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  1. Hey Chiefer's.. Got everything running on the new pc.. its windows 11 and that in itself is a different mentality. The thing I am trying to figure out is; when I have Chief loaded, and I want to open another Chief file, for example a layout file, the Chief file explorer screen will not let me move or reduce in size. I cant grab the edges, or corners, or pick to relocate. Do one of you knowledgeable people know if I must have hit a magic button or something? Its kind of a PITA, esp. when I want to see something in the model. This goes for when I am picking material, textures, bump maps too. BTW, I can manipulate an actual file explorer screen... just not inside of Chief.
  2. Is it because its a railing wall? I have this issue all the time it seams and a Poly has the been the only thing I know to do to fix it.
  3. Ok.. good. I was hoping I didn't have to buy another license. I can have Chief loaded on as many computers as I want, but only one can be active at a time. True! Hope this new big boy box helps w more speed and keeps my soffits from looking green. :-)
  4. This doesn't look scary :-) How does this all work with Chief? I have one license.. do I need to load Chief X14 on new pc first, and will loading new create just that standard OOB libraires? Then I can transfer the additional catalogs, user stuff after the fact? And loading on the new, will that cancel my X13 license on the old? I'm not sure how the license thing works.
  5. Yeah.. this looks scary to this non techy guy. The tips look doable though. Thanks.
  6. Maybe I'm not putting in the correct search words, but I could have swore I saw a post with steps of moving everything Chief to a new pc. Any help locating, or your own steps would be helpful. Thanks,
  7. That was the first go was a rail wall. But this is a stair and landing, and I couldn't get it to follow.
  8. Thank you Robert! First time I used a ramp.
  9. Here you go.. a very stripped down version. RAILING ISSUE.plan
  10. Going to ask this and head to bed. Hope one of you brilliant people have a suggestion. :-) I have a simple railing here.. but for some reason there is a doorway in it that can be picked but not deleted. I have deleted 20 times to no avail. I redrew the railing numerous time and a door pops back in is place. I have all my layers turned on in hopes to finding an invisible reason.. nothing. I've even "changed" the door type to be able to pick something.. nope! Too late to be this stumped. Happy Belated Fathers Day to you all!
  11. Hi Ed.. I have had the problem before also. I kept moving the complete pole dimension away from the object, and it fixed itself. However, this def needs to be fixed. We only have so much paper space..
  12. Just build the foundation Jon.. that will create level 0
  13. Pretty cool... not a cookie cutter house here for sure!
  14. I have a client in Mexico Beach FL.. doing a addition for her. But she was telling when Michael came in (2019), that her house did not flood (same predicament as what you mentioned) from rising waters, but from the sewer backing up into her house. I don't know if you have that kind of concern, but I thought I'd mention it. She has since added a check valve to that line.
  15. Gents, A couple thing you will need to do to get close to what you want as the example. To get the shadow, in your plan view pick the camera for the elevation view (don't open the view) and "Open Object". Check Show Shadows and Ray Casted Sun Shadows. OK. I always say no the "Cad Clip Lines" After that is set, open up the view to get the shadows you like. I saw a example on another Chief project where they put a date and time of the "sun shadow" on that view. It helps, because every time you may have to open, you will know how to make that setting. You can see it on the bottom corner of my attachment. Now that your view is loaded on the layout sheet, pick that view, as I show and open object. You will see a layout box specification. Play with the Edge Line and Pattern Line defaults to get what you like. To each his own. Hope this helps. I got a lot of tips by pulling up some Chief plans and surfing.. Also some guys and gals on here have some great advice..
  16. I'm sure we all have our ways of doing it. But when I did an addition, my main wall I used the white as my stud layer color, also renamed it "existing". I did the same thing for a demo wall, but added a hatch and gave it, its own layer name.. and then on new construction I used the standard wall layer. By doing this I could control each layer in a view. It wasn't to obnoxious, but if it did get confusing, I would do the same and create different layer sets for each one (Existing, Demo, Addition) and then do separate views. A little more work, but those projects are hourly, so it is what it is..
  17. Definingly not a habitable area. My issue is not width, but length.. so I was wondering if I went to a shorter tread, a slightly taller riser, if that would be acceptable.. Still won't be as steep as a attic pull down.
  18. Trying to find the minimum for stairs to an attic. Not the pull down kind either. This is just for access to storage above garage (I guess the Mrs. has a lot of Christmas decorations and the Mr. is tired of carry containers and a large tree through that little hole) and the occasional maintenance to the air handler, also located in the attic. Surely I wont need to follow standard egress sizes, would I?
  20. ..So away from the stairs? Good.. my eyes didn't think it looked right either and my brain was fuzzy about it, so that's why I threw it out here for others to look at. thanks Michael..
  21. I'm not able to look at it, but is that crown molding by chance? Instead of a shelf ceiling, why not just put your own ceiling plane in?
  22. Alright now, what do all think of these stairs? This newest house I am doing, the MS. of this new build is animate that this is what she wants (See attachments). First question for you guys is; are these stairs code? I know the spacing between the balusters are not.. but what about the first couple of steps right off the landing? I've read Florida 2020 a couple of times and not real clear if this is acceptable and my IRC doesn't say much either. (R311). Could I have a "wider" first tread as I show with my first attempt. I can do what is shown in her pictures, just not sure if its legal. Your thoughts?