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  1. DavidJPotter

    White wash

    It should work, I still use my copy of "Paint Shop Pro" that was created before that then company sold itself to Corel! DJP
  2. DavidJPotter

    White wash

    You will need to make a copy of the original brink texture and then open that copy and alter it in Photoshop or Paint Shop pro etc to then appear exactly as you wish in Chief. When done, import into chief as a "Custom Material" and then apply it in your plan file. DJP
  3. DavidJPotter

    X12 shutting down by itself

    No trouble on my Laptop or Desktop since Beta One, rock solid. Make sure all you devices are up to date and that your Hard drives are cleaned of junk and are defragmented. DJP
  4. DavidJPotter

    Chief Architect Help!

    Click here to access over 500 Help videos for Chief and Home Designer Users DJP
  5. DavidJPotter

    Grain Direction on Cabinet Door

    What you did is what I would do but it may be the symbol that is poorly made where you cannot assign a different material to each piece of the "X", sorry, try another symbol or make your own is my advice. DJP
  6. DavidJPotter

    short walls and drywall

    You can cap the end of the wall with a soffit, like Hammer7 suggested. You can also cap the end with a custom slab or polyline solid as well. I sometimes just open "interior 4 walls dialog box-Wall types" and set the framing to drywall instead of "fur framing" which visually also works. DJP
  7. DavidJPotter

    Architects Using Chief Architect in Texas!

    Don Hurst Architect (512) 507-6989 dhurst2@austin.rr.com The other two I mentioned, one uses X10 and the third one I have not spoken to in years, sorry. Maybe Don can refer you elsewhere as well. DJP
  8. DavidJPotter

    Architects Using Chief Architect in Texas!

    There are a couple or three here in Austin, let me know if interested and I will share their contact data. DJP
  9. DavidJPotter

    Help finishing plans for print

    The only real difference between HD Pro and Chief Premier is their layout files are not compatible with each other (in HD Pro you create a layout file for each printed page - in Chief Premier the layout has up to 1,000 blank pages for use), so HD pro cannot open and read but one page of a single, Chief Premier produced "layout" file. It saves tons of time to do the plan layouts in Chief as opposed to HD Pro for this reason, so if you wish to read the plan file and layout files of printed pages, be prepared to pay a lot more for that usability (it takes longer to create 8 layout files as opposed to creating one as in Chief). That understood, I will be happy to help you. All I need to have is your plan file and you let me know how you want the "layout" sheets handled and the target print paper size as well as what municipality will be handling your permit submissions please. You may also need the participation of a local, State Licensed Structural Engineer to obtain a local permit (that depends upon what THEY require) DJP
  10. DavidJPotter

    Roof auto generated a bunch of useless walls

    Then don't use the "Doll House camera"! YouTube video of my evaluation of your posted plan: DJP PJKirsha.zip
  11. DavidJPotter

    Why are my end walls showing bare studs?

    A quick fix is to change the material of walls to "Drywall" instead of "Fur Framing" (I know this suggestion is not "Politically Correct" but never the less IT WORKS!!!). DJP
  12. See this Chief Architect Webpage please. DJP
  13. DavidJPotter

    Help w/ Missing Drywall

    I did open the plan and I whole-hardheartedly agree with Rene ( I tried making the invisible wall a railing wall, which sometimes works but not in this case). DJP
  14. DavidJPotter

    Needing Help

    75.00 per hour, Twenty six years experience with Chief DJP