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Cargo Container Home is there way to do it with this program .. or somer where i can download a sample then i can use with this program thanks .. also any one know if domes can be design using this software thanks

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When doing a shipping container "home" the first place to start is to throw that idea in the trash and design something else  ;)

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Cargo container homes have been done quite successfully using SketchUP. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sEkmNrpejY

After watching the SketchUP container home animation, you will see the building process, and therefore, you should be able to apply the ChiefArchitect process to achieve the same affect.

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Sure you can do container homes in Chief. Here's a section through a Hi-C conex with furred walls, floor, and ceiling to add some insulation, etc:

 

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There's no reason you can't make the model as realistic as you want if you're concerned with properly showing the rails, posts, etc.

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I designed, permitted, and built a second floor container structure in San Diego because the homeowner was infatuated with them so it can be done in Chief.

 

At first look they seem like a great idea and maybe in some states/countries (where you don't need a permit to build things) they are, but the most important thing to remember is once you cut a hole in them the structural integrity basically falls apart and they need to be re-engineered to meet current seismic/wind loads etc. That includes either interior or exterior bracing that you will see if you look closely at any real world container structure.

 

If you choose to really open them up to make them useful in a real world living space, the added bracing systems can be quite expansive and expensive AND you need an engineer willing to calc each panel etc. Again, not for the faint of heart, but possible.

 

If you insist it's doable, but IMO they are best left in the pictures you see of them in foreign countries or as a shed out back. As a house? Do a LOT of research before you jump, the water is cold and very deep.

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Cargo container homes have been done quite successfully using SketchUP. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sEkmNrpejY

After watching the SketchUP container home animation, you will see the building process, and therefore, you should be able to apply the ChiefArchitect process to achieve the same affect.

Doing a container home in Sketchup is much different than building a container home on your building lot. WAY more involved than initially meets the eye.

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shipping containers are usually just for storing smuggness.

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shipping containers are usually just for storing smuggness.

 

Maybe for the clients who could actually afford something better. But don't you think there is a need in this country, and elsewhere, to provide affordable living spaces (not necessarily "homes") for people in transition? I agree with Larry that the biggest challenges are in permitting and code compliance - and those hurdles can probably only be cleared by concerted action at a pretty high level - but I believe we absolutely need better alternatives to the cardboard boxes and park benches that some people are forced to consider "home."

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I stand corrected.  It is for storing smuggness and the homeless.

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