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  1. I don't think it is a graphics issue because I can ray trace without an issue once I get a messed up camera view. And when I scroll all the way in to just a 12" or so view of an object it will show me the correct texture/color. Also, all my elevations work correctly - just camera and perspective full overview do not. Here are my specs - it is an Intel integrated graphics. Could it be a refresh rate or something? I also attached chief's preferences for the video card. Standing screen display size ‎15.6 Inches Screen Resolution ‎1920x1080 Max Screen Resolution ‎1920x1080 Processor ‎1.3 GHz core_i7 RAM ‎20 GB DDR4 Memory Speed ‎3.9 GHz Hard Drive ‎1 TB PCIe SSD Graphics Coprocessor ‎Intel UHD Graphics Chipset Brand ‎Intel Card Description ‎Integrated Wireless Type ‎Bluetooth Average Battery Life (in hours) ‎8 Hours Brand ‎ASUS Series ‎Vivobook Item model number ‎X512 Hardware Platform ‎PC Operating System ‎Windows 10 S Item Weight ‎3.75 pounds Product Dimensions ‎14.06 x 9.06 x 0.78 inches Item Dimensions LxWxH ‎14.06 x 9.06 x 0.78 inches Processor Brand ‎Intel Processor Count ‎4 Computer Memory Type ‎DDR4 SDRAM Hard Drive Interface ‎PCIE x 4 Hard Drive Rotational Speed ‎5400 RPM Optical Drive Type ‎No Optical Drive Power Source ‎Battery Powered
  2. I just transferred to a new computer and installed Chief X12 on it. I tried opening files and nothing will render, it takes forever to try and everything is mostly black. See attached image. Anyone know how to fix this? Or why it is happening?
  3. I'm having a problem where in a plan I previously had no issues with, if I take a cross section/elevation only my first floor and up shows, not my foundation or anything in the basement despite all the pertinent layers being turned on. Has anyone else had this problem or know a solution?
  4. I'd love to help you out on this. I can also do the structurals. I can't stamp the drawings but I can provide all the calcs to make the engineers' life easy.
  5. I have some free time and would love to work with you. I can do the framing plans with accurate beam sizing as well. Need material lists? No problem. Very reasonable rates. Thanks,
  6. chuck_g


    No problem. Glad that worked out.
  7. Attached plan so you can review the settings. It's hard to understand exactly what you want. Posting the plan would be helpful. I'm sure Glenn is right and you are probably "fighting" the elevations from one level to another. I have the auto foundation set to hang the first floor inside of the foundation. If you only want one wall you will to pull the wall up in a section view. Untitled 1.plan
  8. Sheet goods are generally easy to cut. Also it wouldn't have to be an "all or nothing" kind of thing. 4x8's could be special ordered. England managed to do it in 1965.
  9. Ah, yes I see. I wonder whether Joey was using wall hatching in the attached drawings. I'd rather not have a "non-walkout" basement on two levels.
  10. Try toggling the "Walls, Layers" layer on in one layer set and off in the other.
  11. I don't think the trusses are the problem. There should be attic walls that are getting created to cover the truss ends. Try going to Defaults/Walls/General and make sure Auto Rebuild Attic Walls is checked. Test plan attached. Untitled 1.plan
  12. Or you could create a single layer wall for the siding and put it on the floor above for the perimeter.
  13. As far as know there is no way to edit the z-height of wall layers. I have run in to this same problem a few times and I used a molding p-line to represent the siding.
  14. That's the beauty. There are no fractions. Just meters, centimeters, and millimeters. All divisible by 10.
  15. There's really nothing to learn. Everything is divisible by 10. And 1000sf is roughly 100sm. I did my first metric job a few years ago in Bangkok for a friend. It was a 230sm renovation of a condo. There wasn't any learning curve whatsoever.
  16. Hmmm. I took a look and I don't see a problem. Anyway the house was built last year and nobody said anything. Thanks for letting me know.
  17. Yep, that's what I'll do. I was just wondering if there was something I was missing. Thanks to all that had a look.
  18. Wow, that seems WAY high. Any competent user can do a 2000sf as-built model within a day. Probably closer to 4-5 hours depending on the amount of detail. Are you also getting the remodel/addition drawings?
  19. I use the plan footprint and then rotate the plan in there so north is up. To get the upper roof planes to show I have a "Roof Planes Only" layer set that I send to a cad detail, change those lines to a layer that is only in my "Plan Footprint" layer set, then copy and paste holding position back into the plan.
  20. I noticed today that my template layout file was unusually large. Tried purging cad blocks and deleting everything and it still is over 30mb. Anyone run into this?
  21. $50 an hour which you will be able to verify using the time tracker.
  22. $50 an hour, 8 hour minimum. You will have to verify you can open a X7 plan file. I have never taken more than one day to do something like this so unless it's really big.......
  23. Weird. I couldn't get it to work either. I even tried drawing a new plan and didn't work there again. I have done these several times before without issue.
  24. You don't necessarily lose the all of the structural integrity of the rafter if there is a ceiling joist nailed directly to the side (and strategically placed nails). However I agree it's not ideal. I have messed with this a bit and I can get it to sort of work by un-checking "Automatic Birdsmouth Cut" in the roof DBX and changing the seat cut but then it leaves the bottom of the rafters hitting below the ceiling on the inside. This does fix the the angled ceiling problem on the inside though. A work around could be turning off the rafters layer for camera views and a CAD mask in section views to cover up the the rafter. Or if it's a simple enough roof where all of the 2x8's are the same you could make a polyline solid of the rafter and copy them across the plan.