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  1. I'm Looking to buy the new Microsoft Surface Pro 2 or 3 if it becomes available before I make up my mind. If anyone working with the MS Surface Book 1 or 2 I would appreciate some sort of heads up on how it handles Chief Architect, especially in the rendering and 3D mode. Also, I have seen on youtube that there may be some issue on how the Surface 2 is picked up by the edge and could be damaged - Has anybody had this experience. Any comments will be appreciated
  2. Is anybody using a Microsoft Pro 4 with Chief Architect X10 - if so it would be great to get some opinions on which configuration works best, both for general cad work and rendering.
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    Thanks facer_03 - Happy New Year!
  4. mm407p


    I think that it would be great if Chief X9 would finally make an effort to be competitive with its main rivals. At the moment it is living on the edge - I really cannot see a person which is employing a few people make competitive use of this program - I think that there are just too many issues. I agree with the previous comments which although acknowledges some efforts by Chief to accommodate its old users it certainly does not break a leg in its efforts. It would be nice to be able to see 2D dotted lines for shelving in wall elevations - which currently are hidden behind closed doors. There are a number of other suggestion that I have made through SSA over a period of time which I generally been given a complex work around - not helpful! I suppose there are a lot of priorities and it's always your own view that one supports. Let's hope for better in 2017 with X9 Best for 2017 Chief Architect
  5. Hi Alaskan_Son - sorry it took a long time to respond yes I, using that, but what I'm trying to do is add one page to an arbitrary number as per the post of 13th. of June. Thanks for the effort.
  6. Thanks Alaskan_Son and glenw for the replies Yep Alaskan_Son ... you got it right ... partly. so has glenw in a way ...but its not for printing its for Analytic's. What I'm trying to do is: "keep a record off all the pages used in the current project displayed on the title box independent of the current layout set" So the construction drawings might have 25 sheets say 1 to 25, but there might have been 20 sheets used in the Design and Planning process. Thus in the right hand side of the customary sheet I would have sheets 1 to 25 for the construction set as standard procedure to identify that set and in another box on sheet 1 of the construction set I would have sheet number 26, on sheet 2 I would have sheet 27 ....etc to sheet 25 which would display 45. (thus there would be 2 numbering systems - one for the construction set and another for the total job set) The reason for this is that when tied to the job number to each page used, you would have the capacity to reference every sheet on that job by a number which is useful when you do your analytic s of a job. I apologize for the complex ties, but really I think this should be a simple process in to create a macro and then reference that macro in the title box somewhere (which I have done) - the only think I cannot do is get a a declared variable to add to the layout page number. I have asked this some question to Chief Support when using Chief 7 - reply was no it cannot be done. I just wondered if it was possible in Chief 8 - maybe someone went down the same path. Again thanks all for your help - it is greatly appreciated - "where there is a will there is a way" ..I hope.
  7. Thanks for the comment - unfortunately it does not work in this case. What I think I'm after is a "text macro" That I can then "insert" Trying to count continually for different sets of drawings - so if a set ends at 60 sheets then the new one would begin at 61. This is independent of the numbers that are counted by the layout page counter in any new set. (Sets are Sketch Design, Design Development, Construction drawings etc) I don't know if this is explained well - but its the best I can do. Thanks for your help.
  8. Thanks for the reply Graeme Taylor and justmejerry - but unfortunately the macro text editor does not seem to take anything with # in front of it. # works in the layout numbering % works in the "insert" for text commands $ works in the Macro Text box editor as best as I can figure out Tried all combinations that I think could work but - no luck. I wonder if there is a "macro" bank where people post their macros that work? Thanks for your efforts
  9. I'm trying to get the layout numbering 'page numbers' to be added to an arbitrary number, and displayed in part of my title box. I have problem with the display part what I cannot achieve is this: 60 + page number (say page 1) = 61 I cannot get a macro or by using 'Insert' a command to give me the resultant 61 If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Well this is not a good turn of events -SSA was supposed to handle This. I agree with the people above - this is not a good move and I think this is just the beginning. VERY DISSAPOINTED WIT CHIEF EXTRA CHARGE IDEA - NEXT IT WILL BE A CHARGE FOR USING THE WEBSITE - JUST A SMALL ONE - TO START WITH! NOT HAPPY CHIEF!
  11. Good solution with the stairs, and not that long to do - It would be good if Chief Architect would take note of such efforts and provide a solution in their stair tool - it would not be a big issue, and then we could have the layers and materials costs included without to much hassle. Thanks for your efforts Michael - it will help me next time I do a stair.
  12. Hi Annaleisa, Have been working with Chief Architect from version 6 to Version X7 will upgrade to X8 when it becomes available. Like to hear what is your proposal - "Face to Face can be with Skype" - If that suits you - I'm in Melbourne - see website under. I have over 30 years experience in doing my own jobs which include Residential new and renovations and other commercial and institutional. P:(03)9347-7347 M:0417 567123 Skype:zstick Houzz:
  13. Good idea ..........thanks for the personal message ........I would the say the same down here. It appears that the full release of X8 is going to be in the next couple of week (Beta is already released) Best for 2016 Cheers
  14. Fair enough - Glad you got a laugh - But as we are getting hotter down here - at least that's my impression - I wondered what they can see up closer to the polar region. Lets hope Chief 8 brings us a lot more than we hope. Best for the new year - Cheers from down in Victoria. Michael