BigKahuna

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  1. BigKahuna

    DRAFTING PLANS

    Hi, I am currently doing construction documents in autocadd with some projects done in chief for visual/ design purposes for about half my clients. I am not personally comfortable with doing the CD's in Chief but would like to start trying to migrate some plans/ CD's to chief. I am looking to see who might be out there to take plans/ model that I have done in chief and complete construction documents as I currently dont have time to get up to speed on this phase on chief. I would provide the design / model and engineering / layouts/ sizing as well as I would add in my general notes etc to final plans. I would be looking for the following mostly standard requirements for New Homes. I would also share a sample of my projects to show level of detail etc I am typically providing. Some corrections or editing of plans may be required to correct some of my lack of chief skills with things like stairs, etc. I can generally get the model to look correct but might be a shortcut to get the look withought hassle of getting chief to do it the correct way. 1. Foundation Plan/ First Floor Framing 1A. Sometimes finish basement plan 2. First and Second Floor plans as required ( sometimes second floor framing plans) 3. Elevations 4. Roof Plan 5. Roof Framing Plan 6. Typ walls sections at garage, 1 story, 2 story etc 7. Optional door and window schedules (but these are no a big concern.) 8. Electric plans ( optional) I can do these if required as well or just edit ones you might start out. Site plans may be required on some but many are done by civil engineers for many projects So while I dont have any ready this minute; if you would be interested in such an arrangement, feel free to reach out to me and we can discuss your experience, fees, timing for doing a project. Thanks Nelson Behr Design Directive
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    Can I download more objects?

    MILLIONS OF MODELS. MIGHT NEED TO DOWNLOAD VERSION 17 OR EARLIER OF MODELS...ALSO DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION OF SKETCHUP IF YOU WANT TO MODIFY MODELS...LIKE SPLITTING VERSIONS OF MODELS THAT MAYB HAVE A COUCH, LOVESEAT AND CHAIR AND YOU WANT JUST ONE OF THEM ETC. LATER VERSIONS MAY NOT OPEN IN CHIEF...NOT TOTALLY SURE https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/?gclid=CJSCy7CG38YCFQqQaQodL-MB-Q
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    A Good Desktop for X13

    MICRO CENTER HERE HAS PUT TOGETHER ONE I WENT TO SEE LAST NIGHT. RTX CARDS ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE YET ASUS STRIX Z490- GAMING MOTHERBOARD INTEL i9 3.7 GHZ CPU 32 GB RAM 1 TB SOLID STATE DRIVE NVIDEA GeFORCE RTX 3080 VIDEO CARD ( 10GB GDDRX6 VIDEO MEMORY) ( RTX SERIES NEEDED TO MAKE THE NEW X13 REAL TIME RAY TRACING WORK WINDOWS 10 PRO $2499 . NO MONITOR THIS SHOULD SCREAM PER THE REVIEWS AND DO ALL YOU NEED FOR CHIEFS NEW VERSIONS
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    Wood grain directions

    ME TOO. GLAD MY IGNORANCE HELPED A FEW PEOPLE GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE
  5. BigKahuna

    Wood grain directions

    GREAT TIP I WILL TRY THAT. I HAVENT USED THAT TOOL BEFORE.. I FEEL DUMB THAT I NEVER CAME ACROSSED THAT SIMPLE TOOL AND YES IT WORKED GREAT
  6. BigKahuna

    Wood grain directions

    Thanks Rob, I will look into that.
  7. BigKahuna

    Wood grain directions

    Solver. Thanks I first tried using convert to plain polyline as thats all I could find to use and it simply disappeared. I then found the solid tools icon that I have never used before. So it works but as I am sure you are aware it then makes it more of a pain to copy or move around later if needed. It does the trick if one doesnt want to mess around with them much after exploding.. Would be nice if we could specify it to go all through the solid object. Thanks again.
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    Wood grain directions

    When putting wood shelves / polyline solid in a design I can use wood material and rotate the grain direction to run the length of a shelf as needed by rotating the texture in materials... but the grain on the edge of the shelf runs vertical. Is there a way to make the grain go through the entire object so the grain is realistic on the edge ?
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    Selecting new computer hardware for CA performance

    The new rtx 3080 is supposed to be out Sept 17 at $699
  10. BigKahuna

    CORE CATALOGS NOT AVAILABLE

    Eric, thanks That works . I was just looking within the files and it was in the core catalog files and it was in there...and i was confused...until your help. I feel stupid but I must have hit it by mistake as I have never used the filtered command on purpose.. Thanks again for your help .
  11. BigKahuna

    CORE CATALOGS NOT AVAILABLE

    i am not sure what you are asking ? Im not aware... I just checked older version..X10 and realized I have the architectural folder in X10 core catalogs but not in x12..for some reason its missing? I will investigate but is it simple to copy that folder from one version into another ?
  12. BigKahuna

    CORE CATALOGS NOT AVAILABLE

    Yes i see core catalogs in the browser . here is a screen shot of dbx option and you can see there is no > arrow beside core catalog.... and Yes I uninstalled and reinstalled it thinking it might fix it
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    CORE CATALOGS NOT AVAILABLE

    My core catalogs have now stopped being available when using the library from the dbx...so for instance I go to change an interior door( which goes in place as the default door) and go to pull up the libray from the DBX and core catalogs are listed but no arrow? beside the core catalog folder and I cant open and access them. I have to go see if I can find something from a manufacturer or custom catalog or bonus catalog. Or if I have it on an old project I can copy it and paste it. same for cabinet doors etc that are accessed from the DBX. I tried to removed x12 and download it again but its still happening. Anyone elese run into this ?
  14. BigKahuna

    WALL SHOWING THROUGH

    THANKS FOR THE GREAT FEEDBACK
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    recomended video card

    Reading a lot of good things about the new Invidia RTX 3000 series as well. Its release got pushed back somewhat it seems but seen some reports of it coming out in aug / sept range. Supposed to be much faster. https://www.techradar.com/news/rtx-3080