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  1. DavidJPotter

    Compatibilty with Chief10 and Window10

    I have X4 through X12 currently active on my PC. For the older versions that used a dongle like X1-X3 you simply go to the maker's website and download Windows 10 compatible software drivers (FREE) and then you are all set. There is a page on the Chief Architect website with links to dongle makers website, take a look. DJP
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    hi, need floor plans drawn up

    I can help but need more data, please. DJP
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    Exterior scounce issue

    You place the light fixture on a wall parallel to where you need the light to be and then using the light fixture's dialog box you move it away from the wall, as Chopsaw did above to obtain your goal. DJP
  4. DavidJPotter

    Attic Vent Louvers Upside Down

    Select the vent and then use "Transform - Replicate - Reflect - Vertically" DJP
  5. DavidJPotter

    Odd window shape

    I did this in X11 mainly using the "Shape Tab of the Window Specification Dialog DJP
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    save down to an older version of Chief

    Once saved to a newer version it can no longer be edited in an older version. Compatibility comes from versions made the same year. This has always been so, to date. It is not, nor has ever been possible, sorry. DJP
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    Roof help needed

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    Chief Architect and Home Designer Help

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    Shed Dormers Question

    If you are trying to use the shed dormer tool, it is NOT programmed to do what you show in your posted image. That you will have to do manually only in ANY version of Chief. I guess, to save time you could place two shed dormers and carefully align them in terms of X & Y&Z locations and then "Explode them" and then manually edit the roofs and walls of the exploded dormers. DJP
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    Roof Skylight - Ceiling Hole Missing

    You might try deleting the trey and then place the room divider wall. delete the skylight-replace the skylight and then replace the trey. DJP
  11. DavidJPotter

    Roof Skylight - Ceiling Hole Missing

    I drew the wall and then deleted the trey and skylight and then placed them again in a new unit of time with no positive results. DJP
  12. DavidJPotter

    Roof Skylight - Ceiling Hole Missing

    Eric did you get a positive result when you placed the room divider wall? I have never seen such results before myself. DJP
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    Roof Skylight - Ceiling Hole Missing

    Or you could just start over being careful to separate all rooms as necessary before placing skylights and trey ceilings, your choice. DJP
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    Roof Skylight - Ceiling Hole Missing

    I downloaded your plan and tried moving the skylight, deleting the skylight and then make a new one, none of that worked. I then tried drawing a "Hole in the ceiling platform" polyline on top of the skylight and that did not work. I then drew a "Hole in the ceiling platform" polyline by itself and that did not work. I then placed a "Room Divider Wall" to separate the Kitchen from the Great Room, deleted and replaced the trey ceiling and deleted and replaced the skylight and still NO results (no hole in the ceiling). So my conclusion is that this is a corrupted plan that should be submitted to Tech Support to see what is what. I am sorry. DJP
  15. DavidJPotter

    How to change the orientation of a floor plan

    That is what the "North Pointer" tool is for, never, and I mean NEVER rotate a plan, it is programmed to work best in the North-South on your computer screen only. Or you can rotate the plan and then be sorry, like the first time I tried it, it is your choice. DJP