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Excellent (chief architect) program but when  will we have beams and columns tools and continuous railings
...to move to the major leagues.

 

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What software name and version are you using, LIke Gene said making a statement like you made you can't possible be using Chief Architect Premier.

 

DJP

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Chief Arch without beam and column tools develop a profesional work is complicated... but excellent software

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Chief Architect has a beam tool - just not a real "column" tool.  There is a "post" tool but that isn't even close to being a column tool.

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Did you upgrade, X?  We're here to help, but if you're not using Chief, you're on the wrong forum.

 

if you can use the beam tool, you certainly can create a signature line so we know what you operate, and your system environment.

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2 hours ago, johnny said:

Chief Architect has a beam tool - just not a real "column" tool.  There is a "post" tool but that isn't even close to being a column tool.

Johnny,

What would a column tool do?

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I often make custom columns from a combination of cabinets, slabs, poly-line solids and 3D molding poly lines, so the tools are there already just not specialized as a "Column tool" per se. What version of Chief Architect Premier are you using please?

 

DJP

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Beams and columns, similar to Revit, Archicad, Vectorworks...

software for architecture= walls, floors, ceiling, windows, doors....columns, beams.

Maybe X10 version?

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10 hours ago, glennw said:

Johnny,

What would a column tool do?

 

Hey Glenn - It would do a few things that would be helpful such as apply layers of finishes like we do for walls/roofs etc.  Imagine if you had a block column but wanted to have it with stucco finish, you could have the layers needed to show properly.  Also, would be great if once you made a connection between a column and beam you had the option to keep that connection true if the beam is changed in elevation.  Giving us the option for its base (foundation/footing) would also be very nice.

 

Things like that.

 

 

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2 hours ago, xterix said:

Beams and columns, similar to Revit, Archicad, Vectorworks...

software for architecture= walls, floors, ceiling, windows, doors....columns, beams.

Maybe X10 version?

 

This specific request should be made in "Suggestions" along with a specific description of how this tool would work if deployed.

 

Glenn Woodward is in my opinion one of the most competent Chief Premier users I know of, so if he does not know what you are talking about then it your responsibility to make clear why such a tool is necessary and what it does. Most of us here just use Chief Premier and are unfamiliar with Revit, Archicad and how such other programs work. I am blissfully ignorant myself though I am open to positive change.

 

DJP

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