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  1. On version 25 Premier, when using the material painter and having the Perspective Framing Overview, or the Full Overview cameras after selecting a material and applying it to the framing either the framing size changed, or the framing z axis changed. Using the material eyedropper picking up a material or color from the same view and applying it to the framing we had the same results of either framing size changing or its axis or elevation changing. We also tried selecting multiple framing members and changed the material to "bone" and the elevation of the framing in relation to the top plates changed slightly upward enough to raise the rafters from their seat cut. Yes, I will be submitting to TS for CA to check, but curious to learn whether this is a bug in 25 and likely rolled over to 26. Thank you,
  2. Hello, I am also available to help with California Energy calculations, from $250.00 up to $350.00. Use the contact us link @ Thank you.
  3. If you can create the door style you want, you can also create a wall with the thickness and layers and material you need to match the doors, the doors can be the end walls and the doors at the same time. Does that make sense? In other words the 4 foot panels can be doors or windows that just sit there along with the actual doors. If you don't want the wall to show apply a transparent material to it. Good luck. This one kept me entertained, and it showed how versatile CA is, the various ways each finds to create things is amazing. Here's my door concept, using stock doors, if the time is invested in making the shoji screens to match, it is rather simple to do. One 1" wall with no material, the rest is the same door all around, I left the jambs so you can see the doors. Have fun!
  4. Kurt, I don't think such setting exist, but, even if there was one, it is easier just to place the receptacles CA thinks the room needs and then adjust them to meet your code. Meeting the minimum code requirements may not necessarily be what one needs for outlet placement in a room, unless no design is needed the rule of thumb is to place the first outlet 6ft from the door and then space the rest 12ft o.c. Any wall spaces that are at least 2ft will also take one receptacle. Receptacles over 60" high don't count. Hope this helps.
  5. I’ve been doing this for many years now, I have a locked layer for my origin, and I call it just that, Origin, I use a marker instead. Additionally I have a set canvas area in another locked layer that defines the extents of my work area and my elevation cameras are set at each limit of the canvas center lines. Great to see how others come up with similar tricks.
  6. How big is the existing house? Are there plans for it? How big is the property? Are there plans for it? All electric may not work, no credit on electric resistance water heaters, will have to be a heat pump of the sorts or it won’t comply w Energy, how close is the ADU to the home? Is the home existing? How many bathrooms in the existing home? Who’s doing the solar? What jurisdiction?
  7. Ben, is there anything being done to correct this problem? Thank you,
  8. I keep tabs with the forum on and off, unable to reply on most posts, but this one I just have to steal the time from other tasks!! I will call it a break instead. The code update cycle is still going on and keeping me awake! I get asked this question all the time and my answer is very simple, too much has changed! Take the time to read each book and get your head around the changes sooner than later, yes, each book. CBC, CRC, CEC, CPC, CMC, GBS, BEES or CEC (we have two CEC's now) in addition to learn if there were any changes to each muni code of the jurisdictions you work with... Don't forget the Utility Company books may have also gotten updates. Good luck!! Guess who had the most and worst changes?
  9. No more mangos? this is probably the biggest downside of these “professional” programs, not suited for production builder work. Theres nothing keeping you from having the options on the same drafting area like you do in AutoCAD, the canvas area is large enough to have them there. This has always been an issue with the BIM platforms, even the design options in Revit are not fully developed for this type of work. Theres no way in Chief to have several design options on the same floor plan and turn on/off as needed, even in AutoCAD most people won’t draft them superimposed, but, rather will draw the options on the side and then send to the viewports from there. i would like to hear what happened after this single post.
  10. The sketch export won’t be of any use in Chief, you’ll have to redraw over the 2d. I wished the Chief mobile app would work like sketch does, Chief’s mobile app is nowhere near the sketch capabilities. Ha!
  11. Hello, the answer to the question is no. Whether or not the code official interprets the code that way The code restricts it where it states “provided the door does not swing over the landing or floor” The reasoning behind it is that one should not expect a drop when exiting an out swing door I would also require the outswing door to be protected from the weather when in its open position via an awning. outswing doors also create a flashing issue with weep screeds.
  12. And likely will continue to the next versions!
  13. Hello all, I have a general question if you’d be so kind to answer. is anyone using Chief Architect to design and draft for production builders? This is more for those who use Chief in an office environment with multiple seats and drafters. What is your biggest benefit using Chief? What is your biggest setback using Chief? how do you approach and present options? Multiple users per project? How many licenses/seats? Thanks!!
  14. Is anyone interested in iso planes? I searched the forums for isometric CAD drawings and found several people looking to create gas ISO’s to comply with jurisdictions Chief does not have an isometric plane function in CAD or plan view (unless you move to 3D) I noticed that even simple iso circles are not an easy thing to do. Typically I just turn to AutoCAD and take care of business there, but, not everyone has AutoCAD.