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    pole barn residence wall type

    ^^ what he said ^^ simply frame if with 6"x6" studs @ 96" o.c. and account for the purlins in the wall layers.
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    Roof & Exterior Question

    Pull the roof edge back a little and the "attic" wall should generate, or simple draw and attic wall in there. For multiple wall veneers, open the wall and make a copy call it Siding-4, B&B and change the siding. Now that wall is available whereever you need it. Those work on all versions back to v.9.5 that I know of.
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    Save As Dilemma

    Rob and others have ideas that work...seems wordy and overdone though. I simply hit SAVE AS and use _move 8 feet and go for it. I HATE...HATE....sub-folders and copies upon copies. I do a save as and as soon as the client realizes I was right, I simply delete the turd and move on without having to re-link a bunch of files. I have one simple..simple layout file per job...PERIOD! I can put a thousand different plans, elevations, details, etc...on that one single layout file and let Chief do all the work of "warehousing" everything. As long as my SAVE AS and layouts are in the same folder, I am golden. You can also add a page for the options and delete them when they don't get used.
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    Window Trim

    Click this button and Chief will make the jamb fit to whatever wall thickness you have.
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    Create a concave space of this room

    Box bay window tool with raised floor and lowered ceiling.
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    Client presentation

    99% of the time, this is my initial presentation to my clients. As the design progresses, I use more of these.
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    Stair Issues

    I use this setting to get rid of the annoying stringers. The gap I don't notice so much, maybe the deck overhang is stopping it from getting against the wall. (?)
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    24" MONO SLAB

    Sometimes called a grade beam when they are that deep. May....M A better as a 2 pour grade beam, but would have to see a soil report and rebar requirements.
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    Auto Foundation delete finished floor

    Something is overriding the setting and without the plan file I am out of ideas, so my advise would be to go ahead and work the plan, you can always go back at the end when you know the foundation isn't going to change (other than a minor adjustment here or there) and delete the flooring.
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    Use the select all or shift select option to select the text only and change it. Having said that, I add the text to it's own layer (TEXT_DETAILS) so that I can control the color through the layer options.
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    Auto Foundation delete finished floor

    When it gives you the warning do you click OK or CANCEL?
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    Both the .dxf and .dwg will load into Chief.
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    one time builder

    Or pay the money to one of the very capable professionals here on the forum to assist you.
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    Auto Foundation delete finished floor

    You havent deleted the flooring in the plan defaults. Use the wrench at the top of the screen and set
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    Builder/Developer Services.

    Reinforcing my Builder/Developer services. Perfect for the small to mid-sized builders without full time design staff. Easy, no haggle pricing and services menu. Info and content can be found in a Dropbox folder. Contains a sample "Builders Plan Set", some marketing materials, and a PDF of service description and menu pricing. If interested email me to with Builder/Developer in the subject line and I will send you a link.
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    Builder/Developer Services.

    I have a couple builders out there that I do plans for. They have engineers that send per their pages, or markup and I draft them.
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    Auto Foundation delete finished floor

    Yes. Once you change the default for that floor turn auto-built back on. It's the only way to work IMO...
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    Auto Foundation delete finished floor

    Change the default by deleting the finished floor when you set up the basement. Then re-build the basement. Any change you make to the foundation/basement after it has been built will turn off the auto re-build. As long as you are not too far into the process, change the default and re-build.
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    Just add the entire page to a CAD detail box in Chief and explode & delete. I have that same page, and many others, for I-Joists and open floor trusses for example. You don't need a CAD editor, Chief will let you do what you want.
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    If the detail is a .dwg or .dxf then yes. Simply explode the CAD block and have at it. There is a Simpson library though that may have something you need.
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    Inverted Arched Window

    Mull the windows together THEN set the arch.
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    Combine windows (NOT mulling)

    In the pictures you show, those windows are most certainty mulled together. They are simple butted with a mulling kit. Set Chief to have 0" separation and you can achieve the same thing. EDIT: Probably arrived to the job site factory mulled.
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    Cannot get any kind of dormer on roof

    Open the defaults for Walls. Under general there is an option to turn the off. The defaults for the dormers can be set by double clicking the tool.
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    Cannot get any kind of dormer on roof

    Go to the floor above and delete all the auto generated attic walls Chief puts in the plan. Then turn off the auto generation of those attic walls, which should allow you to move the floating dormer around without hitting walls that are in the way. See if that helps.
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    garage room

    Turn auto foundation back on to fix it.