SNestor

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    short walls and drywall

    Scott... Using X12. Two half walls. Both are Interior-4. One has an added "paint layer". The one with the paint layer does not wrap the end of the half wall.
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    Applied Molding on 45 degree tray ceilng

    Eric - another fantastic solution. Thank you!
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    Mortar colors

    Unfortunately the brick designer tool from Acme only works on PC's running "Windows". I'm on a MAC...such tech discrimination... The good news is that if you are member of Dan Baumann's Chief Experts Academy you can download all the brick textures. Unfortunately...there isn't any "course brick" as Chief calls them...just brick textures for standard running bond.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    Excellent as always Micheal. If time isn't a factor (and you have mad skills like @Alaskan_Son) you can probable sledge hammer Chief into submission and get most things to eventually "work".
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    “Normally”....meaning the floor/ceiling height was the same on both sides of the stair. I’m not at my computer to check...but I doubt the software would have this issue.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    But - normally that section would not cause a problem. I think the two different floor/ceilings are really causing the problem. Yes...just use a solid and move along with the design. But - maybe Chief Engineering can fix this so it doesn’t happen.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    you are referring to the stair rail wall?
  8. I've been messing around with the new Style Pallet tool in X12 and thought I'd make a video showing just some of the ways this tool could be utilized....I'm just scratching the surface really. It is one of the best things Chief has added to the software in a long time. Feel free to comment as I'm sure others may be utilizing this tool in different ways than what I demonstrate in this video. Style Pallets...amazing!
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    VIDEO LESSON: Style Pallets

    No slow down at all.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    Yes...there are ways we can fix these problems...but, this is a glitch for sure. Way too many work arounds required.
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    VIDEO LESSON: Style Pallets

    Thanks - it's really a great new feature.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    Alan...your plan fix is experiencing the same issue as my plan fix. It looks right from the living room side...but, the stair side has a hole in the wall. This only occurs when you pull the stair into the doorway. @kwhitt...what version is this plan drawn in? Is it X12? When I place a new stair in the plan...and break it so I can wrap it around the wall (a new feature in X12) the stair does not behave like it should.
  13. X12 is an amazing new release...did a quick video showing a few things you can do with the Tray Ceiling Tool. I'm sure as we go along people will discover other more incredible ways to use this tool. This video covers the basics and shows how to use it. Hope you enjoy!
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    You are correct about the room separation...I kind of forgot about that because when I deleted the invisible wall in your plan the 9' ceiling did not change. Although when you click in the room there is a warning that things can't be changed because floors are at various heights. I'd just use a doorway. Draw the wall alongside the stair all the way to the rear wall of the great room. Then add a doorway...no jamb/casing...and set the height to just above the finished ceiling. It isn't perfect...but, at least it'll give you the header.
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    Monolithic Foundation Wall at Porch

    I'm not a slab expert...but, I think if you change the stem wall top elevation (in the porch room) you will fix the issue. See attached pic. Also, the porch room has a floor...why did you extend the slab into that room? I don't you need to do that.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    Upon further review...just delete the invisible wall you have between the corner and the wall along the stair. You don't even need a doorway. Also...in camera view...turn on "invisible walls". This will fix things for the most part. Still cannot figure out why the crown in the living area does not seem to work properly. Just use a molding polyline for the crown.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    Not sure I'm fixing exactly what how you want the plan to look...but see the comments on my pic below. I replaced the invisible wall you used to create the opening...I used a "doorway". No jamb/casing. Raised it up just taller than the 9' ceiling. The floor just hanging in mid-air seemed weird to me...so, the doorway creates a "header"...which I'd think you would want. Maybe this drawing is of an "AS-Built" condition...if so, I'd have to give this some thought. I think either the invisible wall or the stair railing wall was causing the 4" gap in the drywall on the floor assembly...but, I'm not really sure.
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    Material Painter Help Please

    You can change both to green grass...but not at the same time since they are each unique materials. However, once you change both to Grass Green...both now have the same material...and if you change one, you change the other. I started doing this because in a standard Chief Template...they name almost every material "Color - Brite". Everything is this color...the interior trim, the cabinets, the stair balusters, window trim, window sash, interior doors, casing. Also exterior materials are named the same...like the fascia, exterior trim etc. So...I'd be looking at the exterior of a house...and think, I'd like the trim to be brown (or some other color). I'd grab the paint can and select the color...and spray the trim. Well...if you have "P" selected in the scoping tool (bottom left corner of screen)...you now paint every item inside the house with the same brown paint. You may not realize this until a bit later...and wonder how it happened. This happened to me one too many times so I started assigning unique materials to all these items...I just copied the color - white...and renamed it to something specific like "Color - White: Cabinets". Keeps me from painting things I don't want painted. Hope this long winded answer helps.
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    Material Painter Help Please

    I don't believe so...but the Style Pallet tool is new so I'm just now digging into it. That said, the main idea behind choosing different colors/materials for different objects is that if you have "plan" as the scope for applying a color/material to what you think is a component...you don't actually change every item in your plan that is "tied" to that exact same material. I've done this a million times myself before I decided to change my template defaults. Hope that helps.
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    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    In camera view...open your layerset...turn on "Invisible Walls".
  21. Holy Cow! @Michael_Gia thank you so very much for the kind words. Thanks for giving my YouTube page a plug and speaking so nicely of the videos I've made. I have made a concerted effort to make videos that are "understandable" and have tried to give them a professional look. I'm always trying to improve. I also try to include an occasional humorous moment...as Chief can provide frustration even for the best of us. Thanks again. I'm humbled by your kind words.
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    Window & Door Toppers

    1 - draw your molding 2 - Select all the moldings 3- Add to Library. It should appear in your catalog as "molding". Rename it if you want. (Use the Add to Library or...the Stacked Molding menu button. Either will work) 4 - Open the Window dialog. Go to lintel tab. Choose the lintel you just made. Select extend and wrap as needed. That's really all there is to it.
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    Window & Door Toppers

    I made a video about this topic...check it out.
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    Tried The New Style Palette in X12...

    It took a while....but they did improve the point to point tool. It can happen. But, I’m not holding my breath...
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    Tried The New Style Palette in X12...

    +1. Maybe next year? You might want to post this in suggestions.