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  1. No, I changed the PITCH over the garage to 12/12, and the PITCH over the house to 14/12. The reason for the difference is so that the main house ridge line would be over the garage ridge line. If they were both 12/12 then the garage would stick over the house and you would have a goofy "Witches Hat" or "Dog Ear" or whatever they call those things.
  2. Ok, here's the video: https://youtu.be/RQenSna9RhQ Edit: Ok, sorry, I went back and remade the video. This one should have all the details on it
  3. I'll see what I can do for a video...It won't have any sound though, as I don't have a mic.
  4. Or simply press "Delete" on the keyboard a lot of times...make sure nothing is selected though
  5. Yeah, I agree. The perspective looks much better.
  6. Ok, after looking at it a little more...here's what I came up with. Make sure you place a Sun (draw a north arrow and then draw a sun arrow. These can both be found under the plain 'ol CAD>Lines menu). Then if you open up the Sun and go to "Lighting Data" on the left, under that you'll see "Cast Shadows". Uncheck that, and do your 3D view again. From there you can run your raytrace. See attached results...I didn't setup my materials or raytrace very well, but you get the idea.
  7. My pictures are just 3D Perspective/Orthographic Floor Overviews...probably not much gained by going with an actual raytrace.
  8. If you want straight on do the "Orthographic Floor Overview", and then change the render style to "Standard"... Again...see attached.
  9. Just simply do a 3D overview, and do a Final View (without shadows). If you want shadows just do a Final View w/Shadows. See attached...
  10. Uhhh...again, maybe I'm too dumb, but is this not what everyone is looking for??
  11. Just draw your walls under your stairs right at the edge... See attached...
  12. I guess maybe I'm just too dumb to see where the problem is... I downloaded your plan, adjusted the pitches on the roof to be higher so that you can actually put a room-in-attic, and then raised everything about 1'. I did also change your attic walls so they weren't pony walls. You get really weird results if you have pony walls for attic walls. I also did some general cleaning up of your plan (i.e. straightened walls, changed interior walls to 2x4, etc...) See attached. You'd be surprised what overall cleanliness of plans can do... Mtn Cabin.plan
  13. Here's the revised with split landing. Tread height was 7.4375, so turn off automatic heights on the landings and set one to be 7.4375 lower than the other. Then adjust the steps so that you get the same riser height, which ended up taking one step out of the first flight of stairs. 2748 Plan.plan
  14. Some good insight came out of our phone call...can't wait for Scott to post his findings
  15. Have you tried looking at Chief's Bonus 3D plant library's?...I'm fairly certain they have a whole library dedicated to 3D plants...
  16. Hi Christian, I'm guessing it has something to do with the scale of that texture. Looks like on the faucet you have a scale of 25mmx25mm, and on the light you have a scale of 500mmx500mm. I would try playing with the scale a bit and see if that helps at all. It could also have something to do with the way that the lamp is modeled as well...
  17. Hmmmm....weird. I was able to replicate the same issue. Not really sure what to tell you...because even pulling a cross section and dragging the wall down doesn't fix it.
  18. Ceiling planes work similar to roofs, you have to set the baseline and then click to set the ridge.
  19. Lori, How are you trying to change the ceiling height?...through the Default Settings, or double clicking in the individual room? If you change through the default settings, then it will change the whole plan. If you double click the individual room then it will change only that room. Also, make sure that the room dividers are forming an actual closed room. Sometimes those little buggers can be tricky...
  20. Terry, Is Chief hard to learn, or just that you use a multitude of other software that you find yourself doing commands and actions that match what those do?... I'm just curious, because I started using Chief in High School (probably almost 18 years ago now) and it was somewhere around version 7 or 8. Then I hadn't used Chief for close to 6 years. In fact I was not even working in the architectural industry in that time. Then, one day I got offered a job where I am now. They said that they use Chief. I was nervous because I hadn't used it in so long that I knew they were expecting me to start cranking out drawings. Needless to say, I jumped in with both feet. It was totally different than what I was taught in high school so I had to relearn everything. I would say that I was a competent user within a month and just get more and more comfortable as time goes on. I'm not a guru by any means, but I can usually find the answer with a little looking. Fast forward almost 9 years, and I just trained our second draftsperson who had ZERO knowledge of Chief (let alone the building industry), and she was confidently making drawings within 1-2 months. I understand that this is one persons story and other people learn differently. But I encourage you to not give up, and to feel free and ask questions whenever you have them. You have many good users at your disposal who are willing and eager to help, and if you want send me a PM and I will shoot you my email. You can then email me whenever you want and I will try and personally answer any question you might have (to the best of my abilities). That was a bit of a tangent, but I'll say I think that X8 will be great. I'm sure there's going to be new features...I'm sure you'll think they're useless...but here's the great thing, you can draw how YOU want to. Then as you progress in skill level, you'll learn more and more features.
  21. And I think this is the answer to your question...located at 9:05 in the video.