CARMELHILL

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About CARMELHILL

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  • Birthday 05/15/1972

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    Kitesurfing, surfing, and sailing.

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  1. CARMELHILL

    Drawing tablet - Wacom or other

    Nice setup. I don't do much sketching and modeling anymore. My office has become more utilitarian, and the need for easy redlining of drawings is a bigger need. I'm traveling more between NY and Florida, and need a good option for redlining pdf checkprints produced by my staff. I want to be able to do redlining anywhere......at the airport, on a plane, at a coffee table, in bed......anywhere I can squeeze in some productivity time. It looks like it'll be either an Ipad Pro, or my existing Samsung Chromebook plus with Kami pdf and the included stylus. Dam Ipads are freaking expensive, plus apple pen, plus floating keyboard. Jeez I hate Apple.
  2. CARMELHILL

    Drawing tablet - Wacom or other

    Thanks for the feedback Rich. I was afraid of this obvious answer. I'll have to look into it more. I like the Lidar paired with a 3d scanner app. I could definitely use it in my toolbox.
  3. CARMELHILL

    Drawing tablet - Wacom or other

    I used a digitizer tablet 25 years ago for Autocad 14. My nephew works for Falcon's Creative Group in Orlando doing theme park design and they seem to be using a mix of Wacom tablets AND Wacom Cintiq onscreen drawing computer/monitors. Has anyone been able to implement a tablet, Wacom or any other brand, with a stylus pen rather than a puck/mouse? The reason I'm thinking of this is, I'd like to also use the stylus for redlining pdf drawings and a stylus is more intuitive than a mouse. I've also looked at an IPAD using Morpholio Trace or Procreate, but I'm not an Apple fan and I'm not really interested in adding any Apple products to my office workflow. It would be a dream, if Autodesk Sketchbook which I use on my Chromebook Plus with it's stylus pen all the time, was able to import PDF, but it's not. So any comment?
  4. CARMELHILL

    Mechanical Room in bedroom?

    I ran into something similar a few months ago. A client wanted a mechanical room in the attic above his garage. The problem, this attic was adjacent to the master bedroom and the mechanical room would only be accessible from the bedroom. I looked through all the codes and remember finding something that stated it couln't be done, but I'll be damed if I can find it now. I did find an article about why a water cannot be in a closet adjacent to a bedroom..... Ideally, water heaters should be located near gas or electric service and where water supply and distribution lines can be easily installed. Ventilation is easier to achieve if the unit is located on an exterior wall. Water heaters can be installed in bedroom or bathroom closets, if necessary or preferred, but only if they're an electric, direct vent or sealed combustion chamber unit. Other water heaters that use fuel combustion are not permitted to be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms or closets that open into these rooms. Edit: I think I found it. Section 303.3 of the Fuel Gas Code. Appliances (furnace or water heater) shall not be located in a closet that is only accessible through a bedroom. Then look at exceptions in #5.
  5. CARMELHILL

    Screen Size / Resolution

    Yup. Every 32" maxes out at 1080p. Enlarging your screen onto one of those makes the text very pixelated. I found out the hard way.....buy.....test..... return..... waste some more valuable unpaid time
  6. CARMELHILL

    Screen Size / Resolution

    Just my 2 cents..... I bought two of these Hisense R7 43" last year and love them. Unfortunately they aren't available anymore: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-43-class-r7-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-roku-tv/6221027.p?skuId=6221027 Today I bought 3 Bestbuy branded Insignia FireTV 43" tvs. Two for my assistants upgraded workstation and one for me at home, but I don't care for the screen colors, and I think if you sit too close the corners of the screen aren't as bright as my Hisense tvs. Good enough for my assistant, but I'm returning mine. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-43-class-led-4k-uhd-smart-fire-tv-edition-tv/6406899.p?skuId=6406899&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=200&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=CjwKCAiAouD_BRBIEiwALhJH6N7CbyC7cu2I3Wawqt26E5uQS-eZTbKeGt9jCEGz0MgpLrsjHsU9UBoCPaAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds I'm going to pick this up tomorrow instead. Vizio 40". It's a bit smaller and should fit on my small desk at home that I have in a spare closet in the basement for late night work away from the wife and kids. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-40-class-v-series-led-4k-uhd-smartcast-tv/6444704.p?skuId=6444704
  7. CARMELHILL

    Screen Size / Resolution

    For anyone tight on desktop space, here's a smaller 32" TV that will help. It's the first time I've seen a TV under 40" that is still 4K https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-32-class-q50r-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-tizen-tv/6364277.p?skuId=6364277 But I'm picking up this 43" to squeeze onto my home desk tonight. I just can't deal with this crap any longer. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hisense-43-class-h65-series-led-4k-uhd-smart-android-tv/6404056.p?skuId=6404056
  8. CARMELHILL

    Screen Size / Resolution

    This solution doesn't work for individual details. I have to open 25 details and move each detail left to right just to get the text to reset........every godam time I take a drawing file from the office 43" monitor to my home 27". Such a stupid work around. Can't they fix this? I doubt Revit or Archicad has this problem.
  9. CARMELHILL

    Purchasing a new Desktop

    I'd say get the Ryzen 3900x with the free included Wraith Prism cooler as an absolute miniumum. They are getting cheaper as the newer Ryzen's have bee released. And I agree, an RTX 2070 Super is a bare minimum. But try the 2080 super. I'm giving my assistant the computer in my signature, when I'm able to get all my parts. But here's my next build after the RTX and Ryzen becomes easier to acquire, hopefully by February. High end RTX and RYzen 9 parts are only going to OEM in large quantities. I see them pop up on Amazon for 10 seconds, but they sell out by the time I click Shopping Cart. Ryzen 9 5950x Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard 32 meg ram, G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory RTX 3080, I prefer MSI but anything I can get my hands on boot and program drive will be Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive data drive will be Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case Corsair RM 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply This system should last me 2 more years before I hand it off and upgrade again. Added edit: I should also say, I have two systems I built 5 years ago that still run very well. One is my assistants and one I use at home late at night. But it'll probably bog down too much with X13. A new RTX 3070 might help me squeeze another 2 years out of it. Here's the specs: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Corsair Vengeance LP 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3-1866 CL9 Memory Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Samsung 840 EVO 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3 GB Superclocked ACX Video Card Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case Corsair HX 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
  10. CARMELHILL

    Import Sketchup model with collada file correctly?

    Nevermind. I was importing the collada files wrong. Thanks.
  11. Is it possible to import a Sketchup model that uses a collada file as an overlay texture to increase detail? I did a quick forum search but most topics deal with exporting a collada file. I want to add more realism by using some of the better models in the Warehouse, and many models use collada files as a quick workaround to add minor details. This clock radio is a perfect example. Any pros/cons to this approach? Maybe Renerabbitt can chime in with a less techy explanation? CLOCK RADIO 2.skp
  12. CARMELHILL

    Monitor question

    Here's mine. Dual 43" Hisense 4K.
  13. CARMELHILL

    Monitor question

    I originally wanted something between my 27" and the 43" I bought. I was hoping for a cheap 32" or 37", but they don't make 4k TV's in anything less than a 39". You'd have to buy a dedicated gaming monitor for that, and they aren't cheap. So I went with the 43" 4K tv and I'm glad I did. If you try to use a 32" 1080p HD TV as a monitor you will be very upset with the pixelation.
  14. CARMELHILL

    PBR VS Raytracing

    I was watching a PBR Youtube video and I could have sworn they said check the Improve Lighting Quality box, I think by Rennerrabit. Why do you say "uncheck"?
  15. CARMELHILL

    Monitor question

    I have dual 43" Hisense Roku monitors and love it. But then when I transfer stuff to my home 27" or my employees 26" the text wrap problems crop up. That's the only negative. 4k monitors have become dirt cheap now. Even 43" Samsung models are only $269 at Bestbuy this week.