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I get the value of the C/L measurement tool, but I am confused as to why I have to change the defaults, will this cause other dimension behavior to change?

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Just now, PMMully said:

but I am confused as to why I have to change the defaults

 

What defaults must you change?

 

Usually a bit of experimenting in a new plan will answer "will this cause other dimension behavior to change?".

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If you only could see my experimentation...like a mad scientist...

 

The permutations are many.... 1/4 scale, 1/2 scale... etc.,. I did not ask my question correctly. My question is if there was a global policy for behavior for such as this. For example, I can change the default for 1/4 to "centers", but it looks like I would have to change the 1/2 scale seperately. From what I can tell, the CL tool will not function unless you set the default, which is counter to minimzing default changes just to get a tool to position properly.

 

As I learn the details it will flush out, and I suppose one does not really change scales often, or framing defaults, so probably not an issue. A table of defaults on which defaults cascade, or don't would be very helpful for a newbie.

 

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, PMMully said:

From what I can tell, the CL tool will not function unless you set the default

 

What are you using the CL tool for? What default needs to be set?

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The help function in Chief will explain it all for you.  Have you looked?

 

Works in Chief .plan plan views and elevation views.  Not in .layout views.  

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You're going to have to show us what you mean. I use this tool a ton and there are no defaults that I need to change. Now, having said that...if you don't use it a lot, you may notice that when you pull a string it will find all sorts of things, you need to find the center of the object you are tying to dimension and then snap from there.

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I heard the "default change" piece here. in X12 it works exactly as the video says. The CL tool did not produce until I hit the default as it states. I posted to validate if there was something I was missing.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/12/manual-dimension-tools.html?playlist=92

 

I attached a pic of some experimentation for giggles just to let 'yall know I am not lazy :-) 

Untitled 3.pdf

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3 hours ago, PMMully said:

attached a pic of some experimentation for giggles just to let 'yall know I am not lazy :-) 

Untitled 3.pdf

 

Best to just use the Windows SnipTool to post Images direct to the forum , so people don't need to download anything....

 

M.

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The help matches the video I posted very closely.  "Cabinet, fixture and appliance, furniture, and wall opening centers are only located as a dimension line is drawn when Centers is selected for these object types. See Locate Objects Panel." - this is consistent with the video.

 

Maybe I missed it in the video, but the help points how to mark an extension line with the C/L aspect without all that which is what I was looking for. Thank you for all for the help, this case is now closed :-).

 

Great forum :-)

 

 

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I'm completely lost as to what you are trying to achieve. If you're talking about getting objects to auto locate the center when dimensioning, that is different than the centerline tool in my opinion. 

 

I'll someone else handle it.

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Hi Joey,

 

No worries. I was talking about the C/L dimension tool and the particulars on how to use it via defaults and or extension lines. This was not about the object centering tool. But I appreciate your willingness and diligence in getting it answered :-). 

 

I started with SmartDraw, actually liked it quite a bit, but I outgrew it fast. That is fine for doing simple stuff. Then I moved to CA HD Pro for about 10 days, then moved to CA Premier about a week ago. So I am caught between a rock and a hard place regarding the learning curve, and getting things out the door. But so far the clients seem to be happy. I understand the concepts well, but my learning curve regarding proficiency has been fairly steep, many ways and parameters to learn. But, I am getting faster every day thanks to guys like you that are on this forum.

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