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  1. Rosco2017

    Tile Material

    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.
  2. Rosco2017

    Connecting different pitched roofs

    That is a very good point.
  3. Rosco2017

    Connecting different pitched roofs

    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
  4. Rosco2017

    Connecting different pitched roofs

    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"
  5. Rosco2017

    Connecting different pitched roofs

    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!
  6. Rosco2017

    Connecting different pitched roofs

    "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!
  7. Rosco2017

    "Basement" or "Foundation"?

    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.
  8. Rosco2017

    How Many Users Ray Trace With Chief?

    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.
  9. Rosco2017

    What is this design called

    That dormer with a "oversized/out of proportion" window is pretty popular around my area. My builders just call it a shed dormer.
  10. Rosco2017

    Fill in siding above porch beam

    Go up a floor and drag your attic walls above the porch walls. Closed them right in for me. Sandra Davis Residence.plan
  11. Rosco2017

    dual dimensioning

    Educate yourself a little bit. I know this isn't your first time on this forum. So I know you've seen the numerous times they've posted about how to ask good questions to get good answers. Read into this a little bit. If they ask you to clarify something, don't have an attitude. Show a little respect. I've been using Chief for YEARS. I wouldn't be where I was today without some of these guys. I can't begin to tell you the amount of times some of these guys got my as* out of a predicament. Maybe apologize to the forum and learn from some of the best. Because some of the best are the ones you're fighting with...
  12. Rosco2017

    dual dimensioning

    Where the hel* did you gather that conclusion from? There have been numerous times where I've searched for something on this forum I was having an issue with and quite a few of those times it was ERIC's response that helped me figure out what I needed. The guys chiming in here are the guys that help other out on the forum the most. Why bicker with them? I guess you should just memorize Chief's support number because quite a few of these guys are probably going to overlook your posts in the future... Good Luck!
  13. Rosco2017

    Central Indiana Users' Group

    There are at least 3 users I know of around Fort Wayne. I have never seen them on the forums though. I've always wanted to attend one of these user groups but I always tend to be too busy.
  14. Rosco2017

    The font you like, and all caps or not, and why

    I've been in love with the "Frank the Architect" Font for about a year now. Before that I used Graphite Light. Never cared for Chief Blueprint. When I was using Chief Blueprint I was told once by a builder that my fonts made my prints look "unprofessional" so I switched to Graphite Light. That builder turned out to be an a$$ anyway so why I let that get to me I'll never know. Lol. I understand if you're using bubble letters or something else cartoonish how that could make a print look "unprofessional", but not CB?!
  15. Rosco2017

    PBR VS Raytracing

    Hey, I'll take that bottle of wine when your done with it. Great looking project!