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  1. wjmdes

    Gap around window in Brick Wall

    This was the issue! Thank you!
  2. What I am trying to duplicate... I removed the casing and my result is... I have tried different combinations and I know I have done this in the past, just cannot find that project. I'm sure it is a toggle I am missing. Any thoughts.
  3. So basically do not edit ANYTHING in the library! Place in the plan, delete from the library, make changes, add to the library.. oy vey
  4. Reading through the forum, there was a post regarding using the paintbrush and several people say to avoid it. I now believe this is what was causing this problem. Starting with a "fresh-clean" wall I have not had these issues.
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    Active Layer Dialog Box issue? Maybe?

    Perfect! I am not losing my mind! Thanks...
  6. I discovered the Active Layer Dialog Box has options. I am fairly certain before I messed with those options at the bottom left, that when selecting an item in the plan, this highlighted that layer, now it does not. I could be just simply losing my mind!??!!
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    Swimming Pool surrounded by a Slab?

    I used to do renderings for a pool company and this is how I did a non-rectangular pool with a sloping bottom. I always put each item on a separate layer to avoid confusion. pool-steps pool-coping pool bottom pool walls pool terrain etc. This took about 5 minutes. pool.plan
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    Stair Tread at top Even with Floor?

    The strap @robdyck posted works, but luckily I have been doing 2X12 rim Boards on decks anyway, cause it does not meet Simpson's criteria with a 2X10.
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    Stair Tread at top Even with Floor?

    This is with a 2X12 joist, with a 2X10, there is not a whole lotta nailing space:)
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    Stair Tread at top Even with Floor?

    That does not do it....
  11. Is there a setting to make the first (or last tread) even with the platform it connects to?
  12. wjmdes

    Low Slope Truss Roof with Parapret

    I really appreciate your input, this is a commercial job, however have several residential jobs coming up that will have some low slope roofs.
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    Low Slope Truss Roof with Parapret

    I'm just asking for help, no need to be insulting. Sorry, I do not know how everything is framed being a desk jockey, but got most of it down. Other than the way it was presented I do appreciate it. I ALWAYS do my plans to allow the contractor leeway on details like this. My attitude is they generally know much more than I do and I would be crazy not to give them discretion on how some things are built. My Goal is to figure out how to get this correct or as close as possible in Chief as I have this and 3 houses that will use this method. And only one of the images above are correct but after downloading and regenerating the wall framing they both show the truss being notched at a bearing plate. So that seems to be the part I need to figure out at this point! Nothing like being 99% done with a project and having to regenerate framing and mess up all the things I had to correct by hand.
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    Low Slope Truss Roof with Parapret

    Perhaps I made the assumption that this was the only way to build this... and even included a sketch.
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    Low Slope Truss Roof with Parapret

    So, when I regenerate the wall framing on this file it ads a 3rd top plate that cuts into the truss. This does the same thing. At the end of th day the section should produce this: Is this something acceptable to send support and have them figure it out?