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    Indoor residential slide

    Like JT, I used SketchUp Pro with extensions, most importantly Helix Along Curve.
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    Dimpled foundation mats

    Here is one I rolled for myself: barrier dimpled drainage mat.calibz Dimples Pattern.calibz
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    Windows in gable interfering with floor plan

    Insert the door off to the side of the window, then select the door and drag it into position, or use one of Chief's alignment tools to position the door. Another option is to insert the window in the gable attic wall.
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    PDF Printing

    I don't see any problem when I print the 30x42 to PDF: Layout Concept 30x42 - Client Name.pdf
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    need help with walls

    For quick-and-dirty shelving, you can use Chief's Shelf tool. Here's a stainless steel shelf I use for my commercial kitchen and restaurant work: Advance Tabco Wall Shelf X11.calibz Advance Tabco Wall Shelf X12.calibz
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    need help with walls

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    need help with walls

    Could you use a soffit?
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    How to put hatch in 2D object?

    Two options: 1) Use a Post, which allows you to define the fill pattern. 2) Draw a CAD square, then convert it to a Polyline Solid, which allows you to define the fill pattern.
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    Free standing tub symbol

    Yes, it was a Hastings Chelsea 2.
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    Maximum Number Of Wall Definition Layers?

    Why do you assume this was for an existing condition? It was new construction. At the time (the original post was in 2015), I was only two versions into Chief (I started with X5), and I hadn't refined my workflow. But, as you noted, if you want as accurate a material take-off as possible, you need all the layers. Nowadays, since I don't use the material list, I've simplified my wall definitions, but at the time the layers were relevant.
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    Maximum Number Of Wall Definition Layers?

    Wow, my post was from 2015, using X7! There are situations when using a furred wall leads to problems, especially in plans that have a lot of angles and difficult intersections. Sometimes I'll roll the furred wall into the "whole" wall definition, which is what Chief recommends in their reference manual: As far as modeling like it's built, I don't think that is always a valid paradigm. Chief often requires us to use modeling techniques that provide the desired output, regardless of the "real world" sequence of construction. Heck, if I could model everything like it's built, there would be little need for the plethora of work-arounds that have been suggested in these forums.
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    Roof Vent - creating a symbol

    You absolutely do not have to create a separate symbol for each roof pitch. Again, from my earlier post: Then your single symbol will automatically adjust to the roof pitch: Here's the symbol I used: CMI E-vent X11.calibz cmi e-vent.skp The.skp file is in 2020, so it has to be dumbed-down for Chief to 2019 or earlier. Chief doesn't bring in the geometry without a few artifacts, so there are some unwanted lines in vector view and in the auto-generated 2D CAD block. I modeled the grate with geometry, but you could just as easily replace it with a material if you have a good grate texture that you like. It's not perfect, but unless you're doing close-ups, it can work.
  13. You can use a room divider, perpendicular to the railing. This will prevent the railing and the other wall from joining. Example (dividers in pink):
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    cellar door

    How about inserting this symbol: Size it however you want, then draw a CAD Closed Polyline (or CAD Box) over the symbol and use Convert Polyline>Architectural>Hole in Floor Platform. In cross-section you get this:
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    LED Tape Light

    No, they only appear in Physically Based render mode, or in a Raytrace.