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  1. I had to try it myself to prove to myself that I could do it. LOL
  2. I think this will fix your problem. Set your windows with 0 separation.
  3. It was custom. Have you created custom moldings?Molding Sill 2.calibz That probably isn't the correct dimensions but you can use the concept to make something dimensionally correct.
  4. Create a custom sill: Save that window as default:
  5. In my area this is how truss manufactures define heel height. Chief defines heel height the same way in my experience. To me the way Chief defines heel height makes sense but it could be that other geographic areas define heel height differently. In my area heel height is the height difference between the top wall plate and the top of the roof structure at the outside of the wall framing. If the heel height is set to 0 then you'll get this:
  6. Is this what your after: This is using X15 and creating a custom schedule.
  7. The following is what solved my problem. I'm using Windows 10 to run Chief Architect. I ended up going to: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Chief Architect Premier X15 Data\Database Libraries I deleted everything in the X15 folder. Then I opened X15 and started a new user library and added a few things to it to make sure it was working. Then I went to: C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\Chief Architect Premier X14 Data\Database Libraries And opened (User_Library.calib) with X15 which initiated the import. Everything worked right away after it was all imported. I'm assuming the user library was somehow corrupted when I tried to import it during the program installation. Thankfully the X14 library was still intact.
  8. When I try to open the user catalog / library in chief architect X15 it hangs. I've had no problems with this in X14. Anyone have a suggestion for possible fixes?
  9. This is how I've overcome this in the past. It's not really ideal though. You need a little gap between the fascia so they don't "snap" together. Chief auto re-adjusts for some reason. This is a really tight view of the roof plan view:
  10. This is how I've ended up handling the exterior wall opening specification. It's not exactly how I'd like to do it necessarily but I am able to communicate all the opening specifications this way without making a complete mess of the print. Each exterior opening has a unique identifier which corresponds with a schedule listing all the specifications for that wall opening. Hope this helps.
  11. Thanks for the reply. At least I know that it's not something I'm doing wrong. I Don't like the way Chief uses the outside edge of the finish fascia for the start of the roof plane. So I all the sudden had the idea to just turn the fascia off which would then make the roof plane start at the sub-fascia then I would just use a Shadow Board for the eave fascia. Looks like Chief wins again.
  12. Does someone know why when I click to turn off the Eave Fascia it also turns off the Gable Fascia? I would like to turn off the Eave Fascia and leave the Gable Fascia on. It would seem that because they both have a check box it would be possible to deselect one without affecting the other. I'm on x14 now. Just upgraded, but I don't think that's the reason for the issue.
  13. Thanks Yes, I know the difference between finish fascia and sub/structural fascia. Horizontally I would prefer if the start point of the angle for the roof plane would be between the finish fascia and the sub fascia. Right now it's on the outside of the finished fascia from what I can tell. Finished fascia is generally treated like cladding on a building in our area. For example all dimensioning is done to the sub fascia and the outside of the main wall framing layer. Vertically the start point of the angle for the roof plane should be between the roof structure layers and roof material layers using chief's naming scheme. If a dialog was used like the wall type definition dialog those dimensioning preferences could be accounted for like they are in the wall settings. Thanks for your consideration, I appreciate it.
  14. I was hoping someone would know of a setting to change this. The way it is the roof Fascia Height is more or less just an arbitrary number. In real life the most accurate way to specify roof height is to specify the overhang length and the top of Fascia Height in relation to the top of the wall or from 0" in elevation view. All we need is the line between the roof structure and roof material layers to intersect with the "Fascia Top Height" and all of this would be resolved. Then if someone wants the roof sheeting below that line they can just add it to the roof structure layers. Or if like me I want it above the fascia top height I'd just put the roof sheeting in the roof materials layer. I really like the new dialog in X13 for the Wall Type Definitions, I wish they could do something like that for the roof plane composition. It seems like it would be way more versatile. Notice on this dialog I wanted the wall sheeting to be part of the main layer because of how we build in our area. This was very easy to accomplish with this dialog: I'm new to this, how does one make a feature request? Thank you all for your input.