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  1. I'm looking for an architect in the California Bay area that uses Chief Architect and can take my plan created in Home Designer and provide architect plans. This is a single story about 4500 sqft. I have the floor plan laid out, but having a heck of a time coming up with roof designs, so I'd be looking for someone that can perhaps take my plan and give me different roof styles.
  2. I'm assuming that most of the professionals use Autocad and understand "cad blocks", objects and the rest. I think my problem is compounded cause I don't know anything about Autocad and learning Home Architect. I have my house plans pretty much finalized, and all I want to do is put the house plan on an elevation terrain...which is providing to be challenging. Also doing the roof is really challenging to me. So much to learn, so little time. I appreciate you guys helping me, even if I'm in the wrong class. Where could a person like myself handover my plans and have someone actually crea
  3. Can someone explain to me what is meant by exploding the blocks? I plan to check out the HomeTalk, in the meantime, I appreciate all of your expertise and helping me. I'll try later to load in Glenn's file and see what comes out.
  4. Home Designer doesn't allow DWG Files to be imported. I have the DWG file version of the data and asked the civil engineering if they could send it to me in DFX format which they did, only to find out I need the blocks expanded….again, whatever that means. I'll check out DraftSight...hopefully it's not over my head in what I need to do.
  5. I have to go to the 3rd class seating?? LOL. See, I told you I was new. Hopefully one of you professionals an help me.
  6. Thanks for the information. Tech Support for Home Designer sent me here. Perhaps you can enlighten me, as I said, I'm new to all this. How is Home Designer different from Chief Architect products? Isn't Home Designer one of them?
  7. Hi... I'm new to the forum and using Home Designer Pro to design a single store home; and I could use some help I have this DXF file and apparently my Home Designer Pro will not read it because the blocks need to be expanded (according to the Chief architect tech support), which I haven't a clue what that means. I have enclosed the file. What I'm trying to do is this....the DXF file contains the elevation data for the property and I would like to create a terrain that shows the elevation. Anyone know how to expand the block or can help me with this? Elevation Data ACAD-Civil