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  1. Shoot! I thought you were going to give dating advice for when you are dating models. ;-) Anyway, I have to run or else I will be late for my appointment...
  2. So you never looked at the free trial before investing? Interesting. What does “with this type of relationship modeling” mean? Thank you for your input.
  3. Hello Steven, I am curious how spending "a few minutes" on the softplan forum made you like chief better? What caught your attention? Thanks!
  4. Here's a couple more software suggestions you may want to take a look at. I have not used Solidbuilder in years but you wanting to see how everything goes together... well, this software should do the job. And I can't believe not one person on the Chief forum didn't mention SoftPlan. SoftPlan would be my choice to do what you want to do with your designing of the houses you posted on pininterest. In SoftPlan, you pretty design it how you are going to build it. Like others have said, you might want to have more than one tool in your tool pouch, if you know what I mean.
  5. This has just started popping up on the last few library updates, Can anyone tell me what it means or what I need to do to get the "lost" libraries to be found on the server?
  6. Master carpenter, master plumber, Master's degree and master builder??? All of them slave owners??? For all the newspeak people, Chief has to go along with the term of architect, which definitely has an air of superiority to it's name. If anyone is really concerned about masters and slaves just take a look at your paycheck deductions and your tax returns... and think it was illegal to collect taxes on free Americans until they passed the 16th amendment in 1913... just a little over 100 years ago. For the first 150 years we got to keep and spend our own money.
  7. Maybe if you could tell us what exactly are you wanting to do with a cad program, we might be able to help you. Are you doing only interiors? 3D modeling? Or full construction documents? Are you working solo? Or do you need group capabilities? Do you plan on doing one of a kind custom homes? Or is your focus going to be remodeling? These are just a few questions that came to mind that might help you in your search for a software solution.
  8. I updated chief this morning and didn’t have a freeze yet today . I was about fed up with this stuff, but life is good again. Anyone else have good results from the last patch update?
  9. I am not finding the topic in the search. Can anyone remember where this topic is? I am working on a tight deadline and was hoping to find this symbol somewhere... Thank you,
  10. You might want to try Simpson Deck Planner. It might be better suited for what you want.
  11. Check the court you will be filing the claim in and see if they do teleconference or zoom meetings. Since the scamdemic, this is a new option to “going to court”
  12. And you believe foreclosing a lien on their house will be cheaper and easier???
  13. Have you looked into filing in small claims court? Would be a lot quicker and cheaper than foreclosing on mechanic’s lien, imho. Check the county where the non-payer lives for starters.
  14. Thanks Mick for the reminder. Been playing with x14 and might have missed this.
  15. I took a quick look at what you have so far and there are quite a few things that need to be cleaned up, adjusted or fixed. Most ICF's I have experience with come in 4 foot length... may I suggest that you adjust your exterior dimensions to reduce waste. And, eliminate all fractional inches for your exteriors, including opening locations. May also want to flip the layout so the garage is in the NW corner of the house to help reduce winter winds hitting the house directly. I am sorry but there is no pizzazz to your front elevation...
  16. Check your wall type and make sure you are using exterior railing, instead of interior railing.
  17. I started using Kofax Power PDF Advanced... so far, so good!
  18. I believe in this case, since it is a basement slab, they are using the wire mesh solely as an attachment point for the slab heating system to hold the tubing in place during the pour, hence the lack of chairs or any effort to pull the mesh up.
  19. I am curious why you don’t pour the slab first and then frame the load bearing walls?