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Hello Everyone,

I am looking for some help with a deck I'm designing for my wife and I's future home. I really like the look of Ipe decking but can't find the pattern in Chief. Anyone know how to achieve this look?

Thanks!

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Just do a Google search and you'll find images.post-66-0-19021700-1393513958_thumb.jpg

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Okay thanks for the response.

I am admittedly a new person to the program. How do I get the picture into the program?

Thank you so much

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What I do is place the picture in a folder. Name the folder what you want and place it in your Chief Architect Premier Data folder under my textures. Then open the program and do a convert textures to materials. It will then place it in your User library and is ready to use.

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Thank you.

I put the picture into a file and got it into my user library but when I apply it to my deck it becomes distorted. Do you have any suggestions as to why that is? I attached a picture below.

Thank You

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you have to change the x and y settings for the image. 

there are 7 boards at 5 1/2" each so the x would be 7x5.5

the y can be anything that looks good.  96, 120 etc.  it will stretch to

whatever length.  IF it looks too stretched lower the number but that

sometimes makes a repeat of the pattern more visible.  IF things don't look

right based on what I am telling you reverse the x and y settings as the orientation

is opposite.

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Thanks guys!

The problem was that the picture had a white border on it and that was getting into the images.

Thanks a lot!

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