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  1. NotAPro

    How to revert to default material in bulk

    @solver I have been using Chief Architect since X3. I do not think you read completely what I wrote. Chris_Kelly told me to use the 'match properties tool' however there is not a tool called this exactly. So your suggestion to reading the Chief Architect manual will not suffice. This is why I am not a pro and you are the solver? This issue mentioned above has been unsolvable for me always... I can go in each room and manually change the ceiling but that is not the point because I have a multi family floor plan with hundreds of ceilings (all closets, bathrooms, rooms, and anything with walls around it) I do not see a bulk action to select all ceilings throughout the plan, in this case, and change them all at the same time in a bulk action.
  2. NotAPro

    How to revert to default material in bulk

    @Chris_Kelly what is the 'match properties tool' ?
  3. hello! All of my ceilings were painted with the stucco from the exterior and I am obviously trying to change all of the ceilings back to the default material, all at once. Is there a bulk selection option for change back ALL of my ceilings to the default material (drywall) ?
  4. NotAPro

    8" CMU walls

    @Solver, which are the most common methods of insulation CMU perimeter walls
  5. NotAPro

    8" CMU walls

    @Solver, that is part of my question.. what would be the most cost effective method .. including the insulation? Insulation inside of the CMU cavities? or would it have to be behind the drywall?
  6. NotAPro

    8" CMU walls

    And what about just using 1"x2" furring strips with 1/2" drywall.. would there be enough space for electrical outlets? The 1"x2" furring strips are 3/4" thick actual size as you know.. so 3/4" plus 1/2" drywall is 1.25".. but I think the electrical boxes are 1.5" thick... Any thoughts? Obviously the 1"x2" furring strips are half as thick and half the price.. but will the electrical fit?
  7. NotAPro

    8" CMU walls

    hi David, what would be the most cost effective method in furring the CMU walls? Using 2"x2" furring strips it would be 1.5" thick (actual size) plus 1/5" drywall so the walls would be 2" from the face of the CMU. The 2x2 furring strips seem to be inexpensive at $1.75 each and wold allow enough space for electrical outlets. Is this the most cost effective way to frame the CMU?
  8. NotAPro

    8" CMU walls

    hello, by default, the CBS walls in CA have 1.5" studs and drywall on the interior of the wall. What is the 1.5" thickness based on? Are they using a 2x4 as a furring strip? Or 2x2 strip or Two 1x2 furring strips stacked? I understand it could mean any of those, but what exactly is the proper way to frame CMU walls? (to achieve the 1.5" thickness as shown in the CBS walls in the program)
  9. NotAPro

    Townhouse Block Construction with 9' Ceilings

    thanks for all the suggestions!
  10. hi, Does anyone know how to create a material for cement board for exterior facade such as shown in the attached images? Or is it already in the CA library?
  11. NotAPro

    Townhouse Block Construction with 9' Ceilings

    thanks rlackore.. understood, I will research more!
  12. NotAPro

    Townhouse Block Construction with 9' Ceilings

    @rlackore, I would be looking for the most cost effective solution for the flooring. Here in south florida for this type of construction, there is mostly cast in place decks for multi family. Which do you think is most cost effective?
  13. NotAPro

    Townhouse Block Construction with 9' Ceilings

    @rlackore, thanks for the reply. The flooring system will be poured concrete on each level.
  14. NotAPro

    Townhouse Block Construction with 9' Ceilings

    @Dshall Slab foundation Which would be more cost effective... to have 13.5 courses,or 13 courses with 4x Sill plates?
  15. NotAPro

    Townhouse Block Construction with 9' Ceilings

    hi HumbleChief! I guess I did not have my thinking cap on this morning! I don't work with block much, Someone also suggest to do 14 courses and have 4" soffits throughout areas such as living rooms and bedrooms etc, but was trying to reduce the overall cost and eliminate that. thanks ))))