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  1. Scott, We are looking for a firm to take these initial projects cradle-to-grave.
  2. I'm looking for a Chief-based Design/Build firm near Venice FL to complete: as-is drawings of existing 1900SQFT house in CA x12 format; collaborative design of two bathrooms; permitting and construction of bathrooms; I would like to get the design phase started by the end of February 2021.
  3. They're in a Bonus Library now... https://www.chiefarchitect.com/3d-library/?r=site/library&x=true&search=Cabinet Hardware
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    Custom Material Generation with Substance Player

    Hey Dustin--has anybody placed Substance file as source integration for materials/textures into the development pipeline yet? Hint, hint!
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    Piano symbols

    CA Bonus Lib--Recreation No.2 Theater and Music
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    Best Way To Raise/Lower Entire 2 Story Building?

    My mistake. I know I've done this recently--memory is fading fast.
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    Best Way To Raise/Lower Entire 2 Story Building?

    Draw a polyline around the structure you need to change. Select the polyline, then: Edit Area>Edit Area (All Floors). Then: Transform/Replicate>Move>Z Axis. And, follow DSH's advice for maintaining zero.
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    .skp Model Losing Detail in Import

    The file you've posted is a backup file and CA gets confused with those.
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    .skp Model Losing Detail in Import

    It's because CA reads material variance on imports. You need to create materials in SketchUp prior to importing into CA. I assigned the colors (materials) in the attached model using SketchUp. That way, when imported into CA, I can apply whatever fabric I choose. Poltrona Frau - Dream B - Armchair.skp
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    New Laptop Choices

    I'd go with the ASUS. The Alienware and ASUS have similar specs, but the ASUS is almost 3lbs lighter.
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    Free Iron Railing Panel

    Nice stuff, Dave!
  12. What's your basis for "Top"? $$ volume? The number of plans produced? Design awards received? Etc., etc., etc. I would hazard a guess that most designers and architects don't define their aesthetic acumen by the toolset used. So, do you wish to rephrase? Be more specific.
  13. No PS. That view is a single light (Sun) at 72dpi 20 passes which takes about 8-10 minutes. The technical landscape/site plan is still achievable in CA. There are a few elements lacking (display styles for plan view, multidirectional gradients, etc.) but CA is still a robust platform for all technical/construction drawings.