CharlesVolz

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    Beginner questions

    +1
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    Kansas City floor plans

    Do you need onsite measuring?
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    2019 CRC

    Thanks, Perry!
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    Pole barn garage plan design request.

    I see more folks changing the exterior materials wall by wall. Also, you avoid pouring a stone/brick lug where you have a full wall of siding and when you do pour it you are getting the cost spread over ±twice the stone/brick surface area.
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    Why does wall sit outside mono slab?

    So the answer is . . . ? Rebuild foundation?
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    Autocad to Chief

    That is a long cruise from San Diego!
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    Custom stairs

    BTW, the drawing does not seem to meet the IRC code of 10" min tread depth at walkline, 3/8" tread depth variation and 6" min tread depth on inside edge. R311.7.5.2.1 Winder treads. Winder treads shall have a tread depth of not less than 10 inches (254 mm) measured between the vertical planes of the foremost projection of adjacent treads at the intersections with the walkline. Winder treads shall have a tread depth of not less than 6 inches (152 mm) at any point within the clear width of the stair. Within any flight of stairs, the largest winder tread depth at the walkline shall not exceed the smallest winder tread by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm). Consistently shaped winders at the walkline shall be allowed within the same flight of stairs as rectangular treads and shall not be required to be within 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) of the rectangular tread depth.
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    Light Symbols in 3D

    Is there any way or trick to create a electrical light fixture with a point light where the point light location is outside of the stretch planes and will move with the light fixture as it is resized? Think of a pendant light where the only stretch planes are in the stem so the light shade can be raised and lowered.
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    Dimensions not adding up.

    I leave the sheathing as 7/16" and make the housewrap 1/16". This better reflects true life and makes most wall thicknesses "even" numbers.
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    Garage door with three lites at very top panel

    ... or pedestrian door if you are PC.
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    Seeking Chief Designer to Help with overflow work

    Howdy Justin, I can help you! Just email me or give me a call at 210 744-7489. Here is some information about me and how I work: I am a creative designer who has acquired unique experiences and perspectives from my collection of work as a designer and builder. I have degrees in structural engineering (BS Rice University) and architectural engineering (MS University of Texas at Austin) and have planned, designed, developed and built various, diverse projects over my 30-year career. I am a member of the American Institute of Building Design ("AIBD"), which provides quality continuing education to ensure its members remain current with technology, materials and building codes. AIBD holds its members to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. I utilize the latest technology like GoToMeeting to work with customers live online and OBS Live to record "how-to" videos for builders, designers and DIYers, instructing home design using Chief Architect. I have worked with owners, builders, designers and architects from all over the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and England. I offer time-saving design assistance as well as expert training in Chief Architect. I am available to design your home from concept to working drawings, assist you in learning Chief Architect and/or improve your existing home design. Whether you need a home designer or just a few hours of training, I can accommodate you. Regards, Charles
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    Maximum Number Of Wall Definition Layers?

    Still need a few more layers!
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    Roof bearing on 1st Flr

    Yes.
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    Isosceles Trapezoid window

    Thanks Michael! Not just for this one, but for all you do for others (including me) on this forum! Best Wishes, Charles
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    Hatching not shown when printed

    Attach plan.
  16. I can help you. Please, send me your email. Regards, Charles
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    WORKSHOP this Friday at 3:00 pm PST

    Thank you Scott. Very helpful and motivating me to get organized on Style Palettes. Here is a LINK to a video of the workshop for all who want to take a look. (Disconnected toward the end.)
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    Why doesnt wc show rope lights?

    Read Michael's post. He nailed it.
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    Why doesnt wc show rope lights?

    Good one! Michael
  20. I can help you. Give me a call at 210 744-7489. Thanks.
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    San Antonio Area - Local Chief Services

    Howdy Daniel, I am right here! Call me!
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    Windows on elevations

    Yeppers, turn your window layer on in the elevation camera.
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    Available for more design work

    Howdy All, I am available to take on more design work. I can assist you in your design work or you can refer customers to me. I pay a 10% referral fee for referred customers. Just give me a call at 210 744-7489! Here is some information about me and how I work: I am a creative designer who has acquired unique experiences and perspectives from my collection of work as a designer and builder. I have degrees in structural engineering (BS Rice University) and architectural engineering (MS University of Texas at Austin) and have planned, designed, developed and built various, diverse projects over my 30-year career. I am a member of the American Institute of Building Design ("AIBD"), which provides quality continuing education to ensure its members remain current with technology, materials and building codes. AIBD holds its members to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. I utilize the latest technology like GoToMeeting to work with customers live online and OBS Live to record "how-to" videos for builders, designers and DIYers, instructing home design using Chief Architect. I have worked with owners, builders, designers and architects from all over the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and England. I offer time-saving design assistance as well as expert training in Chief Architect. I am available to design your home from concept to working drawings, assist you in learning Chief Architect and/or improve your existing home design. Whether you need a home designer or just a few hours of training, I can accommodate you. Right now I am offering a discounted rate of $85 per hour for Chief users (an 11% discount from my standard rate of $95). I work in prepaid blocks of time. Once I receive payment, I schedule the time. You chose how much of my time you want to reserve (3-hour minimum) and can use the time (in 1-hour minimum blocks of time) for up to six months after purchase. When I complete the time, I will give you back the plan file or you can purchase another block of time. You keep the time credit left over, if any, for future help. This method gives you the flexibility to hire me for the work you desire without a long-term commitment. There is no obligation for you to pay for additional blocks of time. I am very fair with my billable hours and do not charge for nonproductive time. I bill using PayPal and add the fee (rounded) to the invoice. Regards, Charles
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    how can i down load chief training video's

    Howdy Simon, Are you using Chrome? I can get it to work on Internet Explorer but not Chrome. In Chrome, there is a handy extension called "Video Speed Controller" that works great and has programmable hot keys to boot.
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    Wall letters while drawing

    To turn off/on: Preferences> Edit> Selection> Show Start and End Indicators. Shows the start and end points of a selected wall or the selected edge of a CAD-based object. This can make it easier to edit the selected edge in the object’s specification dialog. Size of indicators is controlled by Preferences> Appearance> Minimum Display Size> Labels.