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Hello, 

 

I am wondering if there is a way to be able to crop your layout box of the floorplan but also keep the dimensions? Currently when I crop my floorplan it also crops out my dimensions. 

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Move the dimensions so they do not get cropped?

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1 minute ago, solver said:

Move the dimensions so they do not get cropped?

I am dimensioning windows, doors, and the room. I need room to dimension. If I cut my box down to where I need it it will cut off the dimensions. Simply "moving" the dimensions so they don't get cropped is not an answer. I like to crop the floorplan down to the walls (so it doesn't show other rooms) but keep the dimensions showing. Like the attached photo 

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Use a CAD mask.  Just place a large polyline with a solid fill over your plan and cut a hole in it.  Just make sure all your annotations are in a higher Drawing Group and it should do what you want.

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What Michael said. And it's always helpful to provide an example.

 

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12 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

Use a CAD mask.  Just place a large polyline with a solid fill over your plan and cut a hole in it.  Just make sure all your annotations are in a higher Drawing Group and it should do what you want.

Interesting approach but still doesn't work. If I added polyline solids around all the rooms they would overlap and cover up other rooms. I don't think this is something that could be achieved in chief architect. 

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1 minute ago, Ronniesha said:

If I added polyline solids

 

Polylines, not polyline solids.

 

2 minutes ago, Ronniesha said:

but still doesn't work

 

What doesn't work? It seems to do what you asked.

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@ Ronniesha , think about layers. If you create a polyline and fill it white and it is on a draw layer above your walls but below your dimensions, you get what is described above.

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7 minutes ago, Gawdzira said:

@ Ronniesha , think about layers. If you create a polyline and fill it white and it is on a draw layer above your walls but below your dimensions, you get what is described above.

I am sure if I spend hours of tweaking this method I could get it to work. But that would be time consuming and as I said before if I created a polyline around the room and filled it white then it would obviously be covering the rooms around it. Then I would have to create more layers for the other rooms. And this just isn't a great use of time! It's okay though! I can just not do what I am trying to do!

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5 minutes ago, Ronniesha said:

I can just not do what I am trying to do!

You’re just not getting it.  It can seriously be done in about 10 seconds.

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Just now, Alaskan_Son said:

You’re just not getting it.  It can seriously be done in about 10 seconds.

 

I am definitely probably not understanding. I am not a chief pro, just a beginner! I can try to find some videos about it! 

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Create a Saved Plan View for your room that includes the mask on its own layer. 

 

When you send that view to layout, the mask is included.

 

When you look at the plan otherwise -- no mask.

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Could be wrong, but I think everyone's grasping for straws here.  My straw grasp is  that she's saying the cad mask for any given room works for that room, but then when she wants to do it for an adjacent room the cad mask for the previous room blocks the adjacent room.   If that is correct, then you'd need to either send the views to layout as an image or as 'update on demand' only, then move and adjust the cad mask for each room.... OR create a new layer and SPV for each cad mask arrangement needed for each room and turn them on and off as needed.

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On 2/22/2021 at 5:35 PM, Ronniesha said:

I am wondering if there is a way to be able to crop your layout box of the floorplan but also keep the dimensions?

 

You can also do it by overlapping two layout boxes in layout using copy/paste hold position, and changing the plan view or layer set for the dimension view.

 

Like the earlier method, it takes some set up but once your plan file had the necessary layer sets and plan views, creating the layout views would be fast.

 

Here's a sample of two layout boxes, one cropped down to show a partial room, with the other showing only dimensions:

 

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