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    Center line dimensions

    Hi guys. Chief x12 user, been at it a while but still consider myself a beginner. Is there a way to draw centerline dimensions on the exterior and only pick up perimeter walls and center of window openings without picking up the interior walls into the dimension line? Thanks in advance.
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    Center line dimensions

    Thanks Eric! I'll give that a shot.
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    Center line dimensions

    Thank you. I'm able to designate what openings get dimensioned and how. I'm just not able to pick up exterior walls without picking up interior walls as well. I'm trying to just get my window centerline dimensions from the corner of my perimeter wall without picking up the interior walls as well. I haven't found anywhere to make that adjustment. Thanks for your reply and assistance.
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    Stairwell room issue

    Hey guys. I'm using Chief Architect version 9. I just got and error message that says "Could not connect new stairwell railings to some of the existing walls or railings, so could not make the open stairwell room." I've never seen this error before and there isn't anything in the knowledge base? Wasn't sure if anyone has seen this. At this point I have a blank 2nd floor and my cross section looks fine as far as stair height.
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    Stairwell room issue

    Thank you Yoda. I updated my signature. I posted that I was using Chief Architect 9, I should have been more specific. I usually upload my plan but my 2nd floor was blank so I was more interested if anyone was familiar with that error code since there was nothing in Knowledge base. Thanks for your input. I truly respect and appreciate all of the users that are willing to help, especially being a rookie user. I just felt that "Signatures" comment brought nothing positive to the conversation and I guess I just felt it was unnecessary. Hopefully someday as I get better at this I'll be able to offer help to new users as well. Thanks again for your input, it is truly appreciated.
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    Stairwell room issue

    Thank you Eric! I honestly had no idea there was a difference between x9 and version 9. I do appreciate your help very much. I updated my signature.
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    Stairwell room issue

    Thanks everyone for the positive input and help! I greatly appreciate it. I deleted my 1st floor walls around my stairs and it fixed the problem. Then I was able to just draw them back in. To the Signature comment.....I explained in my post I was using version 9. I don't use forum often and apparently forgot to update my version in my signature. Thank you for pointing that out but the others were able to suggest input without a problem. Not sure why you felt the need to comment.
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    Stairwell room issue

    TROLL
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    Stairwell room issue

    Thank you!
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    Deck and Railing Issue

    I changed the color of my deck posts etc. Received the warning of changing deck materials. Now when I try to move my deck railing, only the railing moves and the deck underneath stays put. I deleted all the decking and drew it again, now I just get railing with no deck. I know there is a check in a box somewhere to fix but have had no luck. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Chief 9 semi rookie user.
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    Deck and Railing Issue

    AHA!!! Thank you kind sir!!
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    Editing Auto Dimensions?

    Is there a way to edit what auto dimensions locate? I'd like to use the tool but don't need so many dimensions on my plan. I just want the important ones. Otherwise the plan gets overrun with dimensions.
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    Editing Auto Dimensions?

    Thank you. I was afraid of that. I searched all of the threads and found nothing. It would be nice if we could just lock our temporary dims where we want them. Thanks for your help.
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    Wall dimensions

    Ok, this might be a very basic question but.... here goes. I need my foundation to be 1.5" less on all four sides than my main floor perimeter dimensions to accommodate siding over the top section of the foundation wall. I can't just change the dimensions because it doesn't change equally on all four sides. I know there is a way to add a -dimension but I haven't had success. Also, if I push the wall manually it only allows me to move in 1" increments. Is there a way to push the wall just 1/2"? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance for any input.
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    Dormer Struggles....

    I seem to keep running into the same issues with my dormers....floor trim sticking through the walls and corners that refuse to connect. Thanks in advance for any input....rookie user struggles are real....shed dormer issues.plan
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    Exterior wall issues

    I'm having trouble getting my first floor walls connecting correctly with the second floor walls. I have all these crazy lines and can't seem to get them to connect. I know this plan is still a mess but the walls are my current struggle. Thanks for any input.... Sample Model.plan
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    Exterior wall issues

    Thanks Shane! I'm struggling with the corners meeting under my dormers? If I pull that attic wall over it won't connects. Also on the side with the double gable porch. If you select the exterior wall and zoom in, there are all these crazy points that don't meet. No matter what I do I can't clean them up. Is it something in my wall setting or maybe because of the roof? I have been banging my head trying to clean up that one little area.
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    Floors in space

    Ah! Thank you! I know I shouldn't be using auto roof. This is the first time I've seen this. Thank you for your help. I'm still learning so sometimes I still hit a wall.
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    Floors in space

    Ok. First, I know there are plenty of issues with this plan that I'm still trying to clean up. But, I cannot figure out why I have a piece of floor sticking out of the side of my dormer? I've attached the plan, any input is greatly appreciated.
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    Floors in space

    DOH! Sorry, here it is.. Believe in tommorrow 3.plan
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    Shed dormer help

    Wow David! Thank you so much for the video. It's refreshing to watch you work through these issues. Reminds me to stay patient and persistent when learning Chief!
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    Shed dormer help

    I'm struggling with how to connect room walls to my shed dormer walls. I don't know if I need to change wall type? Any input is greatly appreciated. I'm a rookie user still navigating my way through. I've attached the plan I'm working on. I know there are a lot of things that need corrected on this plan but so far I'm stuck on the second floor. Chief Shed Dormer Problem.plan
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    Shed dormer help

    Thanks Javatom, I'll play with that. I've also notice that when I connect my porch roof that my dormer disappears.
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    Attic walls

    I'm having trouble with my second floor exterior walls when I do a story and 1/2 plan using a loft with railing. When I raise the ceiling height and apply the railing it leaves holes on both sides. Can anyone suggest a video that explains this? I've attached the plan I'm working on. Thanks in advance for any input. I'm using x7 on a mac.
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    Attic walls

    Sorry, didn't realize the plan didn't attach. Revers Deep Creek.plan