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I am having an issue with layer sets for elevation views not showing correctly on layout. I am trying to accomplish a one page layout with live (color) views of different versions on one elevation. I want four versions of the same elevation on one page.
I made layers for window shutters and corbels. For the default elevation layer set "section view set" I turned on shutters. Then I made a new layer set, a copy of "section view set" but renamed it "Elev B-Corbels" and turned off the shutters and turned corbels on. I sent two elevations to layout, one from each layer set.
Then I saved the same plan as a new name to change the gable siding to shakes. (I don't think this can be done just by using layers, but if so please let me know). I made a new layer set called "Elev C-shakes" just for clarity even though a new layer is not needed because it is a totally new file. I turned off corbels and shutters and changed the gable siding to shakes.
I saved a new plan for the stone option similar to what I did for the shakes option.
The layout views don't seem to be keeping there association. For example, when I work on the original file on the "Elev B-corbels" layer, it changes the layout view for the "section view set" layer. And when I work on the separate files for the stone, it updates all the layout views as if they were all linked to that file.
Another problem is even if the layout looks good on Chief, when I print to pdf, it has different layout views.
Is this a problem with having multiple files sent to the same layout? They are all saved in the same folder. Or is it a problem with making new layer sets for elevation views or using live views instead of plot line views?
Thanks for your help.
original plan, 2 elevation layer sets.zip
Hi there! I have been searching for a bit, and attempted a few things to no avail. Anyone have a step by step tutorial (or is it just not possible?) on how to at the very least import an existing title block from Revit or CAD to Chief? I am far from proficient in Chief at this point and wondering if it's possible. We want to make sure the title block matches our Revit sheets exactly...in case we have to draw something in one program vs. another in the same CD set.
I tried exporting to .dwf from Revit and importing into the layout page, however it doesn't allow me to import that file type into the main layout page.
Also, am I blind? I can't figure out where to put my signature...so I just typed info below.
Rafter P Construction
I would like to find out if there is a way to have a different label for windows and doors based on different layer sets. I would like to use my window schedule (with labels) for my main floor plan layer set, but would like it if the headers were just auto-labeled on my wall framing plan with the header sizes. I can create a custom label that updates the header size per the window or door ((2) 2x%header_depth% Header), which I just put into my default window and door labels. However, I can only get one or the other to show up in both layer sets as I have to edit the object to tell it which label to display.
We can specify the Text Styles for Text, Dimensions, Markers & Callouts in the Annosets / Active Defaults.
Then in the Layer Set we can set each Layer to "Default Text Style". The Layers will use whatever is specified in Active Defaults. This works well in terms of using the correct text style.
However, when a Text Object is examined the attribute layer_text_style simply returns "Default Text Style" rather than the name of the Text Style. I name my Text Styles with a size and scale as follows:
1/8" Arial - 1/8" Scale 1/8" Arial - 1/4" Scale etc.
There are some layers (specifically LABEL layers) that the Text Style may need to be different. Currently those need to be specified in the Layer Set since there are no settings available in the Annosets for Labels.
I would like to be able to:
Set a "Label Default Text Style" that could be used in the Layer Sets Be able to examine the Text Object attribute layer_text_style and get the underlying name vs "Default Text Style" or "Label Default Text Style". IOW: 1/8" Arial - 1/8" Scale as set in Active Defaults Have access in user Text Macros to the "Active Default Values"