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  2. Ridge_Runner

    Room colors

    What looks odd to me is the hard, dividing line where the "gray" color stops half way thru the arched doorways. It happens on both of them. Also, the inside of the larger arch is the lighter color while the right side of the arch at the baseboard has the gray at a hard break half way. I expect a variation in colors and shadows, but not those hard break lines. Chad, better to attach the plan, with the same camera above saved, so others can take a look. Make sure to zip the file, if necessary, with all of the textures and colors included.
  3. Chopsaw

    Room colors

    I think the issue is that there is no light source in the rooms in the distance but chief places a light in the room where the camera is so to fix the problem you need to place a light in the other rooms. Not so sure it needs to shine on the baseboard but just needs to be in the room.
  4. glennw

    Room colors

    I don't believe a different room type will make any difference. What you are seeing is what happens in the real world. Surfaces facing different directions will appear to be different because of the way the light sources reflect off the surfaces. Have a REALLY good look at the walls in the room you are sitting in - half close you eyes if you have to. Do the walls that are say 90deg to each other look the same - I doubt it very much. If they did, you wouldn't be able to tell where the walls meet.
  5. Today
  6. Designer1

    Room colors

    I had a post about this before but couldnt find it in my followed content. This is an update. I had a room that in PBR the same paint and textures appear to be different although the same exact material. Several chiefers told me if I change room type it can affect the appearance of the material in PBR. So here in another PBR I have the same white baseboards yet at the arches in the other rooms the baseboards appear gray, it also changed the flooring color a bit too. So again, I changed all room types to the same living room and rechecked to ensure the white paint was the same and it is. Any ideas why this appears this way? I just moved the camera so I wouldnt take the picture of the discoloration but Im just trying to understand why it does this. Thanks!
  7. uvandenb

    SHELF CEILING

    Thanks for the suggestion which I followed. However, I am seeing this now. Stairs are still in progress. Thanks, Ute X12
  8. Designer1

    PDF cut off?

    Thanks you for all your help on both topics Greg, that was a little tutorial for me as I didnt know that about illustrator and photoshop...so good to know thank you!
  9. Yesterday
  10. TheKitchenAbode

    Backsplash / Window Bug?

    I agree it looks like a bug. Have never encountered it before though as I always use separate wall fillers and custom backsplash or wall material regions.
  11. DzinEye

    Backsplash / Window Bug?

    I gave up using cabinet dbx backsplash ages ago. Sometimes it works great, but usually there's something to make it easier to just draw a custom backsplash.
  12. Chopsaw

    Balcony Issues

    Make sure it is closed in Chief and then zip the file and see if it is less than 25MB to allow you to upload and one of the experts will take a look. Floor structure is controlled in the Room DBX ( Dialogue Box ).
  13. robdyck

    Backsplash / Window Bug?

    I had my cabinet 1" away from the wall. If I use a filler, that allows me to have a side backsplash controlled by the filler, and to turn off the side backsplash on the cabinet. Seems like a bug to me as I've not noticed this in past versions. I will report it to Support.
  14. tcbpremier

    Balcony Issues

    thanks for the reply, yeah this is a very early drawing so there are a few things to fix still. I'll be adding a flat top roof with patio seating area in the cut off corner area. As for the floor structure etc thats where i get completley lost. Im just going with the current default for "balcony" room style. Im trying to upload the plan file but its not letting me. Noob lol
  15. Chopsaw

    Balcony Issues

    Looks like you have several issues to resolve but it appears you are using a railing with only a single layer. The exterior layer of the railing wall definition provides the "skirt" that hides the floor structure that likely should be concrete and not OSB and hardwood ? So take a look at your floor structure as well as the railing definition. Also looks like maybe you have a ceiling for your balconies ?
  16. tcbpremier

    Balcony Issues

    hey everyone, i'm fairly new to CA, Im currently working on a residential / commercial complex and am having nothing but issues with the balconies. For some reason the flooring system is just gone when i go and change the room type to "balcony". Any ideas on what might be going on here? Currently using X12
  17. TheKitchenAbode

    Backsplash / Window Bug?

    Only seems to be an issue if you don't have a proper filler between the cabinet and a wall.
  18. robdyck

    Backsplash / Window Bug?

    Has anyone else experienced a back-splash being cut (by it thickness amount) at a window(s) because of the back-splash also being at the side of the cabinet? I typically use an 18-20" high backsplash and it always on the sides. If I remove the backsplash from the side, the gap disappears.
  19. DRAWZILLA

    Adding Engineering & Construction Management Services

    Stamp required around here
  20. Kbird1

    Measurements

    Press Alt_Q , the short cut for general wall defaults and enable Show Wall length , depending on the setting above it will show measurements to the framing (standard) ,siding , drywall etc.etc You can all Use the Perpendicular Temporary Dimension ( from selected wall ) after you "rough out" the Walls for the house to move walls exactly.
  21. Kbird1

    Dr Charles Coleman

    Bit of a strange Topic Title ??? Do you have V12 or version X12 ( ie V22)? That is a very old version of Chief files but I believe the Free V.X8 Viewer can open those older Files and resave them for new Version to use. See the Green Box with link in this KB Article : https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00279/opening-legacy-files.html M.
  22. EcoTed

    Un-selectable room over Garage

    You were right on! That did it. Thank you!
  23. robdyck

    Un-selectable room over Garage

    If there were any attic walls and they were left untouched, they would have No Room Definition. Those automatic attic walls that form part of your room could have "attic wall' unchecked as well.
  24. solver

    Un-selectable room over Garage

    One of the walls probably has No Room Definition checked.
  25. I am designing a room over a garage with a dormer. I had the roof defined over the 1st floor. Added a second floor. Added knee walls for the dormer on the 2nd floor. Added the dormer and then wanted to select the new room on the 2nd floor and I cannot select it to open it to further define the space. I can select the space within the knee walls but not the main room. What should I do?
  26. Renerabbitt

    Adding Engineering & Construction Management Services

    I am unlicensed and in California and often do my own engineering coupled with prescriptive code and get 99 of 100 plans through Alameda/Contra Costa/Sonoma/Solano etc. Counties on a regular basis. I absolutely sub out engineering on projects where I don't wish to take on the liability...but give me a flat lot with a 400 sq ft addition in Oakland or Walnut Creek and I'll run with it with confidence.
  27. robdyck

    stair wall at grade

    It'd be great if you've got the time to post your results and a couple of points of how you achieved it. Have fun!
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