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  1. AFAIK, the macros need to be a Referenced Object for arrows to work, not an Owner Object
  2. How many? What I'd do if I were you, is model the under slab insulation and make a fixture. Set it's stretch zones, and set all the Object Information and Components. Then, I'd add it to my library as well as my template plan for heated garages.
  3. I've got a suggestion for you. Just redefine it to something useful. I find that a Room Divider with a thickness of 1/2" is a very useful wall type.
  4. @CElder Another method that works is to use a room divider at the exterior. A short segment of wall, parallel to the retaining wall, 5/8" away.
  5. While this isn't the solution you are looking for, it is an expedient fix which I use whenever it's quickest A material region set to Opening, no material, and a thickness of 0" (set to cut the finish layer). Once you set it to 0" thickness, you'll only be able to select it in plan view.
  6. Yesterday I had the same issue with exterior stair handrails (using a curved profile) so I don't think that particular problem is only in relation to hardware.
  7. They are probably there but not displaying the edge lines. He'd see them if his color was on. Polyline solids can have the same behavior. You'll be able to see the lines from either x or y but not both, unless you rotate them 45 degrees. The same issue applies to selecting those solids or cylinders in a section view for a drag-type height adjustment. Draw a circle, convert to polyline solid. Take a section view from the front and the left. See if you can select it from the left view to adjust it's height. And to be silly, in those section views, set the backdrop to white, tur
  8. When a room has been specified, Chief will know and remember where that room was. When a new room is created in a room that is specified (that is to say NOT Unspecified) then Chief will indeed create a room, either the room that was previously there, or a smaller version of the existing room being delineated. To avoid this behavior, simply specify all rooms as Unspecified. There is no issue here, but an exercise in learning how the program works.
  9. Has anyone else experienced the issue where symbols from the user library keep changing their 2D cad blocks when resized? The checkbox to auto-generate will not remain unchecked in the library. This may have been fixed in a recent update however I'm using an older version of X13 (in order to have access to the lighter line weights of the line drawing on top feature for rendered views). I'm using Build
  10. I've noticed that global symbol mapping has not worked correctly with some exterior materials. Sounds like the same type of problem. In this case it's the pattern that won't hold the line. This is all the same material.
  11. @capitaldesigns A rafter can work nicely as an angled beam. It can be placed on the same layer as beams and included in a schedule of beams as well. Also a 3d molding works well, but the learning curve is more difficult.
  12. @HumbleChief I think the 'weird' truss wouldn't build correctly because you had no other roof framing. I built the roof framing and then rebuilt the truss and it is correct. I think the truss is looking for a termination, and without it, it keeps looking for roofs and ceilings (maybe). I always build my roof framing first so that I can see the sub-fascia and use it for snapping. Also, a framing reference marker is helpful to place every truss at the correct spacing. 634212643_TRUSSES3-robd.plan
  13. The 3 trusses that wouldn't extend to the fascia had "End Truss" checked. Drag a new one and it builds correctly.