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    Productivity Tips

    Thanks Glen, not sure why I did t think of that
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    Plan File Size Getting Out Of Control

    Sherry makes a good point, is there a way to export just what is actually used in the file into a new stripped down file for the purpose of emailing or attaching to a post in this forum?
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    Productivity Tips

    I'm not there either
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    Productivity Tips

    It would seem intuitive that Chief would implement the crossing behavior with the right mouse button as an alt behavior. I suppose I'll add this to the wish list
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    Productivity Tips

    There's a couple things slowing me down and just wondering if you guys have any sneaky tips up your sleeves. Isolate layer, this is a common tool I use in autocad that would be really helpful. It turns off all layers except the one whose component you picked. Is there anything similar? Picking all similar objects at once, this is already implemented for many objects like walls and dimensions where you pick the tool and hold the shift key. How about for cad objects? This helps do similar tasks as lay isolate. Selection box, I know you can choose between items need to contained in the selection box, to items just need to be crossed. Can you change this on the fly? I thought I read something about this but it's faded. Please add any other good tips you might have.
  6. I'm not even done with the as-builts and my file size is over 20 megs. It's not an overly large house.. Just a typical 3 bedroom two story with a garage. Any common pitfalls you guys know of to avoid this? I know, I know... Post the plan! I will when I get to the office.
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    Reflected Ceiling plan

    Thanks for taking the time to show us how that works. Very useful stuff
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    Footing Schedule?

    Sorry I didn't see this till just now. I'll upload one tomorrow.
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    X8Beta And Surface Pro Question

    Hmm, I did have something similar happen but I was able to turn it back on
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    X8Beta And Surface Pro Question

    Im using X8 beta on my surface pro but its the I5 version. No problems here
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    Story Pole Dims (X8) Not Working

    This is probably a tech support issue but I can't seem to navigate my way to where to go to report these things. Anyway, first of all the settings won't stay put in defaults as far as locating elevation objects. I remove most of the items, then when I use the dimension tool there is a whole bunch of elevation markers that I did not choose. go back to defaults and it has changed from where I set it. Then it puts the grade elevation marker a couple feet above finish floor when the terrain object is below finish floor. This upsets all of the elevation values. Since there are only two different setting as to where to put zero elevation this is a major problem. Im doing a garage so there is no finish floor or subfloor. The only other choice is grade. There needs to be more choices of where to put zero. And also the zero point should be able to be edited on the fly in the elevation view. Okay, my file is attached heit garage CA2.plan
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    Wall Framing, Corner Studs..

    Is there any options to set how chief places studs at wall corners? I've always used 3 stud "channels". This allows for better transfer of uplift so if I have two shear walls coming together at a corner I can get away with one hold down. It's also been standard practice on most job sites I've walked.
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    Drawing Order

    Ok, it was my reference floor settings and I got them working. Would still be interested to know more though about how to put things on different groups
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    Drawing Order

    The manual is a bit vague on this. It says objects are placed on one of three groups, back, front, and default but does not say how to control which group an object goes to. I've drawn a cad triangle to represent a hold down. It draws in front of my siding wall just fine, but not my foundation wall. Tips?
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    Setting The "active" Layer For Linework, Text, Etc.

    I just went through the same process of untraining my autocad habits. I spent a few hours this weekend get annosets setup and I think they are going to work well