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  1. Not exactly sure what you mean, but you have some kind of polyline solid on the first floor that is the concrete material.
  2. The image I attached doesn't show the green and purple as obviously, but still shows on my monitor even looking at it from here. Probably fixable in the setting somewhere. Thanks folks.
  3. Got a new computer and triple 43" 4K monitors which I am thrilled about, but ran across this little quirk where some of my fill patterns, which are clearly designated as black lines, read as alternating green and purple on the screen. I tried playing about with the color settings of the monitors, but couldn't see much change. They don't print this way, so it's a pretty minor thing, but just curious if anyone here had some technical knowledge of LED TV's that might explain this. They are TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018). I have a 32 and a 65 at home and have been very happy with them. Or is it the graphics card? MSI RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 Thanks! Hope everyone is safe and well.
  4. I got a Ricoh Theta a while back and I guess I just got lucky with the orientation the first time when I was trying to create a spherical backdrop for a new custom home with an ocean view where I was hoping I could give the client an idea of what their view would be like at eye level on the second floor on a fairly steep lot. I got a story pole with a camera mount on top and guesstimated the height to eye level on that floor. You can operate the camera remotely with a smart phone app. But, second time I didn't get lucky and my solution was taking a series of 360 panos rotating the story pole about 20 degrees at at time and then picking the image that most closely matched the actual view. Not perfect, but with a lot of disclaimers to the client, there is a real wow factor to using this tool. I logged a feature request to have the ability to orient the pano within Chief. The more people that do this, the more likely they might do something about it. Can't imagine this would be technically difficult, just a matter of getting it to bubble up on the priority list.
  5. What causes these commas to appear? Nothing in Help and searching here didn't turn up anything. Went digging through the plan trying to find some stray additional note I put somewhere, but can't find it.
  6. You can't explode sub objects in a Sketchup file imported to Chief. You have to do whatever editing of the object in Sketchup, and then bring it in to Chief. It's always been this way.
  7. Don't remember ever seeing those in the core catalog. Why wouldn't you just use an undermount sink in a countertop?
  8. Yeah, thought about that too. Just thought there might be setting or something.
  9. Okay, thanks. Tricky to get a snip to scale, but do-able. Not critical, just thought it would help with verifying an as-built plan in the field.
  10. I never have the grid showing, and did a little search but couldn't seem to find an answer. I would like a print to PDF to show the gridlines. Is this an option at all?
  11. Sounds like you need to set up a Saved Dimension Default and assign that to your Foundation Layer Set.
  12. This is what happens when you try to use a single layer wall def for a railing in this condition.
  13. By making this revised wall definition unique to the railing wall, this appears to be a good solution, thank you. Will send in a feature request to fix this, which seems really non-sensical to me.
  14. No invisible layers. If it's true it centers on the total wall width, that seems nonsensical to me. This is not the way it would be built. Post/beam framing would want to center on the wall framing below. I really want/need my wall layers to match. This is something that has annoyed me for years, especially when I send the CAD over to structural and the newels don't show correctly in plan. Plan attached. Thank you. Newel
  15. Same as the stucco exterior wall per the 3D view. And, that is the way I would want it, and the way it would likely be built. I have toyed with the wall def, but the outside edge stucco disappears, or the stucco deck edge doesn't die into the wall behind it, etc. Why aren't the newels just drawn in the center of the main layer, or on one edge of that or the other, and offset if desired from there?
  16. In a Post to Beam railing wall, why aren't the newels draw in the Main Wall Layer? What determines where they are drawn? If I change the Offset on the newels to get them lined up with the Main Layer, then it isn't lined up with the Beam/Rail above. If I screw with the wall definition, I lose my stucco finish along the out side perimeter of this roof deck.
  17. It's the custom ceiling plane that is suppressing the auto generation of the attic wall. To do the scissor truss vault, you need to custom edit that attic wall.
  18. Been doing construction drawings for 20 years with Chief. Recently shared some commercial plans with a large firm in the Bay Area for coordination because our respective buildings will abut each other, and they looked at them and assumed they were Revit drawings.
  19. Chief can absolutely do large, complex, even commercial projects. I am working on a 23,000 sq.ft. performing arts theatre complex and we are moving into design development and even coordinating heavily with an adjacent parking structure being done in Revit. I have only ever briefly tried demo versions of Revit and Archicad and was never even remotely enticed to change. When I sent my first set of design development PDF's over to this other firm for coordination, they looked at them and just assumed they were done in Revit. We have swapped a few 3d DWG models back and forth, and that's been working fine for coordinatiion.
  20. Maybe it's more like my brain was producing nothing but fart-quality thoughts trying to figure this out and getting some help was like taking Gas-X.
  21. What are you trying to achieve by doing this? Do you just want to copy a stair that goes from, say, Floor 1 to Floor 2 so that your copy then goes from Floor 2 to Floor 3? I don't get what "visible on the desired target floor" means. The way to make it visible from Floor 2 is to have an Open Below space on Floor 2.
  22. In X11, I made a custom "furniture" symbol and want to do a schedule of similar objects. Why won't the label display for the object? Never had this issue with fixture schedules. Plan attached. Thanks in advance. Boiler