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  1. I am attempting to create a loft in a pool house and am wondering why the floor keeps coming out with these exposed framing sections. Am I using the wrong tool for this? I created a second story, used a room divider then adjusted the opposite room to "Open Below". I also found that soffits, shelves and moldings dont cross over these places where the room dividers are and it has me puzzled. Is there a setting I have missed or am I going about creating this wrong?

    loft issue.jpg

  2. I am having an issue with the Library Browser where even when the top left Icon and in the view tab icon is show with a check mark to indicate being open but there is no sign of the Library Browser actually popping up on my screen or right sidebar, next to the Project Browser, as I have used it before. Has anyone else had this issue? Am I missing a setting that would hide the Library Browser or does this sound like a glitch/issue?

  3. 3 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

    Because you don't have any Bearing Walls or Bearing lines............. you do indeed have some very long ceiling Joists eg 71' 6"


    try adding a few and watch what happens....



    Wow such a simple fix. Thank You. 

  4. 1 minute ago, Kbird1 said:


    Just close the ML TAB and don't save it , then generate another....  ML's are basically a "snapshot" at the instant you generate them only


    let me look at the plan....

    Please and thank you! I have no idea why the framing pieces are coming out like this on all the lists I've generated.

  5. 15 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

    Check out Structural Member Reporting in Plan Defaults , copy the existing default , (so you don't alter the original) and try different settings eg cut list , but my guess is you have total linear length on by default, so CA is consolidating the materials.




    edit: a coule of KB Articles that may help...... PDF under Tools Green button too.


    Made a copy of the default list and switched it to buy list, but still same issue.

  6. 6 minutes ago, solver said:

    Right click on one of the lines in question and choose Find in Plan.


    Have you reviewed the framing plan? You should see where these long boards are.

    This is where they show on the plan. At least for the ceiling.1977674791_framing2x6image.thumb.PNG.a5a5e4451a713b12eb99909435014d9d.PNG

  7. Trying to figure out how the material list works and generates its numbers, Am a student and still relatively new at chief. Below is a project have been working on and this is the first time I have been asked to do a full material list. Have watched all the tutorials on it but cannot seem to find out why its giving such long 2x6 boards. The plan is attached below to look at. 



    Litchtman Chief plan 1-23-19.plan

  8. Hi all still fairly new to chief architect and was wondering if there was a way to specify where the crown molding may end on the soffit and return back into the wall. Also rather then have the chair rail stepped (see photo below), I would like it to slope downward so that it meets with the chair rail below. Also please feel free to provide perhaps an easier method to working with molding if an easier method exists. Thanks!

    Custom Molding issues.png

  9. 33 minutes ago, ChiefuserDRB said:
    29 minutes ago, Joe_Carrick said:

    What version of Chief are you using? 

    • X10 has a Niche Tool and also the ability to insert a Symbol into a Wall.
    • Prior versions can be done with a Symbol blocked with a "Wall Material Region".

    Not finding where this niche tool may be. 


  10. Was wondering if there was an easier way to put niches into already existing walls. Currently I am just using soffit tools but this can be very time consuming. Trying to create a pot filler niche behind the stove as the pot filler folds horizontally. Shown in the picture.5bd328d905bcd_StoveGB.thumb.jpg.307de8930225b57195a4c9367d192f1b.jpg