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  1. I will play with some of these thing tomorrow. Thank you so much for your help, it is much appreciated!
  2. Yeah ya did. You don't know either huh?
  3. Looks great! I am using X15 but don't seam to have any more options than I normally did in the railing dialog. I think you may be using 1 1/2" newel posts spaced at 5 1/2" and extended down the thickness of the rim joist? How about the vertical 2x4 member under the top rail? A custom drawn top rail?
  4. Anyone have a good way to create this railing? It was a very common railing design in the 1980's and 90's. 2x6 flat top rail, 2x4 vertical under top rail, 2x2 balusters fastened to bottom of deck rim. I only need to draw only with existing conditions, not new decks. I have always struggled to find a good way to draw this and usually end up with just showing the top 2x6 rail, no vertical 2x4, and no balusters extended down below the floor level, just to the top of the decking.
  5. I have lost the decking from the main deck. It was there at one point and then it will not show. I even have all layers on. I can build a new deck (see the little deck next to the main one) that will show the decking correctly but still not right on the main deck. I am not having any luck with problem solving this issue and this has happened before on other projects. Anyone got any ideas? Plan file is attached and thank you in advance. Bercher-Anderson for chief.plan.zip
  6. Just wondering what other Mac users are using for their systems. Looking to speed up my system. I know Chief Architect has told me that it's best to use a pc with gaming cards in them. I need to stay with a Mac because of other graphic things that I do (I also do photography). I need to have the display of a Mac to show true colors. Interested if anyone could share what they are using for Mac with Chief Architect and how they find it is performing while using Chief. I currently have an iMac 27" 2017, with Radeon Pro 580 8GB, 64 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 memory. Finding it quit slow even on medium size projects. Maybe I need to just have a separate PC system for using Chief.
  7. Thank you Steve Nester! This seams to have taken care of the problem. I just don't understand how this would ever have gotten changed in my template file because it's never been an issue for me before.
  8. Here is the plan. Northland-Fledge-Existing 2-4-22.plan
  9. I did check the build foundation settings. The only thing I found that may have influence was foundation wall defaults, platform intersections both set to automatic, and doesn't seam to change if set otherwise. This is when the problem happens though, when adding the foundation.
  10. I'm having trouble finding a setting to control how my exterior wall is placing itself to the sill plate vs. sitting on top of the subfloor. Something changed on my template file that I use. The floor system is inset from the exterior wall. I've tried looking through both wall, floor and framing system settings and can't seam to find the correct setting.
  11. Thanks, I will play around with this some more.
  12. Thanks I will play around with this some more.
  13. Thanks everyone for your input. There doesn't seam to be an easy answer without creating another problem. I think Micheal may have the simplest idea in showing with cad lines and adjusting if needed if the stairs are moved. You would think that the stairs dialog box would include a simple setting option to show stairs on floor above or floor below.