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  1. brookesdesign

    Covered entry with recessed stairs

    My sill is turned off. It only goes away if I turn the casing off.
  2. brookesdesign

    Covered entry with recessed stairs

    I couldn't find any settings that cleaned it up but I tried dragging the bottom of the doorway below the stoop and that fixed it. I have to turn the casing off but at least the subfloor is gone.
  3. brookesdesign

    Covered entry with recessed stairs

    I'm trying to recess my stairs into my front covered porch but I'm getting a small strip of subfloor under the wall where my steps start. I used a wall with an arched doorway to create the arched entrance where my stairs start. To create the area for the stairs I drew a room divide and called the space for the stairs as open to below. Is there a setting I'm missing to help clean this up?
  4. brookesdesign

    Gable barge board

    Aww! Thank you Eric. I've tried that before but it still trimmed it and made my fascia bigger also but I just saw a DBX to add it only to the gable. So one last question, can I extend it 6" to hide the end of my gutter?
  5. brookesdesign

    Gable barge board

    Is there a way to have a full plumb cut on a gable end and not have it trim to the fascia height? I want a 2x12 barge board with a full plumb cut and a 2x6 fascia for my gutters.
  6. brookesdesign

    2nd story pop out with raised floor and a garage roof below

    Thank you Eric. I see you used a window to create an opening into the pop out. I tried to duplicate what you did and didn't get quite the same results but will keep trying. I need to get a floor in there but maybe I just need to use slabs to finish it off. The addition is going over the garage so the pop out will go away anyways but I really wanted to know how to get that to show correctly. I really appreciate you taking your time work on the model.
  7. I'm working on my as-built for an addition I'll be working on and I've ran into a couple things. First, my garage is 2' lower than the main floor. The main floor and the garage both have 9' plates. I have it correct in my model but when I add my foundation it gets all messed up. I might have to just manually add one but if someone could help me with that. My second issue is that the front elevation has two gable pop outs on the upper floor. The floor of the pop-outs is 2' higher the bedroom floors. I have the right one correct but the left on over the garage is giving me trouble. I need to extend my garage roof to hit the wall but when I do my pop out walls go away even though they are above my garage roof. I'm attaching a photo of the existing house and an image of my model. I'll also attach the chief file if anyone feels like trying to fix it. I really appreciate any feedback! 20-073-Existing.plan
  8. brookesdesign

    Bay Window

    Thank you Michael! That works perfectly and the video was so helpful for me as a beginner.
  9. brookesdesign

    Bay Window

    I appreciate the answers but I've tried a few of them and I'm getting goofy results. Like I said I'm an advanced beginner so if anyone could give a little instruction on how they accomplished that look. Don't laugh but this is as close as I've gotten with the molding polyline using the CA-35.
  10. brookesdesign

    Bay Window

    I'm trying to create this detail of a bay window and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to do it. If I could do an upside down hip roof on the bottom bay window with a raised floor. I'm an advanced beginner so I appreciate any help!
  11. brookesdesign

    Window separation

    Wow, thanks for all of the input. I'm using X11 Beta so I probably can't post the plan. I'll try all of the suggestions and see how they work. I'm coming from 30 years of using autocad so its frustrating for something so simple to be so complex! I'm loving Chief though and not having to manually draw elevations and sections is a huge time saver!
  12. brookesdesign

    Window separation

    Thanks Kbird1. I tried changing the separation and that doesn't stop the windows from joining. I'm attaching images from the house I'm working on. I want (2) 2x studs between the windows. Its framing them as one large opening.
  13. brookesdesign

    Window separation

    I have several windows 3" apart and I don't want them to join together. When framing the wall I want two studs between each window. Is there default setting somewhere where I can turn off the windows joining? Right now when I frame the wall it frames the 3 windows and one big opening. I'm fairly new to Chief so sorry if this is a simple question!
  14. brookesdesign

    Drafting Help Auburn, Wa

    I'm a building designer in Auburn, Wa and I'm looking for someone to help with drafting. I mostly use AutoCad but I've been doing more and more in Chief and would like to end up switching once I'm fast enough. I have to much work and need a helping hand. I do mostly residential work from additions to new homes. I would prefer someone local.