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  1. Joey, The slide I uploaded was based on a DunRite. Lessons learned: 1. It's absolutely crucial to fully understand DunRite's terminology and specification for the Entry and Exit directions and number of degrees of rotation. I got it wrong and we had to extend the landing to meet the entry box, as seen here: 2. The DunRite slide had horrible aluminum welds - we had to send the slide out to have them ground down, then have the whole slide re-powder-coated. The slide with shipping cost $13,600. After the extra work the cost was about the price of a stainless slide with polycarbonate cover from Wiegand Sports for $19,000. The deal-breaker with Wiegand is that they require you to pay for a supervisor to fly in from Germany and pony up for expenses and accommodations.
  2. You could use Text (not Rich Text) and use Text Specification>Text Style>Source of Text Style>Use Layer for Text Style. Then you can control the text size using the Annotation Set and associated Layer Set.
  3. In Chief, each individual Symbol is a copy, not an instance - IOW any modifications you make to a copy doesn't affect the other copies.
  4. here is the slide as shown in my post: helical slide.calibz here are the sketchup files with different landing configs: helical slide.skphelical slide negative balusters.skphelical slide 4-inch cutouts.skp
  5. One possibility: if you change the Window Specification>Object Information>Description value for both windows from the default %automatic_description% to an identical custom value, e.g. "hinged", and Schedule Specification>General>Include Options>Group Similar Objects is checked, then Chief will ignore the hinging and will group the windows together based on their identical Description.
  6. Perhaps you have Arc Centers and Ends activated?
  7. Needed to whip this up for a project. It's based on the Superior Clay 18x18 Diamond pot. It's not quite right, but I can't put my finger on what's off. Anyway, it does in a pinch. Chimney Pot.calibz
  8. Chief's programmed behavior is to zoom approximately 10% with a single mouse-wheel "notch". I haven't noticed any zooming issues since the update.
  9. 1. Select the two end railing walls and set Rail Style>Start/End Posts>Start Type to None: 2. Select the front railing wall and set Rail Style>Newels/Post to Rail to Post: 3. Enjoy the result:
  10. Can you shoot an ortho view and pull the walls down, then add a Wall Cap? This screen shot uses Flat Ceiling Over This Room with a default Ceiling Finish:
  11. I don't think you're missing anything. The Plan View displays the Roof Overhang to the exterior face of the subfascia, and it displays the Roof Plane to the exterior of the fasica/shadowboard. I believe the Reference Manual is not consistent with what is actually displayed. And, there is the problem with the language used to explain Boxed Eaves and Default to Overhang.
  12. Ryan, I suspect the OP needs a full 8" thick wall below grade as shown in the detail, which is why an extended top-chord bearing is necessary. Truss bearing length may also be an issue. These are design issues, but they manifest as Chief issues when attempting to model the conditions. It would be nice if the software would give us more control over truss end conditions.
  13. You can get close using a Pony Wall for the foundation wall and checking Wall Specification>Structure>Platform Intersections>Ceiling Platform>Hang Floor Platform Above on Wall. Draw a Floor Truss, modify it, lock it, then copy it across. You will still need some CAD work to clean up the sections, or you can not worry about modeling the condition and simply reference the nice detail you have.