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  2. MattChief

    Trouble downloading core catalog

    I already did and they said to contact Tech Support for $125 and that I might be wasting my money since my version was written for windows 8. I was hoping to find somewhere else to access them. Maybe there's somewhere on their servers that would still have the older versions.
  3. solver

    Trouble downloading core catalog

    Contact Chief and ask.
  4. MattChief

    Trouble downloading core catalog

    I'm having the same issue. Does someone know how to access older versions of the core catalogs?
  5. Today
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  7. 447Debbie

    Home Designer Pro Import of DWG or DXF files

    When they import are walls actually walls or just CAD lines?
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  9. DavidJPotter

    Home Designer Pro Import of DWG or DXF files

    AutoCAD files do not change from one version to the next, as long as you have the AutoCAD file, you should be able to import it into any version of Home Designer or Chief Architect Premier provided that application allows it (HD 2020 and X7-X12 will work, I am not sure when they allowed HD titles to import .dwg files but I do know that 2020 and 2021 titles can). DJP
  10. I would like to hire someone to draw up my final plans but most people have AutoCad. If I import AutoCad files into Home Designer Pro 2020, or 2021 as I plan to upgrade, will the file be usable without a lot of manipulations to the same extent that a Chief Architect file can be imported and used to the full capacity of Home Designer Pro? I know Chief Architect files will lose the Chief Architect functionality, but for the most part, they appear to at least work inside the confines of Home Designer Pro. Is this the same with an imported AutoCad file?
  11. Yesterday
  12. ChiefArchitect

    Home Desinger - Software Sale

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  13. solver

    Changing multiple objects at once

    No easy way that I know. Depending on the numbers of each, might be easier to select lights and switches, cut them, then select and change outlets, then paste/hold position to put the other back.
  14. JoshEide

    Changing multiple objects at once

    Good afternoon everyone! I am working on a project and have placed all of my outlets, and now have realized that I put standard outlets rather than decorator outlets. Is there a way that I can change all of them to the different outlets at once, rather than deleting the old one, and placing a new one for the nearly 30 outlets? As a branching question, I am able to restrictively select things, but it grabs switches and outlets as well as any recessed lighting, rather than just the outlets that I want. Is there a better way to do this that I am unaware of?
  15. danmor

    Design Idea Sources

    Yes their, Pintrest, and lots of house plan sites.
  16. solver

    Design Idea Sources

    Nothing here. Have you looked around on Houzz.com or similar sites?
  17. danmor

    Design Idea Sources

    I have a good idea of the size and style of house I want to build. 800 sf main floor, half of it open to ceiling above, other above half for master and small loft. Walk out basement. Detached garage with insulated connecting breezeway. Something like this: http://www.linwoodhomes.com/house-plans/plans/cavendish/ but with just the master above. Is there an area on this site where I can get some inspiration from others' ideas? Or on the net? Right now I'm trying to put figure out the exterior. Would like to break up some of the large planes of the roofs and walls. Thanks, Dan
  18. danmor

    problem creating loft

    Perfect! Thanks, Dan
  19. solver

    Looking for help with HD-Pro 2020 or older

    You need someone with Pro 2016, or Chief X7. Chief needs to set the flag to allow editing in Home Designer. You might post in Seeking Services on ChiefTalk. https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/forum/15-seeking-services/
  20. I have HD, Pro 2016 and I need some help tidying up a print. I had a guy from this site try it on Chief 7, did a few things but my system will not open it up so I can further use it. I need someone with HD Pro 2021 and older......get in touch. I am a designer / builder in Michigan.....will work on and off throughout the year. get in touch at tonybaiardi@gmail.com
  21. solver

    problem creating loft

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  23. danmor

    problem creating loft

    Thanks, Eric :-)
  24. solver

    problem creating loft

    Hi Dan -- looks like you have upgraded. Please update your signature if so.
  25. danmor

    problem creating loft

    Thanks. I'll try that. Is that how she did it, or are there other ways, too? Dan
  26. Last week
  27. solver

    Ceiling Beam is placed at the wrong height

    I understand, but what's the problem with them running through? Is it just a visual thing?
  28. SteveRC

    Ceiling Beam is placed at the wrong height

    I can locate the beam correctly, but when I build the framing (it actually builds automatically), the framing does not recognize the beam as a beam. The joists run "through" the beam, rather than terminate at the beam. All works properly on the 1st floor in the same plan. Thanks and Regards, Steve
  29. rangerrick

    problem creating loft

    Dan, although she doesn't mention in the video, You can select that area for specification and assign it as Open to Below.
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