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  1. Maybe you have some invisible walls that are defining a deck area. Turn ALL your layers on and it might show up.
  2. Looking for someone to help with overflow drafting work. Most work consists of drafting the basics of the structure from sketches. Remote work is OK. Must have current software and capable equipment.
  3. I keep the plan and layout files names the same throughout the project. I place them in FOLDERS with the name containing the date completed. This allows you to avoid having to set up the links every time you change the plan file name. It will also help if you keep your materials limited to the ones provided by chief out of the box. Custom materials would mean another step in the process of saving the layout.
  4. You can also move the roof plane to another level. Click on the roof and hit "display on floor above". It is the icon that looks like a gable end of a roof.
  5. You also might have some imported objects that have really high face counts. For instance, I have seen two toilets that look about the same but one has a really high face count. If your plan has a lot of these items, it can really add up.
  6. The roof will determine how it frames. Look at a section view. You will be able to see the wall and ceiling heights more clearly.
  7. Open the DBX for the rooms in question and change the ceiling height. Leave the other rooms as they are. You can change ceiling heights on a room by room basis.
  8. You can make it a separate entity by exploding the auto dormer.
  9. You should put this in the section called "seeking services".
  10. Drag the roof plane over that wall and the framing will disappear. The plane that will do this is the big one you have covering the bulk of the house not the small one above it.
  11. I would never show this on a plan. Who would it be benefiting? The framers know how to frame a wall. If they don't, hire a different framer.
  12. You can also import saved plan views from different plan. Use the template you sent the plan to but import the other sets of plan views so you can make it look right.
  13. Maybe something very directional and focused. Keeping light AWAY from the screen is important.
  14. It is adding the lintel because that is how your defaults are set. You could change the default and the lintel will not generate but then you would have to manually change the rest of the windows to have it turned back on.
  15. Copy the inner wall and paste it inside the room. Then the pass through will be there and you can delete the lintel from the pass through. Then move the copied inner wall back into place against the outer wall.
  16. Your inner wall pass through has a lintel on it. Pull the wall inside the room so you can see what is going on. The lintel follows that wall. Click on the pass through and turn off the lintel. They you can move it back into place against the outer wall.
  17. Gene, I got something that looks close but has many strange things going on to get it to work. Chief will not seam this together. I did it by manually pulling edges together until the seam looked right. The strange thing is that this had to be done while in plan view. Moving the curved planes in 3d made it all explode. I know this is not the eave edges you are looking for but maybe you can use some parts of it to get what you want. javatom1119935922_Curvedroofedgestudy.plan
  18. Yea, That makes sense. My system must have imported your plan wrong. It came in with those roof planes almost flat.
  19. I did not have time to look closely but I did notice something on the plan. You have the roof planes set to degrees of pitch instead of the "in:12" setting" Open the roof plans and change those settings. The 11.25 pitch they are talking about will make sense then. Your plan shows it in the other setting which would be the same as a 2 3/8:12.
  20. You have the bottom window set at 96" to the top. You have the upper windows set at 94" to the bottom. They are trying to overlap. Open upper window dbx and set the bottom to 97" and the shutters will appear.
  21. Many ways. One quick one is to draw walls, build roof then manually lower it to your desired height. You will also want to define the room as "no flat ceiling".