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  1. Do you want a frame around the glass? If not, you can create it very quickly right in the door dbx. If you do want a frame around the glass, you could very easily create a door symbol out of a couple slabs or polyline solids.
  2. I went with the 32GB. So far so good, but I don't do a lot of PBR renders. I mostly use the standard renders and line drawing techniques and a lot of my work is con docs. That's all really fast with my M2 Max. If you do use PBR's a lot, you might want to up your memory. I just did some testing this morning on interior and exterior PBR's and they were generating in 10 seconds or less. I still don't have the magic touch to adjust the lighting, etc. on PBR's though, so I'm not posting my results on here! They're either too dark, too bright, or some materials look really weird/off!
  3. I've been using my new MacBook M2 Max with X15 Beta for about a week now and so far so good. Rendering speed is very good compared to my 2020 iMac in the plans I've tested so far.
  4. I’m assuming you mean SSA members of interiors? If so, I was wondering the same thing! We’ll definitely look into it. That appears to be the only option now if she’s not ready to fork out 2K/yr (and that’s not taking into account the exchange rate for us north of the border!)
  5. I just recently started collaborating with an interior designer on a few projects. She uses Sketchup and I mentioned that she should look at switching to Chief Interiors so we can share files… is Interiors now discontinued with the switch to the annual subscription model? All the links to buy under Interiors and Kitchen & Bath on the Chief website lead to the Chief Premier purchase page @ $1,995/yr…
  6. You are absolutely right. I was simply offering an alternative that works well for simple straight knee braces that is quicker and easier that messing with multiple copies of the same wood material at different angles!
  7. Just a tip for those concerned with the direction of the wood grain on these knee braces – make them out of framing members instead of slabs/3D solids. They look much better in renderings! I make them out of a general framing member in plan view. You can miter the ends by drawing a CAD line across the framing member and using the trim function. Then convert it to a symbol and rotate it to stand up, just like @SNestor showed in his video. Here are 4 sizes I saved in my library for those who don't feel like making their own! Knee Braces.calibz (Made for X14)
  8. I just ordered one as well. 14" MacBook Pro M2 Max. I can let you know in a couple weeks. I'm hoping it'll blow the 2020 iMac out of the water (I currently have the exact same machine as you@CoolHandLuke)!
  9. One method I've used is to use a garage door raised off the floor with a large number of vertical panels to make it look like slats. Couple that with a slab or polyline solid manually placed at the top for the housing. Quick and easy, but not the most accurate for 3D renders. If all you need is a plan representation or 2D wall elevation, this is fine though. In this example, I used a 48" tall door, raised 48" off the floor with 32 vertical panels (48" ÷ 32 = 1.5" slats). Another option would be to use a louvered window and adjust the sash settings to give it a border similar to Mark's example above.
  10. What I usually do (and what I've seen from plot plans prepared by surveyors) is dimension perpendicular to the property lines. For curves, I dimension towards the center point of the circle.
  11. Gotcha. I just exported from X14. Thanks for doing that for the others that haven't upgraded yet.
  12. What did you change Eric? I don't notice any difference from mine!
  13. Good point Eric. I've added them to my first post.
  14. I have macros for width, height and depth. They can be used with other objects too, not just doors. For a door label, you can either just add those two macros directly in your default label or add another macro that combines the two and make that your default label, which is what I did Formatted Macros.json