ericepv

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    Stair Rail On Top Of Wall

    jcaffee - That video did the trick, it was easy but now I have a second newel post in the midle of the rail that showed up after I dragged out the length of the ramp to match my stair uonit. . Any idea of how to gid rid of it?
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    Stair Rail On Top Of Wall

    Forgot to attach the plan file, here it is. 74 Master-X7-rev.zip
  3. Does anyone know of a way to change the focal length on a walkthrough camera? I do not see a setting for this on the main panel.
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    Need Help With Roof Gables

    I'm having trouble with a Dutch Gable roof on my current project. I've viewed the video on building a Dutch Gable and have gotten most of the roof completed but it needs some fine tuning. I can't get the fascia right on the large gable in the center and I also cannot get a full return on the east (right) elevation gable as shown on the drawings. Also, some of the roof planes do not seem to meet correctly. My plan file and elevations are attached. Carlino Final 1.PDF 960 Lake Road-manual roof.plan
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    Need Help With Roof Gables

    I've tried the link on my desktop and my laptop, same problem. You can e-mail me here: eric@epvisualz.com. Tnx - Eric
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    Need Help With Roof Gables

    Oops, forgot the attachment.
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    Need Help With Roof Gables

    Still the same (see attached). I am using Firefox but I also tried with IE.
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    Need Help With Roof Gables

    Mark3D: I clicked on your link but just got a bunch of random symbols and text, can you try that again? Eric
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    Measuring For Existing Tree Placement

    Rodney: I'm not sure if your version has this feature but if you can save the drawing as a PDF, then import it into your project you can use it as a template to place your trees. Go to File/Import and see if there is an option to import PDF. If so, bring in the PDF and set it at the rear of the layer (open the object and click on "place at rear") and then adjust bthe size until it is at proper scale (you'll need some existing dimensions on your drawing to do this). I may not have all of the terms correctly worded as I am writing this from memory but that's the basic idea. Also, it's best to lock the PDF so that it dosen't interfere with your selection of other items placed on top. Hope this helps, good luck to you.
  10. I am looking for a simple video editor and am sampling Snagit & it's big brother Camtasia. I would ilke to import my Chief file (.avi) and add fades, captions and a soundtrack and then save it as an MP4 or MOV. Has anyone had experience with either of these programs or any other that would do the same?
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    Opening Revit Files

    I have been asked to Ray Trace some file which were created in Revit. I have been sent files in DXF, DWF, FBX & RVT. The only one I can import in X6 is DXF which does not give me 3D. My customer says that the FBX file will have everthing I need but X6 will not open it. I tried to import it into SketchUp Pro but same problem. Does anyone know of a way to get this file into a Chief compatible format?
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    Opening Revit Files

    I just downloaded Blender and was able to import the FBX file which I then exported as both 3DS & OBJ. I then tried importing each as a 3D symbol but, like the DXF, I get no finishes.
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    Ray Trace Questions....

    If you are working on a laptop, try Cooler Master. I have one for my laptop which acts as a small stand and has two built in fans to keep things running smoothly.
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    Herringbone Floor

    Ahh... that was my problem. I imported the picture as an image instead of as a material, thanks for pointeg it out.
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    Herringbone Floor

    I am trying to create a herringbone pattern with a hardwood floor (similar to the attached image). I tried specifying the pattern in materials definition window but this only works for vector views not 3d and it also does not have an effect on the plank size. Has anyone else been able to achive this?
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    Herringbone Floor

    Oops, forgot to attach the image, here it is.
  17. Thank you to everyone for your input, I will give your suggestions a try. Hopefully, I will make the jump to Chief Premier later this year.
  18. Has anyone used photo-editing software (I am using GIMP 2.8) to enhance the quality of 3D renders? I have reached the limit of what I can get out of HD Pro 2015 and am looking for a way to juice up my results until I am able to upgrade to Premier.