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  1. My company is moving to rely on BuilderTrend heavily and they are wanting to be able to import material lists from Chief. Does anyone have experience with this and if so, can you point me in a good direction to find a knowledge base on doing this myself? I have searched Chief videos on Producing Material Lists, but they leave so many unanswered questions. Thank you,
  2. I started by trying to put the dormer there and adjusting the roof around it and found that the brick was automatically filling into the roof plane and it was blocking the front of the dormer so I then deleted the dormer front wall and adjusted the height of the shed roof until I got it where I needed it allowing the brick to fill in space. I'm not sure if I explained that clearly, I hope so.
  3. I would just like to heartily thank all of you for the guidance and for helping me figure this out. I really appreciate it and I think it turned out pretty nice.
  4. Thank you for the suggestions. I will give this a try and see how it goes. I have auto-built the roof and I was manually trying to add the floating dormer to it. My problem was the area I was trying to fit the dormer was too small to fit the dormer I was attempting to place there. I will try placing it on a larger plane and shrinking it down as you suggested. Thank you.
  5. I'm not sure what this type of roof is called, but I have a client who saw this entry and wants their porch entry to look similar. It looks like it would be a floating dormer because they want a false window and this is only a single story home they are building, not the 2 stories seen in this picture. I can not get the dormer to work due to not having enough roof real estate to place it and I am not sure if a dormer is even the correct way to tell Chief what I want. I am totally flustered on this one and would appreciate any ideas on how I would go about doing something like this where a
  6. Steve, Eric and Dzin, I can't thank you all enough for all of your help on this. My situation is I just started learning Chief a few months ago when I started working here and I inherited all of these production plans that were supposedly perfect and so far they have been anything but. I guess the last person who worked with these didn't care to learn Chief, hence why I am here LOL, and I have no idea what all they did. Every plan is a new adventure. As you saw by the countertop trim outside LOL. Thank you all so much for the help and all the tips I am picking up along the way.
  7. Wow, thank you so much, Eric. I appreciate your taking the time in demonstrating how to create that Gable Dormer. Very clear and straight forward and I even learned a few commands I did not know about. Thank you again, Ben
  8. Fantastic. Thank you so much for your assistance and the links Dzin. I will definitely check those areas and see if I can get them straightened out first.
  9. Dzin, thank you for the attachment. What you provided is what I am trying to figure out how to make. Did you create that using the dormer tool and if so what options did you change to have only the front plane visible? or how did you go about making that ?
  10. That roof is the original roof from the plan I am working on. I did not adjust anything because I wanted to provide the untouched version and the part that I am trying to recreate should look exactly as the gable/dormer with the single window in looks in your render. I have attached the job file with the roof redone, but I do not know how to go about creating that dormer/gable which I need to center over the front door.
  11. I am currently working on the attached plan and, as you will see, it has an almost Dutch Gable but it's more of an A-frame cut into a hip. I had to widen the plan and make other changes for the customer and I am now having trouble recreating that A-frame roof section centered over the double entry door. I can use auto-roof and everything comes out ok for the rest of the home, but I have no idea how to get the A-framed section drawn once that is finished. Any idea on what I am missing? Thank you for any assistance.
  12. Thank you all so much for your assistance.
  13. Thank you for the tutorial Solver. Looks like I got the signature part figured out. So for the glass pocket, I can just start with a normal pocket, change the door style to the glass panel, then (I totally missed this section) Options Tab and under Door Panels choose custom to denote the number of panels? Is that correct? Are there any other settings I need to adjust? Will Chief determine the thickness of the installation wall? Thank you again for all the assistance. This is my 3rd month of using Chief and I am finding it has a lot of great features, I just have to lear
  14. I am in need of an exterior glass pocket door, between 10-12 feet wide probably 4 panels. I can not find anything on how to create one and I am having no luck finding a catalog download either. Does anyone have an available link or idea for my best course to finding/creating one? Thank you, Ben
  15. OMG, thank you so much. I feel ridiculous not even paying attention to the color difference from the other plans I have been working in. I appreciate your help.