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  1. Steve, Real time Ray Tracing is only supported under windows so not even a old Mac Supports real time Ray tracing! Unless Chief set out to completely restrict the new release from working on apple silicon I would imagine that it would work just the same as it does on a intel Mac only it is being translated/emulated via Rosetta 2. From what I hear a lot of programs work better on the M1 being translated by Rosetta 2 then they ran natively on the intel Mac. However, the blog says chief does not like to run emulated or virtualized so rosetta 2 translating x86 code to Arm
  2. The difficulty is going depend on what software was used to write your Mac applications. If you used Xcode should be fairly simple. Apple is actually pushing for universal binaries rather than just M1. The longer developers use universal the longer the old Intel-based systems can continue to be used thus Apple does not have to take the heat for proposed obsolescence. A universal binary is native to both intel and M1 though the developer can continue to develop native for intel or just native for M1. However, Apple is pushing for Universal binaries. I would suggest to anyone doing any kind of
  3. Hello Steve, Here is a sample room however, I think; solver has actually explicitly responded with the little video that he made. After fiddling around I realized that Chief does not use 3D solid models, it uses 3D edges/surfaces. So the interior ceiling is one line and so is the exterior roof surface but those two objects do not produce a line in the attic. The roof and the ceiling are not actually boxed as they are only represented by the interior surface and the exterior surface, not the two surfaces that would be inside the attic. Rightly so it does not exist i
  4. It represents the bottom of the Roof Rafters, the reality is that line does not truly exist in an attic unless you put sheeting on the underside of the rafters or drywall or something. Just like the line on the top of the ceiling does not really exist in the attic unless you have a subfloor sitting on the joists. However, from a drafting standpoint, you would box the framing like that most other software I have used/tried show it as such. Chief has chosen to not show it boxed out like that and it is not the end of the world now that I know it is displaying as it was intended. Here is how a Re
  5. My mistake I should have said the Cheif tutorials videos. However, you are right in your first comment that it was a floor with the ceiling turned off. There are a lot of differences between Chief then in Revit and the way the two different software display stuff. When I cut a section I expect to see the top line of the roof and the inside line also so it creates a box I also expect to see a top and bottom line of the ceiling. Similarly, as it shows here: I am realizing the reason I see this here in this way is I am actually seeing the wall rather than looking at th
  6. It shows a ceiling and a roof here is the full section from the video: I want roof rafters and the ceiling to show up and they do not in my section that cuts parallel to the direction of the ridge. Your section however shows the roof framing without the ceiling. The section I posted shows now ceiling and no roof rafters in one cut but does in the other. I have the flat ceiling box checked. In my settings but it looks like this: If I cut the perpendicular direction everything is fine. :-/
  7. Not sure what else to call them but model lines would be something the model would display for you. My section cutting the same way as the ridge does not show ceiling or roof framing like in the video I watched on your site. Here is the image:
  8. I have looked at a few of the section videos and tried to locate the information to rectify the problem. I cruised around click on different layers in the defaults etc. I am sure if I click enough stuff I will eventually figure it out but instead of frustrating myself for hours on end, I decided to bring it here. I know that the section can display the way I would like because one of the videos I previewed about sections displayed the section the way I would like. The section on the left is the one that is wrong to me as it does not show the Roof, or ceiling model lines. The section on the
  9. Sorry for the miss understanding I was not referring to your beam as stucco, only that a beam in a Very High Fire hazard zone would have to be stuccoed and that looks awful. Maybe I should have been more direct with my response.
  10. I am new so I am no expert but I found two ways while I was practicing using the software. Solution 1: Click the beam and drag it up into the framing and then drag the posts up to meet the bottom of the framing Solution 2: Turn off the beam in the deck dbx and manually draw the beam, posts, and footings back manually with their respective tools. Maybe there is a more automated way to do it and an expert can help you out but if you are in a rush this could get you by in the meantime. I do a lot of projects in VHFHZ so open decks are not normally
  11. In my experience, you need to tape and mud all the seams to get final, the paint is optional. However, the best person to ask is the inspector generally you can request them to come out and walk to the property and tell you what you need to finish to get the final. The code is a good guide but the inspector is truly the final word.
  12. At a price point of less than $500 is going to be very difficult right now because GPU prices are super inflated if there is even availability. I have even heard of people resorting to buying a cheap prebuilt system with a high-end GPU just to secure the card at a reasonable price and selling off the rest of the hardware. If you want to take full advantage of the next release of Chief you will need an RTX card.
  13. Some stuff that I read suggests more like the G4 Cube in size however sticking with the form of the 2019 Mac Pro and reducing the PCI-E expandability. I think the reason that the M1 only allows for the onboard GPU is so they can work out the issues with the new chip without outside factors like an AMD GPU.
  14. I know you love your Mac Pro Trashcan I loved mine also (12 Core Xeon, Dual D700, 64 gigs memory). However, after years and years of neglect from Apple, it was retired to the music studio where GPU is not important and I built a Hackintosh. The hardware came in at just under $1,500 for I7 8700k 8core, Vega 64, 64 gigs memory, x2 1TB m.2 drives later upgraded to I9 9900k and I promise that it kicks the pants off the 2013 mac Pro and even benches higher than 2019 base Mac Pro. The new M1 is a beast from a CPU perspective, it is only slightly underpowered when it comes to the GPU (2.6 Tflops)
  15. In all fairness, I have 17 years of Revit experience I could pretty much build anything you could imagine in Revit so I had a really strong base. Then with all the videos courses offered by Cheif helped me to understand how things worked. The Crash course Bootcamp flattened the curve significantly the rest was just using the program. The chimney cap with vent was just a standard drop-in from the library. This was totally the answer thank you, like you said a little tricky as they give you a handle for each layer once I grabbed the outer handle success! I guess I should