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  1. Click on the foundation walls and change the structure to hang from wall.
  2. Be careful with your material selections. You can easily get into a scenario where the file size is so big it becomes unusable. Many custom made materials will really drive the file size up.
  3. Maybe your section view is displaying 2 floors that that are 4" different in floor height. The auto fill might be showing both floor slabs combined. Just a guess though.
  4. Why would it be important to have a material like this.
  5. Draw a deck rail that is parallel to the house but separated by a half inch or so. You also might need to manually place some of the footings and posts if they are not where you want them.
  6. Turn all layers off except the one you want to delete. Hit F6 to show what ever it is that is hiding on that layer. Delete the offending object then you should be able to delete the layer.
  7. This picture shows insulation in the ceiling but it could also have it between the rafters. You would just need a 1" space between insulation and the bottom of the sheathing. Some builders will use masonite tacked in place between the rafters to insure the gap stays clear.
  8. Open the wall and check "pony wall". Make the top wall a 6" wall and the bottom wall 8".
  9. How are you getting the labels to not show the usual oval and diamond shaped schedule labels? I tried this macro and it does not display what you show.
  10. I would lose the garage idea. It is pushing the structure to far down the hill. If someone has the budget for it, I sometimes place the garage on the upper floor with the living space under it. The power lines along HWY 97 will make it tough to use a crane for anything. The uphill retaining wall will be a feat of engineering, It is supporting a highway. Most of the builders will not want a job that far around the lake. A very small cabin sizes structure with no garage may come in at 1 to 1.3 million. Your first draft would be somewhere in the 2 to 3 million range. I liked the trailer house idea though. It is instant and does not need the same setbacks. FYI - KC building department is now taking around 5 months for plan review.
  11. Use 2 windows and mull them together.
  12. I think he is talking about the zip wall panels that have an inch of insulation panel on the inside. Be careful specifying these. Some areas will not let it count toward the brace wall panels because of the insulation that sits between the sheathing and the wall framing.
  13. javatom


    You might want to check for code compliance on this. A bathroom under a stairs rarely has enough headroom to not be in violation.
  14. You might have an object in the plan that you don't know is there. Turn all layers on. Hit F6. This will put everything on the screen. That might help you track it down.
  15. I recently saw a very impressive but very involved way of creating an arched top cabinet. (see fun challenge #4) It involved many steps and a lot of parts. I often solve things with this same idea of poly line solids to create something. I was a really nice looking finished product. Nice job Rene. I made this to show a really fast way of creating this if your client might want to keep adjusting the size of it and you want to do it fast. This only takes a few minutes. Build window on an exterior wall so you can control inside and outside casings. I added the thicker exterior wall after I built it but you can always made it a symbol and use it on another plan. Changing the size is a simple matter of adjusting 4 controllable things. 1. adjust window to new cabinet size. 2. adjust width of base cabinet to new size. 3. adjust width of wall cabinet. 4. adjust width of one poly line solid. Adjusting this would take less time than it took my to type this explanation. Advantages - lightening fast, looks like a tolerable representation of the real thing. Disadvantages - less detail, could never be used as a shop drawing, can not be shown with the doors open (because it is really a window).
  16. Wow, that thing should be in the carpenter hack hall of fame.
  17. I have always done this with 2 roof planes. The bottom one has the curve. I try to set the curve at a point that it could be framed with a sistered 2x12 that is cut to match the curve. That will be a small flare but should look ok. For more of a flared look, you have to increase the curve amount and the intersection point will move up toward the top of the roof. It looks better that way but would be tougher to build.
  18. Place your text in a layer that will be used with the floor plan view. Turn that layer off in the other views. Each view should have its own text layer set that is special to that view.
  19. "edit wall layer intersection" tool should do the trick. You have to click on a wall and hit that tool then you can change it.
  20. Go into your layers and turn off "walls, Main layer only".
  21. Open your current version of Chief and then open the plan file. I think it will load it in to the newer version.