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  2. nancyscial

    U shape drawer box

    oh ok, Thank you for the response.
  3. Greetings all, thanks in advance for any insights... I am exporting files to DWG to hand off to freelancer who works in AutoCAD. My floorplan exported with no issues; the layer set functions as expected in AutoCAD. However, when I export a layout or elevation view, only a basic set of CAD layers and labels successfully make the trip. I've double and triple checked layer sets and active layers to be sure the same layers are selected in all three export scenarios. But I'm getting nowhere. So I've concluded that either I am consistently neglecting some simple but essential selection, or Chief only exports specific CAD layers in when exporting a 3D view to a 2D drawing. But if there is a workaround, or a way to get all layers to export in views other than PLAN, it would be a huge help - any re-dimensioning he has to do will be time on an hourly rate, or time I spend to save that $$. Thanks!
  4. parkwest

    Assistance with Finalizing Blueprints

    Hello Steve, I was trying to give you a suggestion to help you get some help with your search. I would be glad to help you out but $25/hr is quite a bit less than $1,000/day rate.
  5. rgardner

    New EGPU question

    Glad it worked. I worked quite some time with my e-gpu and even traveled with it. It surged with a power spike in Mexico and they told me it had built in protection so it should have not done that and they replaced it free and clear after 18 months of use. I ended up upgrading my laptop at that time and just turned around and sold the new unit but it worked quite well with a 13" MBP. That all being said I love my new 16" as it seems to be the sweetspot of portability mixed with enough size.
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  7. ValiantRyan

    Assistance with Finalizing Blueprints

    Hi David, Thank you for your post. I'd rather not post a full set of plans on a public forum. Is there an email that we can send it to. To answer your question the county we built in is still using 2012 IRC although we would prefer any plans drawn to reflect 2018 IRC. Our plans typically include a footer plan, floor plan, roof plan, and elevations. An electric plan would be a bonus. Thanks, Steve
  8. SusanC

    New EGPU question

    Update: Thank you for the info Ryan. I exchanged the NVIDIA for an AMD and everything works great!
  9. parkwest

    Assistance with Finalizing Blueprints

    Can you post a sample of what you have and what you want done? Different localities have different requirements...
  10. "No Special Snapping" is the key for having manual or dimensional control of where the roof butts up against a wall. This will not address the display of the wall's layers above or below the roof plane.
  11. Good Afternoon, Our firm is in need of assistance with the finalization of multiple sets of blueprints. Please feel free to quote us a price. The plans are residential, single family homes. Thanks, Ryan and Steve
  12. rgardner

    possible to limit framing to one room?

    Didn’t go to your model but to answer your first question you can select one wall and reframe just that wall. Note you will need to permit it (ie unselect retain framing before and respect it after.). Purely a guess based on your description but possibly your walls heights are different because you have different ceiling and floor heights in the rom dbx and you made it look how you want it by possibly dragging the walls in an elevation or 3d view? If that is the case select all of your walls and in the structure tab of the dbx select default wall height top and bottom. The go to your preferences and set your 0 floor ceiling height (assuming they are all set to use defaults). Same on first floor. But just A guess. I am not at my computer but doing pool time on my phone. Maybe someone who is at their computer can open the plan file and check if my guess is right?
  13. I have a model with a lot of edited framing that I don't want to lose. In one area, the sill plates are not appearing (they are turned on in layers). I would like to regenerate the framing for that area, without affecting the rest of the model. I can do that with roof planes, but there doesn't appear to be a way to limit auto framing to one area. Any suggestions? Also, I have a foundation room that is all one room, and the rooms above it are all at the same floor level. The joists are all the same size. Yet when I look at the foundation walls in 3d, some are higher than others even though the bottoms are all in the same plane. What can account for different wall heights within a single room, where the floor above is one level? I have attached the plan, it is the area with a circle around it on floor 0 that is the problem. thanks much for any help, I've spent the whole day on this so far :-( c.zip
  14. AlexaInteriors

    Interior Design Studio seeking Chief Architect Draftsperson

    Evergreen, CO
  15. GeneDavis

    Ray Trace - Single Room

    Don't go outside! if you want to view the room through a doorway from an adjoining room, draw that adjoining room.
  16. jscussel

    Lost Texture

    I reinstalled one of the catalogs and that worked, 16 more to go. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
  17. Renerabbitt

    Lost Texture

    Not sure, would need to see some logs. Easy enough to copy textures over or reisntall catalogs.
  18. jscussel

    Lost Texture

    Rene, Thanks for the quick response. It looks like I lost all of the textures in the Manufacturer Library folder on the Laptop computer. Desktop computer is OK. Is this a DropBox problem? Jon
  19. Renerabbitt

    garage door opener

    Not sure which garage door opener you are referring to but you can always add your opener to the library as an electrical fixture from the Edit Toolbar and designate it as a light. Then place the newly added symbol from your library and connect your switch leg.
  20. Renerabbitt

    Lost Texture

    X-12 shipped with the option to backup all imported textures on by default. Any imported texture is automatically zipped and stored in your textures folder. You can locate this folder at edit\preferences\General\Folders\Show(radio button). You can export these textures to your designated pathing(where the missing texture says it should be located)
  21. Chopsaw

    Wall not framing

    It can be selected and moved or deleted so it does not effect your camera setup.
  22. misterwiley

    3D Camera View - How to make a wider frame?

    Been using Chief for years and never knew about that setting. I think you might have just changed my life Thanks!
  23. Apollosg

    Wall not framing

    I changed the structure on the lower wall to stop at the ceiling above and it seems to have fixed it, but the upper and lower framing did not seem right. I did what you said and all looks good. Thank you. I did see that cross at the coordinates, but not sure what it is. How do I get rid of that, if its a problem? Thank you for your time @Chopsaw
  24. AngeloInc

    Ray Trace - Single Room

    Hello all, I am somewhat new to CA and am having trouble with ray tracing a single room. When creating a single room to ray trace, I add lights to better see the details. When I ray trace and my camera view is "outside" the room walls, it will not pick up any light and ray trace dark. Any idea on how to correct? Thanks! Emily
  25. jscussel

    Lost Texture

    I have been using DropBox for well over a year without any problems until today. I lost all textures on my laptop computer. My desktop computer is working fine. I have my X12 Data File stored on Dropbox. Looking for suggestions on how to get them back. Jon
  26. felipecamacho

    garage door opener

    does anybody know how to get a switch to connect with a garage door opener and to connect the opener to the garage door?
  27. CharlesVolz

    Interior Design Studio seeking Chief Architect Draftsperson

    May be helpful to know where your Evergreen studio is.
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