mddesign

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  1. Hello all, I am available to do Residential Design on contract, doesn't have to be in Canada. I am currently using X11, willing to work by the hour or a set rate. If you are looking for someone to do contract work, one time or on a constant basis, please drop me a line and see if I can help you out. Dan Middleton MD Design mddesign.dan@gmail.com
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    Convert Existing Plans to Chief Architect

    Sent you a PM
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    Construction drawings

    Hello all, I live in Beautiful British Columbia. I have X10, and am looking to do some side jobs. I do commercial buildings with AutoCAD, but I have a company and do mainly residential design with it. I would love to work more with Chief X10, and am willing to discuss any possible leads.
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    Topo Needed - Hiring now

    I believe with the proper cad file, this can be imported directly into Chief X10. I am very interested in seeing how this goes, and as mentioned someone spent some time putting this information in.... it should be in an accessible cad file somewhere.
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    Looking for someone to do core models

    I am definitely interested. I have X10 and would be willing to discuss further, do you have a price in mind per house? I can be reached at mddesign.dan@gmail.com
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    Seeking services converting CAD to HD Pro

    I have Pro 2017, 2018. I also have X8, X9 and X10. I have done quite a number of house drawing in AutoCAD and then transfered them into Chief. I can help, with reasonable price too (depends on the intricacy of the design).
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    Building Permit Plans

    I have been designing and drafting Residential and Commercial buildings for 20 years. I am available to do drafting for any size project. I am fully versed in AutoCAD (started with AutoCAD 9 - NOT a windows program) and am fairly new to Chief. I started using Home Designer Pro 2017, 2018 and then found the program was quite a bit different from AutoCAD. Upon review of the Chief Archiect Premier X8, I decided to switch to the more powerful program. I have used X8, X9 and now X10. Would love to have the opportunity to design more houses or buildings using this program. I have drafted well over 100 residential homes. I also have drafted Commercial buildings. I live in British Columbia, and have designed houses for municipalities in BC as well as Alberta and New Brunswick. I am fairly knowledgeable on the BC Building code and its requirements when it comes to residential houses in BC. Municipalities I have worked with include: Calgary, Whistler, Vancouver, Williams Lake, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Lake Country, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Vernon and Moncton NB. I am currently using Chief Architect Premier X10 as well as AutoCAD Architecture 2014. md design Email: mddesign.dan@gmail.com Website: https://dtmiddleton.wixsite.com/mddesign
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    Auto story pole text overlapping each other?

    Thank you David, I have played with it many times, but have never quite figured it out. I end up just doing manual dimensioning, however it doesn't always work well.
  9. I am wondering if anyone knows of a program like rescheck for Canada building code? I live in BC, and I add tables with my RSI number on it for different building materials. I created the table in excel and just import it, but there must be a way I can put the RSI values into the program and it can create the table for me similar to a wall assembly table? EDIT: I am currently using Chief Architect Premier X9
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    Rescheck for Canada

    I am wondering if anyone knows of a program like rescheck for Canada building code? I live in BC, and I add tables with my RSI number on it for different building materials. I created the table in excel and just import it, but there must be a way I can put the RSI values into the program and it can create the table for me similar to a wall assembly table?
  11. I have been designing and drafting Residential and Commercial buildings for 20 years. I am available to do drafting for any size project. I am fully versed in AutoCAD and am fairly new at Chief Architect X9. Would love to have the opportunity to design more houses or buildings using this program. I have drafted a number of houses using this program and they are available upon request.. I live in British Columbia, and have completed building design for all of BC as well as some in Alberta. I am fairly knowledgeable on the BC Building code and its requirements when it comes to residential houses in BC. Municipalities I have worked with include: Lake Country, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos and Vernon. I am currently using Chief Architect Premier X9 as well as AutoCAD Architecture 2014. md design Email: mddesign.dan@gmail.com Website: https://dtmiddleton.wixsite.com/mddesign
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    General Questions

    Some general questions from a newbie (22 years using AutoCAD): How do I control the font size on my lot plan? I brought in a lot drawing from AutoCAD and then cut it out of the Floor 1 and put it into my Lot Plan (CAD Detail) . I have it dimensioned with Quadrant Bearing, but in my drawing the font is very small. When I click on the outside lot, it says it is on Object Layer:Lot (which I created). I do not fully understand the plotting to pdf. It has taken me quite a bit to get the pdf file to plot properly. At the start, I had the dimensions and any text coming through quite dark but the lines to the house are way too faint, you can barely make them out when the file is sent to a plotter. In my main Plan file, I have the Drawing sheet setup to use 1 for all line weights and then in the layout I have it set to A line weight of 1 = 1/500. I dont completely understand what the settings are doing. I have read the help file but it is very complicated (or I am way too simple). Can anyone fill me in? Where can one go to learn more or take courses in Canada, preferably in British Columbia?
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    Western Canada User Group

    I live in British Columbia. Have been using Home Designer Pro, but just upgraded to Premier X8. I have been using AutoCAD for 20+ years and like the 3D capabilities of X8. Looking forward to learning more. Hoping to find others that use the program and can learn quicker by "picking" your brain!!