SusanC

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  1. Christie, There are other ways to bring your As Built into your plan and put it on its own layer so you can turn it on and off. Reference Layer just happens to be a very efficient method, but not the only method. Here are a couple that do not require access to Reference Layers: 1. In your As Built plan, create a CAD detail and make an "As Built Mask" that can be put on its own layer and turned on and off. I like to make my As Built Mask in red, dotted lines. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-02208/showing-the-as-built-in-a-remodel-plan-using-cad.html 2. This Chief video covers several methods, including one of making CAD blocks placed on a remodel layer and placing those blocks on top of walls that are moving. Easy to control seeing them or not by turning the layer on and off. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/9867/remodel-process.html Good luck!
  2. I tried using an external graphics card on my previous MacBook Pro and not only did it not fix the problem, it created others and I wound up having to purchase a new MacBook Pro. I would not recommend going that route. Since I have to use a Mac for work (our entire office uses Macs), I finally decided to purchase a gaming pc today and can finally run the real time ray tracing. I can open files I created on the Mac and work on the ray trace on the pc.
  3. Update: I'm happy to report that the files started on my Mac open up with no problem on my new pc and I'm able to render them in 3 seconds - wow!
  4. Thanks Dermot! So glad to hear that the Mac file can be opened on the pc to use the ray trace! Looking forward to trying that this weekend. Susan
  5. Never mind. I found the threads.
  6. My apologies in advance if this has already been answered, but I cannot seem to locate any threads. I know the new X13 Ray Trace engine does not work with Mac, but is there a work-around? 1. An external GPU with a Mac? 2. If a file is created on a Mac, can it be uploaded to a pc to use the ray tracing capabilities? Thank you, Susan
  7. In the catalog downloads on Chief's website: Lighting section: Lighting 5: Deck and Path Lighting 9: Exterior Chief's core catalog: Architectural / Lighting / Outdoor Lighting
  8. Yes, worthy of a "Like" and another "Thank You" to Chopsaw!! I'm so appreciative of the generosity of everyone on this forum.
  9. I actually was looking for a way to change the automatically generated width, height, depth columns. I'm assuming you are showing custom columns you created and manually entered the measurements into?
  10. Hi, Is there a way to change the dimensions in a schedule to metric from imperial without having to start with a metric plan? We use both European and American cabinetry but I prefer to use imperial, not metric for my plan template. Thanks, Susan
  11. Wow! Thank you for the tips Robert. I especially like the second suggestion. It's funny how you learn to do something one way and then never realize there are several other, more efficient, ways to do the same thing.
  12. Oh boy, now I'm feeling ignorant - where do I find the tool that will draw the 3d molding polyline without having to convert?
  13. Great! Most of the time the moldings specified through the cabinet dbx work just fine, but I will use the 3d molding polyline when there is something unusual, like a short wall, 2 cabinets next to each other that are different colors and the program wants to dominate with one color, etc. The 3d molding polyline gives you more control.