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  1. GeneDavis

    How to Create an Open Inside Corner Wall Cab w/o Stiles?

    My pref is for a diag front for this one.
  2. GeneDavis

    Front Elevation

    You can relabel any elevation. Or you can rethink your layout scheme if you are doing shotgun houses. No one says a plan page cannot be done in portrait mode.
  3. GeneDavis

    Extending Door Jamb/Window Sill Beyond Main Layer

    See attached. Uncheck recessed, for doors and windows. Oh, and enhance your profile with a signature line that tells us about what you are using, software and hardware. See mine for an example.
  4. He needs the top plate, actually sort of a mudsill, to be a tripled PT 2x6, and inset from framing line. And only transverse to the joists. There's none where joists are parallel to wall. Here's a sloppy workup of what's going on. I made the foundation wall as brick>airgap>block, all as main layer and it's a pony wall with brick>airgap>airgap, the top section inner airgap same 5-5/8" thickness as the block below. Top of lower wall is set at a height appropriate for the tripled 2x6 floor beam to bear directly on the block. The foundation wall has a zero mudsill. The floor beam is manually done. I am no framing wizard, or at least not at the level to know how to make it autoframe and be properly placed. I did not diddle the block texture, nor did I do the framing as other than my default 12" I-joist. I only did a pair of wall breaks to emulate a single pier at block length of 15-5/8, but you can get the idea by seeing the image of what to do.
  5. GeneDavis

    recessed wall cabinet bottom for light rail

    Hi, Nancy. It helps if we know you are using the same software as us. Is it Chief Premiere X11? You have posted before, so maybe it is time to put your details in your signature. Use the profile. See mine as an example.
  6. Try creating wall types you'll need. They are all foundation walls and have a footing. Between piers, the wall is the single-wythe brick. Offset the footing appropriately. At pier type 1 (CMU parallel to wall) the wall has layers of brick, air, and CMU. It's a pony wall, and it's upper makeup is brick only. The break between upper and lower is where your beam bears on the CMU piers. Pier type 2 wall is like 1 but for when the CMU stack is rotated and 90 to the wall. i'm just spitballin' this into my phone out here in the dark next to the pool, but I think it might work. Use CAD lines to define your pier ends, and that's where the wall breaks go.
  7. Thanks. Always interesting to see the regional practices when it comes to foundations. Two questions and a comment. Where is finished grade in your scheme, relative to top of footing? Is a rat slab poured and if not, what is done to stop moisture from coming out of ground and affecting floor frame structure? And the comment: seems unusual for 3-5/8" brick "veneer" to have no backing other than the periodic piers.
  8. Piece by piece, huh? Are your block piers made of individual solids each the size of a modular block? If so, do you really need that level of detail in construction documents? Which of your elements, footings, brick wainscot, piers one way, piers rotated 90, do you model a piece at a time, instead of using Chief wall and foundation tools?
  9. GeneDavis

    Human figures?

    She's full-size, she's from the 3D Warehouse, and I don't know her name. 3D figures like this can make your file sizes huge, so choose and use carefully. I delete them after getting the camera shots I want.
  10. GeneDavis

    Top five hotkey setups! Name yours and why!

    Whatever, but five most used! Thanks.
  11. I thought it might be interesting and useful for others, like me, that have and use few to none.
  12. GeneDavis

    Skype Chief how?

    Is it easy to Skype Chief? I've a client that is terrible at communicating wants and needs, and it might be better if he could Skype with me, my Chief view active, voice to voice, both of us only seeing what I'm doing in Chief. Possible? How?
  13. GeneDavis

    Material Painting not Proportional

    As seen here, it is possible, but not with the model you imported.
  14. GeneDavis

    Material Painting not Proportional

    It looks like somebody did, though. Where did you get the 3D model? The texture scale on the cushion is obviously larger than on the rest of the chair. I suggest you contact this 3D modeler who has a number of upholstered models up on the 3D Warehouse. Ask her if she can improve your model.
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    Accurate creation of 2d details and 3D objects

    I have been using SU since the stone age. I've plug-ins galore, use it with rendering apps, and can model just about any house including all its fixtures and furniture. I had all those SU skills coming into Chief and started with the pre-X version 10. I still prefer it to Chief if I want to do something in 3D, simply because I find it faster due to my SU skillset. It has kept me from fully using Chief's 3D modeling tools. That all said, Chief has all the tools necessary to do all the totally-to-scale detailing you need to do, and the string of posts above describes all that, and well. But I gotta ask, how often in your work, do you need to draw details of moldings and millwork items that will require molding knives cut, patterns made, etc., and therefore require shop drawings done with precision? One might say, "it's required in historical replications," but in my experience with that, the shops are given physical samples of existing parts to replicate, not drawings.