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  1. Hey all, I am wondering if anyone has a solution/work around for adjusting the interior sill height on windows? As far as I can tell, Chief automatically sets the top of sill to the bottom of the jamb... I can make the window jamb width zero, and it places the sill where I need it, but opens up another can of worms. I have been trimming out windows in elevation with polysolids to make things accurate but it's a big time suck. Anything helps, and thank you in advance.
  2. Hey all, Does a "stair cuts wall at bottom" function exist? X10. I would like a filler wall on this stairway (see red in attachment) Thanks in advance, Austin
  3. Hey all, Wondering if there is a way thicken the sill plate default from 1-1/2" to 3"? I am drawing some existing conditions and trying to mimic the attached detail. I will then manually split the two sill plates into the correct locations and sizes. Thanks in advance, Austin
  4. Hey All, Is there any way to include the jamb width in a door schedule? For example... Door Unit is a Marvin Clad Ultimate CUFD 3070 S LHIS Door Frame Size: 37 7/16" x 86" Door Jamb Size: 1 3/16" Door schedule shows the width as 35-1/16...**37-7/16" - (1-3/16 x 2)** and I want it to show 37-7/16 Is there a macro I can edit to act more like the widow schedule preforms? Thanks is advance, Austin
  5. Hello all, Is there an easy way to separate interior and exterior doors into two different schedules? Thank you in advance, Austin
  6. Hi all, Going for a more modern baseboard and door trim detail. I am wondering how to best accomplish this in Chief (see photo attached). The base board wants to be flush with the drywall plane with a 1/2" reglet reveal above. The door trim will match, and the windows have drywall returns. Has anyone ever made this happen using chief? Thank you in advance, Austin
  7. Hey all, I am wondering if there is a relatively easy way to overlay a model on an image with the correct perspective lines in Chief. I know Sketchup has a photo-match feature that allows for this sort of thing. Can you export a chief model to a sketchup file? To people that have done this before, do you usually work most in photoshop when overlaying in Chief? Thank you in advance, Austin
  8. Larry, I found it on this site and messed around with the X Y scaling a bit. https://www.swtexture.com/2013/04/slate-crazy-tiles.html
  9. Thank you David, I think I can make one of those work. Austin
  10. Anyone have a good fill pattern for a flagstone patio? I have found a good texture for 3D rendering, however nothing good for plan view. Thank you in advance, Austin
  11. Hi all, Wondering if there is a way to set a benchmark elevation to "0"? I recently finished up a set of condocs and today the client wanted to change the basement stem wall from 9' to 12'. Instead of adjusting each room from the basement up, I would rather drop the basement down to account for the extra 3' and then reset that -3' floor change to the "0" benchmark. This would help in story pole dimensions and setting heights of all sorts of imported Sketchup pieces. Thanks in advance, Austin
  12. Hi All, Not necessarily a software related question, more of a detail question. I am designing a pool house with a large roof overhang. The client would like to expose the steel I-beams being used to support the rafters. Wondering if any of you have details you are willing to share of I-beam to rafter connections? How to properly flash wall above steel? Run the SPF top plate thru and bolt to the beam? Anything is appreciated. Cheers, Austin
  13. thanks all! always appreciated!
  14. Good morning! Wondering if anyone has accomplished this detail in Chief and if so, how? Specifically wondering how to step the ledge on a foundation wall 7" to allow space of a 4" slab and 3" XPS. Any good videos out there? Thanks for your time! Austin
  15. Sweeney


    That is exactly how it is done. The roofer crimps the standing seam over and flashes it under the first course of shingles. It allows the snow to slide off the lower half of the roof and helps prevent ice dams for cooler climates. Not the mention the copper oxidation looks great after awhile. I decided use a call out & detail, I tried to make it happen in Chief but ran into other problems. Thanks tho! Austin