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  1. On 1/15/2021 at 8:23 PM, DavidJPotter said:


    I started with Version 4 of Chief Architect in 1994, so I think your math is a little off (there was no Chief Architect of any kind in 1986; (2021-35=1986). That in itself is nothing, just saying...



    I believe DianeQ meant California not Chief Architect when she said CA. I could be mistaken but it is a reasonable conclusion since different states have different requirements.


  2. I'm trying to create a wall that looks like graffiti on a brick wall. Everything I've seen that uses the 3D> Material Painter> Blend color with materials will only allow a single color to be painted over the material. What I'd like to do is take a jpg image and paint it on a brick wall keeping the brick texture and the image. Is this possible with HomeDesigner Pro 2021 or any of the Chief Architect products. Thanks for your help.


  3. Thanks Eric. I've just been opening the cabinet object and adding the item in place of the drawer in the components section. This works well enough for specification purposes.


  4. I've looked in the Q & A section but haven't been able to find an answer to my specific issue. Using HD Pro 2021. I'm building a home with a loft that has a 14 / 12 roof over it and would like to build cabinets built into the very low wall section. If i place cabinets in this area they extend up through the roof. I have tried adding a wall with pass through windows and shelves but then I can't figure out how to attach doors to the front that will open in 3D. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to do this? I'm sure it's been done before. Thanks for your help.





    Low cabinet elevation.png

    Low cabinet section.png

  5. David,


    Thanks for your help. That is exactly what I have done, including setting up labels and Manufacturer info. I appreciate your assistance. I have also saved the windows with all the settings, using the actual Marvin windows, with all the other defaults set in my user library. I just wish that the default window setting would allow the specification of a manufacturers window. Thanks again for your input.



  6. I am using HD Pro 2021 with Windows 10 and I'm trying to figure out if there is a simple, straightforward way to set a manufacturer's window as the default. Currently I am including the specs for the Marvin windows I'm using in the default settings but i was hoping to be able to select the window from the library so I don't need to manually add all the sizing, ID and other information. Thanks for your help.



  7. After adding a deck with railing, the elevations and 3D views look completely normal. Don't know why it looks like that in the opened object. I guess I don't need to worry about it. Thank you for your help.

  8. Does anyone have any idea what I have done wrong in my settings to get this railing? There appears to be a full height wooden panel covering half of my railing. Don't see anything in the defaults that would cause this.

    weird railing.JPG

  9. I've found something of a work around for this problem but it still isn't completely satisfactory. I've placed all the switches and the fixtures on the same floor, make the connections and then using the height setting in the object specifications (open object or CNTL-e) move it to the desired floor. This way, the switch will show up in elevations and 3D images where I want it. The downside to this method is the objects don't show up on the correct floor in the plans. Don't know if there is a way around that issue.


    Anne Snelgrove

  10. Eric,

    Thank you so very much. I should have seen that camera. This has been driving me nuts for days. I have already added a winder at the bottom of the stairs. I will consider moving the door and adding a landing and another stair but my contractor didn't think we should have another door coming into the living room. I'll run your suggestion by him.

    Thanks again,


  11. I have looked and looked in available resources for an answer but all I can find is how to create a CAD Line. I'm working on the final drawings that I will be sending to my General Contractor and I realized there is what I believe to be a stray CAD Line on the first floor plan that serves no purpose and is a little distracting. I have tried selecting it but I cannot. I have tried selecting things at that same point and used the TAB key to no avail. I do have an earlier iteration that does not have this line but I have done a great deal of work between that version of the plans and this final one. Does anyone have any suggestions?




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