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I am watching the tutorial on schedules right now and following the instructions for modifying information within the schedule itself. l have gone back to plan, highlighted the item (window), clicked on the components icon, and I am noticing that I can fill in information for manufacture etc. for exterior and interior trim, but not the window itself. The window line is also not letting me insert information for comments.... huh?
Any body know why this would be locked and the trim lines open for filling in data?
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Once a person has their program preferences tweaked to the way they want them, what CA system file is those settings stored in? Ideally, you should be able to back-up those settings in the event that something gets goofed up and those settings need to be re-adjusted.
i'm having trouble trying to set up my material list.
we sell storage brackets that hang on a slat wall. i've attached props to those brackets to give the customer an idea of what things will look like and how to utilize the brackets. i combined the brackets with the props via architectural block that i then saved to my library. the problem is that i want to treat the bracket/prop as one object (i was able to do that via right clicking the architectural block and selecting open object. i then had to put the name of the bracket in the optional description field so it doesn't just show up as "architectural block" in the material list). everything seemed to be working great, but i soon found out that those changes i made only applied to the object on the screen and didn't save to the user library. therefore, when i select a bracket from the library for a new drawing, it sends the items to the material list with the prop and it's not treated as one object in the material list. also, when i click on the architectural block in the library, i can't right click and select open object. i then decided to go into the components tab and assign the bracket to a fixture id and the prop to a general id (hoping that i could tell the material list to display one, but not the other. i also checked the use field for the bracket and left it unchecked for the prop item. however, both print in the material list). i just want to show all the brackets they want to buy and not clutter the material list with a host of props.
any help would be much appreciated!
Here's a whole bunch of videos illustrating some things I've seen folks not understand. This is by no means some comprehensive training sequence, just something that might help folks understand things and techniques you could adapt to your own style and needs.
I advanced the attached file a wee bit after finishing up the videos. My goal was to show minimal adaptation of Chief's oob annotation sets in a way that's closer to real world needs.
<a href="http://www.screencast.com/t/vicroy80XHQ">Chief X7 lessons</a>
Chief Plan and Layout.zip