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  1. StructEng58

    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    I just got it on Thursday. I haven't played with Chief on it yet, since I am still sitting it up, but so far I love it. The computer has 2TB storage, 64 gb of Ram, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB, 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Ryan, I know I will love it. This is my second MacBook. My first one (still runs) has been running for 11 years and all I have done to it was add more ram and larger hard drive. I can't upgrade the OS on it any longer, so I can't put X12 on it. I am a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New York. I can also get licenesed in other states as well if I have work there. That is not a problem. The only states that are hard to get licensed is States like California. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Ryan, I actually purchased my new MacBook Pro last night and I am excited to get it. It is funny you mention the Totu Hub, because I actually purchased the Totu dock from Amazon, which allows me to do three monitors. I am going to try and use an apple tv for when my clients are in the office to show them their house on the TV. I will experiment to see how it works. This is the dock that I bought. https://www.amazon.com/TOTU-Upgraded-Universal-Charging-Thunderbolt/dp/B0838WTFD1/ref=sr_1_3?crid=TLVA72PC76QS&dchild=1&keywords=totu+docking+station&qid=1586892787&s=electronics&sprefix=totu+%2Celectronics%2C158&sr=1-3 Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Greg, I don't know if a one second delay would be that bad. If it was more I would probably more concerned. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Greg, Got ya. I called one of my friends/client and asked him if he any recommendations for docks. He thinks where he works. They use the Targus one I linked above (Targus Docking Station). He is going to let me know. He also give me another idea too. He said on the TV I can put an apple TV on it and cast to from the MacBook for when I have clients here. This eliminates one problem, so I just need to make sure I can do three monitors. After I wrote back to you. I looked at some of the reviews on the OWC docks and they don't seem to get that good of reviews. That is what I am having a hard time with. It seems on all the docks. The reviews are very mixed, which makes it hard chosing. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Greg, Just been doing some research and it seems like this dock, OWC Thunderbolt 3 along with this, Dual Display Adapter would give me what I am looking for, since OWC dock allows daisy chaining. Is this what you were talking about? Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Greg, I have not. Do you recommend them? I am specifically looking for something that won't bog down Chief Architect in terms of display and graphics. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Ryan, Thank you for the information. I know Chief will work very well on the MacBook Pro with no problems with the proper hardware on board. I more curious about a decent dock for it when I am working in the office, since it will be my main computer. Like I stated, I want to be able to have the ability to do four monitors. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Electromen, I am still meeting with my customers during the whole pandemic. It just that I have been doing via video conferencing like Zoom. This way we can proceed with the design and practice social distancing. Thank your for the info on the MacBook. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Ryan, Thanks for the information. I am going to probably get mine maxed out on memory and other upgrades when I order it. Chris
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    New Computer - Macbook Pro

    Good day all, I am currently looking at buying a new computer and I am very heavily leaning on purchasing a MacBook Pro 16", which will give me everything to run Chief Architect. I have a MacBook that I bought in 2009 and it is still running strong, but it is not upgradable to the new Mac OS and I can't run X12. Right now I am running a Windows10 desktop, but really want one computer for work and other things. On my current setup I am running dual monitors with a TV attached for when I meet with customers. I am looking for a dock for the MacBook Pro, which will allow me to connect up to four (4) monitors. This is so I can attach the two monitors I have along with the TV. In the near future I would like to add a third monitor for doing my structural calculations and such while in Chief. I have found this one linked below, but was wondering if anyone else is using a similar setup or if this will cause problems with Chief? Targus Quad Docking Station Thank you in advance, Chris
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    New Wall Against Existing

    Thank you very much. The furred wall method worked for me. Chris
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    New Wall Against Existing

    If I drag the "green" wall shown in front of the existing wall. Chief is deleting the existing wall and I don't want that. Chris
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    New Wall Against Existing

    Hello All, I am working on a project, which its an addition to a service garage with an apartment above. The problem that I am having is that I need a new wall against an existing in order not to see a hole in the area of the existing wall. As you can see in the image of the second floor plan below where I circled it is where I need to add another wall. As you can see from my front elevation. I have a hole in the area where there is no wall. I have attached a back-up of plan to this email for reference also. I am open to other suggestions on how to fix this issue. Thank you in advance for the help. Chris RB Garage.zip
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    [SOLVED] Doors not showing on foundation plan (X11)

    Eric, Thank you! That worked. I totally forgot that I had pony walls there. Thanks again, Chris