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  1. Looks like the technology is improving and dropping in price. I've just watched a Dot3d presentation for doing indoor scanning using existing mobile devices. BUT it does not look like CA yet supports importing these files like ACAD can. Is that a feature CA will be supporting soon? 6 Bedroom House - 3D Scanned with Dot3D™ Pro & Intel® RealSense™ D455 (dotproduct3d.com) Ideally, if CA could import the native *.dp format, these files are small! E57 format is the next best.
  2. I've asked CA to correct this before. I think you need to post that ask in the suggestions forum and get it on their short list. There are many issues with the tails as they extend past the walls and join up with fascia, subfascia and soffits.
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    Well I guess we did not rate highly enough with CA for the "private invite". Public beta testing is mostly in name only while they work out the final bugs before release.
  4. As long as you can import the detail and then make those changes, it would save time. This assumes some level of knowledge of your own market. You cannot be concerned about what the less experienced user might do with them. I do love the 3d cut-aways, as I've been putting 3d framing perspectives on my construction documents for years now. What I love about CA is that I can basically put every single stick of framing in any project, manipulate them, colorize them and then create a great 3d framing perspective like this: My structural engineer now has to spend less time load
  5. Even though this is from the UK, many of the details are useful, including the 3d cut away sections: Detail Library
  6. I like the ease at which this can be done for sure. We already take copious photographs of the existing home, so this is a small step in a slightly different direction. I like the "augmenting" the flow by taking some critical measurements, so that the 3d scan becomes more accurate. Just a couple of quick X,Y & Z measurements of some of the rooms could get the accuracy much closer. But right now you've got a disconnect that could easily be overcome: I've seen other recent software measuring tools that incorporate inputting on the fly measurements while you take those Lidar image
  7. That is why we come here to pick the brains of all these experts that have been making CA do what it was never designed to do, since it was first created. I love and hate 3d CAD; in that I love the visual end results but hate the amount of time I spend monkeying around with it. Or as Glenn might say: "it was a dog's guts of a problem, brought in by a chap that's Few roos loose in the top paddock, but with a little encouragement and a zoom lesson, he'd have a go, ya mug, who in the end was a fair dinkem Shark biscuit, and went straight to the pool room" So in the end Glenn
  8. Sure. I've played with that and you can if you want to spend more time. It is a fun exercise in geometry to get everything lined up.
  9. With Glenn's help I created a video tutorial on how to do a spiral stair, or at least the one I'm showing. Due to size limits here on chieftalk, I'll host this on my drop box account so this link should get you to the video How to draw a spiral stair
  10. Thanks Glen, I struggled with CA and could not get what you did. Any chance you can either do a quick video of the steps you took? Or at least a description? Maybe a Zoom call. I could not get a smooth rail, nor glass. I've got some banana's I had to grab a model off of the sketchup warehouse to do this, but it is limited to the model created.
  11. I agree, CA should have a better spiral stair tool. Can you do this one Glennw?
  12. I too noticed a new library called Chief Gear, and it made me think I should buy some of that swag. Guess what? They don't sell any Chief Gear, just reserved for their design competitions.
  13. You might update your codec also. I remember having a similar issue that was solved by doing that. I also changed the video format I saved to, so you have a few options.
  14. Your welcome Perry. I have always included as much 3d information as possible on my permit documents for the benefit of the Contractors and subs. I've actually had one building official ask me to take it off because it confused her?!* I know it is not to any kind of AIA standard but in this brave new digital world it is just another small step in the direction of clarity of intent and purpose. I spend so much time making accurate 3d model's it is a shame not to show. Now we can also distinguish between existing and new! Love it.
  15. Thanks Doug, I finally got serious about making video tutorials for CA as a very fast and informative way to show what I'm trying say with words. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a video is worth much more. :-)