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  1. Just a guess but I think he is asking how to run the second story roof over the porch giving him a 2 story tall porch ceiling... I believe an adjustment to the porch ceiling height would be in order Regards
  2. I have a possible pole barn client. I have reviewed the CA knowledge base article regarding pole barns. I am using X14 which I believe has some added features for pole barns. I was curious if anyone had a pole barn template with poles and foundations etc that they would consider sharing or selling. Regards Rick
  3. I also have this printer and use it for all my printing needs…WI-FI enabled works like a charm and print quality is excellent…as Doug said…not too hard on ink…two years on mine Regards
  4. Chris and Moe I knew there had to be a way to do this in a simpler manner than drawing my own "box". Thanks Rick
  5. As i learn more about features in this complex program, I discovered the "roof area poly line" choice in the roof plane dbx. Am i missing a selection for similarly displaying room area using a similar tool in the Room DBX box... or even another method? I currently just build a CAD polyline and use its DBX polyline choice but it seems like it could be more automatic...just wondering... Regards Rick
  6. This advice needs its own thread titled to easily identify the scope of the thread. I have struggled a bit with slowdowns with my projects as they progressed...the tell tale slow downs were always revealed by lengthening periods "grains of sand" time as the RTRT redrew with every mouse move...I changed my settings per Marks easy to follow instructions and the identical plan went from 5 or more seconds to redraw RTRT (end of"grains of sand") to no lag. Thanks MarkMC Regards Rick
  7. Monika There are many different laptop combos that work well with Chief…Several here use similar iterations of the Alienware M17 laptop shown in my signature with satisfactory results…I am very pleased with mine…the latest model has several nice improvements…any similarly equipped laptop from a reputable vendor should work for you In reviewing the specs of your current laptop, it sure looks like it should work well on Chief…don’t know about the others Regards Rick
  8. I guess that is a possibility...Hydronic systems placed around my area would have the tubing held in place by the special clips installed by the special gun shot into the foam board, wire mesh on chairs...etc...but interesting clip...shows how tradesman do things differently across the vast country Regards Rick
  9. Interesting clip above...but as a concrete placer for over 50 years, I would be unhappy about the total waste of money putting the wire mesh down...other than the slab thickenings, none of the wire mesh was on chairs or sitting above the sub-grade...and no one was pulling the wire up by hand...I could just hear my dad yelling "pull the wire up...pull the wire up...it ain't worth nothing sitting on the bottom"... Regards Rick
  10. Adam This is quite comparable to the Alienware M17 in my signature. Other than battery life, I am quite satisfied with the computer...but the battery life is terrible. I have had the computer for over a year. Regards Rick
  11. Why are plan reviewers scaling plans anyway…the scale has nothing to do with code compliance or zoning…if they need a dimension, I should have provided it…But, if confronted with that sort of silliness, I would give them what they want…1/8” scale… Regards Rick
  12. ACADuser That is a great idea...How is this accomplished...but I would still post the "do not scale" note Regards Rick
  13. Rene Thank you…I am currently using a Logi G 604 with 15 programmable buttonsfor my primary input device. My work environment would accommodate a left hand 3D setup quite nicely. I think the joystick and added programmable buttons would be well used. I started a spreadsheet with hot keys listed but would like to know what buttons do which actions out of the box. Some of your hot keys ideas are likely way smarter than mine. An example of one setup I would like is to use a hot key to switch from plan view to 3d perspectives or cross sections etc…not savvy enough to figure that out without some help… Regards Rick
  14. I am navigating the 3D mouse world and looking at this product. There is not a lot of info out there about how well it works with Premier...I was looking for info on what settings are standard for the Enterprise...or any of the other iterations...I know the keys are all programmable but it would be nice to know the starting lineup... Regards Rick
  15. This…I am a relative newcomer, 2 years with a Chief product, I have been drawing buildings of all sorts for a long time…I have placed prominently displayed “ do not scale plan” notes from the beginning…as a Project Manager who rose through the trades, I learned early as a mason to not try to scale the plan. As others have mentioned, I use 3/16” scale often to fit in 11 x 17 paper …larger designs get 1/8” scale…but the “ do not scale” note always appears on the page Regards Rick
  16. Dermot Thanks...I had changed the marker style but was unaware that the default was changed as well...Problem solved Thanks
  17. I have no idea what caused the elevation data and marker type in the Room type dbx to change. The marker changed to a solid marker and the elevation numbers disappeared. The example shown should show -8" for the floor , -8 gor stem wall and 109.125 for the ceiling but these elevations disappeared. I have searched for an answer including Help. Anyone have an answer to what changed. Thanks Rick
  18. Logitech G 604 wireless 12 button mouse. It replaced a typical 2 button wheel mouse. I would not go back after getting the 604 setup for my preference…I did have issues with the first 604 after a few months but Logitech replaced it with no hassle. I tried a couple of other 12 or more button mouses but did not like the ethos as well as the 604… Regards
  19. Logitech G604…lots of buttons but very comfortable for me…I tried a few other multi button mouses but did not like the fit or the reach for some buttons…I used it quite a bit over the last year…recently it developed an intermittent connectivity issue…I fought it for a few weeks but called Logitech support today…after a short diagnosis they are shipping a new mouse today…I would call that good service…
  20. I first noticed this anomaly very early in my journey with Home Designer Pro…i was modeling a Cape Cod with a breezeway between the house and garage…the design was for me…it drove my inexperienced mind crazy… I eventually stumbled on a solution similar to your demonstration with the roof plane…it still does it in X13 but I am so used to it I just fix it and move on…it would be nice to know why and even nicer for Chief to fix it…
  21. I use a Logitech G 604…I really like the mouse but I have also had some issues since upgrading…buttons that worked before changed…I have found that upgrading the GHub software usually fixes it… Regards Rick
  22. I have Pro 2021 and Chief X12 and X13…HDPro, beginning with 2021 will print C and D size sheets directly…no more limits…being a recent user of both packages and having completed permit ready ( and subsequently permits issued) construction sets with both packages, my opinion is Chief Premiere is the way to go. As I used HD Pro I frequented both products forums for info. Watching tutor videos posted by some very smart guys on both forums demonstrated some of the differences between the two products…and layout tools for Premiere were often featured…I can easily say for me, the layout capabilities of Premiere ,alone, made the upgrade worth the money… Subsequent use and discovery of Premiere tools and methods that make life easier only confirmed the decision. Now if I can just get away from some bad habits developed while using HD PRO and get a better grasp of layers and saved plan views… Regards Rick
  23. I have 3 projects with the Liftmaster side mount openers...one project is a pole structure with 12' x 12' OH doors. This application required a tensioner kit (spring loaded pushrod) to take up slack at the beginning of the close operation. This is caused by the inertia generated as the larger doors begin to move horizontally and then down...it works perfectly...no issues since installing... the door supplier/installer knew immediately the problem and the solution... Other applications are standard 8' x 16' doors with minimal headroom...these openers also work as intended... Regards Rick
  24. Thanks to Michael and Gene I learned a few things today... Regards Rick