Creating construction documents in Home Designer Pro is easy. This article will show you how to use the layout feature to prepare your designs for printing.
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.
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.
In order to accurately show your design's overall size you need to print it to scale. Read more to learn how to do this and exactly what this means.
One way to edit an existing Home Designer Pro layout title block and border is to select all of the CAD and Text objects and resize them to fit the newly selected sheet size.
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.