KenL-sdd

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  1. Chief uses a special version of Ruby. It is not compatible with other scripting such as Python.
  2. I have to use custom layers in my designs all of the time. I have never had an issue, Setup SPV's and Ref layers sets and ou are good to go. I have not downloaded any of your items, but agree with the concept!
  3. Gene, Delete the upper wall. You have a Balloon frame and an upper wall.
  4. @JiAngeloRene has setup a place for chief users with great information and answers. I have been using Chief since X4 and have taken classes, yet I still have learned so much more from his free site at discord. "Referencing a 3D model" was one of the areas. Come on and take a look and learn. Here is the link https://discord.gg/SUMWtBetrs Take a look at the Community-support section https://discord.gg/BcFrDCb3tj Best to you.
  5. Here is an open box @ $1979.00. It has RTX 4070, i-9 13900HX and one very important item is the DDR5 Ram. The ram makes a huge increase in speed. https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=710_4419&item_id=241260 Here is one with 32 gb ram https://www.newegg.com/onyx-grey-aluminium-pc-abs-lenovo-legion-pro-5-16irx8-82wk00ahus-gaming/p/N82E16834840206 That brings you in under 2K. Check to be sure the ram can be upgraded. This seems to me to be the best of the lot. Ken
  6. He did say "When I move the camera around, it gets worse and black dots show up as well." that is a perfect description of pbr. But I do agree that is not what it looks like. As Always the signature and posting the plans helps us to help you.
  7. Check to be sure that you are in the standard camera mode and not PBR. You are describing a PBR rendering that uses the video card.
  8. @RobUSMC Dang you! I may have to buy the ipad pro. I researched the good notes 5 software. It looks great. Never having to hunt for a legal pad or drawing sheets. Use it for call in notes, job notes and HONEY DO notes. LOL. The ability to convert handwritten notes to text that can be searched is a needed feature. Thanks for posting. Can I send you the invoice for the ipad??????
  9. Other tools not mentioned, I use are a smart level to measure the roof pitch. This also allows me to place it on a wall to extend the laser out get around downspouts, meters etc. Leica laser with built in camera for all measuring. The camera is for outside when you can't see the laser dot. A white drawing board to use as a laser target. A telescoping ladder 15.5 ft and down to 3 ft for storage.
  10. I have been using a leica laser with built in camera. This works great in the sun.
  11. You may need to reframe the front porch. Posting your plan would help us to help you.
  12. @stager386 The dwg or dxf files are almost like an etch a sketch. Just lines that you can trace and measure. The first thing you need to do is to import it into it's own file not into your drawing. Then check to be sure it's at the correct scale. sometimes it may be correct but most of the times it needs to be resized times 48 or 96.
  13. @AndyRonLI Please don't take this wrong. I have been using Chief for years and have seen the major improvements they have made over that time and expect to see many more in the next release. I would rather see my SSA or yearly fees go towards improvements for the majority of users, not just a little chunk of the market. It is not just a simple change to have it run under another operating system @Renerabbitt. There are already things that do not work on a Mac that runs fine on a PC. I'm with @SHCanada2thinking that a virtual machine would be a viable option. Just like the Ruby scripting is Chiefs version not the same as the normal Ruby Respectfully, Ken
  14. Easy. Go to to thefix.plan atiic level and turn on attic walls. Pull the house walls out to edge of porch.