RodCole

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  1. Love your work. Can you tell us a bit more about your work processes and the type of projects you do?
  2. I really like working with the Construction Line feature, but I have found that when I change the Line Style to say what looks like a traditional Phantom Line, then the Callout Bubble also assumes that Line Style and ends up looking broken up. There are times when I really do want to use these rather irregular, but useful, Line Styles. Just curious what others think about this and if anyone has requested a fix for this yet before I send in a request.
  3. I have both an MSI laptop with a 3060 card and an MSI laptop with the 3070. Both are very fast, but the 3070 by design has about 10 percent better performance and better cooling. If you intend to do a lot of graphics work I would get a desktop for high end heavy duty work, but for basic work either the 3060 or the 3070 will not disappoint.
  4. I recently put in a feature request to have Construction Lines display in a Wall Detail. Just another feature that can help framers and others visualize how the wall framing lines up to other walls in the floor plan and section views. You could do this in a section view, but there are times when the Wall Detail is a little less complicated to set up and use.
  5. Lately I have been experimenting with lowering the backdrop intensity with generally good results. Depending on the render I sometimes bring it down to 10 or less and punch up the scene with additional lighting.
  6. bdillard1 Do you mind following up on this render to show others what you have found that works best for this particular render? The reason I ask is that it is this type of situation that can be most helpful to others who are also trying to learn Chief's rendering tools.
  7. Nice work Eric This will probably help quite a few other folks who are trying to learn Chief's rendering tools.
  8. Just a bit of follow-up no what Eric said about the backdrop intensity. What I find is that at times it can be helpful to drop the backdrop intensity even below 200 in some circumstances. No specific recommendation, just lower it a bit and do a test until the image cleans up.
  9. I have done multiple floor levels using Chief with metal framing and it worked out well for the most part, with a few exceptions. CAD Block Management in Chief was buggy, which made reusing text items very difficult. ACAD or a similar more fully developed program in this area would be very helpful. Chief's Solid Modeling tools have improved somewhat over time, but a program such as Revit would be much better suited to the concrete portions of the project for many reasons. ACAD or Revit have much better file compatibility when exchanging files with design professionals.
  10. Don't overlook Excel, especially the pivot table capabilities. I read something a year or so ago that Microsoft was making Excel Pivot tables the flagship of personal computing. From what I understood, they were backing off on future development of Accel because of this shift in focus. So, looking forward, Excel may be worth your time to check out.
  11. I have a few quick questions for you. What version of Chief are you using? Where are you located? What is the time frame you are trying to meet for your project? These are just a few of the things that folks will need to know. Feel free to contact me by message if you would like. Click the Member Icon upper left and choose message. Best wishes Rod
  12. Both of my new machines are from MSI and the 3070 is a bit faster than the 3060, but it also has a better cooling system due to the high-end gaming use it was intended for. I have not found any features in Chief that work any differently in either setup. I purchased from Costco Online, and there were models available online that were not available in the warehouse stores.
  13. I have this card in a laptop version. I also have a 3070 laptop as well. The 3060 machine works very well for me, I just wanted a second computer as my primary with the 3070 as a workhorse and I use the 3060 for a backup and for training purposes. Either one will produce an RTX image in a matter of seconds, but the 3070 machine is faster. They are both fast enough that I doubt I would pay a premium for a 3080 or 3090, but that's just me. I still have my older hp and it still runs great, but it will not run the latest features on X13, so I bought the new machines to avoid that frustration. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.