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Chief room area calculations are NOT Correct

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I recently discovered that Chief's room area calculations are not correct if, at any time in your plan, you changed any room's "Include in Living Area" selection from it's default setting.

 

For instance, if you change an Open Below area's DEFAULT "Do not include in living area" to "Include it in the Living Area", some of the room area calculations in your plan will no longer be correct.  Changing that room selection back to the default will not fix the calculations.  

 

This appears to hold true for X7 & X6 (I haven't checked it in any other versions) and may only affect the Garage area calculations.

 

Chief is aware of this, but in the meantime, does anyone know of a way to get a polyline's area to automatically display:(

 

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Chief room area calculations incorrect.plan 

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Wow - that seems like a big deal.  Some of those numbers are used to charge clients, and often aren't hand-checked -  etc.

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Garage areas have never been correctly reported to the exterior wall surface.  The Standard area for Garages is only to the Centerline of the Walls.

 

The Closet area and the Living Room Area are properly reported and when added together equal the "Living Area".

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This is how we measure our Living Areas. I stopped using Chief's because of the wonky numbers I was getting... 

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Close enough for me, never had any problems with cities. but this is, of course, until they fix it. A few square feet here and there doesn't bother me.

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