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Restoring the Living Area Label

Reference Number: KB-00285 Last Updated: 12-18-2014 11:08 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite

QUESTION


The label that displays my Living Area has disappeared. How can I restore its display?


ANSWER


There are two reasons why the Living Area label in a plan might not display. The first is that the label exists, but is turned off; the second reason is that the label was deleted.


To display the Living Area label

  1. Select Edit> Default Settings  from the menu to open the Default Settings dialog.  


  2. Select Plan from the list and click the Edit button to open the General Plan Defaults dialog.  


  3. In the General Plan Defaults dialog, place a check mark in the box beside Show Living Area Label.  




  4. Click the OK button to close the dialog and apply your change.  



To restore the Living Area label

If the Living Area label still does not display, it may have been deleted. If this is the case, it can be restored in one of two ways.

  1. The first method is to select Tools> Checks> Plan Check  from the menu.  


    In the Plan Check dialog, click the Done button.  


    When the dialog closes, the Living Area label will display again.  


    If it does not, try the second method listed below.  


  2. In floor plan view, click on an exterior wall to select it.  


    Using one of the resize edit handles at either end of the wall, detach it from one of the other exterior walls that it is connected to. By opening the enclosed room area, the living area calculation will be forced to update.  


    Press the F12 key on the keyboard, which is the hot key for the Rebuild Walls/Floors/Ceilings  command.  


    Reconnect the walls to restore the enclosed room area, and press the F12 key again.


If you still can't recover the Living Area label, save the plan; close Chief Architect; and then reopen the program and try the above steps again.


Finally, you can also place a text object and insert the Living Area macro into it.