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Chief Architect has been a blessing to me in the last year that I have been utilizing the software. However, I work in the United States Virgin Islands St. Thomas, where there are seldom flat land to build on. Therefore, there is always a slope in the land and I am having a hard time landscaping. Are there any techniques or tips anyone can offer.
I'm having an issue in X10 using the Edit Area (All Floors) tool to rotate my site plan to a know reference line using the Make Parallel tool. I select the terrain perimeter (on the line segment I wish to align with the reference line), then select Edit Area (All Floors). I then select the Make Parallel tool, set to rotate the entire polyline, and select my reference line. Everything rotates, but a line segment of the terrain that I did not select gets the perpendicular treatment.
I know I've done this before, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what user error is involved.
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I appreciate any help or input on this problem. I have been having this issue for the last 3-4 months and have just been working around it. I only do as-built and remodel plans, so I need to show the casing widths -especially for kitchen remodels. In a PLAN---For example: 3 1/4" casings when dimensioned, whether with automatic interior dimensions or manual dimensions show up as 3 1/2".
I have contacted Chief support and sent them a different plan file. They told me to change the "Rounding Method" in the Dimension Defaults setup. I have selected both "Grid Rounding" and "Distance Rounding" and it does not make a difference. I have also tried: locating first the sides and then changed it to rough opening to see if I could work around this glitch. NO luck.
I have Chief X9 Interiors and have used Chief since 8.0 and have never had this problem previously. I even opened one of the Chief Architect templates and drew a simple box with one interior wall and inserted a door, then dimensioned---same issue.
Here are my default settings
I have my manual dimension defaults set for interior walls center measurements. When I run a dimension string it picks up everything correctly but!!!! If I try to extend the string or want to pick up another wall that is offset I cannot snap to the wall center. It goes to either side of the main layer. If I move the diamond selection handle in and out on the wall, it will occasionally pick up the center but I haven't been able to find where that exact point is to make it work on a regular basis.
I have double checked with the defaults and that I have it correct in the Annotation Set that I am using for my CDs. I have searched for a solution but haven't found anything to help. I find, doing construction document dimensions that I need to do this to simplify the plans for the contractor but it is taking way to long with this hit and miss problem. Do I have to do separate strings of dimensions for this, line them up and delete the double dimensions?