nVisionTEKBIM

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  1. nVisionTEKBIM

    Deck Railing outside deck edge?

    Is it necessary for you to model it as fascia mounted? Or can you just reference a detail drawing showing how it should be built? I really wish Chief would get more options for railings. Offset deck railing is quite common.
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    Freelancers

    I took my business full time about 3 years ago when I had a few big projects lined up with a few repeat customers. You have to bring the boat close enough to the dock so when you make the leap you don't get wet. Last year I made well over $100k (actually closer to $200k) and it's just me other than a couple times I hired help. But I'm always working. I will tell you that when you are self employed, you have 2 options: either be swamped with work or don't have enough. Having "just enough work" for a 40-hr work week is dangerously close to having none at any moment. Anyways, I always prefer flat-rate over hourly when it's a project with a set scope of work. It becomes a win-win for both parties. I also switched to a retainer to put an end to the customers that vanish for weeks at the end of a project. They would get offended when I would bug them to pay my overdue invoice. It's amazing how relieving it is when I get paid up front, and it saves the relationship from going south. My rates are below average, but I've raised and lowered them as my demand changed. Lower rates helps you secure more work, but the problem with low rates is when you get super busy you can't afford to hire help. If your rates are too high, you will price yourself out of a few projects. Idk about the demand for work in your area, anyone else's area, but for me it has drastically reduced in the last few months. All of my customers (builders and architects) have been really slow, so it's been slow for me. I do residential and commercial locally and throughout the US, and both have been slow for me. I've been using my downtime over the last few months to learn new skills though. So never stop learning!
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    X12 New Features are listed Here

    Looks awesome, but I guess no automatic arrows to notes? I'm always impressed with the continuous improvements the Chief team makes, but I would think notes with arrows, and better movement of text arrows, would be pretty important.
  4. nVisionTEKBIM

    anyone in the pennslyvania area ??

    I'm originally from Central PA, but live in VA now. Looks like you are a Crosscutters fan, I take it? I learned Chief to have a better software for residential projects over Revit. Are you looking for opinions on deciding to learn Chief?
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    Architectural Degree Required?

    I have a bachelors degree in Construction Management and a vo-tech degree (during high school) for architectural drafting. So you definitely don't need an architectural degree do start a drafting & design business. Just don't advertise your services as an architect and you'll be fine. Many architects would rather focus their time on designing and then hire drafters to do the drawings. It's a win-win in my view.
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    Available for work if anyone is seeking services!

    Thanks for your response. I just emailed you.
  7. I've extended my sale another week. 12/2 through 12/9 you can get 30% off all services of a project of your own, or receive a 10% referral incentive* if you know someone that needs architectural services. Reach out if interested or have other questions. nVisionTEK, LLC Brochure.pdf
  8. For a limited time, nVisionTEK is offering all of our services at 30% off! Contact us ASAP if interested so we can help with your project needs. Don't need help but know someone that does? nVisionTEK will offer a 10% referral incentive!* nVisionTEK, LLC Brochure.pdf
  9. Hi, I'm about to have some availability in my schedule and wanted to reach out on here to see if anyone needed my services. Attached is a brochure with basic info. I can provide Chief Architect project examples upon request. I take great pride in delivering very high quality construction documents and modeling, and always get great feedback on my work. So let me help you! Thanks, Dustin Hetrick Owner of nVisionTEK, LLC nVisionTEK, LLC Brochure.pdf
  10. Hi, I'm about to have some availability in my schedule and wanted to reach out on here to see if anyone needed my services. Attached is a brochure with basic info. I can provide Chief Architect project examples upon request. I take great pride in delivering very high quality construction documents and modeling, and always get great feedback on my work. So let me help you! Thanks, Dustin Hetrick Owner of nVisionTEK, LLC nVisionTEK, LLC Brochure.pdf
  11. nVisionTEKBIM

    Looking for assistance marking up stock plans

    I may be able to help you out. I sent you a message.
  12. nVisionTEKBIM

    Available for work if anyone is interested!

    Hi Scott, I just sent you a message. Thanks for reaching out to my post.
  13. nVisionTEKBIM

    Area Macro's #Evaluation Error#

    Does anyone know how to resolve my issue of randomly getting my area macro's to show up as #Evaluation Error#? This has been extremely frustrating and I can't seem to find out "WHY" it does this. I want to avoid having to manually type the building area totals since that's nothing but a major spot for user error as the project gets tweaked. The macros work fine, but just randomly not work.
  14. Hi, I'm about to have some availability in my schedule and wanted to reach out on here to see if anyone needed my services. Attached is a brochure with basic info. I can provide Chief Architect project examples upon request. I take great pride in delivering very high quality construction documents and modeling, and always get great feedback on my work. So let me help you! Thanks, Dustin Hetrick Owner of nVisionTEK, LLC nVisionTEK, LLC Brochure.pdf