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    Help choosing a computer

    My employer is purchasing a new computer for me. At home my personal computer is an Asus ROG 702VM with 12 GB ram. I have been reasonably happy with this. However, I now work full-time for a developer who has me working on large site plans. Most of the work that I do for this company is conceptual site plans, conceptual apartment and house plans and marketing for these. For the marketing I do a lot of PBR as well as watercolor with line drawing overlaid. I use a Dell G7 at their office with a NVidia 1060 and 8 GB Ram. I get slowed down a lot as I wait for the program to process. I am looking for the best performance I can get in the $1800 to $2500 range. I am not savvy about hardware. Their computer consultant made the following recommendations. I have been reading through previous threads to determine what I need. I used some of the comments to guide the computer consultant in choosing a computer for me. However, frankly most of it goes right over my head. Could I get an opinion from some of you about which you would choose. My employer thought a desktop might perform better. I am open to whatever gives me the best performance. I would appreciate any opinions and feedback. Thank you!

    pdf flattening

    I did as you suggested and it changed the file size from 16,333 kb to 3600 kb. I think you fixed it. When they asked that the layers be turned off and the pdf flattened is this because the file is too large or are there additional issues as well? I have attached the new smaller version of the document. Thank you for helping me. I find this forum to be a very valuable learning tool and resource. a PERMIT SET OLD MILITARY RD BERGSTROM.pdf

    pdf flattening

    I am using X10 and I am printing the layout with "Chief Architect Print as PDF". Does that mean it is using one of the pdf print drivers from my laptop? I have attached a pdf that is a screen shot of the print dialogue box from CA and I have over layed the Devices and Printers screen from my laptop. I appreciate your help. print dialogue boxes.pdf

    pdf flattening

    Could someone help me with this? Beginning this month our planning department is requiring all plans to be submitted online. I gave a builder the layout as a pdf printed in CA. The customer got a call from the building department saying that the designer (me) needs to turn off the layers and flatten the pdf (referring to pdf layers not plan layers). I have googled it but have not figured out how to do this. It is probably simple but apparently not for me. Could anyone help me with this?

    Tacoma, Wa Area

    I live in Kitsap County and would be interested in getting together with other CA users if you meet. Some of the most valuable things that I have learned have come from talking with others who use the software. Let me know if you get together.