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  1. Michael You are crazy (in a good way) That works to get the 3d shape. I can draw 2d cad to represent the walls. I actually got it pretty close fudging it by eye with a wall and wall break tool. (which kinda shocked me) I may use this for my renderings since I want the cap to show nicer. (I did not draw cap in example below, just testing method. I have never fallen down the cabinet rabbit hole Seeing what you have done with them is insane. It seems that every time I cant figure out a good way to do something, it is solved with a cabinet! Thanks man!
  2. I played with this a little more. Was going to see if I could 'sculpt' one from Solids. First making a arc wall and then subtracting '3d solid holes out of it. I laid out wall in cad and planned on sculpting from various elev angles to correct for parallax. I took the overall length of the arc and plotted it and then was going to use it to trace my 'cut out's. Chief got nasty when I tried to use arcs on the 3d subtraction boxes. Running a 3080ti and it was bogging me down and I had to Ctrl-alt-del a few times. Then I started simple 3d shapes and as I went along, chief started to not recognize the polyline subtractions. Way too buggy for me to go further with this method.
  3. Hey all, it is not often that I am stumped, but I figured I would throw this out there. Have a curved entry wing wall which is on a perfect radius. The top of the wall slopes in opposing curves. I made it with a curved wall with radius wall tool (with the curved wall being brick on outer layers). I then broke the wall in the 3d view and manually created the top slope along the radius by eye. Wondering if there is a better way for something like this. Was trying to think how I might use molding poly lines, and solids, but I just could not see a clear path to doing it. I have it to where it is close to being acceptable, but I could still do some tweaking on it. Wondering if there is an easier way? Am I missing something? Thanks!
  4. When you are really trying to earn some points!.....
  5. I am using TwinMotion2022. I dont spend too much time in the rendering. Do most in chief and then I pull in and just make it look pretty in TM. They guy who's home it will be is a big car nut. We have bonded over cars since I am as well. I am not against brown nosing ;-) So I dropped a few easter eggs in. A 959, a 930 and a GT3RS. They fit will with the home!
  6. Thanks guys. Bump update. Bringing into focus..... It is nice when you are not asked to compromise much on the design end. You can do fun stuff. Yes, even moats and waterfalls with suspended walk ways Remember, rendering is not really my 'thing'. But I do it to capture the project feel. I do enough to translate the idea, but I dont sweat the details too crazy so dont be too critical of rendering
  7. Michael, This was kind of the route I was thinking. KISS. I have a few layer sets that show in 3d and elev that dont show up on my FP views. Seems easy enough to do with a few things. Might be too niche a thing, but be a nice feature to add to doors to control pivot point...etc. I am just excited. Kinda like graduating to the 'big' leagues. FINALLY getting to work with a client who does not care about budget. Of course everyone cares to some extent, but it is not factoring into design decisions. Normally on modern homes, I start to run into things getting deleted because of cost and that wont happen here. Will have lots of steel, built-up roofs, and tons of commercial glazing, giant glass accordian walls...etc. Fun stuff. I have done a good amount of modern, but it is always on the budget minded side. This time I get to free myself from those restrictions!
  8. @Renerabbitt I was half joking, but only half I will play around with it. I have to see what they end up picking style wise, but I was thinking of fudging with a polyline solid built up and make the 2-d work in CAD. Thank you for sharing. You have certainly fallen down the 'rabbit hole' with the work arounds using cabinets! Nice!
  9. So finally have a client really to push some bounds on a modern. We are going to spec a 6'x10' pivot door w/ center pivot. My only issue is trying to represent in Chief. I can of course do a door frame and make some solids to represent the door. But wondering if there is a better way. I was experimenting with the door dialogue, and if you do a double door, swing both ways, you can have them pivot from center of door. But that is falling short for me. Wondering how others may have solved this.... I am sure @Renerabbitt has probably done this with a cabinet at some point Any help or ideas are appreciated.
  10. Why not change at the wall definition level? It is extremally rare that I use the paint tool for a wall surface. I dont feel it is an effective nor efficient way of drawing.
  11. @Joe_Carrick Love it! You have motivated me to get back to messing with it. I got it to where it handles 90% of what I wanted, and then lost motivation. The stream deck is a great tool. I use it control my 'fancy zones' move windows around and alter setups on the fly. Launch programs and arrange desktop in a certain fashion...etc. Windows mover and resizer is a great plug in. Great to see your approach! Trust me, try making a 10-key w/ ft in and see how easy it makes drawing.
  12. Joe As I said, our approaches are different. (which is cool and neat to see how others approach). I have my goal to never take my right hand off a mouse (unless typing text). My left hand operates the steam deck (formerly used a Logitech G13 keypad) and my 3d mouse. I have gotten so busy that I have not finished my layout. I have color coded mine. I have a screen for normal floor plan drawing (which included some common edit functions that I used most) and a roof/cad (along with edits). But with the expanded capability the the stream deck over the old game pad I have, I have not fully thought out all my layouts. I need to get some clear Mindspace to see how I want to go forward with it. Very cool to see how you approached it. Yours goes into more detail than I would use in some very specific areas, but I can see how that may be useful to some depending on what you are drawing. I first stated by making tons of buttons and then approached my layout. I think the button part took me the longest! To get good images, I went through the chief manual in PDF and got as high res captures of the icons that I could. Attached are an example of some of mine. But I never got quite around to finishing! Just always fun to see others approach. I pretty much work in a vacuum and dont come around here enough. If you want anything, I would be happy to share any with you.
  13. Joe, Very cool. Neat to see the way you set your up. I did my arrangement very different from yours. But stopped on my progress. I integrated a 10-key in mine common edit commands. Makes doing things very easy. And I can 'flip' to the 10key (with ft and inch something normal 10 keys dont have) page easily while drawing. I took all the chief icons and brought them into photoshop and used some shaders to make the keys have depth. Here are just a few pages for ideas, but obviously our work flows are very different.
  14. @Renerabbitt, @Alaskan_Son, @solver Been away a while. Nice to come back and see you guys still thinking outside the box! Things might be giving me some breathing room and I need to come around here a bit more. Looks like I might be falling behind
  15. Small update: 2 days running on a the 3060 and zero crashing. So safe to say it must be the 3080ti card. I am going to swap the card and hope that was my issue. For now, I will limp along with the 3060. FWIW, right now, the 3060 is much slower (obviously) When I get the 3080 back in the box, I will repeat that simple bench mark. If I have the time, I can do a bunch of them. Perhaps also using TM in the RTX, and maybe use some of the RTX in chief 14 just to get some ideas of differences of time.
  16. It is a carpet (oriental rug) in the middle of room and I have an office chair with poly wheels that can roll from the hardwoods over the carpet if I push my chair back far enough. No static here. Humidity tightly controlled in the house and we are in AC mode now so humidity never would get that low. Remember, running on board vid, it wont crash so everything about the PC is the same. I just unplug the cables out of the vid card and plug in mother board. No crashes. Switched and reset vid card...crashes. Running 3060 in same slot, same power (except it only uses on feed) and no crashes. Totally a vibration thing. Closing a drawer 6 feet away from the PC on a cabinet which sits on the floor. (my wife is not gentile ). Walking across the room or even seen it go out on me when I walked back into the room, blanking out perfectly in sync when my foot went down.
  17. So this will sound funny how I figured this out. I am running my new PC next to my old one in the process of migrating them. I had to run my network cable over the floor. I started to make a connection with the crashing happening when I rolled over the network cable. Ok...only issue was it was plugged into the OTHER computer. So I unhooked it and moved it out of the way. Then I noticed it happened one time when I went to move my seat. So I started the PC and put my hand on the chair and rolled it. I then pressed down on the chair so there was some weight on the wheels. As soon as one of the wheels dropped off the thin rug, BOOM, PC went dead. Then for about a week, I saw everything from when my wife came in my office and the PC crashing perfectly in time with her step. Once when she closed one of my desk drawers next to the printer. But the weird thing was I could bang on the box and not get it to crash. Something about the perfect vibration. So anyway, after swapping slots, and then running w/ onboard, I came to the conclusion it has to be vid card itself. Still no crashes on the 3060. Had chief running 100% of time on an open window. But will be fully working in chief all day tomorrow and will see. I will make sure I go on and off my rug a bunch and try to make as many vibrations as I can
  18. OK...back from food run Driver version 4/20/2022 The 3060 card is plugged in now and I did not have to make any adjustments. I have been leaving chief open in the background, and PC has not crashed. I did have some sleep issues such as you mention. I am using whatever cables I had. Never thought to change them. But ZERO crashing with on board video. (but I cant run chief with the on board) So I am going to continue to run this 3060 and see if I can get it to crash. Again, it was 100% triggered by small vibrations. I know that to be a fact. But sometimes I could bang on the case and nothing. Other times, my wife walking into my office would do it. If I run all day tomorrow running chief and no crashes, then I know it is the card itself.
  19. Just saw this. Gotta run out and pick up some food for the family, but will respond back with some more detail. If I can help out in any way I will! J
  20. Crashing totally triggered by small vibrations. See it most when my wheel of my chair moves over my rug. Started to notice the pattern. Then got it to repeat the behavior many times. So far on 3060 no crashing, but only a few hours running. New build. i9 12900k 1tb GIGABYTE AORUS (PCIe Gen4) NVMe M.2 SSD - Seq R/W: Up to 5000/4400 MB/s, 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 5400RPM HDD (Single Drive) 32GB (16GBx2) DDR5/5200MHz Dual Channel Memory (GIGABYTE AORUS) ASUS PRIME Z690-P WIFI ATX DDR5, Wi-Fi 6, 2.5GbE LAN, 4 PCIE X16, 1PCIE X1, 3X M.2 SATA/PCIE EVGA GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X (Ampere) LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Mid-Tower Dual chamber Gaming Case
  21. So I just got a new computer. I spec'd a 3080ti which I was very happy with the performance. Everything was great, except I was having some random crashing issues. I realized it was small vibrations that were the connection of triggering this lock ups. I also set up my stream deck so I could tell if the PC was still working and only the display crashing. EG, I could launch youtube vid and play them and hear the sound. Or launch music. So I confirmed that the PC did in fact still work in the background even though the display went out. I then experimented with just running my on board vid. Not enough graphics to run CHIEF but enough for normal computing. The PC would not crash when running on board. So next step, was I unseated the card and re-installed. Still crashed So next step was to move card to new slot (to rule out mother boad) Still crashed. I am taking a spare 3060 that I just bought to put in a driving sim rig I have. I just swapped the the 3060. I can see the difference in speed running chief. I am going to do a few benchmarks when I get the chance and then compare with the same exact files and views with the 3080ti. I have very large model where I converted gis top into terrain of an entire lake inlet and converted house to a symbol with terrain and integrated them. Should be a great one to run the test on. I am going to RMA the card so although this is never a test I would run on purpose, I now have the chance to do this so I thought it might be helpful to others. Just installed the 3060 today. So this will take a few weeks I am guessing before I get my replacement 3080ti. So here is a vid of that complex model and time to generate a 3d overview with the 3060. It took 16 seconds
  22. Sold. Yea, been sitting in my office for a while being unused. The post reminded me to do something with it. (my wife will be happy as I seem to accumulate and never sell anything). Been having that issue with cars lately also. Anybody want to buy a car? I am glad as it gone as it will totally take away any temptation to do ANY remodels. FWIW, if any one does them, these are worth their weight in GOLD. I would not hesitate to recommend the product to anyone. Easy and it works. All the time. Never do you find that place where you think....boy I wish I had this picture, or I wish I measured this...etc. No skin in the game now, but for as builts this is really the only tool I would consider if I did it on a regular basis. Just the time savings alone makes it well worth it.
  23. I am posting images of camera here because I could not get them PM and a couple guys reach out to me about the camera. MC250Pro2. I literally used it 4 times. Found a soft side bag that fit it perfectly (rather than the big hard shell cases) Read, very easy to carry Good tripod.
  24. I have my matterport still. Only used on a few projects. Remodels are just not worth my time. If anyone is interested, I will make someone a great deal. I have the 'pro' w/ a bunch of accessories, tripod, bag.etc. If you do remodels, this is worth its weight in gold.