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  1. amddrafting

    Walls Building over windows

    Figured it out. On the outside I have a stone wall up to 14' high so first floor wall is a 6" with Stone Veneer up to 10'. 2nd Floor wall is a 6" wall with a stone veener pony wall 4' high and then stucco up to the roof. The pony wall was creating the issue. So I'm going to have to figure out a different way to build the stone veneer up that high.
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    Walls Building over windows

    File's too big
  3. amddrafting

    Walls Building over windows

    I show the window outline that is being built over as "selected" you can see the dimensions and handles displayed.
  4. amddrafting

    Walls Building over windows

    I have this situation where I have a 2 story venue with a curtain wall system at the end of the wall. I can't seem to get the walls to not build over the 2nd row of my windows. Bottom two rows are on the first floor and the 3 top rows are on the 2nd floor. Any ideas what can be done to get this to build right? I tried moving them all to a single floor and it didn't make a difference. Any thoughts on how to model this accurately?
  5. amddrafting

    adding multiple poly line macro's

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with macro's. Is there a way to add multiple macro's and get a total? If so could you add a video, I'm more of a visual person
  6. amddrafting

    adding multiple poly line macro's

    Will do, thanks.
  7. I was wondering if anyone could help me with macro's. Is there a way to add multiple macro's and get a total? If so could you add a video, I'm more of a visual person
  8. amddrafting

    Weird screen issue, need help

    THAT WAS IT!!! Thank you!
  9. amddrafting

    Weird screen issue, need help

    Now I figured out as long as the elevation window is open I have full control over the layout but as soon as I close the elevation the layout freezes again, still responds as if you're clicking on tool bars, windows, etc but doesn't reflect it visually
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    Weird screen issue, need help

    So my new laptop crapped out on a week ago. LCD screen died, thankfully not the computer. So while I'm without that one I've stepped back into my old laptop and and limping along the best that I can with this one. However I have a nagging issue with only Chief (that I can tell so far). When I go into an elevation view or a 3D view and close the window the 2D floor plan view basically is frozen in place. The mouse disappears whenever it gets in the area of the the open 2D window and doesn't reappear until you move it out of the window. You can't visually select anything in the window but if you randomly click on something you can get it to open(typically). So I have a big issue because I have two days left on the biggest project of the year and I'm basically dead in the water because I have to be back and forth with elevations and sections back to layout and it keeps freezing. The only way to resolve it is to restart Chief. Anyone ever have problems like this and were able to resolve them? All video drivers and windows updates are installed. GeForce GTX 670M is my video card
  11. amddrafting

    .DWG export question

    Yeah that looks right! Thank goodness that was fixed. It's was a huge barrier with working with other design companies.
  12. amddrafting

    .DWG export question

    Thanks, I'll check it out. I was unaware that the information didn't export until the architect responded after I sent his detail back and he was furious that all of his line weight information had disappeared. All line weight colors and thickness import correct into CA but I've been unable to figure out how to get it to retain the information during export.
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    .DWG export question

    So it was either version X8 or X9 I was having issues with line weight information exporting to a .DWG file when trying to export a plan to send to an architect. Has this issue been resolved with X10? Does anyone have autoCAD or a version that can import .DWGs that can verify that I'm not the only one that has had this issue or can anyone just answer that this is CA's standard M.O.? Thanks in advance.
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    CA Multi-user file system anytime?

    Being a user since V8.5 I've pretty much understood the limitations of CA, but improvements have always come along and I guess I've just hoped this issue would be dealt with. We're now up to 5 draftsman and two designers and it's getting increasingly apparent that a system like archicad might suit us better for this kind of work flow and future growth into commercial. It's just challenging to think about giving up 12 years worth of experience in one software, I've become somewhat of expert and hate the idea of starting over.
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    CA Multi-user file system anytime?

    So is there any anticipation of having CA files being able to be worked on at the same time by multiple users or is this a pipe dream that we need to let go? Currently we have to create numerous files in order to multiple people to work on the same project but we're limited to changing anything in the project without updating every file. This gets significantly difficult when we work on commercial projects. Anyway, we love CA and will probably continue using it with our residential projects but more and more we seeing the benefits of other software that allow for a multi-user access to a single file.