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  2. Designer1

    PBR VS Raytracing

    I added four point lights to the scene but it wasn't affecting the shadow of the tree any. I continued to increase the lumens till we got to 1,000,000 lumens as no other smaller number made any difference. If I toggle off the sun then I can see the lights. With the sun is switched on I can see no difference in the way the lights lighten up the shadow or decrease the harsh lines. I have to be missing something. Graham, how did you get your shadows to look so great... please share the secret recipe!
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  5. benchiko1

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    Thank you very much for the assistance. I'll go through the videos and will let you know if I need additional assistance. Once again thanks
  6. Chopsaw

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    Start Here: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/5445/creating-3d-cad-objects.html?playlist=98 However you are getting into some of chief's more advanced tools so there will be a learning curve. Michael has a lot of training video's that pick up where chief's video's leave off but be sure you understand the basics first. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxF7fl4jiGw7I7MRpsQq7w
  7. benchiko1

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    I'm not that vast in using the polyline solid and bolean toolset. Can you point me in the direction of resources (video, link etc) that can assist me. Thanks
  8. I installed tonights update and have lost the ability to use the relink button on the top tool bar to relink referenced plan files. Anyone else? I've checked two projects, done a "Repair Install", and a reboot. Still no good. You can only relink individual layout views with the "relink file" button on the bottom toolbar, but global relink tool doesn't work. I also uninstalled and reinstalled with the file in our Digital Locker and it still doesn't work.
  9. Alchemyjim

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    This is one of those instances where it must be drawn with polyline solids. Make sure you create a layer called "Steel Framing" or something similar to place all these pieces. Once you have mastered the polyline solids this is relatively simple.
  10. rgardner

    BEEN SEEING THIS LATELY

    Sorry I don’t see what you are referring to on this one. For the bathroom I think your backsplash is affecting the wall line. It shouldn’t because it is behind it but probably overrides the wall.
  11. Chopsaw

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    You may be able to use the railing tool but other than that you are likely just modeling all of that manually. Sections can be drawn and extruded as psolids and then some may need to be converted to solids to use the bolean toolset. Polyline solids can be converted to symbols with stretch planes and saved in the library or just copied and used over. It will take some time but you should be able to do a better job than the original set of drawings by using Chief.
  12. ChiefUserBigRob

    BEEN SEEING THIS LATELY

    this one may be explained by the wall offset in the laundry maybe??
  13. solver

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

    Have you checked the Library and Bonus Catalogs?
  14. ChiefUserBigRob

    BEEN SEEING THIS LATELY

    no drywall removed. here is a better view. the edges you may be talking about are the custom backsplash over the drywall. i will upload another situation from a different project in a hall way that makes no sense either and is similar.
  15. Signatures

    Structural Steel Design In Chief Architect

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  16. Hello All, I am designing the attached catwalk in structural steel using Chief Architect x12. I need assistance as I cannot find steel sections and components in CA. I am running Windows 10. Is it possible to design it in CA. Regards. Ben Catwalk-drw01-Rev03.PDF 20' Catwalk C8 Version - Rev02.PDF
  17. VHampton

    BEEN SEEING THIS LATELY

    Agreed. The walls have merged at the corner, and that's why they're slightly wonky in elevation. You could try a shower wall - which is the best way to show this in plan view. And it may solve the unwanted merger at the corner.
  18. Chopsaw

    Modifying Construction note Blocks

    Yes it must be blocked to add to the library and Marquee Selection allows you to block it by itself.
  19. rgardner

    Plan Import

    YW
  20. rgardner

    Modifying Construction note Blocks

    I believe the OP was trying to figure out how to add it to his library. Unless I misunderstand his question.?.? Has definitely happened before.
  21. RobUSMC

    Plan Import

    Thank for the help
  22. Designer1

    PBR VS Raytracing

    Graham, thank you for your suggestion! Can you tell us more about how you position your type of lights and the lumens you recommend? I used a light out in the landscape to mimic sundown light on the side of the house tinted orange and set it about 200" above the ground @1200 lumens. I have not used it for reducing tree shadow harshness. Using these lights to reduce tree shadows how close to the trees do you place them and at what lumens? How do you prevent these lights from lighting the other areas of the scene? This whole PBR experience is so different then raytrace that its really taking some getting use to the new way of thinking of the rendering process. I sure appreciate you and others help and guidance with the PBR's Im finding it to be very informative. Thanks!
  23. rgardner

    Plan Import

    Same answer for the walls. Export and import from your template.
  24. rgardner

    BEEN SEEING THIS LATELY

    Did you remove drywall from that side of the wall altogether? It looks funny in plan view.
  25. RobUSMC

    Plan Import

    Same with wall types
  26. solver

    Plan Import

    Export your Layer Sets and then import into the plan.
  27. RobUSMC

    Plan Import

    I had a designer out of the country draw a set of as builts for a new project. When he sent them to me, I opened the plan and the plan only has the layer sets that I assume he used or has on his system. How can I open this plan so I can use my own layer sets, wall types, etc.? Attached is the plan... Thank you Anderson Kitchen As Built 2-25-2020.plan
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