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About ComputerMaster86

  • Birthday 04/21/1986

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    Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    I hope to at some point in the future further my education.

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  1. I have a scenario where a window is installed above a stair. Inspector is requiring safety glazing (tempered glass) for the window. I mistakenly ordered the window without tempered glass. I am wondering how you guys narrow down where the walk surface of a stair a stair is? Depending on where one figures the walk surface has a effect on whether a window would need to have safety glazing.
  2. I live in West Michigan but, it would be neat to travel to Indy for a user group meeting.
  3. Does Chief Architect have a file that stores all the "Program Preferences" data that can be copied and then transferred over to another computer? I know how to copy and transfer my toolbar layouts but, I am not sure on "Program Preferences"?
  4. Usually they have the private beta testing phase right now but,haven't heard anything about it.
  5. I am not needing to show a truss detail. I was just playing around with roof trusses and seeing if I could model a real-world scenario. This scenario is where some trusses have a truss tail on one side that is cut-off or-cut flush. This may happen where a secondary roof section meets-up with a main roof section at 90 degrees. In think I figured it out. I edited the roof truss in plan view to achieve a truss tail on one end and no truss tail on the other end. Typically, I don't have a need to go to the trouble of generating 3D framing but, it does interest me.
  6. I didn't realize they were technically framing members. Thank you for pointing that out.
  7. In Chief Architect we can open up a 2D Truss profile and edit it to our hearts content. What I am trying to wrap my brain around, is why we don't get any corner point edit handles. This is just one of those very minor things that completely baffles me. Why allow us to edit the profile of a truss but, not give us any corner point edit handles.
  8. I guess what I am wondering is if a jurisdiction's zoning ordinance is going to be the best source of info as to how the jurisdiction determines the required number of parking spaces?
  9. I know this is a silly question but, is the required number of parking spaces generally spelled out in local zoning ordinances on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis? I have heard it's usually calculated and based on occupant load but, I am wondering if the required number spaces varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction?
  10. It eerks me that I even have to ask this but, can Chief Architect dimension a radius (arc / circle)? Below is an image of a drawing I generated in another program. My gut is telling me Chief is not quite advanced enough to do everything pictured below. I know you can't have multiline dimension text. I have never noticed a tool for radius dimensions, unless I am missing something. I feel like I am about to shout "DIMENSIONS NEED A MAJOR OVERHAUL IN X13".
  11. Is the option available to stack fractions? How do you access it?

    1. ComputerMaster86


      At this point in time Chief Architect has not implemented different fraction formats.  The image you may have seen me posted is my idea for a proposed new feature implementation that would allow us to choose different fraction formats.

  12. Someone may have suggested this but, does the "Layer Display Options" or the "ALDO" have an invert selection option? I though I remember seeing a post where some suggested an invert selection option for the ALDO. I might be just seeing things. LOL
  13. I don't know of a West Michigan Chief Architect Users Group but, I often contemplated the idea of starting one.
  14. I am having trouble understanding why when I switch toolbar configurations I loose all my toolbar customization. This includes custom toolbars and custom toolbar icons. Would this be a bug perhaps? Either way it is annoying as all hell get it out.
  15. Are you from or in Michigan? Just Curious? I live in West Michigan about a half hour east of Grand Rapids. I have been interested in who all from Michigan uses this software.