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  1. When I draw a particular deck at the rear of this house, none of the framing shows up in any of the views. The railings show, but nothing else. If I draw the deck on another section of the building, everything shows up fine. What the deck am I doing wrong? My plan is attached. Thanks in advance for any assistance! 953691368_McllwainePlanFile.plan
  2. Thanks everyone! With my extremely limited computer knowledge, looks like I need system that used the good old #2 HB pencils. A couple of erasing shields, maybe a leroy lettering set! Regards, Lane
  3. Thanks! That's two votes for the 3070Ti or better, so that will get upgraded. The 1 or 2 TB drive seems like a good idea too. "Something is not quite right as the Intel Z690 uses Intel CPUs and you have a Ryzen CPU listed which is from AMD"....thanks for pointing this out, I have to check with HP to see why they listed it this way.
  4. It's time to buy a new computer. This is what I am looking at: I really don't know much about computers, and I really do not want to rely on the salesman for information, so if anyone has any information about how good (or bad) this configuration is, it would certainly help and I would appreciate it very much. Thanks in advance. OMEN 45L Gaming Desktop GT22-0238m Operating system: Windows 11 Home Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X W/RGB Liquid Cooler (3.8 GHz up to 4.7 GHz, 32 MB L3 cache, 8 cores) Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 (12 GB GDDR6 dedicated) with LHR, Display Connectors: HDMI*1, DP*3 Chipset: Intel® ADL Z690 Memory: HyperX 16 GB DDR4-3733 MHz XMP RGB Heatsink RAM (2 x 8 GB) Expansion Slots: 1 PCIe x16; 1 PCIe x4; 3 M.2 (2 for SSD, 1 for WLAN) Storage: 512 GB WD Black PCIe® NVMe™ TLC M.2 SSD External I/O Ports: [19]Front:2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (Battery Charging 1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 2 USB 2.0 Type-A; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 microphone Rear:1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signaling rate; 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 10Gbps signaling rate; 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 2 USB 2.0 Type-A; 1 audio-out; 1 RJ-45
  5. This building has a cathedral ceiling with a railing on the second floor that defines a balcony area looking out into the room below. But, I can't get the gable wall to behave so that the upper portion is a full gable wall (where the wall portion is above the roof) and the lower part of the gable wall is a railing. Any help is greatly appreciated. The plan file is attached. Thanks! Mcllwaine Plan File.plan
  6. In the foundation dialog box, there is the "garage floor to stem wall top" distance. Is this from the garage slab to the top of the concrete, or to the top of the sill plate, as Chief considers the top of the sill plate to be the top of the foundation wall? Another question; can the garage floor slab (or any slab for that matter) be sloped? Our normal is 2" towards the garage doors. Thanks in advance.
  7. How do I draw a foundation wall where there will be an internal shelf which will support a 4" concrete slab.? The top of the slab will be level with the top of the wall. Kind of like a brick shelf, but on the inside of the foundation wall. The foundation walls will be 10" thick, with the required rigid R-10 under the slab. Thanks in advance, Lane
  8. Check into "Simplified Wall Bracing" in the 2020 Code.
  9. Do a "save as" then save the layout to a new file folder. Also do a "save as" for the plan you used to create the layout file for the details, notes, etc. I set mine as the default for all my new Arch D size prints; do it for both the layout and the plan file. Now, when you open the plan template, do a "save as" and save it into a folder that will have bot the plan file and the layout. Do the same for the layout template, making sure to save them both to the same folder. Next, open the newly named Layout file, and click on the tab where the file associations reside and change the file association to the one for the newly named plan file.
  10. I use the export library feature, and export it to a folder on my hard drive, which in turn is automatically backed up to Dropbox. Plus two other hard drives. Seems to work ok.
  11. In New York, the 2020 Residential Code TABLE R602.3(5) allows 2x4 @16" o.c. to support one floor with the roof or habitable attic above So basically that means a two story building. However, depending on the wind zone, you may need to go 12" o.c. or 2x6. Then you need to throw in the seismic zone. But I do 2x4 @ 16" O.C. all the time and use either R-21 Spray Foam or R-15 Fiberglass with exterior continuous insulation. The exterior continuous insulation also helps with the Prescriptive Res Check.