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  1. 55 minutes ago, heidistokoe said:

    Hello! Does anyone know what this type of roof is called? It looks like there is some type of molding under the roof overhang. I can’t find it anywhere online. Any help would be much appreciated!

    What exactly are you asking?  The term used here in Phoenix for the Molding under the the roof ends is a "rolled soffit".  This is made by using a styrofoam molding and stucco applied over it.  Here is where you add it in Chief:


  2. 19 hours ago, Kbird1 said:


    What did it say? pretty sure I used X12 as I saw it in your Sig.  ...try the ones below as the plan is definitely in X12


    I actually think you would be better off just making the Door a symbol ( no frame or transom)

    and installing it into a Hinged Auto Door Frame and configure from there....


    image.thumb.png.d53ceaa6fdbb045cda2bb4337c90ccd1.png     image.thumb.png.aaaf9e84bc27c9255dc006dac375cb2d.png


      Front Entry Door - Half Circle Motif.calibz 4.27 MB · 4 downloads


    Arched Front Entry Door.calibz 4.52 MB · 3 downloads

    Perfect, thanks!


  3. 1 hour ago, Kbird1 said:


    Setting it to Fixed , not Auto in the Symbol Options , should fix that.


    image.thumb.png.ea1691179648263e31ce93b7ce9c665e.png  image.thumb.png.26ed9d218b21294441e05e900f603239.png


    Once you place it in a new plan you need to set the height to 152" ( will pick up default 80")  and set the Arch to Broken at 32"


      Arched Front Entry Door.calibz 4.52 MB · 3 downloads


    ** see note in my 1st post 

    Can you please save to Chief X12, I can't read the new file, thanks

  4. 1 hour ago, Kbird1 said:


    What you saved to the Library and Exported is actually an Architectural Block not a Symbol, ( drop into a new plan to check it)

    once it is a Symbol ( convert it ) you should be able to use the CAD Block you show as the Symbol's CAD Block

    by assigning it to the Door using Open Symbol>CAD Block Tab.


    ** If you convert it to a Door Symbol ( door's are parametric ) you can't control the CAD block but can still place the cad block Manually.

    and maybe the easiest way to handle this particular Door to get the Round/arched Hole in the Wall.



    Sorry, changed it to Interior Symbol...when I tried Door Symboll it looks like a garage door in the plan view.


  5. Another contribution to this great Commmunity! It took me 1/2 a day to create a Modern Double Entry System for a Client and so here you have it! Enjoy!
    Since I'm not an Expert at this I couldn't figure out how to create a fuller Symbol with door swing lines or how to add the "Door Opening Surround I used to create a door with exteior and Interior Molding like the finished product has....maybe one of you Experts can Tutor me lol!
    The top pic shows the door in the wall, the next pic shows the Symbol Exported and the last pic shows what I would like it to look like as a Symbol but couldn't get this view with the door swings.



    Plan View.jpg


    Modern Iron Enrty Doors.calibz

  6. 1 hour ago, rgardner said:

    There are a few in the library.  I think they are rocks instead of boulders but you can set them up on distribution paths and have them change angles, off-sets, and sizes automatically.  You can paint color manually on them to build rock walls.

    Thanks!  I grabbed a few and added them into our symbols Library to save others the trouble of having to search the Internet and then upload into Chief!

    Large Landscaping Boulders

  7. 8 hours ago, Rich_Winsor said:

    Very impressive. Did you model that door in

    Chief as well? Looks like you are definitely

    in good hands as far as the fabrication goes. 

    Thanks, yes I had the Fabricator send me CAD files of some of the basic shapes and then I modified them and created the design, however, I did not take the time to create actual CAD blocks and create a Model/Symbol as I did with the gate.


    The Live Oak Estates are really our inside joke. They are actually a pair of 480 sq ft one bedroom, one bathroom rental units that we are now passing off as an exclusive

    gated community. :)

    LOL, hey whatever works!

  8. On 10/8/2020 at 1:38 AM, Rich_Winsor said:

    Will you need to put a horizontal bar near the top for the rollers to ride on?  

    I hope not, I am hopeful that the rollers can ride on the lower bar I created but will find out when I meet with the Fabrication Company next week.  The good news is that they are extremely capable!  Just look at the VERY unique 10' wide by 12' tall entry door that I designed for my personal residence and they fabricated it exacted as designed!


  9. DivewaygateR1.planDivewaygateR1.planThe only thing that I didn't create in 3D are the birdcages that go onto the bars.  Enjoy!


    UPDATE!  I found a few errors in the plan (an extra spindle and an overlap in the base so I corrected these, smoothed the radii as recommended below and added the Claovs to the bottom as well.  PLEASE use the R1 files, sorry for the original miscue!








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