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  1. Just wondering if any design-build Chief users discovered a good resource for new construction checklist templates? I'm trying to improve quality control in the field by putting checklists in the hands of my project managers. Thanks!~
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    OHHHHH, I didn't know I was drawing a wall that wasn't part of the deck to create the railing that follows the stairs! Oh, the light bulbs are going off over here! Thanks you all!
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    I appreciate your persistence! I have tried using all room types, and now I'm using a Deck with a slab (it's a concrete stoop). I have the deck railings set correctly and I'm using panels on the deck railings to achieve cable railings. Inside railing defaults, I have selected the Rail Syle will be Panels and will Follow Stairs. I drew a landing in the basement to give the stairs a starting height of -60". Best I can tell, Draw Railing only makes the railings appear in plan view, which I don't want, but I'm playing along hoping to find a solution! What am I missing?
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    I keep revisiting this, but I just don't see it. I don't have the Draw Railing feature. I can draw a Newel/Baluster, but not Railings inside the stair dbx.
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    How to Add 3'9" in the middle of all 4 stories

    Thanks for letting me know I was on the right track! I surely would not move all floors, but I did get each floor stretched independently and clean up appears to be manageable. I would be entitled to assistance via Chief since I don't maintain SSA, isn't that right?
  6. The client wants to add 3'9" to the overall length of a 4-story structure. I don't have a roof to worry about, but what's the most effective way to do this? I tried Edit Area (All Floors) but it's only moving the floor I'm on. VX7. Thank you!
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    The terrain is on the first floor, and the foundation walls are the ones I'm having an issue with. The problem is, what stacks upon the foundation walls are the railings. I drew railing walls on the first floor for that, and I guess that's the problem. I'm not sure if I made the foundation walls Pony walls and adjust all the heights...doesn't seem worth the effort. I guess I'll opt for the polyline.
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    They're all foundation walls, and I've used the Porch room definition. It's a room, with a negative floor height (basement level). I just tried to use the Slab room definition and even the Closet room, but nothing changes regarding the terrain. Puzzling...
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    Yes, I have that selected. It must have something to do with these walls I'm using because the terrain recognized the building, just not the porches. Maybe it's the room specification?
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    Mick, I can Draw a Newel/Baluster, but I don't see an option to Draw a railing. Am In in the right place? Thanks, Tim
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    Terrain Inside Porch Walls

    I must be overlooking something simple. Why isn't the terrain recognizing the foundation walls and clipping itself to the outside of these walls? I see the option for Terrain Retaining Wall inside the wall specification dialog box, but that automatically adjusts the top of the wall, and I'd like my wall heights to remain unaffected.
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    Thanks Robert, but I think Eric may be right. I don't see the Panel option in the dialog box anywhere. It's hard to believe Chief would have released this ability on a deck, but not the stairs (not to be mean). I just wonder what Chief users did to represent the stair railings to match...?
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    Cable Railings on Stairs

    I can't seem to achieve cable railings on an exterior stair. I used walls to draw the porch, and a panel from the library on the wall dialog and I need to match the same on the stairs. I'm using VX7.
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    How do you handle changes?

    Oh, also: I save my files very close to the hard drive, not in the Chief directory. I have a folder labeled Plans at C:Plans. Once you edit your preferences about where to look for and save files, you never need to think about this again. I have a shortcut to "Plans" in My Documents and on the Desktop.
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    How do you handle changes?

    Yes, I have a parent folder that would be Smith Residence, and inside I would start with only one folder called Smith Current. I'd save my template inside that folder and start working. On day two, I create a folder dated yesterday and proceed working in Current. Back when Chief was young, I found myself taking these steps to preserve the layout links. I honestly don't know if you still need to, but I've never had an issue!