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Setup Default Views from .plan to .layout
I have found a way to set up and automate my default template .layout file using my default template .plan file.
In the video below I step through how to set up your .layout so that all your common views are already in place on your default template .layout file.
I use pre set Plan Views (with print ready layer sets) of each floor. (Set up in the default template) I use pre set Cross Sections (My four elevation views). (Set up in the default template) I use CAD Details to connect my common cross sections. (Set up in the default template) I wanted to find a way to set up my default .layout file so that I no longer needed to send layout views from my .plan file to the .layout file any longer as that seemed redundant for 95% of my drawings.
Let me know your thoughts or if there are other ways to achieve the same automation.
I realize that as I explain this that the listener has an understanding of Plan Views, the Default Plan and Layout Template.
Once again if I do not make myself clear, I set this up once using my Default Plan Template and my Default Layout Template, so that all future drawings will have all the Sections and Plan Views set up in the Layout once you connect your current drawing to the layout when prompted.
My company is in the process of making the switch from Autodesk Revit to Chief Arch (Version X12) and I have been spending my time trying to create a lot of commonly used design elements we use on our plans but I have run into a hiccup. I'm trying to create a small, inset-type staircase (attached image is what I've done in Revit in the past) that is typically used on our plans to go from grade-level sidewalk to the main floor elevation. In my attempts, stairs either fail to recognize the elements around them or if I create them like I would in Revit in creates this garbled configuration where the stairs are their own room and the footprint of the stairs themselves cut a hole through the roof.
Checking Forums, YouTube, and the Chief site have all yielded nothing and I in my limited knowledge cannot figure it out. What am I missing?
How do others deal with this issue of showing only the main wall layer, and also show the pony wall details?