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Everything posted by Rosco2017

  1. I work on both a Macbook Pro and a Windows desktop and run into this anytime I switch machines. I just do what Perry says and it fixes it. Kind of a pain in the butt, I just figured it was a operating system hiccup. You learn something new everyday.
  2. I live in a neighborhood built in the early 1990's and some of these houses have it. Lol
  3. You might get better results if you created a new post with your problem and plan attached.
  4. I've been through 3D warehouse as well as Chief's library catalogs and haven't come across anything that looks realistic. I'm on the hunt for something like Heat & Glo's True 42" Gas Fireplace Insert. If anyone has a symbol they'd like to share, I'd be greatly appreciative. Thank You and Happy New Year!
  5. Post the plan and Ill take a look. Just a guess but it sounds like the stem wall top isn't following be top of the slab. Make sure BOTH fields have the same number. There are other factors that could be affecting this as well but it's all just a guess until you post the plan.
  6. I'm not 100% sure what your talking about but I'll give it a shot. If you want to lower the porch slab and keep the porch beam hgt at the same hgt of the main floor, then just change the two numbers next to the red arrows in my pic and it should drop the floor and leave the clg/beam height of the porch alone.
  7. Hey guys. Thanks for posting your doors. Joe sent me a pm last night with a video walking me through the steps to create the door. Attached is what I came up with. I don't have a lot of time to create symbols lately, but this was extremely simple once Joe pointed me in the right direction. Steel and Glass Door 36_ x 72_.calibz
  8. I was curious if anyone had a door like this in their library they'd be willing to share. Quite a few builder's in my area have been requesting this style of door lately. Size probably doesn't matter at this point, but 72" x 96" is the size I most commonly use. Thanks in advance!
  9. To solve the next problem after the "soffit fix" you'll need to poke around in the roof's structure tab and get your framing sizes correct. Hopefully this gets you on the right path. Good luck!
  10. Open the porch dialogue box and select "Use soffit surface for ceiling" under the structure tab. That solves one problem.
  11. Well get off the forum and call a service tech. Lol. What an odd thing to add to a thread.
  12. Joey, you never cease to amaze me. I get so excited when you comment on a post. Lol. That board and batten looks amazing.
  13. Off topic question... What font is that? Very nice and clean layout.
  14. HERE is a link to the video.
  15. Yes sir. I'm watching it now. Thanks!
  16. What did I miss? Was this in a video? Lol
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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"
  21. 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!
  22. "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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.