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  1. I use TurboPDF V4 from IMSI Design. It's essentially a rebranded version of FoxIt Phantom PDF Standard program. Serves me well and carries around a $100 price tag but, it is perpetual software. Perpetual software is hard to find these days.
  2. I have a scenario where a window is installed above a stair. Inspector is requiring safety glazing (tempered glass) for the window. I mistakenly ordered the window without tempered glass. I am wondering how you guys narrow down where the walk surface of a stair a stair is? Depending on where one figures the walk surface has a effect on whether a window would need to have safety glazing.
  3. I live in West Michigan but, it would be neat to travel to Indy for a user group meeting.
  4. Does Chief Architect have a file that stores all the "Program Preferences" data that can be copied and then transferred over to another computer? I know how to copy and transfer my toolbar layouts but, I am not sure on "Program Preferences"?
  5. Usually they have the private beta testing phase right now but,haven't heard anything about it.
  6. I am not needing to show a truss detail. I was just playing around with roof trusses and seeing if I could model a real-world scenario. This scenario is where some trusses have a truss tail on one side that is cut-off or-cut flush. This may happen where a secondary roof section meets-up with a main roof section at 90 degrees. In think I figured it out. I edited the roof truss in plan view to achieve a truss tail on one end and no truss tail on the other end. Typically, I don't have a need to go to the trouble of generating 3D framing but, it does interest me.
  7. I didn't realize they were technically framing members. Thank you for pointing that out.
  8. In Chief Architect we can open up a 2D Truss profile and edit it to our hearts content. What I am trying to wrap my brain around, is why we don't get any corner point edit handles. This is just one of those very minor things that completely baffles me. Why allow us to edit the profile of a truss but, not give us any corner point edit handles.
  9. I guess what I am wondering is if a jurisdiction's zoning ordinance is going to be the best source of info as to how the jurisdiction determines the required number of parking spaces?
  10. I know this is a silly question but, is the required number of parking spaces generally spelled out in local zoning ordinances on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis? I have heard it's usually calculated and based on occupant load but, I am wondering if the required number spaces varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction?
  11. It eerks me that I even have to ask this but, can Chief Architect dimension a radius (arc / circle)? Below is an image of a drawing I generated in another program. My gut is telling me Chief is not quite advanced enough to do everything pictured below. I know you can't have multiline dimension text. I have never noticed a tool for radius dimensions, unless I am missing something. I feel like I am about to shout "DIMENSIONS NEED A MAJOR OVERHAUL IN X13".
  12. Someone may have suggested this but, does the "Layer Display Options" or the "ALDO" have an invert selection option? I though I remember seeing a post where some suggested an invert selection option for the ALDO. I might be just seeing things. LOL
  13. I don't know of a West Michigan Chief Architect Users Group but, I often contemplated the idea of starting one.
  14. I am having trouble understanding why when I switch toolbar configurations I loose all my toolbar customization. This includes custom toolbars and custom toolbar icons. Would this be a bug perhaps? Either way it is annoying as all hell get it out.
  15. Are you from or in Michigan? Just Curious? I live in West Michigan about a half hour east of Grand Rapids. I have been interested in who all from Michigan uses this software.
  16. Thanks to the original poster for posting this. I am interested in learning ruby but, I sure have a lot to learn. As I was trying to use this ruby code in my plan, I could not get the info in the text edit box to populate for more than one roof plane. It only shows info for roof plane zero. I must be doing something wrong or overlooking something.
  17. I need to get clarification on this code rule found in the IBC but also found in the IRC. My question is if a given window meets only one of the conditions listed, does it trigger a safety glazing requirement? Or is it that when a window meets all four of the conditions listed, that it triggers the safety glazing requirement?
  18. Do any of you guys get door jambs when you mull a fixed door with an hinged door? I am wondering if this is a bug in X11?
  19. I think what I like about this is a label stays attached to the line. If I need to move the line or re-orientate the line, the label moves with the line and relative to the line. I still might have to re-orientate my text. If I use text, I always have to make sure to move both text and the line. I think this can be a little bit of a time saver for me.
  20. I often draw my own 2D cross sections for the post-framed building projects my employer takes on. There may be instances where I need to add a very simple text note in the general vicinity of a single line. I can't really think of too many examples where I would use this at the moment.
  21. I just noticed today that a single line segment can have a polyline label. I thought this was something new in X11 but, it works in X10. I don't believe I ever really noticed this before. Here is what I have noticed... Draw a single line segment. Double-click on the object. Notice there is no label tab in the dialogue box. Close the dialogue box. Draw an additional line segment to your exiting line. Drag the second end point of the second segment until it snaps to the second end point of the first line. Line segment should now be one individual line segment. Double-click on the object. Notice now there is a label tab in the dialogue box.
  22. As a resident from West Michigan I have always been curious to find out who all uses the Chief Architect software here in Michigan. I am literally one half hour east of Grand Rapids. I would love to someday host a West Michigan Chief Architect User Group. You are welcome to join a facebook group I started for Michigan Chief Architect users.
  23. Working with schedules, I have wondered if their is a way to have Chief Architect to sort listings in a schedule based on the values listed in one of the columns. I don't think this is currently feasible. It would be neat to have the schedule sort listings from shortest to longest based on a value listed in one of the columns.
  24. I mis-spoke myself. The skew is placed in the description column of the cabinet schedule. The box that is title code is where I am typing a color. The actual color of the shelf doesn't matter. The box titled description has the macro that formulates my skew. Anyways Mark figured out my issue I had miss-typed elseif for elsif. I seem to do that very now and then. Thank you all for your input and help.