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  1. Thanks Glenn, that's what I was looking for. Mike
  2. I am working on addition plans on a house that has 18" thick exterior walls. The doors and windows are recessed 16". In Chief I selected the windows to be recessed, but when I place them into the plan they are only recessed a couple of inches. How do I get the windows and doors to recess deeper than a couple of inches ? Thanks, Mike
  3. Thank you for the You Tube clip. That worked. Thanks, Mike
  4. I am getting a large vertical triangular shape showing up in elevation and perspective views. I have attached my plan along with a screen shoot. This triangular shape comes and goes. Does anyone know what is happening and how to get rid of it ? Thanks, Mike Belden Design Plan 2.plan
  5. I am working on a room addition project. In the existing house there is 2 existing bay windows. I do not wants these bay windows to show up in the window schedule. I have unchecked The "include in window schedule" and under labels I checked "suppress all labels". These 2 bay windows still show up in the window schedule. How do I remove them from the window schedule ? Thanks, Mike
  6. I am working on a project where at the front of the house is 3 window unit. These windows and 3" of wall around the windows are recessed into a 2x8 stud wall. See picture. How to a model my plan to match the picture ? Also how do I draw the lintel and sill to match the picture ? Thanks, Mike Theiss-DesignFront Patio.plan
  7. Thanks Chapsaw, I will try that.
  8. I have a client that want to add a patio to the front of their house. The contractor did a mock up of the patio roof. The way they want to build it will require one of the beams supporting the roof to be at an angle. I'm not sure how to place the angled beam and how to get Chief to build the roof over the angled beam. The top of the roof will be level and built over the top of the existing roof. See pictures. Does anyone know how to model this type of roof ? Thanks, Mike
  9. That did it. The only time I have checked the soffit under the structural panel is when I was placing a flat soffit under the eaves. Thank You, Mike
  10. Hi Chopsaw, What you show is what I am look for. I tried doing what you show in your screen shot and it does not show up. See attached screen shot.
  11. I am working on a patio with a vaulted roof. The client wants 1x6 T&G sheathing under the exposed rafters. I am using wood planking for the ceiling finish on the under side of the roof. The problem I am having is having this finish continue on the under side of the eave over hang. Does anyone know how to get the wood planking to continue out under the roof over hang ? Ngai Design 1.plan
  12. Does anyone know of a program that converts pdf file into a .plan file ? I am always getting advertisements for converting pdf to .dwg file. Thanks, Mike
  13. In the last hour every time I go to delete something I get the message "Do you want to delete the selected object". This wasn't happening before. Something got changed. I'm sure there is a setting for this somewhere in the program. Does anyone know what and where that setting is ? Thank You, Mike
  14. I am adding an exterior stairs to an existing two story house. I started by adding a 48"x48" landing on the second floor. I then added the stairs to the second floor landing going down to the first floor patio slab. The problem is the stairs only show on the second floor plan. How do I get them to also show up on the first floor plan ? Thanks, Mike
  15. I have been using Chief for 3 years, 1 year full time. Prior to Chief I was using using AutoCAD since 1993. At first I found Chief difficult to learn because of the different terminology used in each program. With help from the people on this forum I am almost as productive as I was with AutoCAD. One year from now I should be more productive. The people on this forum are a great asset to all Chief uses and are more that willing to help you. With that said, I like the idea of a So. Cal. user group. I live in Simi Valley. Years ago I belonged to the AutoCAD Users Group. About 100 of use would meet once a month in Burbank. It was great to get together other in our field.
  16. I am working on a small remodel project. The original house has a raised foundation. In the past they added an addition to the rear of the house that has a slab foundation. The problem I am having is most of the existing slab footings are shown with solid lines for both the foundation and footing. One of the footings is shown correctly, a solid line for the foundation and dashed line for the footing. Does anyone know why this is happening. I have included the plan for your review. Thanks, Mike Houck Design 2.plan
  17. Thank you, Joey. That worked.
  18. Here is my plan file. The deck railing shows in plan view but the stair railing does not show. Yes these are auto stairs. In 3D view the stair railing is displayed. In plan view they do not show. Thanks, Mike Papata
  19. I'm drawing a deck that is 30" above grade. The deck railing shows up but the stair railing does not generate. Is there a setting that I am missing ? Thanks, Mike
  20. Did that and re-started computer and still have grainy elevations. Attached is a screen shot of the graphic settings. I will need to look at this on Wednesday. Everyone is waiting for me. We are going to Laughlin, NV for a couple of days. Thanks, Mike
  21. No. I just did. Went to preferences then video card status, it still shows Intel UHD Graphics 630. I do not know how to change it.
  22. I followed Alaska_Son's and Eric's instructions and the elevations still are just as grainy, no improvement.
  23. Just tried Alaskan_Son's instructions. I got as far as the Graphics Settings then choose an app to set preference. I do not see the "Desktop App" in the pull down menu. I see "Classic App" and Universal App" see my screen shot. When I select "Universal App" I get another pull down menu below that says "Select an app". Under that pull down list I do not see Chief Architect in the list. See screen shot. I'm not sure how to get Chief Architect to show up in this list. Everything has been working fine until recently. Yesterday is the first time I ran an elevation view in the last week or so. I have not change anything or added any new programs on the computer for several months. Last week HP Tech. support took remotely took control of my computer to resolve a plotter issue. They might have changed some settings that I was not made aware of.