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    VIDEO CARD QUESTIONS

    Hi I am having a computer built by someone that I respect. but I told him I need a video card for gaming I have an alienware laptop with nvidia 1080 card now and He want to use a Radeon pro WX2100 2m-d which to me was only a $ 100 card The radeon series has a 5100 model with 8 gb is that as good as nvidia I am attaching the specs for computer any advice would help Thank you BENS Q68154-ADAM PAZZ.pdf
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    VIDEO CARD QUESTIONS

    THANKS FOR THE ADVICE REALLY APPRECIATED
  3. I wanted to know if anyone uses a surface pro for chief Looking at Dell xps vs Surface pro it is needed to run Chief in the field as well to get work done as I am sending in my primary computer to to be fixed. My Alienware is actually melting or swelling up and cracking So I need to keep working while it is being repaired. (Under warranty) so i do not want to buy another super lap top but something I can have in the field as my Alieware is 13 lbs and holds a charge for about 1 hour if lucky. Also like the idea of pictures as we use buildertrend and we photograph job progress Adam
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    Tablet computer for the field

    I want to thank everyone for their input will go with Surface Pro just one last thing is it worth the money for the newest I think they call LTE where the sim card is in the computer or just get a hot spot Thanks Again Adam
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    layout page

    Hi Is it normal that when I am in layout pages the program is not smooth at all. If I zoom in scroll it is extremely jerky It has been that way forever but today seems to be the worst. I have an Aleinware year and half old with a nvidia 1080 cad. Thanks Adam
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    layout page

    It happens on all layout that are a complete jobs Never use pdf imported cad or live elevations So that is not normal I guess I may have to make sure my video card is updated is the only thing I can think of. Call tech support Monday Thank for your help Adam
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    layout page

    Appreciate the response It has been that way on all my layouts I guess i was asking is that normal for everyone. The program works fine other than that windows 10 core I7 2.9 ghz 32 gb ram GTX 1080
  8. Hi I would like to see if someone can help me with some issues I am having. This plan I can not get the gable ends to show. I keep trying to add a sloping ceiling to form a scissor truss and I cannot get it to show checked I layers ect If you look at the section I have a clear story through the whole stable would love to be able to cut the bottom of the for the 2nd floor wall of at the bottom of the scissor truss Any Help id appreciated If we have to take it off the GAMBREL ROOF TO THE FRONT.I would be willing to pay for the help as I am trying to close the design build of the project i guess I do not know how to upload a file
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    HELP WITH PLAN and uploading plan

    hI mICK Thanks for your help WALLY GAMBREL TO FRONT.zip
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    DWG IMPORT

    Thanks to everyone I checked after reading your advice they only sent the hardscape plan The PDf messed me up as I thought it should be the same as DWG Thank you Adam
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    DWG IMPORT

    Hi I can figure out why when I imported the DWG file it did not import all the lines I have the pdf and only a fraction of the lines came thru when I imported. TENNIS CLUB 6-13-2018.plan any help is greatly appreciated TENNIS CLUB 6-13-2018.plan Miami Open Plaza with Dimensions.pdf Miami-hardscape_2018_0426.dwg
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    DWG import

    Thank You
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    DWG import

    Hi I am building a project with a lot of changes and it was drawn by an architect. He is really busy and can not keep up with the changes. so i told him to send me the file. My question is when I draw in the imported file can I use walls and library objects from chief ?? and when i send back to him will it convert to dwg so he can review and print. I am hoping I do not have to draw in lines and all cad as it will take to long. . Thanks Adam
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    ROOF QUESTION

    Hi I want to know if the attached stable / barn need to have the roof manually drawn in chief. The building has a ope court yard so I labeled the courtyard open below in the structure tab I set no roof, floor, or ceiling but the automatic roof keeps putting a roof over courtyard. I know how to build it manually but curious if there was an easier way Thank You Adam LOUNGE -OFFICES FTRS 24-36.pdf LOUNGE_-OFFICES_FTRS.plan
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    ROOF QUESTION

    Wow I can not believe you did that fo me I really appreciate you time and I can review this and learn a lot from your video THANK YOU!!! Adam
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    ROOF QUESTION

    Thanks for the response but that did not work either
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    PDF to scale

    Is there a way to import a pdf drawing and scale it in chief Thanks Adam
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    PDF to scale

    yes
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    Computer upgrade feedback and suggestions

    Appreciate all the feed back I do not have time to do my own (learn) renderings also may need help with design elements in the house. I need to work on project this week then I will be able to post it to get quotes thanks Adam
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    Computer upgrade feedback and suggestions

    This thread got my attention I am a builder / draftsman and I love the quick 3d looks for customers I am trying to show space and furniture room to walk around I have never used ray trace could never get anyone to pay for. I always tell clients to get pictures in the past but with Houz it is unlimited. to get exactly what they like. I am working on a very expensive spec and the group of investors would like a few quality renderings which I am not capable of. The conversation here is seem to be with a program Thea Is that extremely hard to learn . The software I have researched was Lumiom which I called and they said it would work with Chief. Another program that looked to good to be true was pool studio So when I called them to see if I could import the house I drew in chief then add pool and decks which it could not be done. So my question is are these rendering programs hard to learn? If I wanted someone to render for me do I post on this board or the board for services. Thanks Adam
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    Recommended Computer requirements

    Hi I have read all the recommendation for new computer. Old ones and the current ones. So I decided to buy an Alienware So I hit on the special 17" 32 ram 512 solid state and 1070 card app $2700 with 4 year guarantee on everything. So I custom built and just changing to 1080 card is $ 900 more Is the upgraded card worth it ??? This will be my only computer I work on. I need to be able to work at different locations. Thanks Adam
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    Lap top question

    Hi I am buying a new lap top The gaming computers I am looking at do not offer or mention anything about touch screen. Is touch screen an advantage?
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    Lap top question

    Thanks for the advice Adam
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    AUTO CAD VS CHIEF

    probably should be in seeking services. Never used auto cad. I only know chief (50% at that)_ and I am a builder. Have client that I am building She wanted some changes and needed fast .The architect told her three weeks. So I said i would try. I imported into chief and realized I could make changes in chief. It was completely different than how we draw individual plans not layered separate drawings for elect foundation ect. The I was trying to dimension but it was slow dragging feeling. really slow so I called chief and they tried to help, told me to turn what you dimension to off ect. Si I bought auto cad for a month stupid idea could not figure anything out. I am trying to move the center of the house 4 ft in a unit so I group selected and it worked in auot cad do you have to do each drawing O if anyone wanted to do a rush rush job I would send Adam
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    AUTO CAD VS CHIEF

    I tried cad detail window did not help The problem when I imported a complete auto cad file or plan It is completely different from what i know in chief. Everything is an individual plan eclectic mechanical foundation ect. not layers it appears You have to change every page. which can not be true because no one would use auto cad. If we make a change in floor plan we turn on layer for electric ect and are change would be a lot faster This was /is an eye opener I will never complain about chief .