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  1. Also in that post Solver suggested using the blank line style for the cabinets in the reference set... which effectively hides the cabinet and shows the sink
  2. Thx Eric. Just scrolled through...and funny thing is when I got to your solution I see that I gave you a +1 for that way back when you posted it. So much for learning new tricks.
  3. Since I've only ever needed to do this after the fact, just like you're doing here, this was my solution, but as Ryan suggests, if you insert the original sink in this way you won't need double sinks. They really should let the sink remain on the original layer. I believe he IS using reference set Joe... the problem is you need to have the base cabinet layer turned on in order to show the sinks in those cabinets. If you don't want to show the base cabinet then you're SOL without a 2nd sink. I don't know why the sink layer needs to change...
  4. If you need/use material list etc. then this will muck it up, but you can insert another sink(s) free-standing then move it into position over the embedded sink and it will maintain it's layer.
  5. Extend the exterior wall into the room and break it where the corner is. Then select that piece of wall open the DBX and select the Roof panel, select 'Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom'. To hide that wall in your plan view you can put that piece of wall on a layer you can make it an 'attic wall' and have that layer off, or make up your own layer name for it that can be off in plan view.
  6. Thanks Rene!... Ingenious idea to use cabinets and sink to achieve this. Will have to take a closer look. Enjoy Costa Rica!...lucky dog.
  7. Sure... I'm an example. I was doing some work with an interior designer and she told me she was thinking about getting into using Chief. We were both using AutoCad at the time. I hadn't been looking at alternatives then, but had been thinking about jumping into something different for a while already, so with the rent-to-own option Chief gives, it was a fairly easy decision to at least give it a try. Convincing a 1-man operation to switch vs. an office with multiple people on a different platform is a very different proposition. That's a lot of man-hours of re-learning if they're all pro
  8. Ya... you should post this Q in a new post... but here's what you need to do.. First select the page number text box on page 0, open it and select the Layout Page Label macro from the available list... or just type it in. Then in your Project Browser you need to set up one of each of whatevever different prefix pages you need... T, A, S, etc., using the Label area in the Layout Page Specification per the example below. "A-#" will automatically let you add A-pages, "S-#" will let you add S-pages, etc..
  9. I've always done this with a cased window so never noticed this issue before. Only way I could get both corners to finish as you want was to use two separate windows for the center section. Don't know if anyone else knows a solution, but I think you should bring this to Chief's attention.
  10. Just make it: Specify a Glass Panel door style, then using the Lites tab to give it 5 lites, and specifying a nice wide muntin width to match your photo
  11. For what it's worth, you can get it even closer by specifying a Glass Panel door style, then using the Lites tab to give it 5 lites, and specifying a nice wide muntin width to match your photo
  12. I have a similar problem myself... the roof is creating weird spiky balusters below, even though there shouldn't even be a baluster there at all as I have 8' spacing specified.
  13. Marty, Not to dissuade you from pursuing a custom 2D block, but just in case you don't understand... Eric is trying to show you that you can get the look you want in your custom symbol by simply by turning off the window layers for Interior Casings and Exterior Casings...and may as well turn off Opening Header Lines as well. Sorry...I can't offer you a solution on the use of a custom 2D block with regard to 3D window placement, but I've played with creating new windows in the past and it is very fidgety to get things right. You can do it, but it takes a chunk of time messing around with
  14. Verify what wind speed you need to design for per the ASCE wind speed map.