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  1. When an appliance such as a sink is placed into a base cabinet, how do I separate them out so the sink goes into the "Kitchen Fixtures And Appliance" Schedule while the cabinets goes into the "Cabinet Schedule"? Thanks in advance, Lane De Muro
  2. R806.1 gives the formula for attic ventilation. R408.1 gives the formula for foundation ventilation.
  3. It can be difficult to get the wobble out of a wall like this one. I usually incorporate a "plant shelf" on the interior which runs at the header level between the stacked windows. Where there are studs, the "shelf" frame runs from the outer edge of the studs and projects approximately 18" into the room. where the shelf runs across headers, it is screwed to the headers with Timberlock screws. The outer edge of the shelf is a 2x rim board. Then the top and bottom of the shelf get covered with 3/4" CDX, so essentially a beam or diaphragm is now giving lateral support to the wall. I don't k
  4. Ryan, Bullseye! I really can't believe I did not see that. Oh well, since I am a Chief newbie (started in the late 90's) I will stop pulling the rope on my ass kicking machine, forgive myself for this grievous error and say a heart felt thank you for that guess! Lane
  5. Poof! My first floor walls, in plan view are now showing up as concrete walls. If I click on wall, it shadows the 2x6 exterior wall...almost as if it is acting as a pony wall with the lower wall a concrete and the lower wall showing in plan view. If I do an elevation view, all of the walls appear as they should in any plan view. I was playing around with some polyline solids to use as fascia trim when the disaster happened if that has any bering. The file size is too large so it will not upload, but here are two screenshot. One is showing the working plan view, and everything there
  6. My current work load is more than I can handle myself, so I need someone versed in chief to help me get these projects complete. Please email me blueprints@economyblueprints.com so we can set up a time to discuss what I need and what you can provide. Thanks, Lane
  7. I must be missing something in the layers because I can' turn off all of the walls except the foundation walls and footings.
  8. How can I get an elevation view of the only the foundation and footings? Thanks, Lane
  9. In my experience of using Chief since around the later part of the 90's, the word "workaround" translates into hours of frustration and never really getting what you thought a CAD program was designed to do in the first place. Little things like Chief considering a sill plate to be part of the foundation instead part of the frame get to be very frustrating in section views and elevation views. Things like adjusting wall heights seem to take a long, long, long time to get correctly. And Chief seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to adjusting foundation wall heights to accommodate fr
  10. Closed cell foam @ R7 per inch will allow you to meet the energy code with no venting, however you now need to consider that area volume into the requirements for the HRV/ERV system. If you use fiberglass or cellulose, you may not have enough R-value because of the venting requirements, but the Energy Code allows a lower R-value in ceilings without attic space. In fifty years of doing construction drawings, I have never seen one building department kick a plan back if "Continuous Ridge Vent" and "Ventilated Soffit" is specified. But, around here we can always tell when the building inspe
  11. He is confusing stud height with wall height. For a 12' (nominal) wall height, the stud height is 11'-8 5/8".
  12. Thanks Perry, I was afraid that the solution would be a slab on slab.
  13. This is an existing garage being converted into living space. There is no slab poured yet. The double bottom plate sits on top of the foundation wall. The Slab bottom of the slab needs to rest on the top of the foundation wall and extend to the frame wall. Right now I can get the elevation of the slab correct by giving it a -4" elevation, but I cannot get it to extend to meet the frame wall. I was thinking of omitting the floor completely and just using a polyline solid. Is that the best approach or is there a way to extend the floor slab? The plan is attached, Cross sectio