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About Archnot-Boltz

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  1. Archnot-Boltz

    Why Does Chief Rebuild the Model for a 2d Cad Line Undo?

    Rock n Roll! You have a better memory than me, Robert. Never hurts to continue or revisit the dialogue. Thanks
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    Why Does Chief Rebuild the Model for a 2d Cad Line Undo?

    When you are drawing 2d CAD items, Chief should not have to redraw the screen and for sure not re-build the model. I don't know if it has to do with the Polyline Solids which are 2d CAD that creates 3d objects and Chief can't or won't differentiate between the two? When CAD tools are activated or in use, couldn't Chief just deal with the 2d? Same with text. Text and CAD items show up automatically on layout sheets without having to resend so why not when working in model space?
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    Why Does Chief Rebuild the Model for a 2d Cad Line Undo?

    Thanks David, so, would it be safe for me to take this topic to the Suggestions Forum and request a fix?-BB
  4. Why does Chief rebuild the entire model for a simple 2d CAD Line edit? Hitting the "Escape" button used to stop a model rebuild, what happened to that function? thanks, BB
  5. Archnot-Boltz

    Object snaps not working

    Wow, I can never find old posts. Glad you found it. Never heard anything back from Chief in regards to the issue, so thanks for the reminder because I wouldn't have remembered. BB
  6. Archnot-Boltz

    Buying a new computer

    Looks pretty rocking, I guess more bang for buck and portability than a 17"? I assume you hook it up to a monitor for dual screen capability? DataCad17, I didn't know they were still in business. Any improvement over the Dos original which I found difficult to learn? thnaks-bB
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    Before I purchase, a question or two...

    I'll never give up my parallel bar and tracing paper mechanical pencils, lead holders and good old #2 and hb pencils. Pretty much not using vellum anymore and will never go back to mylar and ink. Your drawings are very good and at a glance could have been a good Softplan drawing .
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    Stairs - Risers and Treads

    You need one of those Alternating Big-Foot-Tread Stairs!! PA has similar (with 9" nosing to nosing) and 8.25" max risers which allowed builders to keep building older plans. I always use a 10" min. rough cut treat regardless and will only use the 8.25" in an impossible remodel or basement stairs.
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    Chasing Attic Walls...

    I've been using Chief since 1998 and also have the same issue!
  10. Hey Dermot, I greatly appreciate that information and will avail myself of the information that you've so kindly provided. Stay safe & healthy, Brad
  11. Thanks Lew, I'll have to see if I have that on my home computer. Seems like all the older versions should be available on Chief's website for occasions like this. In hindsight I guess I should have left all the old version on my computer and I think Chief should have provided guidance in this regard.-BB
  12. Thanks Dermot, I never noticed that nice feature in the Warning. I always do a save as to preserve the Original but it's nice to know Chief has our back. Also, I do wish that Chief would give us the ability open an old drawing, especially the pre X-versions with .pl1, .pl2 file extentensions without having to load or keep an old version active in order to bring that drawing file forward. I just got stymied trying to open up and look at an old drawing from 1998. I have all of my old versions in their original boxes back to Chief '97 but I don't think they will load on a windows 7 or 10 computer. If Chief could give us a utility that would at least allow us to open and save an old plan file as a PDF ( I currently save a pdf copy of all of my projects for archival reference purposes) that would be huge. Of course, a utility that would allow me to open an old file and save as a current and usable file would be better still. thanks, BB
  13. Archnot-Boltz

    X12 - Copy and Paste In Place

    Yes, as I found out when I tried it. No big, as I'm fine with the new tool and icon etc. thanks bB
  14. Archnot-Boltz

    X12 - Copy and Paste In Place

    No, I'm ok since finding the new icon and way that it works. I did locate the old Icon when I went into my customize tool bars, but couldn't figure out how to drag it into the bottom tool bar area.
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    X12 - Copy and Paste In Place

    Thanks Dermot, I was having a conniption seeing that tool absent from my copy toolbar and no place to drag the icon. I didn't see any mention of this feature improvement/change in the "What's New Video".- bB