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  1. crosscutter55

    anyone in the pennslyvania area ??

    Thanks Happy New year What are the best times to call ???
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    anyone in the pennslyvania area ??

    yes i am !!
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    anyone in the pennslyvania area ??

    Would anyone discuss some issues of chief over the phone ??
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    new user needs help

    Is this a square box and you are using the auto exterior tool ,for these ( outside of walls ) exterior dimensions ? Different dimension tools and settings ( defaults ) will effect how chief dimensions these items or componets in a plan . 6 1/8 sounds like a wall setting to me .Click on a wall, it will be highlighted, bottom of screen you will see an icon that looks like a door( open object tool )a new box will appear and a wall menu will show up with a wall type , to the right of that wall type you will see a button that says define, click that and you will get another menu which will tell you the types of materials that are making up that walls dimension . As you click on each item you can adjust the dimension of that material So try clicking on that wall - highlighted - open dialogue window / define / see if 6 1/8 shows up here
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    basement floor level dimensions

    There are so many ways of doing the same things in chief !! I Like your idea of drawing the basement on floor 1 I will give that a try , THANKS !! IS THERE ANY ISSUES WITH THE FLOOR # ? Can that be swapped from floor 1 to zero somehow ?? as i try all these diffrent approaches i learn more thanks again
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    chief architect bluetooth measure tool

    what is x3 or x4 refering to ??
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    basement floor level dimensions

    foundation measurements can be done from the exterior on an existing home & likewise with a first floor . This also can explain many interior layers added to a basement or 1st & second floor seems like asbuilt plans can become more accurate this way
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    basement floor level dimensions

    I know chief makes you draw the first floor first in x 10 . Exterior foundation dimensions to me seem to be alot more positive !! Is there a way to start from the foundation and have the first floor align with the foundation ?
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    chief architect bluetooth measure tool

    From what i had seen in the past marketing makes all these components a problem !!! The bosch is a very good tool but the disto by lecia is compatable with the software . Chief also has a program ( room planner ) that works very good with there software but it is used on an i pad . The steps get more & more involved , which defeats what we are trying to do because one company will not support the other !!!! with room planner you would use your bosch & draw it on your i pad seems like double work might as well bring a laptop . The lecia products in my opinion are really the best but pricey, for a 910 !! Sometimes time savers are costly ( marketing ) !!!! I use to use a stanley fat max when they first came out & used a cad matt which drew straight lines then entered it all at home !! All these items can get costly but most of all simplicity and ease of use is the ticket !! I am in the process now of upgrading some of these items . From the simple way it seems like the lecia disto would work okay ($100 ) but the other leicas will do alot more exterior measuring, again marketing takes over !!!
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    library concrete stairs

    Thanks for all the help !! Sometimes i stay away from chief for long periods of time & when i use it again it is another learning curve !! When i was using the wood stairs i didnt see anything that let me modify the stringers :( in that box related for the adjustments :( but when you go to different camera views it does show up .
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    library concrete stairs

    i can not see how to eliminate the stringers
  12. he means the old school way where architectural scaling was 1/8 " = 1'     1/4" = 1'  and engineering scales like is used on surveys 1" = 30 ' and so on 

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    library concrete stairs

    that video seems to help alot !!! However i do not see anywhere that they address the stringers on the left & right of the stairs
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    library concrete stairs

    I am using x10 full . Is there a way to modify the existing size of the concrete stairs in the library to match the dimensions i need , and if so how would i start
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    library concrete stairs

    I am using x10 full . Is there a way to modify the library concrete stairs to the dimensions i want ?, and if so how would i start