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    Beta Testing 2013

    Usually they have the private beta testing phase right now but,haven't heard anything about it.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
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    Framing, Truss - Editing 2D Outline / Profile

    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.
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    Framing, Truss - Editing 2D Outline / Profile

    I didn't realize they were technically framing members. Thank you for pointing that out.
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    West Michigan Users Group

    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.
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    Required # of Parking Spaces

    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?
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    Dimensioning a Radius

    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".
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    Interface to Report a Bug

    I am trying to find the interface and/or part of your web site where us users can report a bug if we think we have one. If you don't have a good interface for us users to send in bug reports, please consider creating one. The issue I am having may not be technically a bug and doesn't really hinder what I am trying to do. However, there is a little minor quirk I have experienced and noticed and want to bring it to someones attention.
  10. 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
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    West Michigan Users Group

    I don't know of a West Michigan Chief Architect Users Group but, I often contemplated the idea of starting one.
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    Toolbar Configurations

    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.
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    Michigan User Group Meeting

    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.
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    Ruby enumerating objects: List Of Rooms, areas or sq ft

    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.
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    Safety Glazing in Windows

    Thank you! That is what I was thinking.
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    Safety Glazing in Windows

    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?
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    Fixed Door and Hinged Door no Jambs

    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?
  18. 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.
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    Single Line Segement w/ Label - How Did I Not Know This

    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.
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    Single Line Segement w/ Label - How Did I Not Know This

    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.
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    Schedule Sort Based on Value

    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.
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    Ruby Code - If Equal to Text String Issue

    For some reason I can't seem to get this to work. I have a macro that I use in conjunction with shelves that creates a SKEW code. Shelves are being used to represent steel panels for the purpose of generating steel layout drawings. This skew code identifies the steel panel item in QuickBooks, when we go to create an estimate for the customer. I want to be able to type in a color into text box labeled Code under the shelves dialogue box. Based on whatever value (color) I type in the text box labeled Code, I want the value replaced with a color code when the macro formulates the skew. The skew is displayed in the code column of a cabinet schedule I use as a steel panel schedule. A 6'-9" long shelve with Burgundy as the value for "Code" would spit me out a skew code "G06/09J1". My macro works except for replacing the color with a color code. I think it's an issue with the part of the code I included below. color = owner.component_code if color == "Burgundy" color = "J1" elseif color == "Black" color = "D1" elseif color == "Blue" color = "F1" elseif color == "Burnished Slate" color = "BS1" elseif color == "Brown" color = "B1" elseif color == "Bright White" color = "U1" elseif color == "White" color = "M1" else color = "???"
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    Ruby Code - If Equal to Text String Issue

    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.
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    Drop Box Doesn't Always Update/Synch Files Unless Chief is Closed

    What I was trying to point out is when you start a new file and save it for the very first time, you have to both close the file and close out of the program for the file to be synced with Dropbox. If you are merely saving changes to an existing file that is already created and stored on Dropbox, changes to file will sync if you only close the open file. In this second case, you don't have to close the program for changes to sync but, you do have to close the file. This what I am noticing. Maybe you guys are noticing something different. I can definitely see where I could run into trouble with this issue. I have my current working project files stored on Dropbox. Especially, when I haven't had my morning coffee and I don't understand why changes to a file didn't sync, while I was at home. LOL
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    CAD Blocks and Stretch Planes

    If I am understanding things correctly, stretch planes have no effect on the 2D CAD block portion of a 3D symbol. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong and not understanding how stretch planes work. Can someone confirm for me if this is true? Is there a way of knowing where 0,0,0 is in reference to the 3D symbol and it's stretch planes?