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  1. No, a copy of it should exist in "C:/My Documents/Chief Architect X13 Data/ Database Libraries-User Library", if you can find it via Windows File Explorer you should be able using the "Library-Import .calib" command in Chief to restore it if missing, otherwise I will help. DJP
  2. I always save mine to my Cloud Server (One Drive), that way it never gets lost. I can share a copy of mine if you like, let me know please. DJP
  3. In Windows you go to the "Add Remove Programs" area and select X13, choosing "Repair" instead of "Uninstall" if available. The Windows runs a repair routine on the selected program. Sometimes this works, sometimes a full reinstall is then necessary. DJP
  4. Number one, I would run a "Repair" of the existing X13 and see if that helps. If no joy so a full uninstall-reinstall of X13. If it still persists, then a wider look at your computer is in order. DJP
  5. Rosemag, please share copies of your existing floor plans with me, so I can get started. DJP
  6. Take a look carefully at the information resident on your Build Roof Tab - Roof Styles Tab where it explains how to preprogram walls for building auto roofs, follow the instructions found there and you will be fine. DJP
  7. By default when you draw a plan, you start on "Floor 1 <1>" which automatically adds an "Attic <A>" level. When you wish to conver the <A> Attic level to "Floor 2" so it can be used to add living space you go to your Build Roof Dialog and make sure "Auto Build Roofs" is OFF, then go to the "Build" Menu- Floor- Build new floor-Create new blank floor. This leaves the roofs bearing on the first floor so you can then manually create your attic space room additions. DJP
  8. Numerous help articles and video tutorials on the Chief Website check out these help articles and videos on the Chief website DYP
  9. Lots of objects available on the Chief Website - Catalog downloads page, check it out. DJP
  10. Current versions of Home Desiger software now import .dxf and .dwg files, like Chief Premier. Anyone still using ancient software should not expect much present time support. DJP
  11. Yes, I have active versions X1-X13. DJP
  12. Views sent to layout are "sent" from a specific plan file, so if you wish to maintain one plan file view and sent another for comparison, you use at least two different plan files. For remodeling projects I ALWAYS use two plan files, one for the AS BUILT and another or others for the PROPOSED. That is how it is programmed to work. DJP
  13. If you were to do a "Search" at the Chief Architect Website as Ryan indicated/suggested you would have found the answer to your question. You did not look so therefore you do not know, which is on YOU! I did a search as Ryan suggested and found plenty of answers, why don't you do so as well? Also I did a search at 3D warehouse where they have numerous "Pivot Door" symbols you can download and use, take a look. DJP
  14. I have, myself observed that when I add pdf sheets, images and other documents to my layouts they then bloat up pretty fast. I remember I once had one that was almost 200 Mb one time, I had to share it using One Drive as a result. DJP
  15. Here is a link to some YouTube videos on Ray Tracing in Chief that might help you. DJP
  16. Just for fun, I opened and printed the same layout in versions x7, x9, x10, x11, x12 & x13, to see the variations, version to version set to 600 dpi, the image below shows the results: DJP Attached are the PDF files I created in 600dpi for a client many years ago in X1. You can see the PDF's and you can see my PC specs. I used nothing except the provided "Chief Print to PDF" app everyone gets. x12.pdf x13.pdf x10.pdf x11.pdf x7.pdf x9.pdf
  17. Just for fun, I opened and printed the same layout in versions x7, x9, x10, x11, x12 & x13, to see the variations, version to version set to 600 dpi, Arch "C", Chief save as PDF, the image below shows the results: DJP
  18. I installed "Win RAR", downloaded your plan, looked at it. I cannot tell just from this and your post above, exactly what you wish as an end product, sorry. I am sure it is "CLEAR" to you but, in terms of helping you, I cannot figure out from your plan file and post, what you need and want as an end result. DJP
  19. Ryan is saying that your compressed plan file is in " .rar " file format and not " .zip ". There is nothing "wrong" with RAR files, it is just that one has to install special software to open .rar files and .zip files are natively supported by Windows PC's at least that is what I think Ryan was indicating. DJP