BigKahuna

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  1. BigKahuna

    First project w/ X12

    Thanks Mike. It has to go to city council first to be approved for teardown of the existing old house first. If approved then we will fine tune the design.
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    First project w/ X12

    Just a quick few exterior shots of a preliminary design in various colors and details for a narrow lot tear down/ new build study !
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    Laptop vs desktop

    Mick When you refer to undoing windows updates I assume you are referring to the locking up ? I intend on checking with tech support soon but have yet to do so. Maybe they can give some insight. As I noted it hadn't always happened I seem to have notice it starting maybe 2-3 months ago. Im not an every day user and do my CDs in Autocadd. If I was doing cds I would most definitely do 2 different models without all the extra stuff. I just cant get comfortable with Chief for CDs. I may try it on my own home in the next year as a test. Thanks for the tip on windows
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    Laptop vs desktop

    Thanks Mark, I had a hunch the SU models were a bit larger as that's when I seem to notice the biggest slowdown. But I also tend to add a lot of plants on models as I use them for presentation with client not CD's. I have the 17" alienware so I can relate to size and weight...That's never been my issue as its no big deal to carry in bag. Heat hasn't seemed bad either..I am only frustrated by the slowing of the program on these projects.
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    Laptop vs desktop

    Thanks Larry, I was afraid that was the issue with plants etc and models. I usually do most of that after the main house is done to reduce lag time. just wasn't sure if I was unusual with this problem or if having 32GB vs 16GB of Ram was a dramatic imrovement as the program gets more complex.
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    Laptop vs desktop

    Ok I have an Alienware 17, Intel I7 2.6 GHz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX980M Video card. Its a gaming laptop and I bought it assuming it would more than handle Chief. Its fine when I first start a project but when model gets landscaping and some furniture etc every command takes 2-5 seconds then same for model regeneration etc. This has become very frustrating. Also having lately an issue with plan locking up after closing camera views. Started a few months back in X10 and I thought X11 would fix it but seeing same issue ( also noted in another thread someone else is having same issue). Many of the models I use are imported from 3D warehouse. Are these models more of an issue slowing computer than those in Chief's library? I know a desktop usually gives you more computing power for the money than a laptop but is there any benefits to a desktop vs laptop? Am I unusual with this speed issue? I assume heat issue might be better with desktop since its not as compact / tight. Not sure if its simply a RAM issue ? I did just upgrade the GeForce driver as I saw some other suggest making sure its current on another thread. Just debating whether to buy desktop and get more ram etc would be a better fit and use laptop more for presentations / meetings etc Thoughts? Thanks for any imput
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    Cannot select after camera view closes

    I am having similar / same issue. I also have issues with material selections locking up after closing. It seems to have started a few months ago for me in VS X10. I thought it might have been an X10 issue but having same in X11 it seems.
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    VIDEO Lesson: Brick Sills in X11

    the real question is 21 versions in why the heck doesn't Chief have a simple brick sill and header option built in with a few options for sill profiles.. this is insane to have to do !
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    X11 issues

    I have been having some similar issues with x10 of it locking up. It happens for me when I close aa camera view...it wont allow me to open a second plan or extra camera views and I have to close and reopen. It also locks up when selecting materials if I try to open folders of materials it wont work unless I use the folders and select it from the folders not an open group of materials etc hard to describe. Just started about 6 weeks ago so not sure whats wrong...likely to upgrade soon so hoping not an issue then
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    Inserting Imported Appliances into Cabinets

    Thanks for this video...I was ignorant of how to stack these appliances as they kept screwing up..duhhhhh so much simpler
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    Roof not generating

    Tom, Thank you...That did work... Agghhhh All the hassle over that ? I got a little better at manually editing roof lines in the mean time so there is that! Appreciate your time and help
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    Roof not generating

    Good Point. I'm not an every day user so I'm not as used to doing manual roofs but in this case that seems to be working and shouldn't ultimately be complex roof( I hope). I might hold off that way on X11 a bit longer. Thanks again to everyone
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    Roof not generating

    Yes using X10. I accidentally added my response in your quote.
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    Roof not generating

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    Roof not generating

    Thanks Eric. Lets me know Im not totally crazy. I haven't yet upgraded and was planning to hold off a bit for final release but may be forced to do so now ? With upgrade/ renewal of SSA I understand we get updates for 12 months so X12 should be online in that time. I have typically skipped years in upgrades.