Context

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  1. I have a small interior design business which is having a very busy season. Wondering if there is anyone in either the NYC, or Hudson Valley area who can help me catch up with my drawing load? I am not very good at it, so would love if someone could either come to me or me to them for aid. I have about 6 projects that need to be worked on. Do not contact me if you are overseas. I want someone local.
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    Reflected Ceiling plan

    If I make a CAD box how can I get it to " snap" to the walls? I was able to figure out how to turn off the windows layer, create a window headers layer, but now the box won't snap to the walls. Once I get that - I've got it.
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    Reflected Ceiling plan

    Meaning that you do it in layer sets. Yes, that's working except for the window sills as mentioned above...
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    Reflected Ceiling plan

    How to do CAD box - draw it on which layer? As a CAD block? Save in Library? I understand what you mean but not sure how to execute it.
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    Legend and symbols in Layout

    I am creating my template for layout with a construction notes page. On this page I want to put General Symbols and Legend. When I go to my Library browser and find an electrical outlet for instance, it won't let me put it in with a CAD box or just on the page. What's up with that?
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    Walls Show Dividing Lines

    thx. I was wondering what that was.
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    Walls Show Dividing Lines

    One more thing, My walls show divided lines from one wall to another instead of the way it should look where the outside line is continuous and so is the inside line. It must be a setting, but I can't find it. Any suggestions?
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    Reflected Ceiling plan

    What about headers for windows? My windows show with sills.
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    Legend and symbols in Layout

    Thanks Mark, I have figured that out, too. I think it's a way to get more users that are reluctant to foot the bill for the entire program. Unfortunately, I really don't need much more than what is offered, but the annosets, would be nice.
  10. I don't see any user groups or input from Chief Architect users in the greater new york area or more specifically (for me) in the Mid Hudson Valley area. Any out there?
  11. I am struggling with importing Kohler toilets from their website. I successfully imported a 2D file and even managed to get into my library. BUT, then I searched for the 3D symbol and rather than find it under 2D and 3D CAD files under their Pro pop-up window, I found the file on the spec sheet for the actual product. It comes as either a DXF or DWG file but doesn't tell me what is on the file - 2D and 3D or just 3D. Grrrrr. I just want to put a 2D symbol on my plan and not have to change it out later when I need a rendering or elevation. BTW, I just tried to attach the files to show all of you, but it won't allow me to upload the file. Grrr. again.
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    Legend and symbols in Layout

    The problem is that I am using the Interiors version of this program. It's dumbed down and doesn't have notes and legends - no wonder I am struggling. Grrrrr. Since when do interior designers not use notes and legends??????? Grrrrr.
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    Legend and symbols in Layout

    The problem is that I have the interiors version - no wonder I am struggling! I don't have those options in this version of Chief - Grrrrr.
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    Reflected Ceiling plan

    Sometimes we need simple answers. I have read that some users use plan and turn on/off layers for the RCPs. But for instance, in RCP's usually doors are drafted as closed, and additional ceiling info is required like soffits, beams, lighting, electrical, etc. What about copying plan and pasting it right next to each other and for layout just selecting the plan that is now the RCP? I tried this method for creating a demo plan and it worked. Any comments?
  15. There are no layers or layer sets for demolition in the Interior Design version of Chief. I am thinking of using a new layer called demo walls which would be part of the demo layer set demolition. But I understand you can't have layers over each other like you can in Vectorworks. Any suggestions? I use a Mac, version 7, thanks,
  16. I don't think CAD detail from view is in my version.
  17. Got it. Could I just make them with the polyline tool, too? I don't have that many demo walls, anyway...
  18. Hi, Just realized there are no remodel layer sets or existing conditions...in chief for interiors... Oversight? Right? So now the question is do I build my own Remodel layer set or do I just add some new layers and add those to existing layer sets? I would need: Walls: demolition Ceiling: demolition Floor: demolition Millwork: demolition Fixtures: demolition Electrical: demolition HVAC: demolition, etc... I am a newbie, so my skill level is quite beginnerish. If I just add to an existing layer set, which one(s)?
  19. No. I have chief architect for interiors.
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    Sloped Ceiling

    Hi, I'm new to Chief Architect. I'm an interior designer and trying to get a sloped ceiling in the upstairs closet but it's following the roof line instead. I used the ceiling plane tool.