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  1. Hi Don't know if you meant in your post; that you are working off your network. If you are, that is not recommended. BACKING UP YOUR FILES It is always a good idea to create backup copies of all your important files on your computer. It is strongly recommended, however, that you never save directly: l Across a network, such as onto a server; l Onto removable media such as a USB thumb drive. l Across the Internet. Instead, copy your files to such locations only after you have saved them on your computer’s hard drive and exited the program. Similarly, you should never open files saved in these locations. Copy the files to the local hard drive, and then open them. See Opening and Importing Files on page 44. Archive folders are used by Chief Architect to manage prior versions of your files. You should not view these files as a substitute for your own backup routine, and should never save a file in an archive folder. See Auto Archive on page 42. When backing up your Chief Architect files, consider backing up not only your .plan and .layout files, but your custom user data, as well - including library content, toolbar configurations, and textures. This custom data is all located in the Chief Architect Premier Data folder, so it can be easily backed up. See Chief Architect Premier Data on page 37. You can, if you wish, create a folder inside the Data folder for your .plan and .layout files, as well. Further: DATA FOLDER NAME AND LOCATION The name of the Chief Architect Premier X15 Data folder cannot be changed, but you can specify its location on your system in the Preferences dialog. See Folders Panel on page 106. If you specify a new location for this folder, the program will not migrate any custom user settings that you might have. Instead, it will automatically create a new folder at that location containing default information from the Chief Architect Premier X15 installation folder. If you would like to copy custom settings to the new location, you can do this yourself in an operating system window. When specifying a location for the Data folder, bear these considerations in mind: l If you move the Chief Architect Premier X15 Data folder on your computer without specifying its location in Preferences, the program will automatically replace the folder in its default location using default information from the software's installation folder. l The same will result if you specify a location on a network or removable device and that location becomes inaccessible. For this reason, it is best to use a location on your local hard drive. l The User Database Libraries in particular may contain a large amount of data. Whatever location you choose to use must be located on a hard drive with sufficient space to hold these files. Just as with your plan and layout files, it is a good idea to back up your Chief Architect Premier X15 Data folder. 37ChiefArchitectPremierX15ReferenceManual-CreatingaNewPlanorLayout Because the Chief Architect Premier X15 Data contains custom user data, it is not deleted when the program is uninstalled. Hope this helps
  2. PM sent with drafting and rendering samples. Attached pics - a few of my designs. Thanks for your consideration.
  3. Try using the all on layer set and see if any thing's there.
  4. Here ya go A few suggestions: Turn off all the "fluff" Rocks, cars, furniture, etc anything not needed for a CAD plan. Change your wall layer to "main layer only" Turn off the dimensions - whoever's using it will use ACAD dims. Find out what version of ACAD they are using Delete your unused layers. SplitLevel_5br_3ba_5cargar_2884unfinishedfamilytheatreworkshop_3151finishedworkshop_3851finishedfamilytheatre_ShedRoof_LargerDeck.dwg
  5. I essentially agree with Eric with an important variable. Split the trusses and connect on site. The major difference is the truss sections do not have to sit on bearing. The truss can be designed to be spliced on site either on the ground or during erection. The truss sections must be designed as one truss and the stresses on the splice addressed. Any truss designer should be able to accommodate this. The assembled truss only needs bearing at the "end" points - in your case 48' ± They can design the truss in multiple sections though this is far more complex but very doable. Have done many times over my career. Think about it - they're not using 48' sticks at the fabricator, they're splicing the chords some where. Anyway it's really not difficult, still easier than stick building with dimensional or TJI and you'll get what you want. Here's a relevant part of an article from Structural Building Components from 10 years ago Trusses that are too long or too tall for delivery to the jobsite in one piece are designed to be delivered in two or more parts, and then field spliced together on the jobsite. Splicing can be performed on the ground before installation or the Truss sections can be supported by temporary shoring after being hoisted into place and the splices installed from a safe working surface. Temporary Lateral Restraint and Diagonal Bracing must be installed per the recommendations provided Same principles apply to a horizontal bottom chord Field Splices Understand the best way to design a field splice to save time and money. Field splices provide a means of connecting two truss sections together at the jobsite to create a single larger and/or deeper component. The goal of field splicing is to allow truss manufacturing, shipping and installation greater flexibility in serving customer needs. To successfully use field splices on a project, however, there are a number of issues to consider during the design and installation phase. Common Materials Used for Field Splices If connection forces and deflections are low, plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) gussets provide a flexible and cost-effective field splice option. One advantage of using plywood or OSB is that the material can easily be cut to the shape needed. For any field splice, make sure the splice material and its connection to the truss have adequate strength to resist the maximum forces that will transfer through the splice. (See photo: Example of field-spliced scissors trusses.) Lumber scabs used as field splice material provide an easy option if it is possible to make the splice at a suitable location. Lumber scabs can often be used with high pitch scissors trusses if the splice location can be shifted away from the peak. In these instances, the truss is spliced by applying lumber scabs across the splice joint parallel to the top and bottom chord. The long available lengths and ease of installation make lumber scabs a very effective choice. Metal plate connected wood scab trusses provide an excellent alternative as field splice material, especially when the forces to be transferred through the splice are very large. Scab trusses are designed to transfer the forces across the splice and should match the profile and configuration of the trusses being connected. Attaching the scab truss(es) to the spliced trusses through the aligning members provides a strong and stable splice connection. Field splices using steel plates with bolted connections are another possibility, although they are far less common due to the relatively high cost of ordering custom plates. Benefits of using steel plates include the ability to withstand and transfer very high forces and relatively easy installation. Common Errors with Field Splices: Design Department A common error when designing trusses that will be spliced in the field is designing each part as an individual truss instead of as a single truss covering the entire span. Designing the trusses as individual parts typically results in truss members and connector plates that are undersized for the loads and forces that will be resisted by the completed field-spliced truss.
  6. Just looked closer... not sure what would move the soffit panel - sorry
  7. It looks like they are auto trusses and your heel height is set to otb default 12" Or you raised off the plate but most likely the heel height. Open the dbx for build roof and change the heel ht under roof ht
  8. You can adjust the transparency of the door materials but that will affect all views of the model. I typically draw them in with CAD. Copy / Paste Transform / Replicate etc. makes short work of adding. I don't do this 'till construction sets where changes are minor or billable.
  9. In "framing" use a roof beam. Draw in plan view and the dbx will give you complete control over it. Make sure the layer is turned on in views other than framing ...
  10. Not sure what you are referring to. Both porches 4" slab with haunch @ foundations stepped 1.5" below floor slab. The columns, front and back are 4" back from edge of slab. What -4 are you looking for?
  11. Hi Susan Not sure what your settings are but that should be automatic BEROL ABC.pdf
  12. Just one more voice from the old school - when I started in the early 70s, having a Berol ABC template was required. (Still have it) Electric eraser with lead pointer stuck in the end was optional. Have done projects in many countries and Jim's right it's not used much in North America. Not sure how anything's faster than filling in all the doors at the same time with the template ....ahh the good old days BEROL ABC.pdf
  13. Don't know if you can make one plan read to (2) different layouts - never tried. I remember when you couldn't have two layouts open... I agree with Chris SPVs and layersets for what you want shown seems easiest and safest. Perhaps you can have one set from page one and the other further out say page 20.... and be mindful of the SPVs links to the layout
  14. Based on Gary's observation (good call Gary) I just arbitrarily dropped your garage floor to be sure it was below the floor framing and the top of the stem wall and with the door spec set to show it cuts the foundation. You just need to adjust heights to suit your project. Checked 3D - works fine Hope this helps
  15. Open the door dbx > Rough Opening > Add for Concrete Cutout + establishes your MO for both swing and overhead doors.
  16. Given the more traditional style of the home, a simple solution on the right (or even both sides would be a "flat" roof with balustrades - See OHara before and after. The left side shed can have a dropped pitch and align with the gable left fascia - See Adler before and after. Hard to see and I don't have any clear pics (These are scans off film) on the right side of Adler there is a second floor bumpout. That has a window well with a 1:12 pitch. The finish for flashing, sides and roof in the well are custom fitted copper. 2004 no call backs....Adler existing.pdf OHara existing.pdf OHara new.pdf Adler new.pdf
  17. Chief Bonus> Recreation 5 > Golf Has (5) carts