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    computer error message

    https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-03114/message-windows-fault-tolerant-heap-fth-has-been-enabled-for-this-application.html M.
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    Computer Speed Question

    Yes that MB has (2) m2 slots which is why I was surprised you didn't already have one, just make sure to get a NVME m2 not a SATA m2 Drive , some m2 slots can take either but the SATA version is 5X-7X slower ... ie about 500mbs vs 3500mbs( but Cheaper) M.
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    Computer Speed Question

    Very good...... bit surprised it doesn't have a NVME SSD already ......a 500GB is likely enough for OS and programs but i suggest you get 1TB , the 2TB HDD will become a DATA drive. eg the Samsung 970 EVO Plus ( the Pro is not worth the extra in my opinion ) since you mention doing manual roof manipulation , I suspect the slowness now is your HDD, as chief is having to write the UNDO file to disk every time you make a change , and a PCIe NVME SSD should help alot as it is10-20X faster at least than a HDD ( a NVME SSD is 5x faster than SATA SSD too )
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    Computer Speed Question

    Not sure you need the 64 GB Ram kit, I don't think I have ever seen anyone reporting chief using more than 32GB, your Specs sound pretty good and should be fine for X13 as well. And as Michael mention 9.60 is a bit of a typo ...the i9900K is a 5.3ghz part under Boost , and still a good Chip. it is possible the computer maybe thermal throttling ( protecting itself) and may need Servicing, still under warranty ? get them to look at it.... https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-Z390M-MORTAR https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/core/i9-processors/i9-10900k.html M.
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    backdrop image

    It does look like PBR with no background Image or Color Set ( other than the default White if a background isn't used )
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    It should stop two users opening the same file at the same time causing corruption
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    Gothic Roof

    I would think two curved roof Planes should work..... https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00649/creating-a-curved-barrel-roof.html https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00688/joining-curved-roof-planes.html M.
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    Can a garage model be copied the house.plan file?

    This is the CA Symbol technique tutorial https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00344/modeling-a-subdivision-or-lot-with-multiple-structures.html
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    Rendering High Gloss cabinets

    Did you start with Chief Gloss Cabinet Finishes ? https://www.chiefarchitect.com/3d-library/index.php?r=site/detail/931 M.
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    Cape Cod meets Coastal design

    The Flare can be done more easily with a Molding Polyline and put around the whole home if needed with a Room molding polyline using the Exterior Room. Works pretty well with a bit of texture adjustment to make the shingles line up/match. M.
  11. In cases like this the Pt. to Pt. Dimension , along with the Ctrl Key, (to stop it snapping to the snap grid) usually works too. M.
  12. How to change NVIDIA Optimus graphics settings Dec. 2020 : Window's 10 also now has a some built in control of what graphics processor is used but this is my preferred method.... It maybe worth updating your Intel Drivers ( download the Intel Driver and Support Assistant ) as well but in general this is an issue of the Nvidia (NV) Discrete Graphics Card not being used by Chief in your Laptop , and some Desktops. Many laptops ( and some Desktops ) come with both an Intel UHD Graphics Card and a Discrete Videocard Card eg a Nvidia Geforce GTX or RTX (or AMD Radeon), which is the Card, Chief should be using especially in 3D Windows. The Issue lies in that Chief is not "seen" as a 3D Game by Nvidia's Driver,(NV), so the switch may not always happen automatically, so we need to ADD Chief to the Nvidia Control Panel 3D Manage Page , and set the Nvidia card to be always used when Chief is Open ie: make it the "Preferred Graphics Processor" , this will likely need resetting EACH time the Driver is updated..... Desktop NV CP 1 Desktop NV CP 2 ( Chief already added to list ) How to add Chief to the "List" General Laptop "everything uses" NV Card Setting Laptop Chief NV CP Settings ( I recommend this only if plugged in to AC ) This mode will use a lot of your battery quickly Once set don't forget to set the Options ie No# 7 and 8 above in Desktop pic 2 too.
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    Exterior walls not showing

    Or Using a Floor Camera shot on level 0 it will only show the Slab...... use a Full Overview M.
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    Need help drawing a concrete slab the way I need it.

    not sure you have the same plan as me ? or maybe I misunderstand something but I think he is talking about the drop in floor heights between the house and garage , ie the RED line he drew..... so it lines up with the Interior 2x4 wall. A room divider seems to work but not 100% Auto. ( turn off display of invisible walls (pic2) and curb is back too.
  15. This post was 1st made back in 2017 or 2018 but was buried in a Thread , and seeing the same question asked again in Dec., I decided to put it over here in Tips too, to make it easier to find. In Win 10 190x the Settings App did not work for me and I had to use method above, there are however more options in Win 10 2004/202H though I see now that I have it. Mick.
  16. Thanks for the Thanks it's good to know moving the Old Post here to Tips is letting others Find it easier , and make use of it. As Michael has pointed out in newer version of Windows 10, Microsoft is now able to also take Control via the Settings App, YMMV though. Mick.
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    Need help drawing a concrete slab the way I need it.

    No " insight " from me but you can do a CAD Detail From View , and Edit and send it to layout instead of the "Live" view of the 3D model Mick.
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    Perspective Framing Overview

    This one maybe ?
  19. Give the Drywall material, the same color as the paint, ( pattern Tab) or if not using the material list , you can also just make the drywall layer 1/2" thick "Paint" M.
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    Saved plan view templates

    I use Right Click duplicate in the PB and the configure it the way I want from there.... Import is nice for updating older Plans with the current SVPs you like to work in.... M.
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    Need help drawing a concrete slab the way I need it.

    Make a Copy of you Working Plan SVP and Layerset and turn them into a dedicated Foundation Saved Plan View (SPV) , it sounds like you are using the same Layerset for both now ( the Working Layerset ) , so when you go back to level one, it is off there too.
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    File sharing

    You can not have two people working on the same plan at the same Time.....Chief locks the File while in use , to prevent file corruption for just this reason. M.
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    Batten Board Wall Type

    It not to difficult to do you own cross section through a single board , figure out the Tilt on it and then multi-copy it up the wall every 6" MHD_6 in Exp. Lap Siding CAD Block.calibz M.
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    Lost millwork item: porch column

    *not fast enough
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    Ceiling plan?

    Try searching Reflected Ceiling Plan or RCP here on the Forum, I remember it being discussed a few times, but Chief does not have a dedicated RCP Tool or View. M.