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  1. I have been working on some new items for my X16 library. I have attached the EV Chargers I have. I don't have them in X15, but you can download the models from the 3D Warehouse pretty easily to create your own if you don't have X16 yet. EV Chargers.calibz
  2. Here is a good source for PBR textures I found which has separate files for Normal Maps, Bump Maps, Ambient Occlusion Maps, and Roughness Maps for Chief Architect. The textures are free to download.
  3. Try lowing your sunlight level to about 1000 and see if that helps
  4. It is actually a reflection that looks like OSB. Change the material to a matte finish or change the roughness to 100% using the rainbow tool, and it goes away.
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    Just a few projects I have worked on recently.
  6. OK. We have been seeing the same issue with the Intel 14900K, but it sounds like your issue may be different. With those chips you had to back the Performance Active-Core Ratio (P-Core) down a bit to resolve the issue. When the graphics card called for more power, it cause the CPU to shut down the computer to protect it. I found the best solutions to try came from gaming forums since those guys deal a lot with high end systems and spend a lot of time tweaking things. Best of luck to you. I know it is frustrating.
  7. I have had great luck with Honeybook for my client portal. It keeps all of our communications and files in one centralized place and once you set it up with personalized templates, it make onboarding and and obtaining signed contracts a breeze. It offers invoicing, but I still use QuickBooks for that. It is not perfect, but they seem to be pumping out new features pretty often, and they are open to suggestions for improvements.
  8. In the IAMDesign Catalog is some cable railing. When you are in the railing dialog box, change your railing type to "Panels", then click on the Newel/Baluster tab on the side and under the Panels area click on the library button. You can type in cable and it should bring up all of your cable railing options. You can then add top and bottom rails if you prefer and change your newel posts to something appropriate.
  9. Same here. Are you using a laptop or desktop? What kind of video card are you running?
  10. When you pull up a camera view, look at the bottom of the screen, and it should tell you how many surfaces you have in the model (i.e. Done: 146857 surfaces). If the number goes away, just rotate the camera view, and it will come back up. I'd be interested to see if you have a high number of surfaces in your model, which could slow things down. You can always do a "Backup Entire Plan" to a zip file and post it. That way we can pull up your model with your materials and see if it is model related or maybe a computer related issue if it opens fine in our systems.
  11. It is the "my house.plan" file. If you click on the size header twice, it should sort by file size and bring it to the top of the list.
  12. I did some tweaking on the camera settings and added some light sources. You should be able to see the settings I used when you open up the saved camera in the living room.
  13. Do a Backup Entire Plan into a Zip file and upload it so we can open the model up and take a look.
  14. Try turning your sunlight setting way down to about 1200. In the camera dbx, make sure your Lighting setting is set to light set and not automatic with all the lights on you want to see in the camera view. This will help Chief by ignoring the rooms so that you get light in the distant rooms and not just the room and floor the camera is located in. In a two-story room like this, this will let all the lights show up in the camera view correctly. You can also turn down the backdrop intensity in the PBR settings until you can clearly see your background. If those suggestions do not work, post the plan and we can play with it about to troubleshoot the problem.