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  1. A collection of commercial projects we have worked on over the years. Visit us at for more information about our company.
  2. I bought a bundle of these a few years back. I still use them all the time. Really good quality symbols and textures.
  3. I did these pools in Chief. I just used a Chief water texture, then tweaked the bump map settings to get some ripple effect. For the waterfall, I imported a waterfall model from the 3D warehouse and stretched it to fit the area I needed.
  4. I just turned on my Framing layers (wall and sill plate) and painted them black.
  5. I sometimes do something like this in Chief for a client to better visualize the space in layout form. It is just a top view ortho with the camera changed to watercolor with lines.
  6. Designer's Ink is a full-service building design firm based out of Stillwater, Oklahoma; however, we have worked on projects in 27 different states and 5 different countries. We have been in business since 1993 and have 5 designers and draftsmen on staff to serve you. We specialize in creating stunning 3D models of your building project so you can see exactly what the building will look like before you build. This significantly reduces the costs of change orders during construction. Many of our clients have told us they saved more in construction costs using our services than they paid for our services due to reduced change orders and value engineering during the design. Once your 3D model is completed, we then produce easy to read construction documents. We take a lot of pride in our construction documents which we customize for each client's specific needs. Our goal is to produce our construction documents in such a way that the folks on the ground building the project have everything they need, and in a format they can use efficiently. With over half of our clients being from out of state, we have been working remotely with clients for years. With the current restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, already having a system in place to communicate with our clients remotely is essential. We have been using our system for years, so we know it works well. We also offer one-on-one tutoring services for both Chief Architect and Home Designer Pro. We have been using Chief Architect for 16 years. Please take a moment to look at our website at for more information about our company. If you would like to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation, contact us to schedule a time that works for you. We look forward to EXCEEDING your expectations. Jeff Dillon - Owner / Designer
  7. In X11 you can hold the Ctrl key down and open another session of Chief Architect. Keep the Ctrl key held down until the 2nd session opens. This allows you to open two layouts at the same time. You can then copy and paste between the two layout files. In X12, you can just open two layouts at the same time.
  8. In PBR, I lower the sunlight to about 600 lux. It usually works well for me.
  9. I accidentally deleted the thread we were working on about room fill and pdfs and picture files for advertising plan! Thank you @Solver, @Designers Ink, @MarkMc! You all had great solutions to my issue! I wrote CA to see if our thread could be restored in case it would be helpful for others. Thanks for your time and thoughts!

  10. We had one computer that Chief just closed out of the blue on 3 times after the update today. The other licenses have not had the issue even after the update.
  11. Once mulled, you should be able to open the mulled unit and turn the sills back on.
  12. We would love an opportunity to work with you on your project. We have used Chief Architect for about 12 years and have projects in 23 different states and several foreign countries. You can visit our website to learn more about us and see some examples of our work. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
  13. With over 20 years of experience, we have designed homes all over the United States and several foreign countries (Map). Our design philosophy is to get to know our clients by listening to their needs very carefully. We can then produce a design that fits both their functional needs, as well as their style. We also work with other design professionals when they need assistance meeting a deadline, are having trouble with a complex design, or just have too much work and not enough time. We can even assist you with online tutoring sessions to show you how to use Chief Architect to its fullest potential. Please take the time to view our website at to learn more about our firm. We can also send you examples of recently completed construction document plans sets upon request. It is always our goal to EXCEED our client's expectations. We look forward to an opportunity to exceed yours!! Give us a call, toll free at 866-354-7526.
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    Designer's Ink Samples

    Just a few projects I have worked on recently.
  15. Here are some non-360 pano shots of the same room using the same Physically Based Rendering settings as above. They are saved at 3000 x 1534 at 600 dpi as a .png file just using the export command. When I did a raytrace on these before, it took about 8 hours to get about 15 passes due to the details and lights. These took about 90 seconds to save. Huge time savings, especially if you want to show clients a few different options quickly.