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  2. glennw

    Retaining wall

    You could use a polysolid drawn in elevation or a molding polyline drawn in plan.
  3. tommy1

    X12 layout question

    I've got a bad situation and trying to see if it can be an easy fix with X12. Has anyone tried to open two layouts and copy items from one layout to another and then relink the layout? Trying to keep from resending things from one plan to a layout for the other plan. Hopefully this doesn't sound too confusing.
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  5. Kbird1

    Video card for laptop

    The Quadro Cards have a special Double Precision Floating Point Chip along with the NV GPU and that precision is needed in Engineering , scientific, etc Applications for instance, and thus far outstrip the GTX/RTX line for those Applications , but Chief is not one of them, so they suggest the GTX line instead ( now RTX line). the Quadro cards can also have alot more dedicated memory up to 24GB currently I think , Chief suggest 4GB though I'd go 6 or 8 on a GTX/RTX card if I could. Quadro is Nvidia's brand for graphics cards intended for use in workstations running professional computer-aided design (CAD), computer-generated imagery (CGI), digital content creation (DCC) applications, scientific calculations and machine learning. The GPU chips on Quadro-branded graphics cards are identical to those used on GeForce-branded graphics cards. The Quadro cards differ substantially in their ECC memory and enhanced floating point precision, which tremendously reduce the risks of calculation errors. https://www.velocitymicro.com/blog/geforce-vs-quadro-whats-the-difference/ https://www.engineering.com/DesignSoftware/DesignSoftwareArticles/ArticleID/18630/Whats-the-Difference-Between-GeForce-and-Quadro-Graphics-Cards.aspx There is still alot of heated discussion on the Quadro VS GTX everywhere , some more talk over at Autodesk for example here..... https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/3ds-max-forum/quadro-vs-geforce-what-s-the-truth/td-p/8681995 Mick.
  6. CharlesVolz

    Available for more design work

    Howdy All, I am available to take on more design work. I can assist you in your design work or you can refer customers to me. I pay a 10% referral fee for referred customers. Just give me a call at 210 744-7489! Here is some information about me and how I work: I am a creative designer who has acquired unique experiences and perspectives from my collection of work as a designer and builder. I have degrees in structural engineering (BS Rice University) and architectural engineering (MS University of Texas at Austin) and have planned, designed, developed and built various, diverse projects over my 30-year career. I am a member of the American Institute of Building Design ("AIBD"), which provides quality continuing education to ensure its members remain current with technology, materials and building codes. AIBD holds its members to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. I utilize the latest technology like GoToMeeting to work with customers live online and OBS Live to record "how-to" videos for builders, designers and DIYers, instructing home design using Chief Architect. I have worked with owners, builders, designers and architects from all over the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and England. I offer time-saving design assistance as well as expert training in Chief Architect. I am available to design your home from concept to working drawings, assist you in learning Chief Architect and/or improve your existing home design. Whether you need a home designer or just a few hours of training, I can accommodate you. Right now I am offering a discounted rate of $85 per hour for Chief users (an 11% discount from my standard rate of $95). I work in prepaid blocks of time. Once I receive payment, I schedule the time. You chose how much of my time you want to reserve (3-hour minimum) and can use the time (in 1-hour minimum blocks of time) for up to six months after purchase. When I complete the time, I will give you back the plan file or you can purchase another block of time. You keep the time credit left over, if any, for future help. This method gives you the flexibility to hire me for the work you desire without a long-term commitment. There is no obligation for you to pay for additional blocks of time. I am very fair with my billable hours and do not charge for nonproductive time. I bill using PayPal and add the fee (rounded) to the invoice. Regards, Charles
  7. TheKitchenAbode

    Video card for laptop

    Here is a chart that demonstrates the potential benefit a SolidWorks user may experience when using a Quadro card in comparison with NVidia RTX gaming card. The article is here, worth a read. https://www.bing.com/search?q=quadro+p4000&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=quadro+p4000&sc=8-12&sk=&cvid=C13AA4EDB2D4459E9E40FBCA91CB0852
  8. solver

    Box or Garden window

    Please post images directly -- no need to make a PDF of an image. This makes it easier for others as an image shows in the forum.
  9. Hammer7

    Box or Garden window

    So, progress....the ridge's line up, the overhangs are even, however the frieze on the smaller portions are taller...not sure what is causing this or how to adjust it.... Bay window.pdf
  10. TheKitchenAbode

    Video card for laptop

    That is what I said, Chief can't take advantage of the finely tuned drivers that are provided in the Quatro cards. However, Quadro cards have all the same graphics hardware as NVidias gaming cards, what they may lack are some of the finely tuned drivers for certain games. The OP stated that they also use SolidWorks which is designed to be used with a workstation graphics card such as Quadro. If they use a gaming card SolidWorks performance may be reduced. As this is a laptop the OP is not going to have two discrete graphics cards, a gaming card for Chief and a Quadro for SolidWorks. The Quadro P4000 that the OP is considering is a very competent graphics card and I have heard of no technical reason why Chief would not function fully on one of these cards.
  11. Curious if anyone has tried the new glass panel garage door feature? I am seeing only one panel of glass and am wondering if I have a setting wrong or if this is a bug? Thanks glass_panel_garage.plan
  12. VisualDandD

    Any Matterport users?

    Thank you! Perfect timing
  13. wjmdes

    New Default Sets

    Very strange, I cannot replicate this now. Before no matter what (anno/default set) I selected in Currently using, it would revert to say Active Defaults, but all the selected defaults below that were correct for what I was choosing. I will video this if it happens again...
  14. lbuttery

    Video card for laptop

    Graham: sorry, but CA has repeatedly stated time and again that Chief is gaming based and not CAD based their recommendation has never been about cost CA has stated time and again that there is no benefit to Chief from a Quadro card since it is CAD based Lew
  15. solver

    Half Hip Roof

    Also known as a jerkenhead or clipped gable. It's sometimes possible to auto build the roof after making your settings, copy the needed roof plane(s), undo, the paste/hold position to put the roof planes back, then join everything together.
  16. DH7777

    stair well issue

    ok thanks
  17. Alaskan_Son

    Layout Cleanup

    Check your CAD Blocks and CAD Details to start with. Check your Saved Defaults, not just your Default Sets. You may well have a Saved Default that isn't even being used. You'll have to delete or change the Default before you can delete the layer.
  18. rgardner

    stair well issue

    If you did build it then it is probably a layer that is not on. Try turning on all layers.
  19. Alaskan_Son

    Customize Window Number in callout

    I would would recommend upgrading to X12 and then listing your new and existing windows in 2 entirely different schedules. Either that or handle New vs. Existing with an Object Information Field added to the schedule. What you're requesting is possible with some custom macros but not very efficient if you want to keep the callout shape.
  20. Alaskan_Son

    Half Hip Roof

    They can only be done automatically with Auto Rebuild toggled on. Otherwise, yes...it's manual, but it can typically be done in under a minute.
  21. Alaskan_Son

    New Default Sets

    If you set your various defaults back to EXACTLY what you've show in the screenshot above, what does the Default Set say? I'm just wondering if perhaps one little thing was off.
  22. bradsawler

    Half Hip Roof

    A half hip roof is where a top portion of a gable end becomes a hip roof, essentially eliminating the point of a gable end. Are you saying I need to draw these manually?
  23. Joe_Carrick

    Layout Cleanup

    I've been working on cleaning up my Layout - getting rid of unused Layers, etc. Unfortunately, I've run into a couple of problems that I don't seem to be able to solve: I have a Text Layer "Text, Structural" that is indicated as "Used" but I can't find it in any page - even when all layers are displayed. I have another Text Layer that is indicated as specified in a "Default" but I've checked all my Default Sets and can't find it an any Default. Is there any way to search the Layout file to find where these things are located? Note: My procedure (tedious at best) was to turn on all layers (unlocked) and marquee select the everything on every page. Most things I was able to find and edit or delete as necessary. These two have eluded all my efforts.
  24. wjmdes

    New Default Sets

    Well, it wasn't earlier! Ugghhh, I was so sure I had an issue I had my IT department (my son) load software to record a video. I get home and it is behaving properly. If (or should I say when) I come across it again, I will record it so I can demonstrate I am not losing my mind.
  25. solver

    Half Hip Roof

    Roof settings in a wall work with auto roofs. What is a "half hip roof"?
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