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About DavidJPotter

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  1. DavidJPotter

    CAD files converted to Chief Architect then Home Pro

    Home Designer Pro (or any Home Designer Titles) do not have a "CAD to Walls" tool as Lew mentioned above. In HD Pro you can import a .dwg file from AutoCAD which is as you have seen, purely 2D. After importing it I suggest you trace over the walls using the "Wall Tool" and then manually place the windows, doors, cabinets, and appliances using the corresponding tools in HD Pro again, manually. If any of us Chief users does this for you, you should expect to exchange for their helping time. And you MUST first tell them what version of HD you are using (year of release and title of the software). If someone uses a newer version of Chief to help you than the software you have, you will NOT be able to then further open or edit the plan file. That said, let me know if you would like my help, I commonly post and help people at "Home Talk". Once I see the scope of your project I can then give you an estimate of effort to create it for you. ( I know this will probably take several hours to do). I have all versions of Chief Premier since old version 7 (circa 2,000AD) to the present (Version 22 or X12) DJP
  2. DavidJPotter

    need help creating a roof

    Rather than "hijacking" this thread, I recommend that you start a new thread to address your question. I will say that the "Join Roofs Tool" found in the "Edit Toolbar" when I roof plane is selected is pre-programmed to only join one roof edge to another single roof edge. It will not join a single edge to another edge that has a break in it (one edge to two edges). Get rid of the break in the left-hand roof plane so the roof plane is then a triangle instead of a "four-sided" figure and when done, the "Join Roof Tool" will then magically work. DJP
  3. DavidJPotter

    Living area

    Ain't it the truth, oy vey!!!! DJP
  4. DavidJPotter

    need help creating a roof

    You did not mention what software you are using. My video was done using Chief Architect Premier X11, FYI. DJP
  5. DavidJPotter

    Living area

    If you are referring to the "Living Area" display, it can be manually turned on or off in "General Plan Defaults Dialog" but it turns it on or off on all floors, not just one or two. You can display square footage per room by selecting, in Display Options a layer called "Rooms, Interior or Standard Area". If you accidentally delete the "Living Area" display it will thereafter no long display even if checked "ON" in General Plan Defaults. A way to recover that display is to run "Tools -Checks - Plan Check", running that utility will cause the "Living Area" display to display again. DJP
  6. DavidJPotter

    groupe francais region estrie montreal

    Votre message est le premier que j'ai vu ici depuis de nombreuses années en langue française. Je pense que vous obtiendrez plus de réponses si vous parvenez à utiliser l'anglais, désolé. DJP
  7. DavidJPotter

    How do you make a integrated sink vanity?

    A lot of the time my custom home and remodeling clients have not yet picked out specific fixtures for their design. If they have done so and supply me with specs, I then try my utmost to make my drawings as realistic as possible but in the end, it is the materials they specify and the fixtures and appliances that they personally pick out and or buy that is applied to their project. My drawings are conceptual, their project is what, in the end, counts and matters, not any virtual model. DJP
  8. DavidJPotter

    What a JerkinHead

  9. DavidJPotter

    MIssing Textures after upgrade to x12

    Contact Tech Support now for actual help, it may be that the symbols got transferred without the related textures. They are, on your hard drive, separate files. DJP
  10. DavidJPotter

    How do you make a integrated sink vanity?

    Keep in mind that your client is buying the sink they pick out at the fixture store and not the one in a virtual model. Just say'n DJP
  11. DavidJPotter

    How do you make a integrated sink vanity?

    I cannot clearly see what the sink looks like but you can do that, to a degree with just a base cabinet and its dialog box: place the base cabinet, place your chosen sink in it and then remove the "Toe Kick", then set the countertop at the height from the floor you wish and then manually raise up the bottom to whatever height above the floor you wish, it is rather straight forward. DJP
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    What a JerkinHead

    I should have looked first, duh! DJP
  13. DavidJPotter

    What a JerkinHead

    In Chief it is called a "Norman Roof" (What is in a name...? ) DJP
  14. DavidJPotter

    Graph Paper - we've got it, please use it!

    Been a user since 1995, when they added the "Grid" back in version X5 or so, I never used it on purpose, it is the first thing I turn off before starting a plan (The snap grid actually makes it harder for me to precisely place objects as they "snap" to the "Grid" instead of where I often intend those objects to go, no thank you, thank you VERY much! DJP PS: it IS ok for others to use the POS
  15. DavidJPotter

    Need chief 10 3rd disc

    What, exactly is the "3D Disk" please? I can share the X10 CAB file, any "discs" belong to me and Chief Inc. DJP