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  1. This is an excellent point and one of those little things I try to train myself to be thinking about, but these kinds of details often get lost in the big picture of the overall design.
  2. Try opening up your schedule specification, go to Labels tab, and select the Use Callout button. I'm pretty sure "callout" and "number" are interchangeable in this case. Could be wrong though.
  3. Funny, I didn't even realize they had removed the bounding box because I've been using an older one from my user library. So I guess a person could always add one with a bounding box to their user library if that's what they want to use on the regular.
  4. For your deck structure issues, you need to open up your deck room specs, go to Structure and find the edit button for Planks,Joists and check the Framing button for your deck joist material layer (#2). Make sure the Automatically regenerate deck framing button is checking in the Deck tab. If you want to change the elevation of the decks you have to change the Floor absolute elevation in the Structure tab to wherever you want it in relation to your terrain, main floor, etc.,. Explode the hot tub architectural block and use the transform/replicate tool to move the steps & the hot tub on the Z-axis to get them where you want them in relation to the terrain and deck. I try to stay away from bay windows so I can't help you much there.
  5. Try changing the callout layer in the schedule spec.
  6. Would the "Import Default Settings" tool not work for that, as far as importing default settings from a different plan? File --> Import --> Import Default Settings... I haven't used it, but it seems like that's what that tool would do. Templates are the way to go though.
  7. I love this! Good stuff in here, nice work everyone.
  8. Same here. I'm still on 531.26 from late Feb. 23 with no issues. I haven't tried any of the driver releases since then, kind of forgot about them since I've had no problems.
  9. I bought a used one off of ebay a couple weeks ago since I wasn't too sure if I'd like it. For the first day or so it was awkward as hell, but after using it daily I don't think I'd go without one now. Eventually it becomes totally natural to use, and the camera manipulation in 3D is miles smoother than a mouse, especially zooming. Even for 2D work the zooming and panning is wonderful. initially it reminded me of the first time I tried flying a helicopter in a pc flight simulator, none of the controls do what you expect. It would actually make a great controller for a drone.
  10. If you used a room molding polyline (using the exterior room) to create your brick detail, the door openings will automatically cut your room moldings like base trim inside a room. I think if you use a molding line or molding polyline drawn manually, it will not cut automatically. I could be wrong, but I think I remember this happening with a belly band under some low windows before. Even though the windows or their casing didn't quite reach the top of the band trim they still cut the molding.
  11. If you're using rich text and it does that you might try using "standard" text instead. Here's what I get when I copy/paste your text into the two different text methods:
  12. @Joe_Carrick Thanks for the info, I plan on checking into the macro packages that you and @Alaskan_Son have to offer when I have a little extra time. I can handle the simpler stuff but anything beyond that just takes me too much time to figure out. I'd really like to work on streamlining my process and I think some good macros would go a long way in helping with that.
  13. @someguyThere are some macros in this thread that should help you out. @para-CAD Thats what I was always used to seeing too. There's probably a way to do it in Chief.
  14. Yep, I have to hit F6 three times every time I open one of those views for the first time during a session.