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    Minnesota User Group

    Chief user in MN here
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    PDF to CA (no longer needed)

    Thank you all for the help (got about 20 people who contacted me via email). We found somebody. --- original post --- We do kitchen and bath remodeling. A client wants a 2 story dig-out addition and has PDF plans (looks like autocad) we need to be converted into CA. Please email us at and we will send you the PDF so you can estimate cost and time to convert to CA.
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    VR Set Up

    I've got the first-gen Vive. I love to use it in chief with clients. One of the base stations just died so I need to get a new setup. Does anybody have a point of view on which VR system works best with CA?
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    .plan to Virtual Reality

    I'm relatively new to chief. I'm a licensed builder who spends more time with a hammer than CAD, but my husband has been obsessed with building things for the Virtual Reality system (he is a computer scientists). He has been working to get the Chief .plan file into Sketchfab and Unity (mostly so he can make zombies run around our clients houses in VR). He told me that he would like to get some other real .plan files to test out. He has played with the demo ones from Chief but he wanted to use some real-world ones (the demo ones are super clean wrt textures, materials, and walls). So if you have a .plan and want him to convert it into VR just reply to this and he will reply with a link to sketchfab and a .Zip file for you to play a higher resolution on a windows or mac (let him know what you have). Please note - this is not a service offering. We do not do VR as a business. This is simply messing around and having fun. I'm sure their are people out there who will do this for a living that have much better equipment and experience... If you view this as a professional offering and not just having fun, I suggest you look elsewhere. He said he would like to do 2-3... so the first 2 or 3 .plan files (URL to dropbox, etc) will be worked on.
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    .plan to Virtual Reality

    Yes, he has got the zombies in the VR system in some of my chief files. He puts my models in VR for me all the time (but I don't like the zombies). Lately, we have just been using Vive with X10, but for some things, it still works best to export the Chief model to Unity and then the Vive. Feel free to email him (studham @ I'm sure he would be happy to talk with you. He is a computer guy.
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    walkthrough resolution

    I can't figure out how to set the resolution of the default full camera so it shows up as 4K or 1080p. Does anybody know where the settings are for the resolution?
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    walkthrough resolution

    Thank you. Just to be clear - is it the active viewable window or the resolution of the monitor?
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    Has anyone used VR (i.e. oculus rift) with X10 beta?

    I use the HTC Vive every day when doing design. The new feature of CA to let you do VR needs a lot of work. It is super choppy and the mobility in the model is limited. It is new and I'm sure they will fix it over time. For now, I still export the model and use a different viewer. Kim
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    .plan to Virtual Reality

    Yes he has used the app. I use that with clients. Great job on that app. You all do great work. My favorite thing is the Bluetooth measurements w/ room designer on my iPad.. The 3D app is different than what he is looking to play with. 1) He is looking to put things on sketchfab so people can use them with Google Cardboard. For example here is a version of the center thumbnail you postedl. 2) He is also building the models so they can take advantage of the graphics cards available in most computers. For example the center thumbnail you posted, but at sunset. If you have a PC you can download a walk around version at sunset (no zombies) is here: