Michael_Gia

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  1. Michael_Gia's post in Rotate Floorplan was marked as the answer   
    Edit area - all floors, tool along with transform/replicate tool
     
  2. Michael_Gia's post in End of Wall Tile help was marked as the answer   
    Option 1). Apply a slab or 3d solid in an elevation view. Just like a tile would be applied on top of your drywall. This gives flexibility and won’t fight with automated wall wrapping etc..
     
    Option 2) wall material region and uncheck, “cut finish layers”
     
    Option 3) make a pony wall.
  3. Michael_Gia's post in Monitor was marked as the answer   
    Ok, I went through this very painful and educational experience. 
    Forget what everyone is telling you here.  
     
    This is the deal with MacBooks and their retina displays when hooked up to an external monitor. 
     
    It’s all about the ppi (pixels per inch, aka pixel density)
     
    The ppi on your external monitor has to match your MacBook display or be half of that density. 
     
    If it isn’t 1:1 or 2:1 then you’ll have “fuzzy” text, quite a bit of lag (even though you probably haven’t noticed that yet, but it’s there)
     
    It has to do with how hard your processors have to work to translate the image onto your external monitor. 
    This translation happens at 60Hz. That’s a hell of a lot of calculations even for a super duper MacBook.
     
    I actually had to downgrade my external monitor from a 4K monitor to a 2K monitor (QHD or 1440p) in order for the image to be as sharp as on the retina and with no lag. Or at least I experienced and increase in “snappiness”. You’ll see. 
     
    I don’t recommend going with a 4K monitor.
     
    Pixel density is dependant on screen size. There’s a formula for that. 
     
    For example, I went with 2560 x 1440 for a 27” monitor which works out to 109 ppi and my 16” Macbook is 5120 x 2880 which works out to 218ppi, which is roughly twice the external monitor’s density. Which is an easy translation process for the CPU’s. 
     
    Hope that helps. 
     
  4. Michael_Gia's post in Edit Wall Layer Intersections was marked as the answer   
    You might try playing around with small sections of room dividers to get the desired look. 
     
  5. Michael_Gia's post in WARNING to all Mac users was marked as the answer   
    So, it appears to be an issue if your pixel density is not 220 ppi (retina) or a multiple of this, like 110ppi. 
     
    So a 27” monitor at 1440p has a ppi of 108, close enough to 110 will not be a problem.
    Or a 5k 27” monitor at 218 ppi will also not be a problem. 

    I have a 4K 27” monitor which is 163ppi, this is what’s causing the problems. 
    Along with the fuzzy characters and blurry lines, the fact that my MacBook has to translate the 163 ppi to retina at 60Hz (60 times/second), I’m also seeing slower performance. 
     
    I tried it out on 1440p 27” monitor and it works great, so I ordered a new monitor. I didn’t want to spend the money on a 5k 27” at this point in time. 
     
    Hope this helps other Mac users out there, wandering in the desert….
     
  6. Michael_Gia's post in Different Saved Plan Views and Layout Pages was marked as the answer   
    To be sure, each saved plan view should have its own unique, layer set, default set, and cad layer and be sure to check “never save”.
     
    And by unique default set, I mean you should have unique dimensions, text and maybe even arrows with their own layers that are unique to that saved plan view. So, if my saved plan view is called “electrical 1/8” then everything up and down should have that name for all the various layers, dims and defaults to avoid cross contamination. 
     
    I really wish this was simply automatic every time you create a new saved plan view. It should be unique in every way. 
    I realize it would limit the power users who really know how to share layers and dimensions defaults across multiple plan views but for the rest of us it’s chaos sometimes. 
     
     
  7. Michael_Gia's post in White lines on the elevation when printing - why? was marked as the answer   
  8. Michael_Gia's post in Export House Plan to Other Rendering Software Apps? was marked as the answer   
    Yes, export Chief 3D model as 3DS or Collada from the file menu and import into Lumion or Twinmotion, enjoy. 
     
    A lot of us do this here. Search the forum or YouTube for, Export Chief Architect to Lumion or Twinmotion. 
     
    example…
    (Keep in mind René did not use Twinmotion’s pathtracer on this video so the rendering quality could’ve been improved immensely with the flick of a switch, but I believe he said that his client wasn’t willing to pay for that)
     
  9. Michael_Gia's post in Wall connections was marked as the answer   
    Did you try the “Edit Wall Layer Intersections” tool, located on the Edit toolbar?  You can just drag the drywall layer over to cover that up. 
     
    Here is a good article to help…
    https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00033/adjusting-wall-connections.html