Rosco2017

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  1. Off topic question... What font is that? Very nice and clean layout.
  2. HERE is a link to the video.
  3. Yes sir. I'm watching it now. Thanks!
  4. What did I miss? Was this in a video? Lol
  5. Hmm. I've never had this happen to me. Now, on the other hand, I have accidently moved walls by my own mistakes. Perhaps you're doing the same thing?
  6. Mike beat me to it. I've used some of these in the past. Might not be exact, but close enough to get your point across.
  7. Doug, I agree. I enjoy designing my roofs manually. Others like to use the automatic tools. Not everyone works the same. That doesn't mean one way is the correct way and the other is not. I'm not the type of person who ignores suggestion. Coming from a family of educators, learning and education is a life long endeavor. I always keep my mind open to different possibilities and ways of doing things. This turned into a hot button conversation. Does anyone else draw their roofs manually, or is it just me? LOL
  8. I've been using Chief and Chief Architect products for many many, years. Quite a few. I'm not saying I know everything about this software, because that would be ignorant, but I'd like to say I'm pretty proficient. With that being said I can tell you that is not always the case. I wish this could always be the case, but some of my builders dictate almost 80% of the design. Including the elevations. Depending on the complexity of the model. Yes and No. Some people are hard core advocates of Chief's Automatic tools. They are extremely handy and can save people quite a bit of time if used correctly. In some case's Chiefs automatic tools can not get you what you need because these tools can't predict every single scenario that arises in the field. We're getting off topic. It's smart to learn both automatic and manual roof tools. Who knows, you may prefer one over the other in the end. Like I said earlier... "To each his own"
  9. Ryan, Most of the homes I design have pretty complicated roofs. In the time it would take me to go through and critique everything to get to a finished product, I would have already been done if I had drawn it manually. Yes, Chief's automatic tools can come in handy but they don't work for every occasion. Which is why it's smart to learn how to draw manually. I got tired of going back and editing. I guess I saw it as more work on my part to correct what was auto generated when I could have just drawn it the way I wanted it the originally. Everyone's case is different. I design complicated and rather "large" homes with equally large and complicated roofs. I agree that the user should take the time to learn the automatic tools, but I also think the user should take the time to learn how to manually draw as well. To each his own, I guess. Lol. Happy New Year!
  10. "Manually" is the only way to go for me. Haven't used auto roofs in years. It took quite a few years for me to become proficient with the roof tools. Once you become proficient you may find drawing manually goes a little faster. In your downtime practice with the roof tools. You'll be a pro in no time. Happy New Year!
  11. SAME!!!!! I'm about to stick to new construction only. Remodels don't pay as much and they are about twice the work for me.
  12. I stopped after PBR was introduced. I'm a very impatient person with electronics. So I never cared for the wait. Lol. I'm excited for the X13. Sounds like I'll be using their new live render feature quite a lot.
  13. That dormer with a "oversized/out of proportion" window is pretty popular around my area. My builders just call it a shed dormer.
  14. Go up a floor and drag your attic walls above the porch walls. Closed them right in for me. Sandra Davis Residence.plan