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    Menu bug

    Anyone know what may cause the program to change the arrangement of my menus? It seams like every other time I am opening a plan to work in Chief I will have one of my menus in a different place than when I left it last. Then I have to move the menu to the normal place. It's happened in more than one of my plan files. Anyone have this ever happen to them and know what the problem may be or is this a technical issue that I should contact Chief technical support on?
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    rotate layout view

    Does anyone know how to rotate a layout view? Seams like it should be fairly simple like clicking on the view and rotating using the handle. There are no handles that show up. Is there another way. Also right clicked on transform/replicate object, but the option for rotate is grayed out and not available. Using a sheet in portrait mode, and would like to rotate elevations 90 degrees to better fit on the taller sheet size.
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    rotate layout view

    Thanks again guys. I will continue to work on solving this.
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    rotate layout view

    That's the problem. The PDF looks normal on the screen, but when printed on my home printer, the solid black background appears.
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    rotate layout view

    Hi LevisL, I'm finally playing around with this again. I did download a PDF reader pro lite app and tried printing. Still getting the same thing happening. I was just wondering what adobe app you were using? I know there are some other app options available.
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    Exterior stairs

    Does anyone know if it is possible to show an exterior deck stairway on both a lower level and a main level? Am I missing a setting or something or doesn't chief do this?
  7. I'm wondering about strategies to organize and find past home designs. I'm wanting to be able to search for potential plans that I've done in the past that may be options for future projects based on certain criteria. Similar to how you would reach for house plans on a house plan website. Search options would include the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, rambler or two story, slab or basement, architectural style, etc. I use a Mac computer and have experimented with tagging past project files but have only been able to figure out how to search using just one tag at a time. Like all the 2 bedroom designs, or all the farmhouse style plans. I would want to search for 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, rambler with a slab and farmhouse style. Anybody doing this type of thing? I also need to research more if it is possible to use multiple tags on Mac instead of just one at a time because this would be a great way to go.
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    Strategies for organizing and finding past designs

    I didn't even know this was a feature of Chief. This may be a great option and I will explore this. Is this something that you use? Thanks Eric
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    Menu bug

    Thanks everyone. I may have to contact Tech support just to notify them again about this problem for their Mac users.
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    Menu bug

    Ok, thanks Joe. it just started happening about 2 weeks ago and has never been a problem with the iMac before this.
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    Menu bug

    Ok, thanks Joe. it just started happening about 2 weeks ago and has never been a problem with the iMac before this.
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    Menu bug

    Opps, library browser
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    Menu bug

    Sorry Eric, I mean the icon toolbars, and I've also noticed the width of my library blower window changes from time to time as well.
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    Menu bug

    Sorry Joe, I mean the icon toolbars
  15. Does anyone do work in Wisconsin? Just completed a project design in Wisconsin for a new residence. I normally work in Minnesota and have designed the project using the 2020 Minnesota Residential Code which is based of course on the standard International Residential Code. It appears from some google searching that Wisconsin has not even adopted the IRC? It also appears that they use the old Uniform Dwelling Code that originally came out in 1980? I don't seam to be able to find anything about building or construction on the state or county websites. Any information or websites anyone could share about this would be appreciated. I am wondering if there are any big factors I should be considering for this Wisconsin residence.
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    How Many Users Ray Trace With Chief?

    I use ray trace for mainly exterior views. Chief changed something with the last update and now the interior ray trace doesn't work as well as it used to before the update. I don't use physically based style because of the poor quality image.
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    2 wide box bay window

    How would I go about having a box bay window with a 2 wide window vs. a 1 wide window? I can use the box bay window tool and get everything I want but I am limited to only having a single wide window in the middle section of the bay. I want to have 2 36"x60" double hungs vs. 1. See photo with 1 window only. Don't seam to be able to copy and paste the window in the bay like you can with a regular wall.
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    rotate layout view

    I don't do a lot of printing. For this project, the client requested something he could print at home and I was just testing how big the text would look for him when printing on 8 1/2x11 and noticed this happening.
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    rotate layout view

    Thank you for this. I will check into it more.
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    rotate layout view

    If I convert the elevation to a CAD detail, and want to make them look the same as my other 2 drawings in the drawing set, I would have to manually select all of the pattern lines and convert them to a lighter gray color. That will take a lot of time. I am good with it the way it is now.
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    rotate layout view

    Sorry for the confusion. Not using a pdf in the layout itself. I am printing TO a pdf from layout, and then printing that pdf to my printer. Maybe it is a printer setting or something. This has never happened before.
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    rotate layout view

    Nope, no fill in the layout box.
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    rotate layout view

    Here is the final PDF drawing set. It shows a little more of why I was trying to rotate the 2 elevations on page 3. Seamed like they would fit the page better if I rotate them. I did convert the original elevations to a CAD detail but at the expense of not having control over the pattern line defaults. I like to show my materials in a lighter shade of gray (see page 2), and also at the expense of if a change is made, I will have to convert it again to have it update. Shultz Shed-Final Plan Set 4-13-20.pdf
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    rotate layout view

    Appears that way. Unless I am totally missing something. You would think this would be a standard feature just like how you can rotate other things.
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    rotate layout view

    It's a problem because the black covers up the text notes on the elevations and part of the cross sections notes, uses excess black ink for no reason, and is visually unatractive. Just seams to be doing it on the election layout boxes and not the layout box for the cross section.