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About DavidJPotter

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  1. They are on a layer called "Footings, Step Markers" where they can be displayed or not as you choose. DJP
  2. LET'S JUST SAY WE AGREE TO DISAGREE. The dialogs appear "the same" but they are NOT the same. DJP
  3. Chief is a tool, it has a lot of automaticity built into it but it relies on YOU to make the informed choices. Take Eric's and my recommendations to learn the software and its procedures or hire someone to help you learn that. It is mostly settings (Default Settings per category and other Dialog box settings for objects). Specifically for Cross Sections and Exterior Elevations you use Elevation camera tools to get started, then manually add text and dimensions. When done you can save the View for later sending to layout. For Cross Sections there are to "Automatic" tools: one, "CAD-Auto-Detail" where Chief adds 2D overlays to make your Cross section/Elevation more finished but it does what it does based upon how you set it up in Default and other settings and two: Auto-Story Pole Dimensions which, ONCE SET UP BY YOU, can then place markers and dimensions on exterior elevations and Cross sections. But all of the above must be first studied, practiced with and then used as part of one's gained competence. DJP
  4. Terrain was added to Chief in the year 2000 AD and has since been treated as an "add-on" in that you open its Dialog Box - Building pad tab and input your own desired relational location to the floor zero of the structure's first floor. The Auto-locate rarely gets it right and so must be manually located by the end user (you). DJP
  5. No, I currently have an RTX 3060 and it does fine with X14-15 DJP
  6. I would suggest paying more for an upgraded video card to at least RTX 4090 DJP
  7. When the auto tools fail, I fill in manually. I do not consider it a "bug" but rather a programming limitation. DJP
  8. Look again at your Stair Specification Dialog-Rails check boxes DJP
  9. There is an input box for "Grade" in the Auto Story Pole dialog where you tell the software "Where" the grade IS. It does not "know" until you measure it and input that value. DJP
  10. You have probably renamed or changed the location of the missing files. The .layout file automatically "remembers" the .plan and associated documents by their names and locations on your hard drive. DJP
  11. NO. when one wishes to have a room, one uses walls or at least walls, invisible. Only then does one have a "Room Specification Dialog". DJP