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  1. Is there a good rule of thumb for making sure soffits plane out just above fascia? the roof defaults fail to accomplish this and the best I know to do is guess and check until they are close enough to not cause problems Learning them in detail is definitely a short-term goal. I just find that with clients that make so many footprint changes during a projects life-cycle, drawing manually on the fly has saved me a lot of time in the short-term. This issue has a tendency to appear when I adjust heels after get the drawings from the truss manufacturer so to me it feels like a bug due to the program not liking a lot of custom heels. I'll do my part to point out the issue to the devs but it's vindicating to know this isn't necessarily due to my own incompetence.
  2. Hey all, I just have a general question about eaves, specifically flush eaves. Do any of you have weird glitches with them? I have 2 that happen quite often in my plans. The first glitch(?) with my eaves is that they randomly unfinish themselves. This goes away when I toggle the "Boxed eave" tickbox off and on again but has some tendency to return at random. The second anomaly is far peskier. Sometimes a random corner of a roof plane will just box. I am hesitant to think this is a bug because it usually happens when I'm trying to fine-tune a part of a roof. I can usually resolve it but sometimes it feels like I do something different every time to correct it. I am struggling to find another thought on this in the forums and I'm not looking for help per se, just curious if I am doing something wrong or if it's something that's fairly common? As I've been learning the program "on-the-job" so-to-speak, I've become accustomed to manually drawing roof planes as auto roofs are very clunky to me.
  3. Will do. I appreciate the quick answer!
  4. Hey all, Just a question that's kind of been at the back of my mind. Looked around the forums here but I don't think I'm using the right language or I just can't find the answer. Is there a way to set my dialog number styles (and to the lesser concern the angle styles too) to a different default? It always defaults back to "Fractional Inches" every time I reenter Chief and I almost exclusively prefer "Feet, Fractional Inches". Am I missing something in the defaults/preferences?
  5. Hmm. I somehow COMPLETELY missed that command when I was sorting through them. This did the trick! Thank you so much.
  6. Hey all, Sorry for the slight tongue-twister of a title. I'm here with another novice question. When creating roof plans to send to layout, I'm running into an issue. After I choose to display all of my roof planes on the same level, they appear as though the program is deliberately displaying the lower roof planes on top of those that should be above. I've attached a couple snips showing an example of how one of my roof plans is drafted and another two with what that plan looks like in plan view. It's in the roof plan view but it looks the same regardless of the layer set I use. Much Obliged
  7. Hey All, My company is in the process of making the switch from Autodesk Revit to Chief Arch (Version X12) and I have been spending my time trying to create a lot of commonly used design elements we use on our plans but I have run into a hiccup. I'm trying to create a small, inset-type staircase (attached image is what I've done in Revit in the past) that is typically used on our plans to go from grade-level sidewalk to the main floor elevation. In my attempts, stairs either fail to recognize the elements around them or if I create them like I would in Revit in creates this garbled configuration where the stairs are their own room and the footprint of the stairs themselves cut a hole through the roof. Checking Forums, YouTube, and the Chief site have all yielded nothing and I in my limited knowledge cannot figure it out. What am I missing?