium we prefer to sync our configurations to whether it be DropBox, iCloud, etc... and if you choose iCloud, they just setup a hidden space in iCloud and start syncing there...
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    Sync Chief Across Multiple Computers

    I am aware of how to manage my license and deactivate and reactivate on the other machines... I'm also on a Mac and looked all through the OS including hidden files and files that may be buried in places it ought not be... I could not find anything resembling the likes of an .ini file. Called support they said they could not support that... I guess I'll have to manually sync my changes... seems sad for this day and age of cloud computing that it's not a simple syncing of a few settings files...
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    What is this Symbol

    What is this and what does it do, and how can I turn this off and back to a normal pointer...
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    What is this Symbol

    And what about this Terrain related cursor symbol? What is it and how to turn it off?
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    DWG Export Clipping

    Those were screenshots of the content in Chief and then the clipped .DWG export in AutoCAD. But, I figured it out. I had had surgery the day before so was not paying attention and was exporting in inches not feet. Must have hit a limit in inches that resulted in a clipped .DWG export. When I changed to feet it exported the entire plan file without the clipping. Moral of the story: “Never Chief while under the influence of narcotics.” But my engineer was needing it, so I had to try. Ha Ha. Thanks.
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    DWG Export Clipping

    Need to send drawing to my engineer. Exporting ALL ON Set as DWG. All the Layers are exported properly but the export as DWG is clipping the drawing. What's set in Chief that is causing the export to clip? Thanks.
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    Import Plan into New Plan file

    Might be a silly question, but I designed a building and have need of pulling the entire building into another existing plan file, to place the building onto a different terrain model. In essence I'd like to be able to design buildings as templates "so to speak" and import/place them in any subsequent newly created plan file...
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    Import Plan into New Plan file

    That worked. Thank you!
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    Import Plan into New Plan file

    But it does not pull all the floors. So, is there a way to copy the entire structure and paste it into a new plan file?