The label that displays my Living Area has disappeared. How can I restore its display?
There are two reasons why the Living Area label in a plan might not display. The first reason is that the label exists but is turned off; the second reason is that the label was deleted.
To display the Living Area label
Select Edit> Default Settings from the menu to open the Default Settings dialog.
Select Plan from the list and click the Edit button to open the General Plan Defaults dialog.
In the General Plan Defaults dialog, place a check in the box beside Show Living Area Label.
Click the OK button to close the dialog and apply your change.
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.
To restore the Living Area label
The first method is to selectTools> Checks> Plan Checkfrom the menu. In the Plan Check dialog click the Next button repeatedly or click theDonebutton. When the dialog closes, the Living Area label will display again.
If the Living Area label still does not display, try the method listed below.
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's connected to. By opening the enclosed room area, the living area calculation will be forced to update.Press theF12key on the keyboard, which is the hot key for theRebuild Walls/Floors/Ceilingscommand or navigate to Build> Floor> Rebuild Walls/Floors/Ceilings.Reconnect the walls to restore the enclosed room area and press theF12key again.
If you still can't recover the Living Area label, save the plan, close Chief Architect, and reopen the program; then try the above steps again.
Finally, you can also place a text object and insert the Living Area macro into it.