johnteas

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  1. johnteas

    Brand new to this software and very frustrated

    Good point. I am using Suite 2015. And yes, I found out that it is important to study from the correct manual and watch the correct videos for the particular title. I finally made my plat in WORD .docx in about an hour. For now that is all I needed and it had to be submitted this morning. Someday I will find the days it will take to learn how to be productive with this software. But for now, I will go back to my old Punch software that I have used on my last house builds. Thanks all for the help on this forum.
  2. I know I will come off as very inept. But at this point I don't care. I have spent hours trying to start a simple landscape project and am stumped right off the bat. First thing to do is set terrain perimeters but when I go to "Terrain" and the go to "Create Terrain Perimeter" it is grayed out. I have spent hours reading and watching tutorials and have found nothing to tell me what simple step I have missed. So please, if you can help me get through this I would greatly appreciate it.
  3. johnteas

    Brand new to this software and very frustrated

    I will check it out on my MAC in the morning.
  4. johnteas

    Brand new to this software and very frustrated

    Thanks again Mick. I will get the hang of it. John
  5. johnteas

    Brand new to this software and very frustrated

    Thanks Mick and David. I have been at it for 11 hours and have nothing to show for it. Just not very intuitive. Adobe Photoshop is a walk in the park compared to this software, or I am just really dumb at it. I did finally get the perimeter created. Then I tried to add a small retaining wall. Then tried to get a view of it and got lost. Having trouble seeing measurements as the are VERY small. there are no scroll bars on side or bottom to adjust the view. If I zoom in to see a measurement detail the project goes partially off screen and can't scroll to the location with the measurement. I could have drawn out this platt to scale in less than an hour, as is I have not even gathered hardly any knowledge. I have skipped a couple meals so that is good for the waste line. I am using Mac just so you know. Let go look at 3D full view. I have to have the platt done by noon tomorrow so I guess I will go back to pencil and paper.
  6. New to Chief Architect and am way behind on the learning curve

  7. johnteas

    Brand new to this software and very frustrated

    At this point, all I need to create is a simple platt of a proposed backyard DIY project.
  8. johnteas

    Brand new to this software and very frustrated

    Thank you so much for the quick reply. I am using Home Designer 2015. I guess I have no idea if I have created anything yet.