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  1. I'm working on my first walkthough. When my walkthrough path goes through my interior doors, there is always a one-second pause in my video. My doors are open in 3D and show as open in the video. I don't have any key frames at the door. I would like to know how to eliminate this pause. I'm on X13. Thanks!
  2. Hi! I have 90"H walls in a room with very tall vaulted ceilings. For my interior walls, I drew them as railings with solid rail style (so it looks like a wall). My railing height is set to 90," and I deleted the wall cap. The problem is that my door and sidelights look like this - see attached. The door casing and frame go up 90" to the top of the "railing" (wall) instead of 80" which is what I specified the door height to be. My interior doors are specified as 80" tall so there should be 10" of drywall above them. Why is this not displaying correctly? Thanks for your help!
  3. Hi. I am working on a walkthrough video for an art studio that has a garage door. The client would like to see the garage door open in the video. If I open the Garage Door Specification > Options > 3D Display, and click Show Open......the door disappears. Is there a way to show the door open like in this photo?
  4. Hi! I'm working on my first walkthrough and having trouble getting it to continue on the second floor after climbing the stairs from the first floor to the second floor. First, I drew a spline and converted it to walkthrough path. In my walkthrough video the video starts on the first floor and goes up the stairs, but when it gets to the top of the stairs it is suddenly back on the first floor. Second, I tried creating a walkthrough path that goes from first floor to second floor. I have a key frame at the bottom of the stairs and at the top of the stairs. When I click the up arrow to go up to the second floor, I don't see my walkthrough path or key frames at the top of the stairs. On the 2nd floor, I clicked on create a walkthrough path from that same point at the top of the stairs, but it's a different walkthrough video. How can I get one walkthrough video to go from the first floor to the second floor and continue walking through the second floor? Or maybe it's a matter of joining the two walkthrough videos - if so can someone help show me how to do that? Thanks!
  5. My friend and I have been learning Chief Architect over the last year. I was talking to her the other day and realized that we did not have the same buttons on our Active Layer Set Control Toolbar. I believe the buttons should look similar to the way they look on the Saved Plans Toolbar and Active Default Set Control Toolbar. Any ideas as to how I can get these buttons back on my Active Layer Set Control Toolbar? Thanks!
  6. Is there a way to save down an X13 file to X12?
  7. Hello. I am looking to add people to my drawing/3D rendering. All I can find are the "Silhouettes" and "Image CAD Blocks People" catalogs, but I'm looking for something that would be in 3D and in color (not flat gray silhouettes). Thanks!
  8. I need to draw stairs with panel rails on the right side and baluster rails on the left side. How do I do this? I seem to only be able to select one style for the whole section of stairs. Thanks! Chief Architect Premier X12
  9. The tri-section worked great! Thank you!!!!! I wasn't able to apply it successfully from the interior staircase specification box like you show. I searched and found the tri-section in my library browser and "spray painted" it onto my balusters in 3D.
  10. Any suggestions about how I could create these stairs in Chief? I think I'm close to figuring it out with the exception of how to do the opening under the hand rail and then also the metal rail directly under the handrail. Thanks! Chief Architect Premier X12 Build
  11. Control worked!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
  12. I have a set of L-shaped stairs in my drawing. The top section has a railing on the right and the bottom section has a railing on the left. When I select the top stair section and change the railing to be on the right, it changes the bottom railing (even though I didn't select the bottom section) to have railing on the right. How can I change one section of stairs and not change the other section? Chief Architect Premier X12 Build Professional Design and Drafting Software
  13. Hello. I am new to Chief and keep having the same problem that I can't figure out how to fix. In my plan view and elevation view, my kitchen or bathroom cabinets and countertop look fine. When I go into 3D camera view, I often see lines in the countertops between my cabinets. My base cabinets are snapped into place. Why do I have these lines in my countertop and how do I fix it?