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  1. Wow... thanks folks. What an awesome human resource you guys are. I had also thought it might have something to do with RAM or Storage as I get really close to using at capacity particularly with this one 15K sq ft office project we are working on. But then I switch over to something tiny - and poof. Crazy thing is that I've been using X12 on my MacBookPro since I could download it in Feb and all these months... no issues with the toolbars. Maybe it is a COVID things - "Computer Operating Very Independently."
  2. Hello CA Folks. For some reason, and just this week, I loose my toolbars randomly. Sometimes there,..then sometimes not. I can close a document, reboot + toolbars return but not in the same location as before. And then after a reboot... do a little drafting... after a bit of time, they disappear again. I've locked my toolbars so they would not move but its not working. I've reset my Preferences to the default toolbar setting but has not helped keep the bars from going away. So,...Any thoughts on a solution ? Have I done something unknowingly? T I A. System: Mac running X12 Version
  3. I am contemplating purchasing a new MacBook pro. Currently I have a mid-2014 version, 2.5 GHZ, Core i7,... now running Mojave OS, have 16GB Memory / Graphics card: 750M/2048MB. Sometime CA runs SO SLOW especially when opening up the library. Any advice from Mac people who use CA on their MacBook pro would be appreciated. ;-)
  4. Creating an as-built drawing is always quite a task so been considering the 3-D scanner by ( $399. ) and then import the scan files into CA. Has anyone had direct experience in such hardware and software and was it worth the investment? Thanks.
  5. Thanks, Greg ~~~ Unlocking the screen so it could be rotated was the correct answer !!
  6. Hope I can describe this issue successfully. So I have wanted to jump on the VR craze and was glad to see CA getting on board. Bought the CA-branded cardboard and and purchased a nifty set of VR goggles. Tried them both with a variety of phones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6s, a new Android but they don't physically fit in either viewers. CA tech says the only phone that will work in their CA cardboard viewer is the original Andoid. • Hmmm,... where does it say that? So anyways... Broke down and got a new iPhone 8Plus last week and it fits great in the VR goggles. I have bee
  7. I'm still a novice with CA but getting better at it thanks to this group. I design a fair amount of custom furniture, primarily conference tables, consoles, benches, sofa and cocktail tables, etc. What I'd like to figure out is if there is a way to model case goods + cabinets, etc without having a room around it. And still to be able to do a 3-D view of it. Or do I just draw a generic room and within the room interior, then design the piece within the space. Anyone else use CA for the custom design of tables and cabinets?
  8. Can't figure out how to do elevations on this project. Designed a free-standing cabana with no walls, just posts and a roof and need elevations and vertical dimensions for the layout. But when I attempt to do elevations, the message is "camera must be inside a valid room." Tried placing the camera around the plan and inside the cabana but without any success. Is there a work-around so I can dimension the structure? Maybe I should have drawn the structure with full height walls and then cut holes into the walls so as to be able to create the elevations. ??? Help.
  9. I'd like to create a catalog that shows line by line or image by image of just what is in the library files. . . but I don't understand how to do that in the under catalog ... sorry if i am being dense. Went to CA under data and clicked on the library data but nothing opened.
  10. Ok... here's a question. Is there a way of creating a digital "catalog" of symbols, furniture, finishes,... you know.. all those things in a CA library but maybe you don't know they exist unless looking for something very specific and know the file name? AND....How good would it be to have a visual "list" of all those images imported from outside sources like 3DWarehouse that you tend to forget about, then... one day go to 3DWarehouse to hunt for something and then realize, you've already imported them. -- Make sense?
  11. Reviews seem a bit sketchy. Doesn't appear to do a whole house - just a single room at a time - but suppose you could stitch the rooms together.
  12. I saw this on Facebook and it seems to be an amazing tool - of course if it works as the video indicates. So was wondering if anyone has ever purchased the hardware / software ? We do a lot of as-built drawings so this solution could be a time saver. Love to get some feedback. Check it out>
  13. Good day CA Folks... I may need to have someone draft an "as built" plan for a small club house using the only architectural plans in a PDF format. Is that something someone might have an interest in doing for my firm? It is a slight bit complicated and just a wee bit over my CA expertise. Would need them in early January. Thanks.
  14. Good day CA Folks... I may have a need to help draft an "as built" plan for a small club house using only the architectural plans we have in a PDF format. Is that something someone might have an interest in doing for my firm? Would be early January when we would need them. Thanks.