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Is there a way to have a room title at one size and the room size at a smaller size?

 

    Living Room/Study

17' x 13'

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Another way to make that happen is to change the text style for the Room Interior Dimensions [or Room ... Area(s)] to a different "character height" if you don't want to use Chief's default character height of 6.  To do that, just go into Active Layer Display Options and with, e.g., Room, Interior Dimensions selected (and checked for display), click on Define opposite Text Style: at the bottom of ALDO panel (to the right of your screen if you are displaying it otherwise you have to go to the tool bar to open it) and then I would make a copy of the Default Text Style and rename it to something appropriate (e.g., Text Style, Room Int. Dim., 4.5).  In my example, I put the 4.5 in the new text style name to show that I've changed the character height to 4.5 which will print at 3/32" height for 1/4" = 1'-0" plans.  I use 4.5 a lot because I find that using 6 takes up noticeably more space on my plans and tends to clutter things up. If you want to check on how different character heights will print, you can use the Print Size Calculator to check different character heights for the scale you are using.  It can be found on the tool bar of the text specification box and is a 'P' with an Up/Dn arrow to the left of it.

 

Joey's idea works very nicely .... you will have to decide which works better for you.

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It is...its a macro for the room. When I paste it in another room it takes on the properties of the room it's pasted in.

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Curt,

 

Yep, got that, but I'm trying to have the Room TITLE say at 10 and the Room Interior Dimensions at say 5 so that it looks like this:

 

Garage

23' x 29'

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Joey,

 

Oh?  I'm not familiar with Marcos.  Is there a tutorial for learning how to create marcos?

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There may be...but it's pretty painless. Simply open a text box and click the insert button. There are a number of macros that can be used.

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Some simple macro's already exists in Chief but to really make things automatic Join Joe Carrick's "Macro of the Month club" and get lots of very useful macro's. If you really don't like to type, this is the way to go.

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I use macros to Automatically figure, lot coverage, floor area ratio, square footage, buildable area, lot size, and many more. I never need to figure all that stuff anymore. Just draw and it builds itself. Macro's are king.

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Glenn,

 

Good video, quite clear and easy to understand.

Thank you!

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I like to add the floor height and the ceiling height so I can take a quick look and see what they are without having to open up a DBX to check.

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