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  1. djhplanning

    Exterior stairs

    Does anyone know if it is possible to show an exterior deck stairway on both a lower level and a main level? Am I missing a setting or something or doesn't chief do this?
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    Strategies for organizing and finding past designs

    I didn't even know this was a feature of Chief. This may be a great option and I will explore this. Is this something that you use? Thanks Eric
  3. I'm wondering about strategies to organize and find past home designs. I'm wanting to be able to search for potential plans that I've done in the past that may be options for future projects based on certain criteria. Similar to how you would reach for house plans on a house plan website. Search options would include the number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, rambler or two story, slab or basement, architectural style, etc. I use a Mac computer and have experimented with tagging past project files but have only been able to figure out how to search using just one tag at a time. Like all the 2 bedroom designs, or all the farmhouse style plans. I would want to search for 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, rambler with a slab and farmhouse style. Anybody doing this type of thing? I also need to research more if it is possible to use multiple tags on Mac instead of just one at a time because this would be a great way to go.
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    Menu bug

    Thanks everyone. I may have to contact Tech support just to notify them again about this problem for their Mac users.
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    Menu bug

    Ok, thanks Joe. it just started happening about 2 weeks ago and has never been a problem with the iMac before this.
  6. djhplanning

    Menu bug

    Ok, thanks Joe. it just started happening about 2 weeks ago and has never been a problem with the iMac before this.
  7. djhplanning

    Menu bug

    Opps, library browser
  8. djhplanning

    Menu bug

    Sorry Eric, I mean the icon toolbars, and I've also noticed the width of my library blower window changes from time to time as well.
  9. djhplanning

    Menu bug

    Sorry Joe, I mean the icon toolbars
  10. djhplanning

    Menu bug

    Anyone know what may cause the program to change the arrangement of my menus? It seams like every other time I am opening a plan to work in Chief I will have one of my menus in a different place than when I left it last. Then I have to move the menu to the normal place. It's happened in more than one of my plan files. Anyone have this ever happen to them and know what the problem may be or is this a technical issue that I should contact Chief technical support on?
  11. Does anyone do work in Wisconsin? Just completed a project design in Wisconsin for a new residence. I normally work in Minnesota and have designed the project using the 2020 Minnesota Residential Code which is based of course on the standard International Residential Code. It appears from some google searching that Wisconsin has not even adopted the IRC? It also appears that they use the old Uniform Dwelling Code that originally came out in 1980? I don't seam to be able to find anything about building or construction on the state or county websites. Any information or websites anyone could share about this would be appreciated. I am wondering if there are any big factors I should be considering for this Wisconsin residence.
  12. djhplanning

    How Many Users Ray Trace With Chief?

    I use ray trace for mainly exterior views. Chief changed something with the last update and now the interior ray trace doesn't work as well as it used to before the update. I don't use physically based style because of the poor quality image.
  13. djhplanning

    2 wide box bay window

    How would I go about having a box bay window with a 2 wide window vs. a 1 wide window? I can use the box bay window tool and get everything I want but I am limited to only having a single wide window in the middle section of the bay. I want to have 2 36"x60" double hungs vs. 1. See photo with 1 window only. Don't seam to be able to copy and paste the window in the bay like you can with a regular wall.
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    rotate layout view

    I don't do a lot of printing. For this project, the client requested something he could print at home and I was just testing how big the text would look for him when printing on 8 1/2x11 and noticed this happening.
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    rotate layout view

    Thank you for this. I will check into it more.