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  1. The stairs going between the floors on my plan don't show on the second floor plan. The stair has a breakline to show a powder room on the first floor tucked under the stair. No matter which radio button I select in the floor above section of the stair configuration dialog, no stairs show on the second floor. I have also turned on the stair details layer with no effect. Any suggestions?
  2. Can anyone tell me why manual roof planes I have created aren't recognized when I try to place trusses?
  3. I am working on a situation in a garage where I have a stem wall footing on two sides and slab on grade footing on the other two. Any tips on how to get this to work in Chief? I haven't had any luck so far.
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    Layers and layer sets

    Thanks again. All these tips are very helpful.
  5. spbreslin

    Layers and layer sets

    Thank you to all of you. I have a good idea now of how to proceed.
  6. spbreslin

    Layers and layer sets

    Thanks. I've already viewed those videos multiple times but nowhere do they recommend creating separate .plan files for existing and new. I'm working with your suggestion now and it seems to make the most sense. The only thing I don't know is if I can import these .plan files into my final layout. I'm assuming that I can.
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    Layers and layer sets

    Thanks Humble, I think you do understand the question. So if I understand your answer I have to save the existing conditions plan to a completely different .plan file. Is that what you're saying.
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    Layers and layer sets

    Hi all, I'm new to Chief and I'm having problems with figuring out how to make changes on one layer set that don't show up on others where they aren't appropriate. For instance: I'm working on a remodel where I need to show the existing conditions and where walls and other items that are to be demo'd are located. I set up a layer set for the existing conditions and another for demolition. Then I created a new layer for Walls, Demo. When I replace a wall on the Demo layer set plan with a Demolition 4 wall placed on the Walls, Demo layer the same wall in the existing conditions layer set disappears even though I have unchecked the Walls, Demo layer on that layer set. I have struggled with this for hours and can't find a way to isolate the changes to the appropriate layer set. Any suggestions?
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    Non-standard framing

    Thanks for your help but I'm new to the program and there's just too much knowledge about the program that I don't have yet to be able to follow your instructions. I'm going to have to pay for the help from Chief.
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    Non-standard framing

    I'm working on a house with a non-standard post and beam floor structure consisting of 2x6 T&G sub-floor, over 4x10 beams that are resting on another layer of 4x10 beams at right angles. In addition the footings come up to a mudsill that has the subfloor resting on it. Any tips on how to model this? The framing dialogues don't seem to be flexible enough for this structure. When I try to model it in the framing defaults it wants to make the upper layer of 4x10s into an insulation space which prevents me from specifying the member as a fir beam.