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  1. Thanks for the reply David. Thats what I figured I was going to need to do. So there was never anything like that in the libraries?
  2. I thought Chief had a library somewhere of cable net supports usually seen in retrofitted loft conversions where they take an old brick warehouse and make it residential and have it for structural support. I went through the libraries and couldnt find anything like that but thought Ive seen it before. Was I dreaming or was in the library before? Thanks in advance!
  3. I use to have two 22" flat screens then when I got the new computer I just got the single 32" curve screen. I thought it would be enough but now I miss having two screens. I really love the curve screen, when I look back at a flat screen it looks off to me. I looked into the 4k and the ultra wides but didnt know enough about them to make a decision at the time I needed to buy. Next time around Im going bigger is better. My only thing that I noticed is when you use the two separate monitors I was always having to double click to get the camera to go to what view I was in. I had one monitor on 2d the other on 3d. Question for those who have the ultra wide and large screens.... whats the difference between a huge 55" screen and lets say the same size but ultra wide? is there a benefit to either? Is it easier having one big screen with separate windows for views or two seperate monitors? Now I figure is the best time for me to get the facts while the conversation is up and running!
  4. Thanks Dermot for the additional information. Yes, I always draw the stairs going up. Another thing I realized about "open to below" besides stair views is it also affects if you have a room that has a shelf ceiling. If on the floor above, you have open to below it wont allow the shelf ceiling room to have a ceiling on it. So what I ended up doing was do a room divider on the floor above tracing the room below and then unselect "open below" so the ceiling would be allowed. I know on 3d overviews you can select see floor below to see the floor below without using any layer sets with that, wish we could make adjustments without creating additional layers in my example on my first question. I will test out some layers for this plan to get the view Im looking for. Thanks again for the reply, I appreciate the help!
  5. Thank you so much for the replies, I appreciate the help! It would be neat if we could make these adjustments in the stair dialogue with the breakline tool.
  6. Does anyone know how to control the stair view? I know you can play with the breakline tool in the stair dbx but it only goes so far and you cant fully get it to disappear. Heres an example of why its a problem in this design. Going up to the third floor, I dont need to see the stairs below on the second floor going down to the first. Thanks in advance!
  7. Thank you for all the help and replies!
  8. Thank you so much for the replies. Wow thanks for doing that video, it gives me hope! Funny that worked for you to connect both stairs like that. I actually lined one side up and then copy paste reflect to ensure it would line up but it didn’t work anyway. Was there a particular stair tool you used for the landing? I used the landing tool but it just would connect to one side.
  9. Does anyone know how to get the landing tool to recognize two sets of stairs? I have one stair...once it gets to the landing it goes two different directions with addtional stairs. I cant seem to get the landing to connect to both it only recognizes one side. Is there a trick to get it to connect to both? Thanks in advance!
  10. Thanks so much Ryan. Yes, Im going to have to explore this further as it starts making changes to the wall types etc but it definitely changed the windows back to normal. I think I will have to see which each selection does and how it reacts when I change it because each one looked different. Ive never had this happen before in chief so I was puzzled by what was happening. Thanks again for the help and I will look into this more!
  11. Yeah for some reason I keep getting an error message when trying to load the plan not sure what thats about. I wanted the thicker pony wall to run up past first floor into the second floor like you can see in the exterior rendering. But when you look at the windows and doors in 2d on the first floor they dont look like they do on the second floor. The second floor is the "normal" way the windows normally appear in the wall.
  12. Does anyone know why when you have a pony wall with a window or door in it, it darkens it in 2d? I tried it in outside of my plan in a generic default plan and have the same results. Heres some jpegs and a generic plan. I hope the example plan opens, I kept getting an error message from Chief. So in case the plan doesnt load I included jpegs of the 2d window examples. Thanks in advance! Pony Wall.plan
  13. April fools I didnt think of that given it was the night before when I read it! Good one!
  14. Im wondering if thats some kind of spam? Reason I say that is look how many times on that page they misspelled "Chief". I think if that was the real chief Architect they would have not made a simple mistake like that over and over again. Where did you get that notification?
  15. Ken, no problem your welcome was glad I could help. Everyone on Chieftalk always helps me and then helps everyone before I can get to it. So you were the first time in my history of being on chief talk I was the first one to help so I was excited about that. I made the window from scratch. Just a quick description on how I did it …. Made the window a fixed window for the size you were looking for 6’ x 31”. Then I clicked on “shape” lowered the one side of the window. I then build a gable roof and set it at 4/12. I then clicked the window dbx “match roof slope” and the window auto measured to match the roof pitch. So glad I was able to help. Good luck on your project and have a great day!