ClarkeThrasher

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  1. Is it possible after or as auto floor framing is activated to change the joist direction in just one room? It seems as though CA wants all joists to go in one direction throughout a home design structure even when it results in very long spans that would not customarily be framed that way in new or old construction.
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    Changing the 2nd Floor Joist Direction in Just One Room or Wing?

    Thanks, Kbird1, I will study up on bearing lines I don't believe I've ever encountered the need. And thank you, rgradner, I will upgrade to 12 asap.
  3. Common practice in Tidewater VA (Hampton Roads, 757) for crawlspace foundations has been 8x16 CMU Piers approximately 6' on center supporting 6x6 Treated Girders with continuous Brick Veneer Skirt Wall that is flush with the exterior frame walls -- the floor joists cantilever the short distance from their girder bearing to rim joists to be flush with the veneer and support the exterior walls. I guess in the parlance of CA these are Stem walls. But after exhausting all the Online Help Foundation Videos I haven't been able to arrive at an automated method that will produce this type of foundation wall. In the past, I have just built these in CA plan piece by piece, object by object but that is a huge hassle. Anyone have any suggestions? If so, thank you for your consideration! Screenshot attached is view from most recent plan for an addition, code here will no longer allow solid 6x6 girder so this shows a triple built up 2x8s. Your truly, Clarke Thrasher CA Premier X11 MacOS Catalina iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Processor 4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Memory 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB
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    Girder, Block Pier, & Brick Veneer Crawlspace Foundation Walls

    Thank you so much, Mick, It certainly seems like you the solved the problem but I'm totally clueless as to how? One thing I noticed was that if I expand the foundation room you created or extend out one wall, the block don't come along for the ride. Am I missing something, do I need to rebuild the floor framing or what?
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    Girder, Block Pier, & Brick Veneer Crawlspace Foundation Walls

    Thank you my 757 Bro! OK, I opened up your plan and get what you did. I have never known or used Wall Niche Specification before, but good to know for sure. In your suggestion the niches are essentially subtractions of block from a block/brick wall to create piers by omission. If the bond of the block can be changed to be a simple grid, the verisimilitude would be better but still a bit of custom work to accomplish if I may so petty as to critique.
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    Girder, Block Pier, & Brick Veneer Crawlspace Foundation Walls

    Thanks mtldesigns and GeneDavis I think you both understand what I am needing and have probably solved my problem. I’ll start experimenting in the morning. Thanks again!
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    Girder, Block Pier, & Brick Veneer Crawlspace Foundation Walls

    Yes, for the sake of simplicity for concrete subs, the piers and brick skirt rest on a continuous 20" x 8" footing.
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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

    I can't rotate a wall section I sent to a layout page of a plan, it has no handle as a floor plan or other views sent to layout will have. Is there not a way to do this?
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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

    Well alrighty then, Kbird1, thank you, looks like you have successfully rotated an elevation but i'm not quite sure what you mean by: "send a CS or Elevation to a CAD Detail." I'm going to see if a pure Elevation from outside the structure without text will rotate, it doesn't so your approach sending to a CAD Detail must be the way to go.
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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

    Surely you understand what I am saying, solver? Honestly, I felt as if anyone who had ever taken a plan to layout would understand. Plus, I felt sharing my work content could just extract unwanted, irrelevant, tangential critiques. But if I have to, I’ll get up and do it, yet as I think it through, how does one show what is not there, the little triangle thingy? Screen shots I guess, so I’ll have to learn how to do frigging screen shots!
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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

    Not to this trade it wouldn’t be. Seriously, we trades are not that stupid. If one can understand the whole wall section concept, this would be a piece of cake comparatively. One can just rotate the paper plan if ones viewpoint is challenged.
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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

    The small triangle is what I meant by a “handle” in my first post, there ain’t none.
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    Can't Rotate Wall Section on Layout

    No, Chopsaw, I'm sorry I probably did not explain my problem adequately. It's a Cross Section/Elevation Entire Plan/View or Current Screen (makes no difference) sent to a Layout Page in Scale or Fit to Page (makes no difference). The need is a desire to have several Cross Section/Elevations on the same layout page and rotating will allow more space on the page for other cross sections. Has nothing to do with rotating a wall or object or anything within the plan, a Wall Section, to be sent to Layout. If there is not a simple quick way to do this, it seems like a pretty significant oversight, would be the second time within a week I have stumped Technical Support.
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    Can a Floor Beam End be Shaped?

    Can a Floor Beam end be shaped to something other than a butt end? I tried to find a way but couldn't so then I made a polyline solid but then that wouldn't stretch without distorting my end shape.
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    Can a Floor Beam End be Shaped?

    Thanks solver, I'll try it!
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    Can a Floor Beam End be Shaped?

    The beam or the polyline soild? Converted the polyline solid to a symbol which shows up in my User Library as an object but the angle cut still distorts as I lengthen or shorten it even if I check Retain Aspect Ratio or click on Reset Size button.
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    Online Help Videos Website BLANK?

    I can't access the Online Help Videos presently, I repeatedly get a blank screen at it's website? Is the site closed for maintenance or what? See what you get: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/?utm_source=Chief+Architect+Premier+21.1.1.2+OSX&utm_medium=software&utm_campaign=Resource%3A+videos
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    Online Help Videos Website BLANK?

    Thanks to you both! Good to know it's not my problem. Good to know about youtube!
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    CHIEF 11

    Let's get real, this forum is here to help insure CA Support is not overwhelmed with inquiries. What is should not be is a place for folks to strut their stuff, raise the hair on their backs, and try to prove they are the toughest dog on the block. This old SNL gag is so true; https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/nick-burns-your-companys-computer-guy/n11524
  21. I am drawing a custom painted wood fence piece by piece but the polyline solids of the frame are merging together so that one cannot see the seams where the wood pieces contact. I know I could create seams by leaving 1/16" gaps at each joint but wonder if there is not some easier more elegant choice that revel the seams with zero gaps?
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    Want Seams to Show in Fence/Gate Made with Polyline Solids

    My pic shows current "problem" of merged frame pieces. Yes the vertical fence boards are to be made from 5-1/2" x 3/4" Tongue and Groove with a V which do have small chamfers and as such show their separateness quite well and are not a problem. I'll change colors on some pieces of the frame boards to show the joints that I'd like to be be displayed as one color/material.
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    What's Up with This Funky Porch Roof?

    I apologize in advance if this too wordy a dissertation of frustration which I most humbly submit to this golden altar of expertise. Also, don't know how to create JPEGs of CA views so PDFs will have to do. Background: This pre-existing home model I'm drawing is to aid with customer direction in designing and building a custom fence/driveway gate. I am creating this model from photographs and just a few fast basic exterior dimensions, the bulk of the sizing is based on proportions knowing the siding has a 7" exposure. It is being drawn from the outside-in so to speak with the roofing a hybrid of both the automatic roofing tool and manual roof planes. The Dormer was done manually using the Convert Polyline -- Hole in Roof / Custom Ceiling Tool. The problem being a strange, extra and unwanted roof plane that is created over top the Covered Porch Roof when I select the Auto Roof Return option under the Roof menu for the Front (invisible) Wall of the Porch. A frustrating feature of the funky extra roof is that it can not be selected deleted or altered in any way! The #1 view is how the front Porch Roof should look, this being drawn before I drew in the Dormer: #2 view is after I drew the dormer and after I had to redraw and/or edit the Porch Roof but before trying the Auto Roof Return option: #3 view is after trying the Auto Roof Return option: #1 Porch ARR No Dormer.pdf #3 Auto Roof Return Full Funky.pdf #2 Porch Gable pre AFR.pdf Porch Roof with Extra Roof Plane Prob.plan