Hatrak

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  1. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    We will find out how things work out this week. Thanks for all the input, guys.
  2. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    My son in law is the one doing this and that is his plan. Thanks Mick.
  3. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    We are going to try a dual-boot (think that's the term) with the old hard drive with Vista. Chief worked fine with Vista before but booting up just took way too long....and a few other problems. If that does not work, will probably load Win 7. The laptop is working great now so really want to make Chief work. Thanks for the info.
  4. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    Yup. Its pretty much what I suspected. The fault is in the video card. Apparently this card does not work correctly in Win 10, for what ever reason (it is 10 yrs old). And because it is integrated it doesn't leave me with much of an option. I suppose I can remove Win 10 and install Win 7 and see if that works. Kind of a hassle tho. Thanks for the info.
  5. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    Never been a problem before. Been using it for 10 yrs and always worked fine. Just wondering if there is something in the setting with Chief, but am drawing a blank. My whole purpose was to try to upgrade this laptop rather than buying a new one. It upgraded just fine. This is the only problem I've encountered.
  6. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    Eric; Drivers up to date. NVIDIA GeForce Go7600. Has always worked fine in the past with no problems. Sufficient for need.
  7. Hatrak

    3D Rendering Problem

    Here's the skinny: Installed a solid circuit hard drive in my Vista laptop, loaded Win 10 and increased the Ram. Works fantastic now. Loaded Chief X5 (I am retired so see no need to spend $2400 to upgrade nor another $1300 or more for a new laptop). No problem. Loaded fine and boots up fast. Works just great except for one thing. It will not render in 3D. I get a copy of the plan page but no 3D render. Split screen show the 3D page as a blank (after it blinks a few times). I've loaded and reloaded too many time to count, tried "troubleshooting" and "compatible" mode. But no change. Noting wrong with the graphics card or anything else. A wee bit frustrated. Don't really want to call tech support as I will get charged for the time. Anyone have the answer???
  8. Hatrak

    Gambrel Roof

    If I were to have upgraded every year it would have cost me as much as if were to upgrade at this point, about $2400. I suspect that in December Chief will have a special again and may consider. But on the other hand, by then I will have probably liquidated all my assets and will be on my 50' boat in the Caribbean relaxing in the sun.
  9. Hatrak

    Gambrel Roof

    I did consider updating in December when there was a special for $17xx. But missed it. Not too sure the expense for me is worth it being that I am retired and only do a limited number of design projects a year and so far X5 is seemingly adequate. I am sure there will be another special pricing again at the end of the year and will maybe consider it again then. Actually this is the first time I need to do an addition remodel with a gambrel roof.
  10. Hatrak

    Gambrel Roof

    Well Duh! I should have known. Foolish me. Thanks Eric.
  11. Hatrak

    Gambrel Roof

    Am I missing something? Can't seem to find anything on building a gambrel roof except in an old X1 manual and that doesn't work at all. I can build it manually by splitting each roof section and changing all the specifications and manually connecting them. Takes a lot of time but would seem there must be a better way. I am working on a house that has a four sided gambrel roof structure. Thoughts, anyone?
  12. Hatrak

    New Laptop

    Mick: Turns out the install was pretty simple, that is after trying the normal route. Download the X5 install file. Right click on it and then click on "Troubleshoot compatibility". When completed click on"Test the program". When the Setup Wizard appears click on"Next". It should install from there. At least it did for me. Hoping now I can install all the additional library files i have saved.
  13. Hatrak

    New Laptop

    Just spent 50 minutes with tech support and after a few tries X5 is now downloaded on the new laptop. However, as was stated to me, because Windows 10 does not support X5 there is no guarantee that X5 will continue to work w/o future problems. So for now it works but may have to dual boot with Windows 7 in the future.
  14. Hatrak

    New Laptop

    Mick: My PC has Windows 10 with Chief installed but it was already installed before upgraded from Windows 7 to 10. It is my new laptop that is giving me the problems. David: Tried 3 times to install X5 and one time each X3 and X4. Always get the same error message after almost entirely installed. Yesterday a sale rep at Chief that told me X5 is not compatible with Windows 10. Good to know others have been successful. I will try again today. Thanks.
  15. Hatrak

    New Laptop

    Well, this is all new. I haven't been on Chief Talk in 75 yrs. It all looks so different. Anyway, purchased a new laptop and attempted to install Chief. It didn't work. Got an error message and could not install. Because I am retired, well sort of, I have seen no reason to spend the money to upgrade from X5. It would be nice but not necessary. I still do some design and layout work but not enough to warrant the added cost. I was told by a sales rep at Chief that X5 will not install on Windows 10. However, and a big one at that, I have X5 installed on my PC which is Windows 10. Anybody have similar experience and or, better yet, a solution? So far the only solution I see is to spend the $2400 (like that is what I am going to do!) to upgrade Chief or struggle thru with my slow 10 yr old laptop. Would appreciate any comments. David Hedrick (ret)