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I have been designing and drafting Residential and Commercial buildings for 20 years. I am available to do drafting for any size project.
I am fully versed in AutoCAD (started with AutoCAD 9 - NOT a windows program) and am fairly new to Chief. I started using Home Designer Pro 2017, 2018 and then found the program was quite a bit different from AutoCAD. Upon review of the Chief Archiect Premier X8, I decided to switch to the more powerful program. I have used X8, X9 and now X10. Would love to have the opportunity to design more houses or buildings using this program.
I have drafted well over 100 residential homes. I also have drafted Commercial buildings.
I live in British Columbia, and have designed houses for municipalities in BC as well as Alberta and New Brunswick. I am fairly knowledgeable on the BC Building code and its requirements when it comes to residential houses in BC. Municipalities I have worked with include: Calgary, Whistler, Vancouver, Williams Lake, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Lake Country, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Vernon and Moncton NB.
I am currently using Chief Architect Premier X10 as well as AutoCAD Architecture 2014.
The attached pergolia remodeling I am trying to copy and paste stone column, with cap and 8" wood posts to another plan of same buliding of site plan. I even blocked the column and it only pastes the stone base , not the cap nor the 8 in posts. I would also like to
past the pergolia framing etc. to the new plan. but mainly the full columns now. any suggestions.
Is there a way to move all of the CAD items on an existing layer to another layer for the entire plan? I am cleaning up some of my layers to simply the list. Over the years my layers have grown and I have some CAD blocks with lines on an old layer that I would like to move to a newer layer and then delete the old layer. For instance: I would like to move all of the CAD on an old layer named "CAD line size 25" over to a newer layer named "CAD 25." If it could be done then I could delete the old layers I no longer use. I have tried but have not been successful without exploding a block first; that would be a nightmare for all of the CAD blocks I have accumulated. But maybe I am missing something or it is so simple I am overthinking it. It would also be helpful if there was a way to determine which blocks use a certain layer. If so then only those blocks would have to be redone. Thanks in advance.
I'm attempting to make my own shelf and rod symbol. The symbol is easy enough...but, the CAD block is another story. I want line that represents the pole to be a dashed line...representing that it is underneath the shelf. I've tried just about every thing I can thing of...and no matter what I do the line in the CAD block is always solid.
When I made the symbol I called it a "Fixture"...is this the problem? When I place the symbol into a plan...does the new plan assign the layer to the symbol...like a CAD block? Or does it retain the layers it was created with?
Attached are some pics...
this is what I'm trying to achieve...
I am trying to import sketchup furniture from Teknion. They have a "resources" page where you can download Sketchup models. Once you download the Sketchup model, you can import it into Chief. The first one I tried worked, but now I am getting the attached pop up. Also, is there any way the blocks can be exploded? They seem to be furniture layouts and not single furniture components.
Thanks in advanced.