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    You should not, you simply did not know. There are an infinite number of things I don't know and I don't believe I am stupid. I let other people believe I am stupid. that I think of it, there seems to be a lot of 'um too. Andy.
  3. If you need to legalize it I assume then that the house is already turned into two separate units, correct? There are some pitfalls to that that you need to take into consideration. Such as, the city may want you to remove some walls to verify framing and drywall, etc. Andy.
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    Washington County Oregon

    HI Lynnette, send what you have so far so I can take a look and see what I may be able to do for you. Andy.
  5. I am looking for any good techniques for creating a two-color tile pattern for flooring. Something very 50's retro. Red and white or black and white. Andy.
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    Any ideas on creating a two color tile pattern?

    Ya know, I looked all over (or so I thought) for that but couldn't find it. Thank you, Chopsaw. Andy.
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    Reflected Ceiling Plan

    I also have examples of the different grid patterns in separate rooms also. It is just not all that hard to do and I like the way the rest of Chief works. So there is that. Andy.
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    Reflected Ceiling Plan

    Ah, I see now. You would like a tool for grids that would be easy to manipulate the entirety of the grid instead of doing one line at a time and multi-copy said line and have to trim at the edges, etc. I get it, I would like that too for sure. But that not being the case, I am pretty quick at laying the proper lines down using the 2D tools. It just doesn't take too long to do that but the other way would be welcome. Andy.
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    Reflected Ceiling Plan

    I do a lot of commercial stuff that includes reflected ceiling plans, egress plans, floor plans, fixture plans, finishes, etc. What kind of thing do you want from a program when it comes to commercial stuff? I suppose any 2D program will "DO" commercial stuff, just put lines in where needed. I guess what I am asking is if you would be more specific about what you want Chief to do for you? Andy.
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    Export Plan To Dwg

    See if these will work for you. x-as built-site plan.dwg x-as built-sect-elev.dwg x-as built-level 2 plan.dwg x-as built-level 1plan.dwg x-as grid.dwg
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    Need Help "Wowing" your clients?

    Tell us more about this interesting Architectural program called Chief Architect. Interested Party.
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    Looking for Potential Services in 95567 Area

    You live in Rancho Santa Margarita and I live in Lake Forest. You can get design services from really just about anybody in California. Andy.
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    Opening New Plan

    In Preferences, navigate to New Plans and pick the template Plan file you want to open for every new plan. Andy.
  14. As Perry mentioned, the walls CAN be changed/modified depending on the Title 24 Part 6 calculations. I know as I also do performance calcs. Andy.
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    Can't get a white background in Raytrace

    Nice. Thank you for that. Andy.
  16. It seems like no matter how I set my preferences in Raytrace I can not get the background to be just white. Not a light grey or off-white, but just white. Like there is nothing there behind my model. Anyone know the secret? Andy.
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    Foundation bearing wall

    Hi Gene, aren't the counterforts on the heel side of the slab of a common retaining wall though? Or is counterfort just a catchall name for this concept? Andy.
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    converting .dwg files

    Just individually convert all the Chief files to DWG files and import all the converted files to one DWG file in AutoCAD. Pretty easy actually. Andy.
  19. Just so you know, they are in Brentwood California. Andy.
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    roof pitch issue

    Create your 3 1/2" pitch first, then start your 12" pitch right at the top of the 3 1/2" pitch. Chief will sort of blend the two together although they will actually be separate roof planes. Andy.
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    Looking for CA licensed Architect in Ventura County CA

    I work with a couple of Architects here in Orange County. Drop me an email at if you want. Or call me at 714-412-0371 Andy.
  22. I wish that I had known about this when I renewed my SSA a month or two ago. Is this a new policy? I am not aware of a policy like this before. Andy.
  23. Has anyone else experienced or is experiencing Chief freezing up while working? When it freezes, I can see the cursor and move it around in the tools section at the top and in the docked windows on the right side of the screen but not in the workspace. It disappears in the workspace. Very strange. The weird thing is, Chief will allow me to save the plan and the layout when it decides to freeze so only some of the functionality stops. Thanks for any and all help in this matter. And before you say anything Lew, I will contact customer support tomorrow. Andy.
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    Model Help and Code Compliance

    Have you found anyone to help you with this yet? Andy.
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    Chief is acting buggy on my system

    I am running 10 but I don't know if I have the Update you referenced. Andy.