barthmv

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    Can no longer click individual rooms, Help!

    check your walls and insure they are connected to form a room. if there is a gap between walls all the rooms will select instead of one. You can see this by creating a new simple plan with two rooms and move the dividing room away from the connecting wall. Now when you select one room they both select. connect the wall and only one room will select. Maybe this is it. ??
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    Can no longer click individual rooms, Help!

    check to see in Tools<display options< Rooms is not locked. if it is remove the lock. This could be your problem
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    Barker cabinets catalog

    looks like the catalog is for Chief Architect SSA only, not for the home designer versions.
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    Re-sizing Architectural Blocks

    this was done from an existing fireplace from the library and modified exactly as Jo_Ann mentioned. Things were resized piece by piece and custom tile from my user library was used as the face. No need to explode
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    Can't Move Wall?

    Thanks Eric, I didn't know that one.
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    Can't Move Wall?

    I should have mentioned also that movement of walls in more than one direction isn't done with the red square. You can move walls by selecting the dimensions, also by selecting the wall and using the arrow keys on your computer keyboard. The edit handles at the end of the walls can be used to size the walls. Again the red square is used to move parallel to the wall. I really don't know how to explain this better except to say it's all explained in the help manual. Regards.
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    Can't Move Wall?

    The red square only lets you move horizontally left to right if the wall was drawn vertically up and down as in your example. Movement can be up and down if the wall was drawn horizontally, and parallel to a wall drawn at an angle. In other words, movement of the wall with the red square is at a right angle in which the wall was drawn.
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    Security cameras

    this might be an option for you from the Online library. I have not purchased it so I have no idea what it contains. Often the online library has what you are looking for. This file is in accessories
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    Activation problem

    don't know what is going on. I would contact support again.
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    Activation problem

    if your screen shot is showing what you are doing then it looks like you are trying to activate with a new key. Try to activate with the current key. I also have Norton and have never had a problem with activating my software. I've never had to disable the antivirus and firewall. Double check to make sure you are using your correct key (current key)
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    roof sheathing

    I heard back from support about this issue and because this is from an old plan that I had started to finish in Pro 2021, something did not translate to the new version. They weren't able to isolate the cause and suggested to redraw the plan in the new version. I guess this is something to keep in mind when reviving an old plan, mine was from 2012. Some of the features of older versions don't work in the new ones.
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    roof sheathing

    is there a way to show roof sheathing in 3D views. I have a walk up hip roof attic (old house) and when I model it the attic area from the inside only shows roof shingles and roof framing (rafters ridge, etc. ) and not the sheathing. I haven't been able to find a way to model the sheathing. It also does not show up in the materials list. Is there a way to do this. Thanks
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    roof sheathing

    Ok, I will send it to support. Thanks for your help with this. Might not be a big deal not having the sheathing correct but it's bothering my head to not know the answer. I will update when I get some information from support. regards,
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    roof sheathing

    I went to my test roof plan and tried to change the default materials and it will not change from default. I tried to do it in the default settings with no luck and also tried to do it in the roof build materials tab with no luck. I am able to do a completely new plan and have sheathing options but not in my test roof plan. Might be something I just have to live with with the original plan.
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    roof sheathing

    I checked with Chief support and was told that Pro does let you change the sheathing type and I found that if I create a new plan and create the roof I do have a sheathing option under the roof build materials tab. The existing plan I have has labeled the sheathing material as "default" and will not let me change it no matter what I do. I have included 2 plan files. Test Roof Plan was created the same as Test2 Roof Pan but you'll find that the sheathing option in the roof build materials tab is labeled default in the first and won't allow the material to be changed. The second plan allows the sheathing material to be changed. These plans are very simple basic plans just to demonstrate what is happening. The first plan is taken from a much more elaborated plan with everything deleted except for the second floor walls. The roof was also deleted from the original plan and rebuilt with auto roof build. I haven't a clue as to why there is a difference between the two plans. Without taking up to much of anyone's time if someone has a reason for the difference I would appreciate it. Thank you test roof plan.plan test2 roof plan_auto_save_bak.plan
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    Roof layers

    Thank you Derek for your answer. I find that if I create a new plan and build the roof there is indeed a sheathing material choice in the materials tab but in my existing plan that option is labeled "default" and the sheathing material is listed as fir framing. I tried deleting the roof and rebuilding it and the sheathing is still labeled default. Unable to change it. I will question the members in the question and answer forum and see if someone might have an answer as to why the default designation shows up. As I said above this isn't an issue with new plans. Thanks again.
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    Roof layers

    I have tried without success to insert roof sheathing into my plan and have discovered this is not an option in Home designer Pro. In fact roof sheathing of any type in pro is not an option. Since sheathing is definitely a component of pretty much all roof types it should be able to be modeled and inserted into material lists for a plan. Your software has already recognized the need to allow walls to insert layers so something along the same line would be nice for roof layers. A version update with this option would be nice. Thank You
  18. I understand the reasoning behind having more features with the more expensive versions of Chief software but I don't quite know why print size should be one of them. There has been a lot of questions concerning how to print larger size prints with the home designer software. Printing is something that should be available without size restrictions. with software that costs 500 dollars. Many of us users have large format plotters and would like the ability to utilize their print capabilities without having to spend the 2000 + cost of the chief architect software. I don't feel asking for unrestricted print capabilities is asking for too much and should be a simple thing to add to the home designer software which will be coming out probably March of 2020. Could you let me know what the reasoning is behind the print limitations. Thank you
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    Print size limitations

    I went to the chief architect site and it shows that all versions of the home designer software has size limitations removed. I only have Pro so I can't say for sure that this is the case with the other 2 versions but it appears that all versions should be able to print unlimited size. You might want to check with support
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    roof sheathing

    as a follow up I went on the Chief Architect site and did a comparison of Chief Architect vs Home designer Pro 2021 and discovered that roof layers is not an option for Pro. Sorry to have wasted your time on this. I will request with support that the option be updated into Pro as it is a basic roof feature of almost all roof types. Thanks again
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    roof sheathing

    I noticed that you have a roof layers option and I don't. It must be a difference of the software versions. I assume your roof plane specification window is from Chief Premier. When I try to change the sheathing material from fir framing (default setting) to plywood it does not change. Remains as the default says "Fir Framing". Guess Pro can't do what I am asking for which I believe should be a basic roof option. I will keep on trying to figure it out. Thanks for all the input
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    roof sheathing

    This is what I get. The roof I have shown is slate so at first I thought maybe the slate roof displays differently than a asphalt shingle roof. I change the roof to asphalt shingle and rebuilt the roof and got the same results.
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    roof sheathing

    sheathing for roofs are not included anywhere that I can find. When I click on the shingles and delete there is an open area into the attic. it removes all framing and shingles. Maybe pro does not allow for sheathing to be shown as a separate entity and is just assumed.
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    living space

    also make sure room labels is on in display options
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    DIMENSIONS - PITA

    I think the only dimensions you can adjust by grabbing the arrows are point-to-point dimensions. I believe, without spending too much time on it, all the other dimensions snap according to their defaults and settings. I'm assuming that grabbing the arrows to change the dimension instead of using the text box is what you are looking to do and this is the only thing I can see that works. I've never had to do what you are asking because I usually use object snaps which has always worked for me.