mborean

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Working on my first project in Chief.  The attached PDF is a screen shot showing part of a PDF created in Chief and the layout page that the PDF was derived from.  In the drawing I drew the triangles in the gable to represent louvered gable end vents.  In the drawing, they are fine, but in the PDF, the triangles are shifted a couple inches.

 

Any idea what's going on here?

 

Thanks

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That is a fairly significant offset.  Chief still has some offset issues to work out but usually not that bad.  What method did you use for the layout.  Plot lines or live ?  Also did you send to layout from vector view ?

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I used live for the layout.  On the elevation, I simply made the polygon and then put in a fill.  The image looks good in CA, but goobers up in PDF.  Guess, I could make the attic wall a pony wall, and apply different materials there.  

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2 minutes ago, mborean said:

Guess, I could make the attic wall a pony wall, and apply different materials there

 

Have you considered one of the vents from the library, or using a louvered window as a vent?

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Give Plot lines a try and see if you still have the offset issue.

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Guys,  Thanks for the replies.  The vents I used are custom, and I didn't find any in the library that would fit the geometry.  

 

Newbie question here,  Plot Lines?  Not sure what those are and how they differ from normal lines.  Please explain.  Thanks again!!

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7 minutes ago, mborean said:

Newbie question here,  Plot Lines? 

 

Suggest checking Help for unknown terminology :)

 

7 minutes ago, mborean said:

and I didn't find any in the library that would fit the geometry.  

 

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And, 

 

Please post images directly -- no need to make a PDF of an image. This makes it easier for others as an image shows in the forum.

 

Also a good idea to fill out your signature (see mine for an example) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left. 


Your version of Chief (X9, X10) (Premier, Interiors) is the important info.

 

Make sure you turn on View Signatures too.

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