DavidJPotter

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  1. DavidJPotter's post in Wall returns not completing with varying roof heights. was marked as the answer   
    You manually draw an attic wall to fill in. Whenever automatic routines fall short you step in manually, always.
     
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  2. DavidJPotter's post in Doing "a short L shape" lower half height wall and upper half glass panel. was marked as the answer   
    You use a "Pony Wall" (two wall types stacked), in this case interior 4 on bottom and glass shower on top, easy!
     
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  3. DavidJPotter's post in Ray Tracing - X9 was marked as the answer   
    By adjusting your sun light and other light sources in your plan, there is NOTHING else to adjust.
     
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  4. DavidJPotter's post in FALSE GABLE was marked as the answer   
    Once sent to layout any isometric or elevation/cross section can easily have lines added or removed using the "Edit Layout Line" tool while in layout. That IS how that is handled.
     
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  5. DavidJPotter's post in Spaces between cabinet doors was marked as the answer   
    Cabinet Specification dialog - Box Construction tab - Door Drawer Overlay input box - increase value
     
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  6. DavidJPotter's post in fliping floors was marked as the answer   
    Yes but the process is as simple as it is unforgiving if you make a misstep. Read the section in the Reference Manual about flipping floors (changing floors and then experement using a simple test plan to make sure you fully understand the steps and get perfect test results before inflicting the procedure on your intended model.
     
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  7. DavidJPotter's post in Exterior wall cladding in interior room space was marked as the answer   
    Make that Attic wall a Pony wall so you can then have an interior wall inside and a siding wall facing outside.
     
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  8. DavidJPotter's post in Selling plans as a draftsman was marked as the answer   
    Most of the above responses are just people's opinions (worthless), talk to Vince Kunasek as he has been selling plans for years, his advice would be more useful to you than others opinions and biases.
    It  is to be expected that others would tend to discourage you from doing what you want to do by placing barriers and questions in your way. Just talk to Vince and do what you want to do.
     
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  9. DavidJPotter's post in Auto-matic roof = Picasso like result? what? Need help making a vaulted ceiling. Thank you! was marked as the answer   
    Here is a You Tube video of me looking over and commenting on your plan: https://youtu.be/K30AHIkrR40
     
    DJP
  10. DavidJPotter's post in Reporting Section Marker Symbol in Layout was marked as the answer   
    Here is a You Tube tutorial on using manual text call outs and saved cameras.
     
    https://youtu.be/wJepNQ_tNfM
     
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  11. DavidJPotter's post in Framing Help? was marked as the answer   
    The key to relationally correct framing is first:
    1. Set all applicable floor platform thickness per floor (Make sure they are correct)
    2. Set ceiling heights per floor
    3. before building roofs make sure that the default settings for roof planes as well as on their "Structure Tab" is preset to how you are going to build, only then would you build roofs
    4. Then recheck to make sure Chief is actually following your commands and settings, correct and rebuild framing as necessary.
    5. Then you manually edit the auto-framing so it suits your desires
     
    Chief just fills in the spaces you create in the thickness of roof planes and the thickness of floor platforms, it does not do anything else, so if your spaces are set correctly and your defaults are set properly you will then get what you expected to get, but NOT otherwise.
     
    DJP
  12. DavidJPotter's post in Balcony over porch was marked as the answer   
    There is no "Proper way really, only other users opinions as to "proper". I have used railings and then added a slab to extend the floor platform and I have done as you have done. I use the method that just gets the job done. Perhaps others have their proper methods, the vital product is getting it done.
     
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  13. DavidJPotter's post in Explode CAD Detail Block Text Disappears was marked as the answer   
    I would recommend switching to the "All On Set" and open its "Display Options" to make sure ALL layers are checked "on", once the text reappears you can then find out what layer that text is on. There can be no other answer.
     
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  14. DavidJPotter's post in Turn off wall joint/corner warnings? was marked as the answer   
    Edit - Preferences
     
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  15. DavidJPotter's post in Roof line was marked as the answer   
    I downloaded your file and made a You Tube video of me fumbling around with it, I hope my efforts help you:
     
    https://youtu.be/mpC5Y-RKHZA
     
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  16. DavidJPotter's post in Can I create a ceiling over an interior roof? was marked as the answer   
    I looked over your plan file and while doing so, videoed what I found at You Tube:
     
    https://youtu.be/Dg-CRNw0ukw
     
    DJP
  17. DavidJPotter's post in Stairs to landing was marked as the answer   
    Here is a You Tube video of me looking over your posted plan and my thoughts on what you can do:
     
    https://youtu.be/I7Km1lgiyvc
     
    DJP
  18. DavidJPotter's post in exterior stairs was marked as the answer   
    Johnny is right, here is a video displaying the suggestion:
     
    https://youtu.be/xVemucQWP6o
     
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  19. DavidJPotter's post in Attic Walls was marked as the answer   
    I did a You Tube video of my fix here:
     
    https://youtu.be/ZHHSsD_z4eg
     
    DJP
  20. DavidJPotter's post in Shed dormer help was marked as the answer   
    Here is a You Tube video of me working on your plan:
     
    https://youtu.be/FZ9fJc2khSI
     
    DJP
  21. DavidJPotter's post in How do you show stucco pattern in elevation view was marked as the answer   
    Here is a You Tube video demonstrating what I meant:
     
    https://youtu.be/0wD2tNllHKo
     
    DJP
  22. DavidJPotter's post in open below not working was marked as the answer   
    You would not want to use a "Floor Camera" set to exclude the floor below. Setting the upper room to open to below is only part of the work, you also have to set the first floor room to "No ceiling above this room" as well. You should also check your first floor materials tab settings for something that might interfere.
     
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  23. DavidJPotter's post in Tricky roof combo was marked as the answer   
    Here is the edited file (in X8) and a You Tube video of me fixing it:
     
    https://youtu.be/5U5kZ9PPWkk
     
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    235 St Francis Final 02012016 2 Dormers.zip
  24. DavidJPotter's post in Open to Below Opens Up Problems was marked as the answer   
    Sorry but I could not figure out what you are complaining of but I did download your plan and made a video of me fumbling around with it:
     
    https://youtu.be/l8AWuJphLXU
     
    DJP
  25. DavidJPotter's post in Need Help! Changing Dimensions Locations was marked as the answer   
    Your attached images are so small as to communicate nothing useful. Whatever changes are possible (other than manually) will be possible only in "Edit - Default Settings - Dimensions - Locate Objects".
     
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