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  1. 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.....
  2. Maybe we are waiting on RTX 30xx graphic cards to actually be available to mere mortals...or Bitcoin to fall...again
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Maybe a Microsoft Surface instead of using pad ?..... Eric
  6. Tried 43" 4K and multi monitor set ups in the 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Maybe we would feel better if we talk to Revit/Archicad users and see what their delay deal is... We may not be alone on this when working on complex projects.? Eric
  11. Looks like all that is needed is a 10ghz single core machine (and a fire extinguisher)…… My guess is a similar type model tested on Revit/Archicad would have similar delay times, etc ?. Eric
  12. Just completed a 74 unit project and now working on a 42 unit mixed use.... I think it works well if you are working solo and know the program a bit. It does slow down once you add all the individual unit details/symbols...hold off on adding this stuff as long as possible. I use a separate "detail" file that contains... well... details, notes, etc. to keep the main file size down (not sure it helps). We do need a way of having a typical unit "block" that can be utilized My guess is the other platforms like Revit slow down also when you have large models???? Mayb
  13. Sometimes if I know the size of the "paper" the PDF was saved as (say 24x26) I can set the same paper size to be viewable via edit-drawing set up. Then just resize the import PDF to match that "paper" size on screen....I always check it by drawing a line to measure a known dimension P.S.: Set the Chief drawing scale to the scale of the PDF Eric
  14. Slight off topic ridiculous the over regulation in this industry at this point. Now we have to build houses so tight to save "energy" but you then have to put a big hole in the house in the form of makeup/outside air ventilation so humans can actually breathe without passing out.... Eric
  15. I think renting per month is now an option... Eric