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  1. Pip: yet many software do offer BIM inter-operability lowly Sketchup at sub $1000 can do all kinds of BIM inter-operability oh well, I doubt if it will ever happen Lew lowly Sket
  2. If you really need X9 with the dongle you can save a search and then get an email each time a new sale starts the seller needs to work with CA sales to ensure it is a valid license and what the transfer free is $50 for a full seat - other seats could range up to $400 - check with CA sales Lew
  3. There are many "official" methods for SQFT living area depends on the agency asking for 15 years I have suggested that Chief create a schedule listing the most common ones then the user can use the desired info best to contact the planning dept and inquire which "official" method they use then to get Chief to match it Lew
  4. Awww, I'm so sad another down vote for trying to help someone I think I'm gonna cry so childish of them to hurt me so Lew
  5. there are various "official" methods - depending on the agency requesting the info I have suggested for 15+ years that Chief create a schedule for the most common methods then the user could chose the needed info Lew
  6. Wendy: PRO users can benefit from following the Chieftalk forum just understand that Premier has features that don't apply to PRO if you ask questions on Hometalk be sure to mention that you have PRO so someone trying to help doesn't waste time if the solution won't work with PRO PRO has many of the manual tools that Premier does and can use some symbols created by Premier users Lew
  7. also note that the software requires a software lock and needs to touchbase with the mothership every so often or the license can be turned off X9 was the last version to have a hardware key that gave independence of CA's control unless the key breaks etc the software lock was introduced with X2 someday I expect to hear that CA has turned off all software licenses prior to version XYZ they have never indicated this - just my supposition that they could Lew
  8. caution about using the Client Viewer do you really want to get into "tech support" with clients that are not "computer savvy" ? If so, then learn how to use Zoom or the equivalent to make the "training" easier Lew
  9. Hmmm, apparently two people don't like my advice about PRO users following the Chieftalk forum Too damn bad I will continue to offer this advice Lew
  10. HD PRO users can benefit from following Chief Talk since PRO has many of the manual tools that Premier has be aware that some solutions won't apply to PRO best to note in any queries that you are using PRO for HD products to edit a Premier file there is a setting in Premier to allow that but the versions have to be compatible I believe there is a chart on CA's website Lew
  11. I agree with Mick about upgrading to HD PRO Lew
  12. maybe software like this ? integrates with Chief: Lew
  13. I hear that Planswift makes a good companion for Chief Lew
  14. Chopsaw: you are correct but very easy to print 11 x 17 at Staples or Office Depot etc Lew
  15. i set my layout to 24 x 36 (Arch C) with a 1" border all around thus giving 22 x 34 then if a client or trade needed smaller the PDF could be printed at 50% to give 11 x 17 - tabloid size which I believe is just as easy to print as legal most home printers can do 11 x 17 Lew