rgardner

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  1. rgardner's post in Help with Attic Walls (x14) was marked as the answer   
    @nVisionTEKBIMtry a wall material region.
  2. rgardner's post in Explain why these two windows show as same item in schedule was marked as the answer   
    Check out the schedule closely.  The size column (good or bad) goes with overall width and height.  Since you had no information reporting differently they go to the schedule as the same filtered information.
  3. rgardner's post in Terrain / Elevation issue was marked as the answer   
    Attach a link to a cloud share file of the plan.
     
    Best guess from the view is that your terrain region for where the house is sitting is missing or not set to 0  Terrain is dropping down to the only elevation information it has which is the -36" that you have on the plan.
  4. rgardner's post in Roof Materials Schedule - Where can I find Fascia, Soffit, Drip Edge? was marked as the answer   
    To get them into a schedule you are going to have to add some custom Fields to your roof planes and then show them in your schedule:

     
    You can add Global macros or custom ones.  Use a Object information macro pointed to the edge of a roof plane to see what can be added.  But globally you can get all of these:

  5. rgardner's post in Attic wall or Knee wall or ???? was marked as the answer   
    Dont have the time to download and review but looks like it is probably the ceiling height in the open to below room where your stairs are at that is pushing the auto roof to build it up.  Do a cross section and figure out where the top plate needs to be then set your "ceiling height" at that in the stair room.
  6. rgardner's post in Layout graphics do NOT appear but show in Thumbnail view was marked as the answer   
    F6
  7. rgardner's post in New Portico design was marked as the answer   
    Only if you leave it as a flat ceiling over the room.
     
    Either method is quite simple with this setup.  Just look for Corbels for the brackets in the library.
  8. rgardner's post in Using 3D beams but editing plan view to be single dashed line? was marked as the answer   
  9. rgardner's post in Printing & Drawing, Line Weight uses. was marked as the answer   
    Maybe this will help?
     
    https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00923/understanding-and-adjusting-line-weights.html
  10. rgardner's post in Lower roof soffit cut off by overlapping upper roof overhang was marked as the answer   
    Try placing a manual ceiling plane.  BTW use a railing wall without drywall in the wall definition to get rid of that drywall at the top of the beam.
  11. rgardner's post in Can CA calculate the square footage of window surface from a plan? was marked as the answer   
    Look at the options in the window schedule, and remember to add your total line at the bottom.
  12. rgardner's post in Door Schedule 3D Elevation View was marked as the answer   
    Many ways to do so:
     
    1.) Take a Wall elevation and annotate.  Send to layout and crop out doors/windows.
    2.) Take a Wall elevation and annotate. Then create a cad detail from view and delete un-necessary info/items.  Send to layout.
    3.) Combination of 2 and then save to your library as a cad detail of sorts and place in your plans with the size/type of doors needed.  Send to layout.
  13. rgardner's post in How do I turn off save / cancel when deleting an object symbol? was marked as the answer   
    Sounds like you should look at your hotkey assignments and figure out which one you are pushing that is wanting to close chief.
  14. rgardner's post in Floor joists was marked as the answer   
    You need to build your foundation so it has a place to put the joists.
     

     
     
    BTW You changed your default to I-joist in framing but not on your level 1 which was already set as lumber.  You also have your sheathing layer set as framing and not your i-joist/lumber selection.
     
     

  15. rgardner's post in Update an existing layout with revised template was marked as the answer   
    Are you totally redoing your layout template or just your title block?
     
    If you just want to change your title block open up the new temlate and the old layouts and go to page 0 copy from new title block delete existing and paste hold position into the old layout.
  16. rgardner's post in SQ FOOT CALC was marked as the answer   
    Make sure it didn't get turned off in Default Settings>Plan>Living Area section>"Show Living Area Label"
  17. rgardner's post in How can I get the electrical items to show numbers? was marked as the answer   
  18. rgardner's post in How to make window casing different widths on either side was marked as the answer   
    This is chief's bumping to allow for trim to be installed without having the cut-off look.   Of course with as-builts that sometimes does happen.  With chief there are always different ways of doing things.
     
    In this case 2 come to mind.
     
    1.) If it is only a few windows, turn the interior casing off on the window and close dbx.  Place the window the 3" away from the wall.  Turn Interior casing back on for the window.
     
    2.) You can turn the ability to bump the windows by casing off in Default Settings>General Plan Defaults>General Settings.
  19. rgardner's post in Jalousie Window? was marked as the answer   
    It is an option for the standard window.  I admit I had to look it up as I know them as a louvered window (also what chief calls them).
  20. rgardner's post in Perspective Overview wall layers was marked as the answer   
    1.) Wall Elevation
    2.) Place and shape a wall material region (set to thickness that will get you to the right layer you want to see and set the material as "opening no material" and set it to cut the parent finish layer.
    3.) Copy and paste in place and change shape and change settings
     
    Example If you have a 5.5" framing > 7/16" OSB Sheathing > 1/16" house wrap > 1/2" Siding wall then you would have a material region of no material 1" thick to show the framing, 9/16" thick to show osb sheathing, and 1/2" thick to show the house wrap.
  21. rgardner's post in Aligning Walls Over Brick was marked as the answer   
    There are lots of variables but 99% of the time it is your wall definition not set to align to the right points.  Without a plan or pictures of the wall definitions for both your foundation walls and upper walls no one will be able to definitively help you.
  22. rgardner's post in Skylight shaft not showing when building roof with "Ignoring Top (2nd) floor" was marked as the answer   
    Don’t use this rather set your ceiling for the second floor to be 1.5” (sill height) use non flat ceiling for that attic truss storage room.  Place manual ceiling plane.