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Hey guys, I've been Chief'in since 2006, so i know too much about this program. No easy answers. I know i could give more info, but really all my problems now-a-days from small glitches not user error(haha yeah right), so please don't reply getting all frustrated cuz I'm not clear about my problem.
Ok i need to get back to work so I'm gonna leave this here and hope for an answer:
My exact question is how do i set the "camera defaults" back clip setting to less than 6 inches. My problem is that after a send a cross-section to layout, the back clip value shows on the layout as about 6-12 inches, but still looks fine(1/16") on my section window/plan view/ everywhere else but the layout where i need it to look CLEAN. see attached pics also
To recreate my problem do this:
cut a cross section into the structure perpendicular to the sloped roof joist. you should see some roof rise in your camera view cuz the back clip is set to 24 inches. Set camera back clip to 1/16" and it will look like a very clean section ready to work up. the roof slope will not be visible because the back clip function is cutting the roof so it doesn't show any "rise" in the section. send that perfect view to layout with scale set to 1/2"=1'-0" now you should see the "back-clip" value of the new layout box OF THE SECTION YOU JUST SENT will be 6 inches or something greater than 1/16" (aka 0")
I think I am out of luck, but.... Two issues with stairs and sections.
I have written a few macros I use in the plans for stair information, however I am unable to locate the stair in section view. It would make more sense to have this information on the section.
If I cut the section through the stair, I am able to dimension treads and risers, i.e. Chief can locate the objects and locate the landing. If I pull the section away and the stairs get drawn in "elevation", the only thing Chief will locate is the top of the landing. I have to place points and adjust the distance to get the correct dimension for treads and risers. Chief is however able to locate casing in this same view. Hoping I am wrong and someone knows a workaround......
Since upgrading to x8 I am getting some really weird display artifacts. There appears to be some weird vertical alignment issue. There are vertical breaks and misalignment in horizontal and angled lines. This is showing up both in the chief client and in the export pdf's.
See attached pdf for example.
Any idea what the issue is with this and if there is a fix for this?
Florence Addition May 17th 2016.pdf
My roof was finished and the framing was fine, but then I had to change the size of the top chords in my attic trusses. Increasing the size in the truss spec box didn't raise the roof, but sent the extra width down into the rest of the framing. I changed the value in the default settings and rebuilt it (I tested this in another plan to make sure it works and it did) and now there are sections of the framing missing, most of it won't reach the roof, and my interior walls are different heights. I've triple checked every setting I can think of when rebuilding and I can't get anything to change.
Is there a way to have multiple wall types be recognized as a single wall? I think that's what's causing the missing ends on my exterior wall. I'm lost on everything else.
C rafter practice_2160SF_4BR_2.5B_3ST(OG)_8'C_11-25-15.plan