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  1. Thank you! I will give this a shot. I've been tasked with mocking up a victorian style house and its got me in the deep end. Those things just have all the bells and whistles, architecturally speaking. Previously, when I tried to put the belly line on, the line started and stopped in very weird places. I may have to just start over to get cleaner geometry (CA tends to do weird things when you do too much back and forth wall editing.) anyway, thanks for the advice.
  2. Hey all. Sorry to bug you all with another seemingly simple problem, but I've watched so many tutorials that seem to skip over what this thing is and how to get it to show up. I figured out how to make a hip band from the tutorial, but this doesn't seem to be that. The board below the roof line and across the gable seems to be an automatic feature that I cant figure out. So any help on what this feature is called and how to turn it on would be great. please and thank you!
  3. Ah ha! Thank you. I was thinking the terrain level would be determined by the house specs, not the other way around, so I was looking in the wrong place. Thanks for your time. The more I figure out, as far as terms and such (so much terminology to learn), the more I'll be able to use the search function effectively. Also thanks to Solver for the 'How To' for my signature!
  4. So, Im trying to figure out what determines this dimension: right now, my house is basically one 'step height' above ground level Im trying to match this design (this some modification): currently, its just sitting just above ground level As per usual, I just dont know enough about CA and architectural terminology to even know what im looking for.
  5. and they do have it as on option to visually display on the plan. if its never to be used, it shouldnt be an option.
  6. or for use in any standard 3D graphic software on the planet.
  7. Chief Architect is kinda all over the place when it comes to defining measurements an has its setting scattered all over the UI. I would like to use cm, being that is what the rest of my software packages use by default. I can CA to use 'cm' on the plan as defined by the "Primary Format", but when I go to edit a wall measurement, that number is determined by the "number style" which does not have 'cm' as an option so, even though it reads like this: if I type in something like "1800", it thinks "1800 meters" not "1800 centimeters" Anyone know how to set the entered number to assume cms?
  8. thanks. I'll give that a shot and try to figure out what all that means!
  9. Im making an commercial building and want the typical commercial building roof style (outer wall all the way up, then roof is lower then outside edge) I was looking at this method: but that seemed very complicated for something that should be relatively standard and I had thought there would be a more automatic way of doing this. Using Chief Architect Premier X12
  10. Nice! i would have never found that! I think that was the problem. Been bangin my head against the wall all day. Thank you very much.
  11. ah yes, i suppose that would be helpful bad_foundation_sample.plan
  12. In the Foundation Wall Defaults, I'm seeing this: Not sure the the E and the S stand for, but I think this may be the root of the problem.
  13. I'm just beginning using CA, so still trying to figure stuff out. Im using a company provided template and when I try and add a foundation, I keep getting this: The walls are inset in a bizarre way that doesn't happen with the default template and I'm trying to figure out what setting would be causing this behavior. Any ideas? fyi, I don't know much about technical architecture, and its relative terminology. We're using this software more for visual prototyping.