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  1. I just started a project were the clients wants to build a small apartment building with a couple of attached shops. They want the style to be of an old Tuscany village. They built a model of the building with the colors an materials they want to use. I have attached a picture of their model. One unit they want destressed yellow plaster. Another unit they want it to look like brick walls that were covered with a yellow plaster that has been waring off over the years. The question I have is, how do I get the exterior walls in Chief to look like the walls in their model ? Are there patterns that look like their model ? If not is there a way to create these patterns ? Thanks, Mike
  2. I was following along with this tutorial when I drew the plan. I did exactly what he was showing in the tutorial. His trusses sit on top of the top plates and mine sit below the top plates. I just called tech support. They said to copy the dimension shown in "vertical structure depth" and paste in the the "heel height". This will place the truss on top of the top plates. Thanks, Mike
  3. I doing a small practice project using trusses. When I do a cross section I see that the trusses are not sitting on top of the top plates, they are sitting about 4" below the top plates. I'm sure there is a setting that controls how the trusses sit on the top plates. I don't know what that setting is. I'm using X15. I attached a copy of the plan. Thanks, Mike Truss Plan.plan
  4. Thank you for the video. I did not think of the start and end point of the line and how that would effect the arrows merging together into one continues line. Thank you for your help, Mike
  5. Arrows Merging Together.plan Attached is a plan file that shows two different examples of the arrows merging together and converting to a continues line with the arrows removed. I assuming there is a setting that keeps this from happening. Thanks, Mike Arrows Merging Together.plan
  6. When I use 2 arrows pointing at each other they merge into one line and the arrows disappear. Is there a way to stop the 2 arrows from merging together into one line ? Thanks, Mike
  7. I tried what you suggested. I would not work. I tried in plan view, elevation view and perspective view. There was no handles at the break on either side of the door. There is an edit handle that move the entire molding polyline around the building. I gave up and redrew the molding polyline again. That works. Thanks, Mike
  8. I am working on project where we have an exterior molding polyline going around the ADU. There are two exterior doors where the molding is cut (not continuing across the doors). We made one of the door narrower. Originally it was 36" wide now it will be 30" wide. The molding has not adjusted the the smaller door. It is stopping 2" short on either side of the door. There must me a way to adjust the molding polyline so it is cut off at the door and not 2" short. I just know how to do it. Thanks, Mike
  9. Is there a way to resize text in one direction only ? Every once in a while I am working on as project that has a title that is a little longer than my title block. I want to kept the height of the text but reduce the length. In AutoCAD you can reduce or increase an object or text in either the X or Y direction. Is there a way do do this in Chief ? Thanks, Mike
  10. Is there a way to create a line style with arrows along the length of the line? In the line style specifications you can only add a dash, dot or text. No symbols. I am working on a project on a 40 acre lot. The building department wants me to show on the site plans H.C. path of travel and emergency access route. They want me to use lines with arrows to show the direction of travel. Thanks, Mike
  11. I am trying to setup dimension defaults going from a scale of 1"=10" to 1"=150'. I am having a problem setting the line separation and 1st Line Offsets. Chief will not let me increase past 16'-8". At 1"=150' that puts the 1st Line Offset to close to the building. I need the offset to be closer to 55' at this scale. Is there a way to increase the offset ? Thanks, Mike
  12. I just finished creating a number of text style sizes and save it as my default template. Is there a way to import them into an existing plan. I tried using the import default settings, default sets and layer sets. The text style do not show up in the existing plan. Thanks, Mike
  13. I am working a small project where we are replacing a wood H.C. ramp with a concrete H.C. ramp. The bottom of the concrete ramp is not extending down to meet the sloped grade. Is there a way to get the bottom of the concrete ramp to extend down to meet the grade. Thanks, Mike Simi Valley Public Cemetery Design Plan.plan
  14. I am my 3d model stucco on the exterior wall in 2 places are missing. Also a portion of the porch slab continues up to the second floor roof. Does anyone know how to correct this and why is this happening ? Thank You, Mike Bruce Jones-Design 2.zip