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  1. Hello, I am working on my house plans and just noticed that my square footage of my house is currently on the setting "Main Layer" in my default settings. Is this accurate industry wide on how square footage is calculated? Thank you, Heidi
  2. @Chopsaw this is a screenshot just in the main floorplan view. Not in layout. When I zoom in almost all the way the text gets clear and when I print it to PDF the text is clear. That’s why I can’t figure out why it’s pixelated when I’m zoomed out.
  3. Hi Everyone, I have been working on sending things to layout and I have noticed my text has gotten really pixelated when I am looking at my floorplan now. I will attach a photo. It has never been pixelated before. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks! Heidi
  4. Thanks everyone, I have been watching layout videos and have learned about the 0 page master, I have rotated my plan 90 degrees counterclockwise and my page titles and dimensions rotate with it, however, they stack on top of each other I tried @TeaTime's idea but it rotated them perpendicular to the room labels, now i'm just trying to not have them show up directly on top of each other. Thank you!
  5. Also, How did they get all their information on the bottom of this layout as mine is on the right hand side? I think it looks much better on the bottom. Any Idea? @misterwiley
  6. @misterwiley Ok I was able to do that but now all my text and dimensions are messed up?
  7. Hello, I am working on sending my floorplan to layout and the town i'm in requires a minimum 1/4" + 1'0" but when I use those specifications it doesnt fit properly on my layout.. and i'm using 24x36 paper which I believe is the standard size everyone does layouts on. Any thoughts or ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Heidi Chief Architect X10
  8. Thank you so much everyone for all of the knowledge and help. I think I will end up rebuilding each one at a time once I check the proper settings in "Build Roof". Thank you, I could've not figured this out alone. I appreciate all of your input!
  9. Thanks @GeneDavis I am new to this program so any help is greatly appreciated. I will do what you suggested and repost. I am wondering with the second photo you uploaded it shows a basement somehow? My construction will be a cement slab with 2x4 framing. I added the second story to create a flat roof over the 1 car garage so there should be no basement. Not sure if that matters?
  10. Thanks @GeneDavis - I don’t know why when I lower my manual roof plane to match where chief would place the auto roof plane it slants the sides of the drywall in the rooms. Any ideas why that may be happening?
  11. Hi @Chrisb222, thank you, I couldn't find anywhere where anyone had this same issue. This is a picture of my roof structure, I don't see somewhere to change the thickness of the roof deck. What should the thickness of the roof deck be?
  12. Hi @solver, Thanks for your response . I will paste the link to my file here - it is the whole plan so its on google drive. I have 10' ceilings and a 4/12 pitch for the roof. I can't see what the difference would be with my manual roof planes vs. auto generated ones. I am only focusing on the roof above the 1 car garage side of the house for now while i am trying to figure out how to get it to work. Yes the trusses look perfect when I auto build the roof. If I lower my roof planes to match the specs from the auto roof the drywall on the ceiling inside will start to slant downward on the edges of the rooms. I use manual roof planes because with the "tower" over the entrance the program doesn't auto build roofs that will work for me at all it seems to glitch somehow. Any help would be so appreciated. Here is the link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TjMq1pPrCoZGsMujlibU-XLNE_FOek1k/view?usp=sharing Thank you, Heidi
  13. Hello, I am working on truss building currently and have already manually built my roof planes. However, upon messing around with the program I have figured out that my trusses only build correctly if I auto build the roof and check the box "Trusses (no birdsmouth) under the pitch. I need my trusses to look like picture #1 but when I build my trusses for my manually built roof they look like picture #2. Does anyone know how to build the trusses to look like #1 with manual roof planes?
  14. Hello! I am trying to build trusses to have a 7.5" overhang with a 4/12 pitch. I am struggling getting them to build correctly. The way I want them to look is picture #3. However, I have to lower my roof plane so much to get the truss to build the way that I want that my exterior wall lowers in height. When I get the roof plane at the correct height then the roof trusses build incorrectly (Picture #2) . Lastly, the framing at the intersections of the walls is showing slanted #1 . The height of my ceiling is 10 feet. Please help I can't understand why this isn't working. Thank you!