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  1. Pdf size has been a big problem for me also on large jobs... I am using a program called Small PDF ($12/mo) that seems to do a good job of compressing the file. I also found that using 144dpi is fine for printing working drawings and I can not tell the difference on D size prints from 300dpi. (have not tried it for renderings) Small PDF also allows you to compress two files a day (so they say) on its web site for free (if you don't mind uploading/downloading to the web. Eric
  2. I think I will live with the no auto line /add manual line. Still a great time saver as it shows on all floors and references the layout page. Thank You, Eric
  3. Thank you... the construction line are great except they seem to have the same problem...the line only seems to go all the way across on the double ended set up. x-13! Eric
  4. Any tips on how to use a back clip cross section with a call out label on each end but I do not want the section mark line to display all the way thru the building just near the call outs. x-13...Thanks once again, Eric
  5. Thanks all for the moral support and next level tricks..... Also revisiting using auto dimensions .....
  6. Have multiply floors that are identical. X13 I dimension one floor interior/exterior/windows etc. I can copy the dimensions to the next floor but they are "dumb" and not attached to walls/windows anymore. It works but leaves an x marks the spot marker ( can the points be turned off ?) and it would be better if dims were connected. Does a magic button exist to copy the dimensions and be attached to the same items on the next level?? Thank You in advance Eric
  7. I would love to see that $12,000 system compared to a $2,000 system as far as "time it takes to" redraw, renders etc in CA.....
  8. Maybe we are waiting on RTX 30xx graphic cards to actually be available to mere mortals...or Bitcoin to fall...again
  9. Recently finished a 46 unit/mixed use apartment building that is 75mb + a 40mb "details" file. Things did not start to slow down till close to the end. I try to avoid images and PDFs added in Think it may just be a fact of life... Others using Revit for large projects have complained about slowdowns so It may not be just a CA thing. Eric CA 12 / i7 3.5ghz/ Geforce 1080 / SSD/ 16mb ram.
  10. For me, Imported pdfs or images seem to make files really big for no reason and slow things down, Large numbers of windows, blocks or symbols also. I want one of those 9.66ghz chips with the built in fire extinguisher. Eric
  11. Maybe a Microsoft Surface instead of using pad ?..... Eric
  12. Tried 43" 4K and multi monitor set ups in the past....to much moving of mouse/eyes/head, etc. for my liking I find my self more comfortable/productive with one 30" 2560 x1600 screen. Although the monitor type is more expensive my 30" Dell has been working non stop for 18 years Eric
  13. I am wondering....if you are scanning a house or office does it include every thing that is in the room in the scan (such as a dresser or the homeowners cat) How would these "point cloud" items get separated from the actual building.? Seems like you would need an empty building to get a useable As-built. Thanks, Eric
  14. Thanks for the feed back on my off topic q. .... Maybe just a pair of miners lights on my head and I am done. Actually I never installed the exhaust outlet to exterior in a windowless 1/2 bath and solatube makes a skylight/vent combo. They also can install and electrical light.... Thanks
  15. Sorry to off topic a little... but has anyone had any real world experience with one of these tube skylights.? I would like to put one in my home but have never seen one out in the wild. Thanks, Eric