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  1. Open the Define Material dialog box. Uncheck Pattern>Keep Pattern/Texture in Sync. Change the value of Pattern>Scale>Width to 175mm.
  2. File>Import>Import Drawing (DWG, DXF)... or create a new CAD Detail, then drag and drop
  3. Try closing Chief completely, open only the Layout - do not open the Plan file - then double click the Layout box with the problem view, adjust the clipping, then close the view and refresh. Sometimes I have to follow this specific sequence to get results.
  4. Known issue. If you have color fill turned on, the color will also be offset. I've reported this issue to tech support - their solution is the workaround suggested by @robdyck: clip the section/elevation camera to sides and elevation, then refresh the camera view. For me, this solution only works if I open the camera view from layout, clip, close, refresh; if I open if from plan the workaround fails. This problem goes back at least as far as X10, when I first reported it to tech support.
  5. Yes, though I'm equally concerned with this area:
  6. I believe these are the important parts of the import process: You should get this:
  7. I didn't watch the video, but the import works for me in X14: I imported only three layers: prop-bdry > imported as terrain perimeter cont-mjr > imported as elevation data cont-mnr > imported as elevation data
  8. I suspect the pitches shown are incorrect. At the front gable the roof plane intersection is shown at approximately 53-degrees, which is about right for the intersection of an 8:12 with a 6:12, not an 8:12 with a 4:12 (63-degrees). I'm not a roof expert, but the rear gable is impossible - the intersection of two equally-pitched planes cannot suddenly change by 15-degrees at the ridge - there must be some other lines of intersection, other planes, or something else going on.
  9. You linked to the Clark Dietrich Shaftwall Systems page. Have you navigated to Resources>CAD Details and browsed the extensive list of details for their system? You can download the details in DWG, DXF, or PDF formats and reference them to a UL U415 design for a 1-hour or 2-hour assembly.
  10. It's the Ramp. Select it, turn off Options>Automatic Rail Openings, then delete the Doorway.
  11. A trivial symbol, but may be useful for older neighborhoods where the power and service utilities are overhead: Electrical Mast X14.calibz If you don't have X14, here's the SU file: Electrical Mast.skp You'll have to roll your own roof flashing.
  12. We do plank garage floors all the time. Careful detailing is required, of course, but nothing out of the ordinary - you certainly don't need an engineer to design a waterproof deck. Typically we use a split slab design, much like a plaza deck or protected membrane roof (plank-barrier-insulation-wear layer), so the space below stays warm and dry. Plank manufacturers provide load tables, so it's no big deal to select a size, series, etc. to run your loads for the foundation design. The biggest PITA is ensuring the plank-to-foundation connection is able to transfer lateral loads imposed by adjacent horizontal diaphragms - plank manufacturers don't like to touch that topic, and there is scant testing and research to rely on. You'll need to provide the plank manufacturer with a good drawing that indicates openings, uniform loads, and point loads - their engineers will do the rest. And, of course, review the shop drawings!
  13. Another solution is to use precast concrete planks, which can easily span 20' without intermediate support.
  14. It may be easier to use the General Wall Defaults and select Resize About>Outer Surface; this will allow you to snap the outer surface of the wall to your CAD lines.
  15. Maybe it has something to do with Adobe's acquisition and the assimilation of all Substance stuff into the Adobe multiverse.
  16. Have you scrubbed the file in ACAD and stripped out all the stuff you don't need? Maybe reducing the file size, and the amount of data, will help. Or post the file if you can and let the community give it a try.
  17. From the Reference Manual:
  18. https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/topic/19647-hastings-chelsea-small-tub/?tab=comments#comment-160884
  19. No, you cannot change this setting, it will always measure to the outside face of the outermost trim element: fascia, shadow board, etc.
  20. 1. Top of sill plate is considered the top of the foundation wall. 2. No, the garage slab cannot be sloped. There are work-arounds, a forum search will turn up some alternatives.
  21. SIPs are an option that will give you insulation, structure, and thickness all-in-one; they are often our go-to for this type of project. Or, sloping parallel-chord trusses with a cosmetic eave attachment built in to the truss design.
  22. Considering the original post was from 2016, I suspect you may have done a search to find it, so perhaps you're familiar with how to find topics on this forum. But in case the Search Box at the top-right corner of the forum page is something you missed, allow me to assist you. Instructions: click on the link below, and you will be directed to a page with search results: https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/search/?q=storefront&quick=1