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  1. Capehouse

    Roof Top Deck, Widow Walk

    Bear in mind this is a 1 1/2 story cape. I had 4 levels, 1st floor, 2nd floor, 3rd floor and attic. Deleted the attic and the third floor, added a new third floor and it took. Just rough right now, but it's miles from where I was. Thanks!!!! Now to figure out that spiral!
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    Roof Top Deck, Widow Walk

    Hi Folks, I not having any luck getting a rooftop deck drawn for a client. Here on Cape Cod we call them widows walks. Attached is roughly what I am looking for. I have searched the forums and attempted to create a third floor and drawing the deck there with no luck, one suggestion was to draw it in a new plan and turn it into a symbol, but I can't figure out how to do that. When I go to tools, symbols, create symbol, create symbol is greyed out. I am going to access the roof deck from a second floor deck via a spiral staircase so a follow up question would be, Is there a way to get a custom height spiral drawn? Thanks in advance, Mike Using X7
  3. Hi SNestor,

    Quite a while back you gave me some options for how to do screen panels and I never thanked you.

    So....I am thanking you now.




    1. SNestor


      No problem...I was glad to finally "give back".  I've received so much help myself...


  4. Capehouse


    Sending it to layout worked. Only problem is it all doesn't fit onto 11x17 so I will print an exact 1/4 and literally cut and tape. Thanks again! And how are the Palins?
  5. Capehouse


    Thanks Alaska! I will give it a try. I was printing direct from file, not from layout.
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    Hi Folks, I am pretty sure this is doable but for the life of me I can't figure out how. We are trying to do a full size mock up of a vanity/sink/faucet layout and I need to print a Kohler undermount sink template full size. I've downloaded the DXF, imported it into Chief and when I go to print the best I can do is 1/2 scale, obviously no help. Suggestions? Thoughts? My big plotter is out of commission right now so we are going to print to 11x17 and tape it together. Chief X7, Windows 10 Thanks in advance, Mike
  7. Capehouse

    Screened Porches

    We were running into similar issues. After we generated the rails and posts I wanted to add screen panels. I tried using modified windows but as soon as they were inserted the railings disappeared. Then I remembered 3D warehouse. Imported a screen panel I found there, resized it and plugged them in.
  8. Capehouse

    Cape Cod Chief User

    Need an advanced Chief user to draw 'as built' of 1860 Greek Revival. Needed ASAP Prefer local to Cape Cod but may consider other.
  9. Capehouse

    Corner Boards Tight To Sheathing Layer

    Polyline solids is what I was afraid of. That's going to get pretty tedious for a whole house with addition and dormers.
  10. Hi Folks, I'm new to X6, been using 9.5 since it came out. Love the program so far. Jumbo learning curve though. A problem I always ran into was the way chief applied the corner boards. It sticks them over the siding instead of tight to the sheathing, the way it is in the real world, or at least how we do it in Mass. I was hoping X6 would rectify this but apparently not or am I missing something? Our usually practice is to pre build the outside corner boards with either 1x6/1x5 or 5/4 stock and then slap them on the sheathed corners and butt the siding, be it claps or cedar shingles up against them. My drawings always looked odd with the corner boards hanging out off the siding. Any ideas/work arounds? Thanks in advance, Mike X6 i5-4690 GTX760
  11. Capehouse

    Interior Room Only?

    OK folks, thanks for tips. I will try them out.
  12. Capehouse

    Interior Room Only?

    Hi Folks, We are a remodeling firm and as such we do quite a few kitchens and baths. I really dont want to draw the whole house with these projects, just the room we are dealing with. The problem is when we draw just one exterior wall and then the remaining interior walls we have a problem with doors turning into exterior doors, windows flip orientation etc... I understand that Chief wants a continuous exterior wall and I could do it with invisible walls, but then nothings is centered properly when you send it to print, or even when we're just looking at it with clients. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoghts. Thanks In Advance, Mike Using X6