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  1. thank you. I thought about making it like Eric suggested with an arched door and modified window for a sidelight but there is no way to make the bottom frame of window a panel. I also know I can make a full symbol but this job doesn't really pay to go through that effort and time. Just thought maybe someone would know of a symbol that was already out there that would work. I was able to put this one together with little effort but obviously the arch needs some work..........
  2. Does anyone know where I can find a symbol similar to this?
  3. Thank you, Ryan. In all my years using Chief, I have never played around with the Reference Display. I will see what I can do
  4. How do y'all show the difference between an addition and existing structure on your plans? I realize if I was printing in color I could just change all the materials on the existing to a grey lines to lighten them up but that seems like a lot of work. Just wondering if there is an easy way that y'all have found that works. This would both be in elevations and perspective overviews.
  5. ok, attached is the sample plan I recreated the problem in. Thank you, alaskansons, for pointing that out. I knew that but was in a hurry when I tried to upload that yesterday evening and guess I didn't close out the program first and didn't try the file before I sent it. Now, on Ryans question about the manual manipulation of the wall. In this sample plan, as you can see in the short video, the wall I start with is not manually edited. I simply drew a wall under the stairs. That gave me a short cutout in the manual ceiling above. But, as I show in the video, if I manually pull the top of the wall down, it instantly makes a cutout in the ceiling the full length of the wall. When I change the wall to a railing, it gets rid of all the cutout. Yes, that is a manually drawn dormer alcove. I guess I didn't know this style could even be drawn automatically. I try not to spend a lot of time on getting 3d just perfect as it is not my bread and butter but I am always wanting to improve. on the stairs, those are timber treads so won't be built with traditional stringers. The timbers will sit on the walls. This is the pic my client sent me. That 1 tread that is closest above the door may need some steel or other reinforcement or be plowed out to fit over the door header being there is not a lot of room between it and the top of the door. Ceiling Example Plan.plan
  6. Ok, not sure why it didn't but I think I got it figured out. The wall under the stairs was affecting the ceiling above the stairs. Change it to a railing and it does not. However, you can not put a door in a railing (with a header above it). Thankfully on this plan its just a doorway so I could draw a pass through window but not sure what I would do if i wanted an actual door.......
  7. Ok, I guess I didn't know it was common practice to post the plan if you don't have to. I personally don't like uploading and downloading a whole plan if it's not necessary and I have had this happen to me enough I figured someone would know right off what I was talking about and could tell me a solution. With that being said, I drew a sample plan that isn't nearly as big as the one I'm having the issue with and recreated the problem. I find it is tied to the wall below the stairway. You delete the wall and the ceiling fills in. Ceiling Example Chief Architect Premier X12 2021-03-10 18-32-29.mp4 Chief Architect Premier X12 2021-03-10 18-33-41.mp4
  8. has no one else ever ran into this issue? My main concern is the gap in the ceiling.... Les
  9. Is there a simple fix for the cutout in the custom ceiling that's created from the railing below it? Is there a simple fix to the exposed framing on the wall?
  10. BOOM! That did it..... Your awesome! Thanks! I
  11. How have you all found is the best way of drawing a porch? In this particular plan, I have 10" post sitting on a wood framed porch floor. I can offset my post in the wall dialog but not my beam. I know I can manually draw my beam (post too, as far as that goes) but was wondering if there was an easier way. What would be nice is an option to extend floor beyond wall. Chief always draw the post either on the edge or hanging over the edge of a slab or wood floor which I would certainly hope is not the way any of you leave in your plans. Ideas?
  12. Found one! Here it is if you ever need it... Dual Drainboard Double Sink.calibz
  13. Does someone have a symbol for a dual drainboard sink like this?
  14. On "dogear arch" the angle appears to be set at 45°. So no matter what I adjusted, it would change the length of sides etc but never the angle.
  15. I tried that but you have no control of the angle on sides, unless I'm missing something.
  16. Thanks! I called myself using trying that but didn't think to combine the "sides" and "top inside corner" adjustments. That did the trick!
  17. Trying to draw an as built. The roof is 7.5/ 12. I can not seem to create that window in the peak of the gable. "Dogear Arch" only gives me 45°. "Match Roof" only angles 1 side of window. What am I missing? The window is roughly 30" High and 8' long. Don't need to be exact as I am not doing anything with this area of the house but would like it to look right.
  18. I think default is 1/100th mm
  19. I'm away from my computer right now but this problem is way to common. Hallways with side halls, hallways with any type of angles, trianguler rooms, etc. Just thought, tho, that i can make that wall between stairs "no locate" and should fix it.
  20. So how does this come up with the dimension in label it comes up with? I can see 7' x 8'9", 3'4" x 17'6", several different scenarios other then 0'5" x 5'7". I don't know how often I get a customer asking me about this and I can not come up with a good answer..... Quite honestly, showing my ignorance here, but I'm not sure I know what I would label it either.... I just would never come up with what chief comes up with. Les
  21. I see there has been quite abit of discussion lately on here about terrains. Terrrains are very frustrating to me mainly because I usually don't need them as I live in a relativly flat area and most of my homes don't need anything for terrain. Howeve I occasionly run across a walk out basement or something that needs it and because I'm inexperianced, I waste a lot of time going nowhere. This is a really easy little project that I'm doing for free for our school. We are planning on building a pavilion and ball court and have just enough fall that we planning on stepping the different slabs and sloping the sidewalks. They asked me to do something to illustrate this and I have not got very far. I think it should be really easy. Does someone feel like helping me out quick? I'm posting the plan and I'll try to post the data I got from the excavation contractor for the existing elevation. There is a cad detail in "cad detail managment" that shows the elevations of concrete. I just imported the existing building as a 3d symbol. Basically from the blue dot to the red dot there should be 4.2' of fall.
  22. You probably did. I haven't played with making symbols much so one thing I have never messed with. I'll have to look into it. Thanks a lot though!