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    moldings

    Hello Graham Thanks for your reply. I running Chief X7 Premium. I able to draw a 3d molding line in 2 directions in plan view but when I try to edit the molding in cross section elevation view it doesn"t work. I'm unable to use the brake line tool to brake the horizontal line so I can draw a vertical line. Either the molding line lights up for editing but turns off when I click on the brake line tool. If I move the editing dots on the molding line the molding simply goes nuts. It feels like X7 doesn't support doing this. The only video I've found so far is #396 and it's pretty limited. Perhaps you could shed a little more light on this. Greatly appreciated. Many thanks Ed spena I've attached some PDF views. Bath Sidewall Elevation.pdf Bath Elevation.pdf Basic Bath Floorplan.pdf
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    moldings

    I asked this before but somehow my ID or signature isn't connecting so Solver's post isn't accessible.I'm modeling a simple tub shower enclosure with a subway tile field and a 3/4 1/4 rnd on each edge. I drew a simple 3/4 1/4 rnd profile and installed it in my user library as a molding. It works very nicely as a 3D molding on the horizontal edges but will not draw on the vertical edges. My goal is for the 1/4 rnd molding to meet at the inside and outside corners forming a mitered corner just like in real life. I can draw the horizontal edges in plan view but can:t seem to do the same for the vertical edges in elevation. I'm using a polyline solid for the tile field and the mortar float beneath it. These are attached to the interior drywall layer of the room wall. As in real life the 1/4 rnd should wrap tile/mortar edge to create a 1/4 rnd corner. So what am I missing here? Many thanks for reading all this. Ed Spena EdDesign Chief X7 Premium MSI GT 70 2pc Dominator Is this my signature? Is there some basic tutorial on how to use ChiefTalk?
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    Tile wall edge trim

    I'm trying to trim out a simple shower tub enclosure with 1/4 rnd trim with mitered corner where the vertical edge meet the horizontal edge. Is there a method in the molding dialogs for doing this? Where or how do I draw a molding line that is vertical? Obviously I've missed something very basic. Help greatly appreciated. Ed Spena X7 Premium.
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    As-Builts Plans

    If you are enrolled in the SSA program you will find an instructional video addressing this procedure. If you cannot find it call tech support. I'm also including in my response some info about so called "as built" plans. I don't know why so many people refer to measured drawings as "as builts" when the AIA standard defines them as drawings made after a project is completed. Let me know your thoughts on the following. In response to the recent Dalton remodel series from Chief Architect Software: Your Dalton remodel video mistakenly describes the initial drawings to establish existing floor plan dimensions as "as builts". These are actually called "measured drawings" drawings that establish the existing dimensions of the building such as room width and length, ceiling height, floor levels, window and door details and whatever level of detail is required to set the database from which new architectural details and drawings will be established. Drawings labeled as "as builts" are set after a project is completed as the following AIA definition shows. AIA definition: A revised set of drawings submitted by a contractor upon completion of a project or a particular job. They reflect all changes made in the specifications and working drawings during the construction process, and show the exact dimensions, geometry, and location of all elements of the work completed under the contract. Also called record drawings or just as-builts. Since stamped and approved construction drawings are legal documents it is very important that they be correctly labeled. Thanks, Ed Spena boycat909@gmail.com Chief X7
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    Drawing An As-Built From

    Why do so many people use the term "as built" to describe drawings of an existing space.These are actually "measured drawings" drawings that establish the existing dimensions of the building such as room width and length,ceiling height, floor levels, window and door details and whatever level of detail is required to set the database from which new architectural details and drawings will be established. Drawings labeled as "as builts" are set after a project is completed as the following AIA definition shows. AIA definition: A revised set of drawings submitted by a contractor upon completion of a project or a particular job. They reflect all changes made in the specifications and working drawings during the construction process, and show the exact dimensions, geometry, and location of all elements of the work completed under the contract. Also called record drawings or just as-builts. Since stamped and approved construction drawings are legal documents it is very important that they be correctly labeled. Would like to know your thoughts on this. Many thanks Ed Spena
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    Floor heights

    Until now I’ve drawn houses where the floor heights were all the same on each level. Now I am trying to draw a house where the upper floor height is consistent throughout but the lower floor has three different areas each 6" lower that the first. My approach to this was to set one floor height for the lower floor and then using the structure tab adjust each area floor height to the desired height. However each time I do so all the floor heights change. Obviously I’m missing something very basic here. I’ve searched the help videos but have not been able to find one that addresses this problem. Any suggestions? I'm using X6 Premier New Deck Williams 2 x 10 Joists 2.plan