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    The tedium that is overframing

    @Alaskan_Son came up with what I would say is pretty quick way to handle this. See what he did in this thread. Once i understood how to rotate the 3d shape correctly it was honestly a breeze to get it done. I'd definitely support chief taking the time to make over-framed roofs easier by enhancing the framing tools or even making another roof base plane for stick framed areas like they do for trusses. Hope this helps in the mean time though.
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    chief will not auto build my subfloor framing

    Neat! Learn something new everyday. Cheers!
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    chief will not auto build my subfloor framing

    Two things are wrong here. 1. All the rooms on the 1st floor have the "retain floor/ceiling framing" box checked in the structure panel. To solve, go to floor 1, marquee select all the rooms on the first floor by selecting a room, click on the select similar marquee selection tool and drag a box around the entire house, then open the room spec dialog box, go to the structure panel and click the check box where it says "retain floor/ceiling framing" twice or until the box is blank. Click OK. This will fix the framing issue and generate the floor framing. 2. All your exterior walls seem to have incorrect bottom elevations. To solve, go to the first floor and select one of the exterior walls, click on the select similar marquee selection tool and dragging a box around the entire house, open the walls spec dialog box, go to the structure panel, and click the check box next to "default wall bottom height" until it is checked. Click OK. This will allow the 3D views to look correct. Hope that helps.
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    Auto Framing 12 x 16 shed

    Look in the help files for "framing reference" marker and also joist direction tool which can control on center spacing. Joist spacing can also be controlled in the framing defaults. Everything you want can be adjusted to make the auto framing look correctly for a basic shed but you will need to set all the defaults and framing reference accordingly. This little shed would be a great time to learn all the basics of how to control the framing in Chief. Lots of info in the help files and the video tutorials located HERE.
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    Auto Deck Framing Issue

    If you don't like the auto behavior you could always go into your template plan and change the "Deck" room defaults to always have the floor framing group on number 2. This helps ensure that all decks are built against the house and never "into" the house.
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    Auto Deck Framing Issue

    Open the deck room specification dialog box, go to the Structure tab, and change the "framing group" from 1 to 2. Click ok and rebuild the deck framing.
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    DWG not importing properly

    This topic might help you understand and resolve your issue if you have AutoCad installed on your computer.
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    Boxed eave issue

    Thanks Micheal, I knew it was simple but with all the tools available it can be hard to tell the difference between those rotate buttons in the 3D box specification dialog and the other tools like the rotate handles in 3D views or the rotate command in the transform replicate tool. Each one seems to affect the object differently. Your method works great though. Thanks again!
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    Boxed eave issue

    Rotating 3D solids is not very easy when on sloping angles that you can't get a cross section to view. I know its possible because Micheal did it but I'm stumped. Chief's 3D objects tools have never been my strong suit.
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    Boxed eave issue

    As much as I would love to have this feature automated in Chief, this solution is pretty easy. Thanks for taking the time to post the example plan. I can't for the life of me replicate the valley plate that you drew with 3D shapes though. I can get close but I can't figure out how to rotate the object to sit flat against the rafters.
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    What is the z-fighting in my deck frame?

    Usually the wall type for the railing will be a typical wall type like interior-4 or something. If that's the case there is probably a wall layer with drywall or paint that is causing the white material to display. I usually create a new wall type with opening no material that is the width of my railing to eliminate this. This is of course all a guess without the plan file to look at. Hope that helps.
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    Reflect Top to Bottom

    Edit->Edit Area->Edit Area (All Floors) Zoom out and draw a box around the entire plan, make sure the box is large enough to capture everything that might be invisible in your current view. With the box still selected, click on the reflect tool in the tool bar and reflect about any wall or cad line either in the horizontal or vertical to flip the plan up and down or side to side respectively.
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    Orthographic Details with Dimensions

    When you say manually entered dimensions I assume you mean manually type out the dimension as text rather then use the built in dimension tools. I just did a test using the method you suggested which worked great but the dimensions are all wrong because Chief can't really dimension 3D objects like sketchup can. The attached image shows a 24" base cabinet, a 45" upper cabinet, and a wall height of 8'. All the dimensions are slightly less then the actuals. For simple details typing the dimensions out as text might actual still be faster then using a 3rd party program though. Thanks Micheal
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    Orthographic Details with Dimensions

    Thanks, yeah sketch up is probably my best bet for something like this I’d guess.
  15. Can Chief Architect create orthographic details with dimensions like the follow image? If so how would you add the dimensions? If not in Chief then what software would you do a simple detail like this in and then import into Chief?