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Looking for a draft-personal to use chief architect to lay out a 6 lot 13 acre Ranch subdivision with roads, Paddocks, Barn, outbuildings, solar farm, greenhouses and 4 SFR lots using Chief Architect for basic design of Plot plan and Elevations

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I think this would be a job for a civil engineer.  You would have to start with a topo.

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