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    Why is it so impossible to put in topo maps

    What, exactly are you speaking of in detail please? To do what, exactly? Terrain in terms of importation, is kinda simple but very exacting and the results for complex terrain can even overwhelm the average PC or Mac with beau coup 3D faces making the results unusable in practical terms (Topography software does not use "3D Faves" for topo maps, chief does. If whatever you are asking about is so simple, why can't you please simply but in detail, state your problem with some exactitude please? DJP
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    More Issues with Horizontal Lines in Elevations

    You are correct, the layout views are 2D vector view snapshots of the "Live Model" and can be edited as mere 2D line entities (added or subtracted in 2D). DJP
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    Framing Views Wrong

    I rarely use the wall detail views but I checked one of my Imperial plans and verified your claim (they had a 50-50 chance of being right and had a bad programming day that day it appears). DJP
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    More Issues with Horizontal Lines in Elevations

    This should be also reported to Chief Architect Tech Support as a "Bug" for proper address for all. Elevations sent to layout can be completed edited to anyone's satisfaction using the "Edit Layout Line" tool before printing, with that tool you can add or subtract 3D surface generated lines. (That tool would NOT help in terms of plan views but I consider that to be a much more minor problem than "Wall Poly-line Edge lines" showing in Elevation Views since there is a solution to correct that). DJP
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    Framing Views Wrong

    Please post the above to Chief Architect Tech Support as a "Bug" report (posting this here is not necessarily a useful route to solution though there is NOTHING "Wrong" in doing so). A report to those who can do something effective about it is more useful. Thank you for bringing this up so others will now look and report back to you agreement or disagreement based upon looking. DJP
  6. I just checked and my version X2 still responds when I call it up. Please contact me and we will "Get 'er done!" DJP
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    wall types uk

    I recently finished two custom homes that are to be built in England. I used my metric profile.plan and from documents provided from the Architect, I created custom walls that emulated what he had designed in his plans. Went smooth as glass on the both of them. DJP
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    Convert Chief Designer plan to Chief Architect Plan

    What do you mean by "CA Designer" please? What is "A11" exactly please? Which "Chief Architect" are you speaking of (what version)? DJP
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    Giving away an older version of CA

    If it is that important to you, please call Chief Architect Inc Customer support on Monday and ask them. They are the "Authority" on their own property and its uses.. DJP
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    Giving away an older version of CA

    No, your license agreement clearly states that the use of any version of Chief Architect belongs not to you but to Chief Architect Inc. You and only you are licensed to own and use any version of Chief Architect. I suppose your friend can use a seat of your older chief but not as its owner, it would be purely a loan and would not include any support of any kind or type. DJP
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    Client presentation

    People are different. So it is one's job to gauge one's clients and deliver the level of graphic communication necessary to fulfill their needs. Our job is to graphically communicate that we understand what they want, so whatever that requires is correct for that client. There are no slots that everyone fits into. Chief makes it easy to get that job done for sure. DJP
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    seeking help with my model

    I can help you if you like, I charge $75.00 per hour and use Zoom Meetings to support sessions. DJP
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    How to import room names into plan?

    What I have seen reported here, via Australian News sources is almost 200 persons (183 to be exact) have been arrested for arson there. I know your country is large but that is still a lot of arsonists, eh? DJP
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    Indoor swimming pool

    The pool I merely got from my Library Browser as a symbol, take a look in yours. DJP
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    How to import room names into plan?

    It has been reported that the main cause of the fires was people setting them, the drought just set the stage. Can you confirm those reports, I wonder? DJP
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    How to import room names into plan?

    https://youtu.be/ezKV4zJEbfw All about Room Names DJP
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    Indoor swimming pool

    The attached ray trace was created in X8 for a client who has not, to date upgraded. How I created this pool room: 1. Created the structure 2.Added the windows 3.Drew the outline of the pool using room divider walls 4. In the resulting "Room Specification Dialog" I programmed the "room" to be open below 4. I then added the pool symbol and located it in the created "room" DJP
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    Roof Help

    You have two choices: 1. build automatically or 2. Build Manually There are no other routes possible DJP
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    V8 Renderings

    The fact is that technology moves into the future whether you are speaking of computer hardware or software. It gets better and better each year, X8 is still perfectly good except X11+ is even better in terms of a lot of features including rendering. PBR was added in X10. On a fully up to date PC or Mac ray tracing is a lot faster and PBR in experienced hands is even faster. I have clients that still use X5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 so I have them all on my PC to serve those who choose not to upgrade. I mostly use X11 myself, it is "State of the Art" until X12 is released. DJP
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    Blurry Export Pictures

    When you send an image or render view to layout directly if you then upsize the image to fit the target page, it tends to degrade the appearance of the image, so I believe what Jintu is suggesting is to export the image to a size larger than the target layout page size so when you send that image file to layout you can downsize it using its corner handles instead of enlarging a smaller image instance which degrades its appearance. Making a large image smaller compresses its pixels and enlarging an existing image causes its pixels to be enlarged causing the loss of clarity. DJP
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    X12 Question

    What, exactly was the "removed area" please, this seems to be the main bone of contention? DJP
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    Perspective Crop Mode

    He has his own website and he is active at Facebook on the "Users of Chief Architect" and "Chief Architect Showroom" pages. DJP
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    Perspective Crop Mode

    How do you guys use this tool, please? I searched the Reference Manual and videos but have seen no examples of how or why to use it other than to zero in on an object in a camera view. It is not that I do not understand at all, rather I am interested as to why it is important to you and why that is, please. DJP
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    Perspective Crop Mode

    Yep, I just finished chatting with Jintu in the Philippines, probably the best consistent render person I know, and he strongly agrees. I just recently found out about the tool, read the manual and then practiced using i and found it quite useful. I posted this question to get more reality on its uses and importance. DJP
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    Perspective Crop Mode

    Thanks for the response, I saw a discussion of this tool on Facebook and wanted to know what was being discussed, I looked it up in the Ref Manual but was sill wondering what the deal was. Thanks