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    Aviation, running, squash, cycling, architectural rendering and 3D virtual home solutions.

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  1. Hey thanks Steve. I suppose I need to better understand Chief's ideas of furred vs frame through. Thanks again!!
  2. Fair enough Eric...I'll give it a whirl here...no huge rush... With a handle like "solver" you would think you would just get me an answer or link to the answer!! LOL :-)
  3. While on the topic of furred walls, (could find an answer here on the forum after some searching) does anyone else get the ceiling surface disappearing above the furred wall? I have modelled a split level, with the bottom portion of the basement portion 4' below grade (foundation level), I have defined a 4 foot high 8" thick concrete stem wall on that half the house. The top half is another 48" of exterior Siding 6 wall (so it is defined as a pony wall). I set a furred wall all around the four sides inside up against the 8" concrete stem wall capped at 48" to the top of the concrete stem wa
  4. Glad you liked the idea. Keeping various design options organized is absolutely critical. I use a lettering system. File management is typically alphabetical on computer systems and this lists the files as such. So a typical project is named, jobA, jobB, jobC as we go along for the versions of the file. Sometimes, say at jobC, the client wants to see three roof options. So at this point, starting from jobC file, I'll create jobC1, jobC2, and jobC3. When we move forward from there, it becomes jobD and so on. Seems like a small thing, but vocabulary becomes important. I use "
  5. Yes, this is VERY important when you showcase as-built and proposed plans...or say 4 different options of a .plan variations of a home onto a single layout. Backing up from the LAYOUT will package ALL associated .plan files (plus all reference files in the layout, and ALL plan files associated) into a single folder. Makes it super easy. One way to make file sharing efficient without having to close programs in order to copy or share, (because the file is "Open" in Chief) is to save the Chief files (plan and layout) in a folder. Save the backup file created in that sam
  6. Hi Charles, When you export to Lumion using the Collada file format (.dae) or 3ds, Chief will export what is visible on the camera screen at the time...this would, for example, include all your framing inside the walls that you might NOT want to see and it adds considerable weight to the file size and may push the limits of less powerful computers. What you "see" in Chief, is what you will see in Lumion. If you see a window track in Chief, that is what is will look like in Lumion....it is just a render engine which might improve on the render image quality and control of material
  7. Showcasing a space can sometimes best be accomplished by showcasing the entire area within an integrated 360 Tour. Video is great for clips, generating interest, investment, and capital campaigns but it drives a user on a set path on a set time frame. Try a 360 Tour! Your users can take all the time they need and really get a feel of a space. Please see one posted at the link below: 360 Tour Tours can be generated easily and quickly. All we need from you is the 2D or 3D floor plan(s) you wish to use, and the spherical images you wish to upload. A company logo, tex
  8. Hey Chopsaw! You beat me to it...I did find some ideas going back to X10 2018 which helped as well... Thx for offering the link. Mucho gracias. Ivan
  9. Hi Eric, I have been searching all day with that and Ruby codes...likely right under my nose...my brain is fried! But I can go dig a little closer for sure. Thx for letting me know. :-) Ivan
  10. Hello all, Quick question. I have a customer that desires BOTH a window schedule and a window size and top height notation like the window label can display using macros and custom Ruby code. However, I can't get both to show...either the schedule with the callout displays, or the window label displays. I have a workaround, but it would be nice to have it all fall into place automatically. Anyone know the solution on that? Thx. Ivan
  11. Thx Renerabit....I thought of the symbol but wanted it to work a bit more "clean". Btw, nice lips in the aviatar! LOL Joe, you don't have as nice lips, but I like your idea! I do have it now in the schedule, but do you have a way to get the window dimensions into the schedule and a 3D object view for example?? Thx again.
  12. Quick Q for users of X12. Is there a way to have skylights incorporated into the window schedule or a custom schedule. It seems that there is no way to do so as the dbx of the skylight lacks the "Schedule" panel. Any work arounds available I don't need a manual text workaround...just auto generated solution...all my work is custom at this point so no point in explaining something I'll only use once in text. I can get the object properties to show using the "Rich Text" option and selecting the macro "%ObjectProperties% but that info seems to be locked in and not individu
  13. Thank you gentlemen, much appreciated. A fair bit more than a two click solution!!! LOL Np though...perhaps Chief can work toward segregating those items in X-11.
  14. Thanks Joe...here' s the plan. Chopsaw, thanks for the reply. I opened up ALL schedules to review and didn't find those "Labels" in question as any items in any of the schedules. Likely a 2 bit easy click...but I've missed it. ChiefExample_e.plan
  15. I really appreciate you guys looking at it. I've attached a screen shot showcasing the sink in question. Perhaps this helps. Ivan