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My name is Brent Freeman, I live in Phoenix AZ and would love to do your drafting!
Have job-site experience, start to finish, 40 years-combined family experience.
Whatever the project, I can help!
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If in the state of Arizona I can also provide contracting!
Have worked with several municipalities to get approved permits.
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I'm playing with a trial of Chief X8 and ran into something I cannot figure out. I found a bunch of different vents located in the "Core Catalogs; Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing; Ventilation" section. I can place gable vents, roof vents, foundation vents, etc. but I cannot place the "Attic Vents" (what Chief calls Louvered Gable Peak Vents). Is this a special process or a limit of the trial?
This is way off topic but I need some help. We just switched to the 2015 IECCC. My local plans examiner just told me he's going to start requiring HVAC duct designs for additions. I already use a consultant to provide HERS ratings and Manual J for new homes, but for a second story dormer addition this is getting nuts! I asked if he's going to require hot water baseboard pipe design and baseboard lengths and he said no. HOWEVER, he's going to want an analysis calculations to prove the existing how water heater and furnace can handle the additional load.
I'm an architect, not an engineer. Does anyone know of software that can get me started on this because there is NOWAY I am telling me clients they need to hire an additional consultant to get a permit to add a family room, or finish a garage, etc.. This is getting completely out of hand. Tomorrow I am submitting my resume to the local 7 Eleven. Life has to get easier.
I never tried this, maybe someone else knows....how much of the original manipulation of original Sketchup items remain after they are imported into Chief?
I'll try it at the office on Tuesday, just thought I would post the question here for some Sunday afteroon, below 1degree F, thniking...brrrr.
Yesterday I was looking at Sketchup Pro and saw two extensions that would be tremendously helpful in lite commercial work. They have an HVAC ductwork extension and an Engineering piping extension.
If you import a few symbols made in Sketchup with these extensions do you still think you can manipulate them in Cheif, or would you have to do the whole design in Sketchup and then import the finished piping layout into Chief as an end product? I hate having to switch back and forth for EVERY revision.