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  1. Two ways that I can think of quickly... 1 - Wall material region along the top edge of wall 2 - Create a pony wall with the top section of the pony wall to have a thinner interior layer than the wall type below. See screen clips:
  2. I've done a little testing. I created a new plan. Created a similar wall type. I did not have this issue. Rafters built what I'd call, maybe it's something in the way you have your wall defined. Send it in to Chief...see what they think.
  3. @HumbleChief - I believe (and I'm guessing) that the reason is that Chief takes the pitch and creates the baseline, when you open a wall and change the pitch, the baseline is still locked at the position created by the higher pitched roof....which pushes the lower roof down. I'm don't go to the bank with this info.
  4. Stairs go back a long way too...and the stair tool is lacking also. I hope I live long enough to see some improvement in the stair tool...
  5. @ChiefJeet Here's a video using your plan... ChiefJeet - auto rebuild roof using lowest pitch first - Watch Video
  6. @ChiefJeet What I'm saying is correct to a degree...see video. If I'm missing something I'm sure someone will let me know Starting with lowest pitch w/Auto Rebuild Roofs - Watch Video
  7. If you are going to use auto have to start with the lowest pitch. Then, auto build the roof. Leave "auto rebuild roofs" turned on. Now...move to the 2nd floor and open each wall for edit, roof tab, and change the pitch to 35 degrees. The roof will auto build and all your rafters will be in the correct elevation.
  8. Alternate strategy; Create the molding as Glenn described...draw a small section of it...maybe without the handrail and convert this small section into a railing panel symbol. This can drop a doorway into the railing and create an opening. will have to place breaks into the molding polyline. Not a big deal...but creating the railing panel is simple and becomes part of the wall. Chief always provides more than one to accomplish things...
  9. @J_Mack - Eric's idea is the best and quickest The steps: Check "shelf ceiling" Uncheck "flat ceiling over this room" In the structure area...specify the height of the ceiling in the room - 90"
  10. You could make the wall a "pony wall". Std Interior-4 on bottom (90" tall) and a new wall type on top...make it a single layer wall and use "open no material" as the material type for the wall. Align the walls. If you need a wall cap use a molding polyline. Also...make the "open no material-4" wall type a "partition wall"...otherwise it'll remove your ceiling material the width of the wall. The only downside is that in vector view the material will appear solid.... See below;
  11. to quote JB..."c'mon man". I'll admit to a new user it can seem a bit overwhelming (aka confusing) but not if you stop to think about it. Chief gives us the power to setup a typical floor/ceiling platform default. You can then move to the floor defaults and make changes to those floor platforms as needed. So...lets say you have a 3-story house placed on a monolithic slab. You can set your floor/ceiling platform default to be wood framed (9.25" joists + OSB), then open your Floor Levels>1st Floor and change the 1st floor to 4" concrete...which of course is not your "default" floor platform...but it's now the default for the 1st Floor. Now, head on over to Foundation and check the box "hang 1st floor platform inside foundation walls". have a default platform...but you also have a 1st Floor default. When you build the 2nd and 3rd floors you will get a wood floor with OSB sheathing. If you had specified the 4" concrete as your default platform to accommodate your desire for a 4" slab on grade floor on the 1st Floor...then, all your floors in your plan would be built this way. You shouldn't have to change the framing defaults as long as the "floor structure" box is checked in the framing DBX....which typically it always is unless you deliberately changed this in the template plan you are using. As far as "rooms" go. My suggestion is you don't mess with changing anything in a room unless the floor or ceiling system has to be modified to accommodate a condition. Otherwise...just change your defaults.'s not confusing.
  12. @KellySantaRosa - Open the dialogue for the callout, navigate to the "attributes" tab and change the weight. This only changes the weight of the line itself. Change Attribute lineweight for Callout - Watch Video
  13. If you specify that the foundation builds to the OSB...then, the foundation plate will center itself on the main layer of the wall above it. The only time Chief gives us some minimal control over the width of the foundation plate is when you specify that the foundation aligns to the outside edge of the main layer of the wall above.
  14. One more thing - you may want to check out some reviews on YouTube regarding the 10-core iMac. Most benchmark tests reveal that it’s not a worthwhile upgrade.