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  1. Nested gable was the topic, so I sketched a simple plan with the recessed entry, the main roof full gable each end, edited the front wall with a break same distance away from R porch railing wall as building depth, did the inviz wall across the recess, made the appropriate roof directives for full gable on the endwalls and the fronts, then autoroofed. See the pics. Your 3rd bay garage bump likely needs a 3-pitch roof or thereabouts. You can use those images you have of the target plan, bringing them into Chief as images or .pdfs or whatever you have, and use CAD to measure all the pitches.
  2. The drawn plans. Did you do whatever needed to be able to trace the walls into your Chief X15 plan? I'm just presuming X15. If you are using Home Designer, go to their forum. If Chief Premiere, go to your account settings and open the Signature page and compose a sig sort of like mine, that tells us what Chief package you run, what you run it on, and maybe whatever other software you use for architecture and 3D work. With all walls in place and room definitions all set for room height, and roof settings done in Defaults the way you want them, then roof directives set for all exterior walls, your auto roof should do most everything except the way the large front gable, in which is nested the entry porch gable, is modeled. That will be a quick manual edit. Post the plan by first copying with plan name POST TO CHIEFTALK, stripping the new file of all interior goodies like cabinets, furniture, fixtures, etc. You want structure only. Then close it, zip it, and post it here. One of the roof pros might even show you the way with a video.
  3. Thanks, Mark! While you were doing that, I fiddled with where the wall break is from curb height to that half height, and moving it a little away from the corner did it too!
  4. Here is my file, 85 megs, shared from MS OneDrive. Doering.plan
  5. Thanks. Try putting a door corner to corner and report, @MarkMc
  6. I am doing this shower using X15 out of box glass shower pony wall. Edited the curb part to have concrete core at 4.5 inch width. Edited the cap to be 5.75 inch wide. I got this unresolved cap corner at the OOB wall and cap specs, and it's here still in the edited version. I have done the wall join edit thing to no avail.
  7. Big OOPS! Found it where it's always been, in Defaults, cabinet type base, wall, full. But how do I show shelves in dashed lines inside the cabinets, in this elevation view?
  8. Very clever, Brett @tundra_dweller, I had not thought of that. I then thought, but I gotta turn off the windows layer to remove the offending glazing lines and jamb boxes, which I did to get the look that @EmmaCox wants, but of course that drops out any window label with it. But then again, Emma's desired plan-view look has no window labeling, so your solution works, once you change the default line to solid for the opening header lines from the OOB dashed lines. Just one more baby step from Chief, and we can get the look for the doors Emma is after! Needs a suggestion.
  9. I don't see a way to do that. You can show windows with the exterior casings on or off, with the interior casings on or off, but you get the Chief-hard-coded double "glazing" lines you want to see represented differently. If you turn off the windows layer, you get a blank space in the wall wherever there is a window. I think what you want merits a clearly written feature request in the Suggestions part of the forum, and you might want it patterned like the way the WALLS - MAIN LAYER ONLY thing works. In fact one might want that windows-shown-as-a-simple-box feature to enable and display always when you select the WALLS - MAIN LAYER ONLY layer to be on. My way might be for that new display thing to work might be that it would yield the look exactly as you show, that being windows as blank boxes same thickness as mail layer walls, and (here is the extension of that) doors to display not as boxes with thickness but as fat-single lines, opened at 90 degrees, and showing the swing arcs. What you show in your post above, is pretty much the standard look for floor plans at every online plans-for-sale site. OK, and now do the roof lines in plan view like what you displayed. Edges of any roof planes that bear on the walls of the floor shown, should be shown in the plan view. That would be a separate Suggestion request. I believe it's already been requested (maybe this one about windows, too) but it never hurts to request it again.
  10. Just watched one of @Renerabbitt's excellent YouTube videos, the one about numbering cabinets in install sequence to help with delivery and installation, and he shows towards the end how he has his fillers, a cabinet-category item type, in a separate schedule. He does not show how this separate schedule gets generated, and I'd like to know. In my example I want to schedule all bathroom cabinetry separately from kitchen. So, how does one do this?
  11. Pic of glass wall quickly done doodled with material regions to mock up mullions. You can see the extents of the wall. The OP might better had described his situation as a framed curtain wall, in which case the solution is done better with windows and mullions. The way he described it made me think of some super modernistic thing done with huge panels of sheet glass. Like some 100 million dollar folly built on a seafront lot way out past East Hampton.
  12. Draw the glass wall with the wall tool, using the OOB X15 wall type "glass wall." Use material regions not cutting finish to apply all the muntins and mullions you want. Show us how it looks when done.