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About eddieritter

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  1. We are seeking someone with 3D printing experience and 3D printing equipment who is capable of "making 3D models of 30-50 of our Tiny Homes. We have digital files of the various plans in different file types. If interested please respond.
  2. Just sent you a response email. Please look for my email: eddie@erhomedesigns.com.
  3. Local San Diego Design Build Company is looking to increase our design team. We will be interviewing prospective designers for a highly paid professional sales / designer position. All of the following are requirements or strongly weighted considerations: Must be a professional.... Must have a strong team spirit Must be proficient in Chief Architect... Must be proficient in residential designs... Prefer someone with "craftsman style" "Spanish style" and various other Southwestern design styles experiences Prefer someone with the ability to research codes and "know your way around the permitting process" Prefer someone who has very good to great interpersonal or "people skills" Prefer someone who has the ability to present their designs in a "stylish, easy to follow manner" at our our San Diego Design Center Prefer someone who has a strong background in sales experience / real estate sales / finance sales or other high end sales business background What We Do: We are a well established, quality design build company located in central San Diego. We specialize almost entirely in designing, permitting and building home additions on single family homes. In short we make existing homes bigger and better. MUST BE LOCAL, While we are fully aware that files can be shared via internet, and you likely are able to work from the comfort of your own home or office space, this position REQUIRES a physical presence at our office in San Diego several times each week. Working remotely or from out of state IS NOT AN OPTION. The pay structure will naturally be based on success and experience but even more so based on success. A successful designer here, is very well paid and appreciated. We don't have any nor do we want any unsuccessful designers.... Again, please understand and respect the fact, that working remotely is not an option here. Reply to: Careersdesignbuildsd@gmail.com
  4. I'm in Ramona. I don't use Home Designer but I'm a fairly advanced user with the regular Chief Architect user. Send me a private email if you'd like to talk. Eddie@erhomedesigns.com. Eddie
  5. Not being overly cocky but I'm sure I could figure this out. But sadly, I already spend my own money in San Diego so there's not much motivation. The lunch sounds tempting though.
  6. I'm guessing you have your default floor system setup to 4" slab concrete instead of 11 7/8 framing. I'm guessing that's why the space between the first and second floor is only about 4". That's where I would look.
  7. For this particular view, I would use a floor camera from the outside instead of a perspective full overview camera. And then use the raytrace tool. Should be pretty simple. Maybe try changing the background image to one with some dusk lighting and then render it with a similar lighting. I'm just thinking out loud now.
  8. Couple things, I'm not sure why the pdf would be importing too large. The resolution thing is a fair guess, as pretty much everything in Chief is 72dpi. I was going to address the method of rescaling the plan though. The dragging from corners can be very annoying. I would use the transform replicate tool. With the pdf selected, it's like the 6th tool over from the left in the bottom toolbar. You'll have to do a little bit of math here as you will be finding the proper scale of the pdf. 1) Find a nice even measurement on your pdf. Say you have a wall that is 8' or 10' called out. 2) Now using your Point to Point Dimension tool, measure that same wall as approximately as you can to find it's size in Chief. 3) Now you have your ratio. Using some quick math, you can figure out that your pdf is x times larger than you want it to be. On a side note, if you do in fact find that your ratio is coincidentally the ratio of the difference in dpi between say 300/72 (Standard pdf size / Chief Standard size) then it's a pretty safe bet that it is in fact a dpi problem, and you can know this for the future. You could try scaling the pdf dpi size down to 72 before importing and see if that helps.) 4) Using your ratio, you can now go into the Transform Replicate tool and Resize the pdf. Just an alternative to dragging fro corners.
  9. Random, anyone have a nice grass texture they're happy with. I've been using the same one for a while now and I'm thinking I'm not completely happy with it. Like something that's maybe a little more realistic.
  10. To be honest, if it's really an important wall (meaning it's one the homeowner will SEE) I often will just get lazy and just draw a material region over the effected wall in elevation/cross section view, like 1/16" inch thick. A lot of time it's just faster than actually taking the time to figure out what the hell I did that made the wall get messed up in the first place.
  11. Does anyone have a good source of where to find good images of people to import? For example: man sitting using a laptop, woman sitting reading a book and drinking coffee, etc.
  12. Something else to consider is that Dropbox has limited storage before you get into some $$$. I've been using Dropbox for a few years now and it works well for organizaing my files. I generally have three folders per job file. Plans & Layouts, Renderings, Photos. I also have a general folder for Custom Textures. The photos in particular can chew threw the free GB or 2 that Dropbox gives you when you sign up. Then you start paying yearly fees. The first one's not that bad but when you get to needing over 100 GB or so (I think, I'm not sure exactly what it is) you get into the large business account. I think it's like $500 a year or something like that. Just like the Chief Architect SSA yearly membership, must be paid yearly. P.S. I also don't really add the Chief Architect hard files to the Dropbox. The Archives and User Libraries are all local to the indivudual computer I'm using (work, home, etc.) Hence why I have the custom texture folder. When I open a plan and it's telling me that I have an unidentified texture, I know just where to find it.