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  1. Hi all, I've never made sense of the Minimum Display Size control which is supposed to control the size of dimensions when you scroll in and out. This control can be found in the Preferences dbx under Appearance--last item in the box. See images. zero or 1 is supposed to stop dimensions from changing size, then you can increase the size with a higher number. Dimensions still scramble when I use a 1 or zero in the size. . I'm working on something small and it would be great if the dimensions wouldn't scramble. Anyone ever figure this out? Thank you, Barry
  2. Thanks Graeme! I think I have searched all of them. Hard to keep up with it all--I find the library organization and search is the weakest part of Chief. There seems to be everything but a clean simple modern handle. It takes less time to build a house than search through all the disparate catalogs.
  3. Hi all, I don't see a simple handle like this in the library: 7" to 9" vertical and horizontal. Is there one out there or is this something that would be easier to make. Thank you, zowie
  4. Hi All, I've reset all my options to stock: stock templates, stock toolbars, but the tool bar still scrambles a few times a week. Anyone else have this issue. I'm thinking of reloading the program. I'm not sure if it occurs when toolbars are locked. I'll have to reset and lock it, sometimes I unlock it to add something. But I've never locked it in the past and it hasn't bee an issue. I've been using chief for about 15yrs, I do about 50 projects a year, never had this issue before. Thank you, Barry
  5. Thank you, Mark! It takes a village...to find things in the library.
  6. Hi, Has anyone seen this symbol? I could have sworn I had come across it once. Thank you, Barry
  7. Hi, I run a 2080 gpu and a pretty robust processor. My system monitor never really shows system memory past 50%. but I was wondering if anyone has felt a difference when they've increased memory from 16 to 32 megs? Thank you, Barry
  8. HI All I know we can create schedules for exterior and interior doors and control schedules by room, but what would be super helpful for filling out energy code is being able to check on or off, "include in standard area calc" or not. This way the standard area total in the window and door schedule only includes windows and door checked, yes, include this. Would there be a macro for this? Thank you, Barry
  9. Hi Eric, Essentially wall defs made in chief, when they're exported from chief I think they have this format so they can be re-imported. If you look at File, Import, Wall Definitions, it has (DAT) after it. Thanks, Barry
  10. Hi all, I've been rebuilding templates and layouts and have been meaning to add more wall definitions, but thought I'd check to see if anyone has shared a robust set as DAT format? Anyone know of any out there? Thank you, Barry
  11. Hi All, Anyone else feeling this? I crashed while working with cabinets. All x11 Templates, not sure what's going on, also hard to replicate, just started noticing after last update. Thank you, Barry
  12. Hi all, Anyone else notice a lot of crashing when dealing with cad details? I haven't had this many crashes in several years. Clean load, stock templates. Very few alterations. Thank you, Barry
  13. Saved Plan View Specification dialog "Use Any Floor" seems to allow the view separation to layout, works for now. Training wheels until I understand the advantage of separating floors in Saved Floor Plan Views.
  14. Just searched and found the thread. I'll have to wrap my head around it tighter than I thought. Always used anno sets, seems like an extra step is needed to define floors. Thanks guys!
  15. Hi All, I'm using all the default x11 templates, when I send floor 1 to layout it changes the previous fl 0 sent to layout to to fl 1? I then have two floor 1s on the layout? I called it in, Chief said they changed some code and that I should send it as "Saved Plan View" None, then make a copy of active layer set and name it? Huh? Are they saying that saved plan view set is not ready for prime time yet? They said it's dependent on how I change my templates, but I'm using Chief's templates? Anyone else experiencing this? Thank you, Barry
  16. It should work, just don't create new library items while both are open, it can crash your library...might even be wise to backup your library before hand. Cheers, Barry
  17. Somehow one ceiling got unchecked and I must have replicated it with match properties, the exponential downfall of match properties:) Note to self, don't work more than 12hrs a day.
  18. I see where it was going wrong, the ceiling finish unchecked was throwing off all the numbers. Akk! Has ceiling..damn. Thanks again for your help. Cheers, B
  19. Hey thanks all you guys! Larry the video is great, thank you very much, and Glenn the Railing outer surface trick I will try, thanks! Thank you all for your input. I have 3 32" monitors and use crossections and plan views and every trick in the book to monitor Chief's squirrly tendencies. Larry, good to know you agree that starting from the top is the preferred methodology. And thanks for seeing that my ceiling was zeroed out. I must have matched properties of a room that had that off. I've been doing almost exactly what you show, except I'd end up with that 1/8" either in the basement or second floor. The 1/8 even shows up in floor defaults after I've set them to whole inches. Please let me know if that 1/8" is still around after you've done your magic. I'm going to try once again with fresh eyes and the new found confidence that it should work. Thanks again for sharing and proving that with enough diligence and workarounds perfection in Chief is possible. Cheers, Barry
  20. Thanks all for your input. \ Mr. Solver, Thank you for your offer to help. I'm posting the plan with the hopes you can tell me how not to get into this quandary or how to get out of it. Three Issues: 1. The Balcony fascia disappeared on the existing main house 2. All the ceilings disappeared (trouble shooting that lead me to making sure all the walls were aligned and there were no conflicts with the floors, that's where I ran into frustrations with... 3. Floor height resolutions. The floors heights are: 2nd FC125" 1st FC128" Basement FC 84" Thank you, Barry x11 Victorian Remod and ADU.zip
  21. Hi All, Once again I find myself at wits end trying to rectify floor heights--and all the floors are level. I've set default height, floor thicknesses, room heights, match properties for each floor, lock floor bottom or top, I've started from the top of the building and worked my way down, then the bottom of the building and up. I still end up with floor height anomalies--a slab floor bumped down, 12years, fighting floor height changes. I would love to conference--screen share with someone who could enlighten me as to where the issue is and how to avoid the problem. Please let me know if you can help. I have JoinMe if anyone is interested please send me your number and a time to connect. Thanks very much. Cheers, Barry