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  1. Hello Cyndi, I can print those out in my office & mail them to you if you'd like. Please let me know if that's something you'd like me to do. Best, Gary Prentice - Country Lane Design -
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    Need Help with Split Level Plan in HDP

    Hello SCOMOM55, I sent you a private message. Please get back with me at your convenience. Best, Gary Prentice Country Lane Design
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    Need a designer to do plans

    I'd love to assist with your workload. I'm on the road right now. Please give a call to discuss. Gary Prentice. 435-477-6564 Thank You.
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    Wanting As-built plans from original blueprints

    Hello Marc, Please be advised that I sent you a P.M. yesterday, 11-18-2018. Thank You, Gary Prentice Country Lane Design
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    floors for each room

    Use the "Room Divider" tool. This will allow you to draw a wall between two spaces that will not be seen in a 3D, cross-section or elevation view - yet with the capability to provide different floor coverings on either side of this "Room Divider" line. Good Luck, Gary Prentice
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    Sample Plans

    Hello Paul, You have the opportunity to download plans from Chief's website, from their "Samples Gallery." Log-in, and take a look. Good luck with your learning curve, Gary Prentice - Country Lane Design
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      Maybe send me the .plan file first, and then I can be looking at it while we talk.  Use the e-mail address I already sent you.

      Thanks Wendy,

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    Architect or Engineer Needed in Westchester, NY

    Try Val Florio at the following e-mail address:
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    Tutoring and Design Assistance

    10-04-2016 9:30 PM (MST) Hello Mike, I'd be pleased to help you - especially under your circumstances. If we could hook-up in the evenings after my regular daily design & drafting commitments, that would be best for me from a schedule point of view; and pehaps even better for you - because at that time of day I'd like to offer my services to you at no cost. Let me know what you think. Send me you phone number via e-mail tomorrow, and suggest a time that's best for you - and I've give you a call. I'll provide my phone number as well. Take Care, Gary Prentice Country Lane Design
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    Flooded in LA, Need Help!

    I can help you Todd. Please contact me at If you could send your plan file over, I could have a look - and then we could discuss by phone, at which time I can give you the pricing you're looking for. Thanks for the opportunity to assist you!
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    Need Layout And Roof Help In California

    Hello Tnitty, Please see attached just one of dozens of possible solutions for your roof design. This allows for adequate roof clearance out second floor egress windows, gives some watershed above the front entry door, and just cleans things up a bit. Foundation, hardscape & landscape starts have been included to give a better sense of scale. Should you wish to discuss other options, please contact me via the message that I sent to you about an hour ago. Thank You, Gary Prentice Country Lane DesignCountryLaneDesign_PossibleSolution_02-16-2016.pdf
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    3D Object From A Picture?

    If its not a view that you can even use - you're dead in the water. If it is a view you can use, you can save the image off of its website as a JPG or PNG - and then mask & crop in Photo Shop, as before. Only problem will be the graininess and loss of resolution. But if the original has very tight pixellation - then it may work out okay. One other thought ... would it make sense to contact the furniture manufacturer and explain that your design will be displaying and in fact recommending their product. Then ask them if they have, and you can have access to, additional photos that may be in their archives of a particular piece? What have you got to loose?
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    3D Object From A Picture?

    Hello Carolyn, This is a job for Photo Shop. The first thing you need to consider is the viewing angle or multiples angles you would need for your visulaization purposes. As you setup your real life furniture piece, you will need to orient your real time physical angle of shot accordingly. Thinking about your future Chief Architect camera oreintation may be important to you too, as you will later set the Chief Architect camera distance above the floor for your interior room views. Take the photos of the furniture pieces at the desired angles and with the desired lighting that you need, with a digital camera. Import into Photo Shop and crop. Of course you can also play with the lighting and all the other adjustable effects while you're in the program. Save each altered shot, and name in a naming sequnce that will make sense to you or others for cataloging purposes now and long into the future. I have had good succes saving as a JPG, PNG and even TIFF files. There is often some experimentation here. Then in Chief - in the User Catalog under the Library Browser - create a new image. There are instructional videos online that Chief offers that explain how to create new images and/or materials and import them. It will be that new, saved and named image or images that you can then pull into a plan view in Chief, while you keep a separate window open of a full camera view. Move the image around until you like what you see, and voila ... the boss, is happy, the client will be happy, and you can ask for a raise! Good Luck, Gary Prentice Country Lane Design
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    Australia (Sydney)

    Hello Annaleisa, Please see my e-mail to your company e-mail address. Thank you. Gary Prentice Country Lane Design
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    Anyone Doing T24 In Northern Ca ?

    You might want to try Steve Likins as follows: PO Box 2393 Kings Beach, CA 96143 Cell: 530-583-3878 Office: 707-224-1157 I have collaborated with him on projects right over the hill in Napa Valley. Hope this helps, Gary Prentice Country Lane Design (435) 477-6554