Toby-PKBLDR

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  1. Toby-PKBLDR

    X-11 Room Numbers

    Thanks Mark, you saved me a bunch of fruitless fiddling around. Maybe Chief will make a checkbox to have the R#, Room Name, or both. If not, it really serves no purpose that I can see. Thanks Joe, I've seen your Room Number Macro and used it on a commercial project but on Residential, folks expect a Room Name here.
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    X-11 Room Numbers

    I recall some discussion of this topic a while ago but discovered a new, at least to me, option on the Room Finish Schedule; a Room Number column. It creates a room number with a R precedent. Seems excellent but; how do I display the Room Number, preceded by the R, in the room it is referencing? If it only appears in the Schedule what is it’s functionality? I’d love to be able to use this for room labels on plans when they get very busy with dimensions, notes, call-outs, and all that other stuff cluttering up the linen closet at the end of a hall. Am I missing something, as usual? Thanks for the help!
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    Video Problem

    I tried the videos in Edge and IE with Green Screen and audio still. I wasn't able to find how to disable the Hardware Acceleration for either with the Help content I could find apparently outdated. I'll probably look later but, as I've said, seldom use other than Chrome anyway. Toby
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    Video Problem

    Hey Mick, I don't actually know about other browsers. It was somewhat late last night when I solved it for Chrome and didn't try the others. I'll try to do that this evening when at home where my laptop is. Thanks again for your help and suggestions. Toby
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    Video Problem

    Well, I found the answer; turn off hardware acceleration in the browser. (At least in Chrome, which is the only browser I seem to use). I went into settings>advanced settings>use hardware acceleration when available and turned it off. It gives you a relaunch button and just like that, it works. I’m not sure when or why that setting would have become switched on but switching it off worked. Thanks for all of the suggestions. Mick’s “video green screen windows 10” search found the answer. All the best! Toby
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    Video Problem

    Right clicking offers only a .html file that opens with a browser. clearly it’s not Chief but my laptop at fault but I cannot find anything out of sort. Chrome, Edge, IE, all give the same result on all videos, Chief or otherwise; green screen with sound. ill have to get a tech on Monday I guess. thanks all for trying.
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    Video Problem

    It’s all of them, I tried a few. Seems to be a video problem on the computer. Not sure what check though...
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    Video Problem

    Yup, tried that. Restarted Chrome twice, tried Edge and IE, restarted computer, installed a Win 10 update and restarted again. Updated GTX 1060 driver and restarted twice. (this is on my laptop) Green screens all around on all videos. I checked YouTube and videos there wont start on any browser either. Now I am really confused
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    Video Problem

    When watching the online training videos, today I get a green screen upon pushing play. Sound is fine and the still beginning screen shows the video still as it should be. Any suggestion?
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    New Laptop Choices

    There were a lot of reviews on BB and they were universally positive.
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    New Laptop Choices

    Good Call! Found this one in the price range and reviews say it handles the heat well. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hard-drive-256gb-solid-state-drive-aluminum-black/6211744.p?skuId=6211744 It's also 1/2 pound lighter than any of the others Kbird1. Think I'll give it a whirl.
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    New Laptop Choices

    I need a new laptop to run Chief Premier and Sketchup Pro out of the office. Of these 3 offerings, I'd like to know anyone's thoughts or experiences.; https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alienware-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-1tb-hard-drive-256gb-solid-state-drive-black/6239219.p?skuId=6239219# (can buy for $1,665 open box excellent-certified) https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-m-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-1tb-hybrid-drive-256gb-ssd-black/6232300.p?skuId=6232300 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-black/6139102.p?skuId=6139102 Thanks in advance for any feedback. All the best, Toby
  13. I bought a Surface Pro 4, I7 and am very happy with it. That said, in my case at least, it is not a replacement for my desktop with dedicated graphics card. I love it for doing on site as-built drawings. (I'm told the touch functionality will be enhanced in upcoming Chief updates also.) I was productive almost immediately and have done 5 "whole house" drawings with it and several more partials. I have not found it lacking in 2D whatsoever though it does take some getting used to. Screen resolution requires good eyes or, as in my case, good glasses. This is a problem with my 4K desktop monitors as well so not unique to the Surface. (That may be addressed in coming updates as well) I would recommend a dedicated tool set for working in tablet (touch) mode. Battery life under these conditions is disappointing though I've never actually run out. Come close but haven't yet. I'd say this is about as demanding on the processor and thus the battery as it gets. Just knocking around wirelessly on my lap the battery easily lasts 4 -5 hours of continuous use in browsers and such. I connect it to a Surface dock at my desk and have a AOC Q2778VQE monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard connected and it works flawlessly. I've connected it to a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter on a large TV display and it works fine as well. We have this setup in our office and clients love being able to visualize their project in this way. I bring the SP4 to the conference table on battery power, no cables, wireless mouse and Surface keyboard. It's so unimposing, almost like a sketchpad. You can pull up photos from the web and from files and then go back to the plan... In 3D I can easily 'out kick my coverage'. I'm not certain what the choke point is, memory / graphics but once it happens I've had to start over; closing the program and rebooting the SP4. I have not regretted our purchase of the SP4 once. I would definitely buy all of the processor and memory that you can afford, and all that you can borrow. I tried several lower level units prior to my purchase and found a marked difference. I did try a Surface Book but it had problems. They had just been released and I suspect they needed to work out some of the kinks but I'm very happy with the Surface Pro.