I am new to Chief but so far I love it. Far better than my previous software. So far, the only problem that I have had is using macros to create a custom label for cabinets.
All I am trying to do is get chief's labels to match my manufacture nomenclature. I know I could manually change it on every cabinet, but that seems like to much work and honestly a waste of time. So could someone give me some help. Either a bit of a guide on custom macros and some recourses and documentation (which I, for the life of myself, can't find), or maybe a working-ish or example macro.
Some examples:(chief nomenclature, needed nomenclature)
Thanks in advance for the help! And if I didn't give enough information or if there is a better way to go about this, please let me know.
Oh, almost forgot. I am running Interiors x14.
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