Your layout is an integral part of the design process. It's the one thing that doesn't change that much from project to project. Save time with a template by following the instructions in this article.
Live views may experience a loss in quality as you zoom and pan on the layout page. To restore a view’s resolution, simply update or refresh it.
Chief Architect can no longer find one or more plan files from which views have been sent. You may have moved or renamed the plan files(s) resulting in the broken link so that views sent from the plan can no longer be displayed in the layout.
If you have not created a layout, or opened an existing layout, then you will see this message display when you click the Send to Layout button.
This message displays when you send a view to layout at a scale that will make it either taller than the layout drawing sheet's height or wider than its width.
This Information message is designed to call attention to how Layer Sets are assigned to layout views. If changes are made to a Layer Set used by a layout view, those changes will affect the appearance of the view on the layout page - even if the change is made while working on an entirely unrelated view in the plan.
Cross Section/Elevation, Backclipped Cross Section, and Wall Elevation views sent to layout are semi-dynamic; you can choose to update the layout or not.
The steps outlined in this article explain how to quickly access the Layer Display Options dialog for the correct Layer Set used when a view was sent to layout.
You can edit an existing layout title block and border by selecting all of the CAD and Text objects and resizing them to fit a newly selected drawing sheet size.
Layout Page Templates allow you to create one or more title blocks and borders and then assign them to the layout pages of your choice.
Turning off the display of Layout Box labels is quick and easy.
Line weight scaling affects both line weights and line styles and can be particularly noticeable with dashed line styles. When a view is sent to layout, line weights may be affected by the drawing scale selected for the view. This occurs when the layout view’s scale is different from the drawing scale of the original view. You can specify the drawing scale for any orthogonal view by opening the Drawing Sheet Setup dialog while in that view. A message may appear when the Line Weight Scale setting for a view being sent to layout is not the same as the Line Weight Scale setting for the plan file.
The Project Browser is a convenient way to access all of the views that are present in a plan or layout file.