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Great set of videos Wendy! Really appreciate you taking the time. I learned a bunch and love to see how another person uses Chief.

 

THANK YOU

 

Great tip on the Section updates.

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Thank you!  Annotation sets are not simple to understand.  So it ended up an awful lot of video trying - hope it helps at least a few folks.

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Thanks Wendy , great videos , appreciate you putting in the Time to do those, I picked up a new Annotation Set and some nice Tips too,  like how useful Alt-Q really is....

 

For someone who claims not to be a good trainer , those are excellent , you obviously enjoy what you do, and  can tell you do with a smile on your face,

unlike some of Chief's Own Trainers ....... I certainly haven't watched  20 for their Vids in a row !     :)

 

Mick.

 

edit : as Rich pointed out ...definitely worth a point or 3 , thx.

 

 

 

 

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I am instigating a new policy of chumming for good tips & techniques 

by dispensing positive Reputation Points. I think this area of the forum

has the potential to be of the greatest service to Chief users. General

Q & A is great for getting help on case specific problems and I enjoy

seeing how I would attack some of the interesting problems that are

posed there, but I find insights into other's methods of work and shortcut

tips to be far more valuable in the long run. It's the old teach a person to

fish versus giving a person a fish thing. Hopefully this policy will encourage

others to share their tips & techniques. Here's a +1 for Wendy.

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Great videos Wendy.

 

Even as familiar as I am with Defaults and Annosets, you gave me a lot to think about and some things that will improve productivity.  I gave you a rep point as well.  

 

Thanks for the ideas for some extra Annosets and ways to improve.  

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Well, this is more than a stream of stuff.  This is a bowl of golden nuggets.  Thanks Wendy for sharing your working knowledge of Chief with us.  This will be must reading for our design staff.

 

Bob

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Wendy,

Good idea on sharing your "experience" with some of the esoteric elements of Chief.

I particularly like your breezy and friendly approach and without CUSSING AND SWEARING.

 

All I can say is "You Go Girl!"

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Oh maaaannnnn - I left out the cussing and swearing!?  There's actually quite a bit of that here.  But I did try to discipline myself.  ;-)

 

Thanks much for the thanks everybody.

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Thank you Wendy for taking the time to make these videos!!! Very helpful and greatly appreciated. 

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My oh my.  So much to learn and such little time.  My coffee and lunch times are reserved for the next while.  Thank you Wendy.

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Thanks Wendy, this is very much helpful. Keep up the good work.

+111.....

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Hi Wendy,

 

Great video's!!  Thank you so much for sharing with us!  You really shed a bright light on how to setup and use Anno sets!  I have a much better understanding of how to set them up and use them now!

 

 

Thanks again,

Paul Pearson

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Thanks Wendy ... GREAT videos ... please do more when you have time. Very helpful.

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Wendy this is amazing stuff, and your progression and teaching style makes navigating all the settings and preferences and setup dialogs into a cohesive workflow that makes so much sense!  I'm only a few videos in and I already have a page of notes of things to implement. 

 

Thank you so much for taking your time to do this, and thank you again for the time you spent with me at the user conference - your tip on quickly creating landscape topo saved me hours just recently!

This community makes me happy to be a convert from Acad!

 

-Todd

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Wendy, your videos are so much better than what Chief produces for tutorials.  I really would advise Chief to look at your approach (and even Scotts for say webinars etc) and redo their lineup.  Your videos are very understandable and I can track fully.  I also agree with you about the fonts....I use Arial myself.

 

Thank you so much.

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I haven't had a chance to view all your videos yet, but so far...very nicely done.  You seem to have a gift for teaching and making it easy to understand.  Thanks Wendy : )

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List of video's completed by Wendy to date.

Thank you Wendy!

 

http://www.screencast.com/t/vicroy80XHQ

 

    Chief_01_-_pref_and_some_defaults

    Chief_02_-_defaults_1

    Chief_03_wall_defaults_1

    Chief_04_wall_defaults_2

    Chief_05_wall_grey,_start_dims

    Chief_06_bsmt_stair

    Chief_07_floor2_stair

 

    Chief_08_Anno_1

 

    Chief_09_Anno_2

    Chief_10_Anno_3

    Chief_11_Anno_4

    Chief_12_Anno_5

    Chief_13_Anno_6

    Chief_14_Anno_7

    Chief_15_Anno_8

    Chief_16_Anno_9

 

    Chief_17_Anno_10

Chief_Sections_1

Chief_Sections_2

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Wendy,

 

In your videos on Annosets you recall you said that you set your text size to 4.5" because that makes it 1/8" tall.  I've checked on my system and 4.5" makes it only 3/32" tall.

 

Am I missing something?

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Joe:

I believe you are correct. I think Wendy just forgot what 4.5 height was. I think I actually started using 4.5 myself because of a thread post Wendy did several years ago. The height 6 actually gives you 1/8" print size at 1/4" = 1'.

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Here's an issue, though. 4.5 WITH CAD Font Styling is pretty much the same height as 6 WITHOUT the Styling. So it depends. I'm not sure which Wendy was using. I'm not even sure which is more appropriate for people to use with upper/lower case.

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Wendy uses Arial ... I use Chief Blueprint. It has been awhile since I even checked the actual print height to see what 4.5 Chief Blueprint actually measures at.

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Wendy uses Arial ... I use Chief Blueprint. It has been awhile since I even checked the actual print height to see what 4.5 Chief Blueprint actually measures at.

Curt, this isn't an issue of a specific font, it is a checkbox in Chief.

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Richard:

I've never paid any attention to that check box before. Thanks for bringing that to our attention. Now I need to see what Cheif says about it and maybe do a test.

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OK, so here's what I found:

 

4.5" Arial & 3.5" Chief Blueprint (CB) are both 3/32" at 1/4" scale.  Arial is readable at that size but CB is iffy.

 

6" Arial & 6" Chief Blueprint (CB) are both 1/8" at 1/4" scale.  In addition, CB is a wider character font and takes up a bit more space on the drawings

 

I tend to prefer the hand lettering style but there's something to be said for the neater & more concise.  Tough decision......   Maybe I'll just compromise on 5" Chief Blueprint for some things and 4.5" Arial or Arial Bold for others

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