BigKahuna

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  1. the latest fix seems to have worked for me as well...no crashes yet since the Invidea Driver update
  2. When I open a model made in 2012 on older laptop on new laptop in X12 or X13 the artwork in picture frames or on a tv etc does not come through and it shows blank. Is there a way to make that artwork all transfer with the plan? I notice Cultured stone the manufacturer changed stuff up and they dont transfer either but thats a manufacturer / new owner change I believe. Thanks for any insight
  3. second monitor seems to be worse for me as well
  4. Thats my issue older plans trying to use in 13. For now I only open older files in x12 until they hopefully find a fix
  5. Got mine about 2 months ago... really sweet...only thing i dont love is the keyboard without specific numbers pad... but minor
  6. I recently bought and am so far very happy with... Alienware X17 R1 Laptop Intel i7 4.6 GHz & 32GB ram, NVIDEA RTX 3080 seems to run the PBR ray trace pretty well . it doesnt have a numbers pad due to fans required to cool it so keyboard take a bit of getting used to but not a big issue
  7. Thanks. I dont have x8 still on mine. X10 is oldest. I havent had need for anything older in a few years as far as I can think of so hopefully it wont be an issue for me. Appreciate the feedback
  8. Thanks guys Thats what I thought but wanted to be sure
  9. Looking at my hard drive I am beginning to run out of space especially if I want to download x13 on my older laptop. As I started looking into what I can delete I see I have X10, X11 and X12 all on the list of installed programs and in the program data files I have large Program data files for X8 through X12 with Just under 80 GB taken up by program data files for X8-X11. Is there any reason to not uninstall X10 and X11 and delete the Program data files from X8-X11 ? I am assuming all needed data was transferrred into the next version as new versions came out but wanted to be sure Im not missing something.. I'm still using X12 and will for a bit until plans started in 12 are finished and I have a chance to explore 13. Thanks for any help
  10. I set up most all drawings on 24"x36" and send those out to be printed but my office oversized printer/ photo printer will print up to 13"x19" so when I print on 12"x18" sheets for check sets they are printed at 1/8" scale. Its much better than having prints not to scale. Its just 12x18 is not a paper you find in stores much so I order online. Heres a a link . https://www.officesupply.com/office-supplies/paper-pads/printer-paper/wide-format-paper/hammermill-copy-paper-brightness-photo-white-sheets-ream/p60910.html?q=12 x 18 copy paper
  11. Thanks, Thats also another way I can use... great minds!
  12. Thanks, I will keep in mind. he seems to have figured it out. he was clicking on the link each time and it was trying to download each time. he signed up and saved the model to his acount and now can open it up when he wants.
  13. So I tried using or having a client download and use the 3d viewer for the first time. I uploaded his project model and in general it uploaded ok.. took a while. It did have 5-7 issues of materials / textures not uploading or compatible etc as it loaded.. mostly referred to items ( i assume models ) from earlier versions like 8 or 9. Sent him the link and he had downloaded the viewer on his android phone. The first time he tried it the model worked and he said it was a pretty good look and didnt notice textures missing as far as he could tell. He said it took up 5-6 gb of ram on his phone( 12 gb) but it worked pretty well. Today when he tried opening it again ( using same link) it gets stuck on obtaining the model. Anyone have this happen ? any thoughts ? did it download to his phone and he need to open it through file and not go back to the link ? He downloaded the viewer on some higher end stuff at his work and could get sample models to work but not my upload. He put it on a desk top and gets an out of memory error . Any thoughts ?
  14. i JUST UPGRADED TO PREPARE OF X13 AND REAL TIME RAY TRACING. MICROCENTER HAS PUT TOGETHER A PRETTY SWEET GAMING COMPUTER FOR A PRETTY DECENT PRICE. Powerspec G467, i9 / 3.7GHz , 1 TB SSD ( I ADDED A SECOND) 32GB WITH NVIDEA RTX 3080 . VERY FAST AND GETS TONS OF 1 TB RAVE REVIEWS ONLINE FROM GAMERS. sO FAR NOT USING IT MUCH AS i AM TRANSFERRING STUFF OVER BUT COMPUTER AND DELL 27" MONITOR FOR JUST UNDER $3000
  15. i JUST UPGRADED TO PREPARE OF X13 AND REAL TIME RAY TRACING. MICROCENTER HAS PUT TOGETHER A PRETTY SWEET GAMING COMPUTER FOR A PRETTY DECENT PRICE. Powerspec G467, i9 / 3.7GHz , 1 TB SSD ( I ADDED A SECOND) 32GB WITH NVIDEA RTX 3080 . VERY FAST AND GETS TONS OF RAVE REVIEWS ONLINE FROM GAMERS. sO FAR NOT USING IT MUCH AS i AM TRANSFERRING STUFF OVER BUT COMPUTER AND DELL 27" MONITOR FOR JUST UNDER $3000
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. ME TOO. GLAD MY IGNORANCE HELPED A FEW PEOPLE GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE
  20. 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
  21. Thanks Rob, I will look into that.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ?
  24. The new rtx 3080 is supposed to be out Sept 17 at $699