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About DavidJPotter

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  1. DavidJPotter

    Giving away an older version of CA

    If it is that important to you, please call Chief Architect Inc Customer support on Monday and ask them. They are the "Authority" on their own property and its uses.. DJP
  2. DavidJPotter

    Giving away an older version of CA

    No, your license agreement clearly states that the use of any version of Chief Architect belongs not to you but to Chief Architect Inc. You and only you are licensed to own and use any version of Chief Architect. I suppose your friend can use a seat of your older chief but not as its owner, it would be purely a loan and would not include any support of any kind or type. DJP
  3. DavidJPotter

    Client presentation

    People are different. So it is one's job to gauge one's clients and deliver the level of graphic communication necessary to fulfill their needs. Our job is to graphically communicate that we understand what they want, so whatever that requires is correct for that client. There are no slots that everyone fits into. Chief makes it easy to get that job done for sure. DJP
  4. DavidJPotter

    seeking help with my model

    I can help you if you like, I charge $75.00 per hour and use Zoom Meetings to support sessions. DJP
  5. DavidJPotter

    How to import room names into plan?

    What I have seen reported here, via Australian News sources is almost 200 persons (183 to be exact) have been arrested for arson there. I know your country is large but that is still a lot of arsonists, eh? DJP
  6. DavidJPotter

    Indoor swimming pool

    The pool I merely got from my Library Browser as a symbol, take a look in yours. DJP
  7. DavidJPotter

    How to import room names into plan?

    It has been reported that the main cause of the fires was people setting them, the drought just set the stage. Can you confirm those reports, I wonder? DJP
  8. DavidJPotter

    How to import room names into plan?

    https://youtu.be/ezKV4zJEbfw All about Room Names DJP
  9. DavidJPotter

    Indoor swimming pool

    The attached ray trace was created in X8 for a client who has not, to date upgraded. How I created this pool room: 1. Created the structure 2.Added the windows 3.Drew the outline of the pool using room divider walls 4. In the resulting "Room Specification Dialog" I programmed the "room" to be open below 4. I then added the pool symbol and located it in the created "room" DJP
  10. DavidJPotter

    Roof Help

    You have two choices: 1. build automatically or 2. Build Manually There are no other routes possible DJP
  11. DavidJPotter

    V8 Renderings

    The fact is that technology moves into the future whether you are speaking of computer hardware or software. It gets better and better each year, X8 is still perfectly good except X11+ is even better in terms of a lot of features including rendering. PBR was added in X10. On a fully up to date PC or Mac ray tracing is a lot faster and PBR in experienced hands is even faster. I have clients that still use X5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 so I have them all on my PC to serve those who choose not to upgrade. I mostly use X11 myself, it is "State of the Art" until X12 is released. DJP
  12. DavidJPotter

    Blurry Export Pictures

    When you send an image or render view to layout directly if you then upsize the image to fit the target page, it tends to degrade the appearance of the image, so I believe what Jintu is suggesting is to export the image to a size larger than the target layout page size so when you send that image file to layout you can downsize it using its corner handles instead of enlarging a smaller image instance which degrades its appearance. Making a large image smaller compresses its pixels and enlarging an existing image causes its pixels to be enlarged causing the loss of clarity. DJP
  13. DavidJPotter

    X12 Question

    What, exactly was the "removed area" please, this seems to be the main bone of contention? DJP
  14. DavidJPotter

    Perspective Crop Mode

    He has his own website and he is active at Facebook on the "Users of Chief Architect" and "Chief Architect Showroom" pages. DJP
  15. DavidJPotter

    Perspective Crop Mode

    Yep, I just finished chatting with Jintu in the Philippines, probably the best consistent render person I know, and he strongly agrees. I just recently found out about the tool, read the manual and then practiced using i and found it quite useful. I posted this question to get more reality on its uses and importance. DJP