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    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
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    adding multiple poly line macro's

    Will do, thanks.
  3. 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
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    Weird screen issue, need help

    THAT WAS IT!!! Thank you!
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    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
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    .DWG export question

    Yeah that looks right! Thank goodness that was fixed. It's was a huge barrier with working with other design companies.
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    .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.
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    X10 User LIbrary Location

    You're the man!
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    X10 User LIbrary Location

    I did that for the default libraries but it kept the User Library in the installation drive with no option to move it.
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    X10 User LIbrary Location

    Just curious, maybe a question for a programmer. Any reason we can't specify the user library location like we can for the bonus libraries now? Our team uses the same CAD catalogs and library objects, textures, etc and it's a pain when you have to constantly export your library to be able to update CAD blocks and other items in your User library to share with the team. What is the reason that it's not a possibility to have User libraries moved to a cloud folder and have each computer read the User Library from that folder. Seems to me that it would make for team syncing much easier. Given example: One of my staff is currently creating every ADA detail in the TAS 2010 Handbook so we have an entire library for our ADA details. Currently we all have to wait for him to finish and export his library to receive those files. If we find a mistake in one then we have to tell him, he updates it, re-exports the library folder, then we all have to re-import it again. Obviously you can understand how tedious this can be. Seems to be that the easiest thing would be to all share a user library file on our cloud/server and all we have to do is click on Update Library Catalogs and it would include updating the User Library file OR we just close and open CA again and it when it reads the User Library file it automatically updates to the most current edit of the User Library. I actually do have a way that I think I can make that work using Google drive. It would require making edits in the command prompt and setting everyone's computer to point to the right location. This is how I would do it, and let me know if this could be problematic. On each computer in our office we do the following... Take the user library catalog file out of the existing installed location (I will use mine for an example) F:\Chief Architect Premier X10\Database Libraries\User_Library Move it to new location in the cloud service, ours is Google Drive File Stream: G:\My Drive\Aeslin Design Group\5. Chief Architect\X10 Network Library\Database Libraries As admin open up the command prompt then run the following command: mklink /D F:\Chief Architect Premier X10\Database Libraries G:\My Drive\Aeslin Design Group\5. Chief Architect\X10 Network Library\Database Libraries This basically tells your computer that anytime a program wants to access the first location it will redirect it to the new location. I had to do this to actually relocate my local files for Google Drive because they don't give the option (yet) to specify the location of offline files and my laptop couldn't handle the amount of file I needed on my OS drive (Dropbox has this feature built in). So this command prompt redirect worked like a charm. Can any programmers on the forum confirm that this could work to share one User_Library between a network of staff?
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    Exporting Arched Doors and Windows Errors in Sketchup

    Bump... anyone?! Anyone else have this issue?