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  1. ricatic

    Roof help

    Your drawing is representative of what is known as a 1.5 story house,,,often referred to as a Cape Cod...many videos available on this site and Youtube demonstrating the necessary techniques for producing the roof...Solver and David J Potter are two that readily come to mind...Chief Architect has their own videos as well...https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/10248/roofs-1-5-story-multiple-roof-pitches.html?playlist=139 Regards Rick
  2. I opened the defaults dbx, opened levels and level one and it showed a 12 5/8" first floor framing for default...opened the first floor and it shows 4" slab with defaults not checked... checked defaults and the framing instantly appeared...built second level and checked structure...12 5/8" floor framing...I believe this is what you desired...Hope this helps Regards Rick
  3. I rebuilt the roof and see why you didn't...the roof blows up...I undid the roof rebuild and manually adjusted the roof planes to create the asked for gable...I set the wall to "balloon Thru" per Steve Nestors tip and removed the sub fascia...looked good to me
  4. 165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan 165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan165450275_AjnasGarage24x30Master2021-02-15a foundation rev.plan This has been a major
  5. Just trying to help...
  6. Steve Nestor just did a fantastic tutorial on exactly this subject over on Chief Talk...thread is titled Get Under There...currently at bottom of page 2...I see the demo also is posted in Chief Talk Tips and Techniques...maybe Steve could repost it here as well...
  7. Manual dimensions only in HD series...
  8. Open a cross section/elevation camera view...voila...an elevation appears that can be dimensioned...easily found by searching Help for "elevation"...as suggested by Eric... Regards Rick
  9. Due to layer restrictions in the HD software(no additional layers), you can only control the display via the display options dbx. I handle issues like this by pulling back the stairs to the bath wall. The partial stairs show as in your hand drafted example and the bath room displays as expected. Stair details are displayed in section drawings
  10. ricatic

    I must be dumb!

    I have been there...and I understand your frustrations...your construction expertise is causing them...you believe that you know how to build what you are designing and you will force this stupid program to bend to your methods...nope...you will lose every time...BTDT...David J Potter once posted that, and I paraphrase, "this program has been designed by some very smart people but they know little about real world construction practices and methods". This is golden info... Here is my advice...slow down...this is a very powerful but very sophisticated tool...it has no reasoning abi
  11. Eric Thanks for the video...It was quite helpful...
  12. I have not been able to use a framing tool that will rotate around the axis as you show...evidently I have not discovered the secret...thanks...
  13. Eric I used the backsplash tool to reate a similar result but was unable to get it between posts like you show in your framing example...I could only move it to the face...not between...
  14. Thanks...I will use the backsplash workaround
  15. I have been unable to select the framing member and have it have a rotation handle on Z axis...it will rotate on x or y axis