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  1. Reference file: https://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/pdf/documentation/chief-architect-x11-migration-guide.pdf page 18 "Printing and Plotting • The deprecated Print Model tool has been removed from the software". A cool laser cutter is shown in above link repeated below suggests the Print Model could be a useful feature:
  2. CAD Details - JamesHardie Check out "Previews" to get a snapshot of what is being detailed. https://www.jameshardiepros.com/Install-and-Tech-Docs/BrowseTechDocs?doctype=CAD Details Select type of Detail. Example: > CAD Details > Wood > Wood CAD details > then Preview of selected detail type
  3. Sketchup models can be "cleaned up and reduced in size' using CleanUp. https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/cleanup³ CleanUp³ by ThomThom Cleans up and optimizes your SketchUp model. CleanUp³ Features Fixes duplicate component definition names ( When in model scope ) Purge unused items Erase hidden geometry Erase duplicate faces Erase lonely edges ( Except edges on cut plane ) Remove edge material Repair split edges Smooth & soft edges Put edges and faces to Layer0 Merge identical materials Merge connected co-planar faces
  4. APA - The Engineered Wood Association - Resource-library https://www.apawood.org/resource-library CAD details Timber frame const - USA Filters YOUR SELECTIONS DESIGN TOPICS- Advanced Framing Energy Efficient Assemblies Fire Rated Systems Glulam Beams I-Joist Floor Framing I-Joist Sprinkler Mounting Lateral Load Connections Moisture management Panel Floor Construction Panel Roof Construction Panel Wall Construction Special Systems Structural Insulated Panels Wall Bracing TYPE - Floors Foundation Roofs Walls
  5. Free Texture Library: Pixar One Twenty Eight BACK TO OVERVIEW TUTORIALS 6 May 2015 I’m always on the lookout for good asset libraries. Here’s an interesting one that I thought you might enjoy: a library of 128 tiling texturemaps by Pixar, released under a Creative Commons license! While they date from 1993, Pixar has upgraded them for release. Enjoy!
  6. You can re-size using free SketchUp Make. Also, materials you can be easily changed in SketchUp Make. Useful if you download a lot from 3D Warehouse.
  7. 3d Warehouse has lots of low poly 3d people, try search string "3d warehouse low poly 3d models" in your browser. Check out one example below: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u5766f411-7f99-44f2-9985-8ea744b38045/3d-man-standing-lowpoly Note data box on the right. In particular check sizes: .skp File Size 2.7 MB Polygons 5772 3d Models will slow down Chief. Place 3d models on separate layers so you can control which 3d models are required for particular "scenes" or camera views. Turn off 3d models when they are not required ( which is most of the time)
  8. SteveByars, Suggest adding a few screen captures to illustrate what your checklist looks like. Notes as to how it can be used etc. Good effort.
  9. Gambrel Truss - Barn - Kubity LINK to 3d Model for viewing: https://www.kubity.com/p/vqVsS8 Model by Medeek http://design.medeek.com
  10. Update on status of Medeek plugin for SketchUp. Attached Kubity link of 3d model that can be viewed by any web device. Note also VR cardboard or headset viewing available. LINK to 3d Model for viewing: https://www.kubity.com/p/kOfmnT Model by Medeek http://design.medeek.com
  11. Thanks, David Dan has some good tips! The video is unfortunately of poor quality but gets the message across.
  12. Samsung and Microsoft’s Odyssey headsets Interesting review at: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/27/16821518/microsoft-samsung-hmd-odyssey-windows-mixed-reality-vr-headset-review
  13. Medeek Truss Plugin - Vendors and material suppliers whose products appear within the Medeek Truss Plugin http://design.medeek.com/resources/pluginvendors.html Vendors and material suppliers whose products appear within the Medeek Truss Plugin. If you have any suggestions for new products or material suppliers you would like to see added to the plugin please feel free to contact us. Connectors and Hardware Simpson Strong-Tie Hurricane Ties: H1, H2.5A, H10A Top Flange Hangers: ITS1.81/9.5, ITS1.81/11.88, ITS1.81/14, ITS1.81/16, ITS2.06/9.5, ITS2.06/11.88, ITS2.06/14, ITS2.06/16, ITS2.37/9.5, ITS2.37/11.88, ITS2.37/14, ITS2.37/16, ITS2.56/9.5, ITS2.56/11.88, ITS2.56/14, ITS2.56/16, ITS3.56/9.5, ITS3.56/11.88, ITS3.56/14, ITS3.56/16, Face Mount Hangers: IUS1.81/9.5, IUS1.81/11.88, IUS1.81/14, IUS1.81/16, IUS2.06/9.5, IUS2.06/11.88, IUS2.06/14, IUS2.06/16, IUS2.37/9.5, IUS2.37/11.88, IUS2.37/14, IUS2.37/16, IUS2.56/9.5, IUS2.56/11.88, IUS2.56/14, IUS2.56/16, IUS3.56/9.5, IUS3.56/11.88, IUS3.56/14, IUS3.56/16, Face Mount Hangers - Solid Sawn: LUS24, LUS26, LUS28, LUS210 http://www.strongtie.com Engineered Wood Products Weyerhaeuser I-Joists: Trus Joist® (TJI 110, TJI 210, TJI 230, TJI 360, TJI 560, TJI 560D) http://www.woodbywy.com Boise Cascade I-Joists: BCI® (BCI 4500, BCI 5000, BCI 6000, BCI 6500, BCI 60, BCI 90) http://www.bc.com Lousiana-Pacific I-Joists: LP SolidStart® (LPI 450, LPI 530, LPI 18, LPI 36, LPI 56) http://www.lpcorp.com Red Built I-Joists: Red-I™ (45, 65, 90, 90H, 90HS) http://www.redbuilt.com PinkWood I-Joists: SAFEjoists™ (PKI 10, PKI 20, PKI 23, PKI 35Plus, PKI 40, PKI 50) http://www.pinkwood.com Siding Materials James Hardie Lap Siding: Hardie Plank® Select Cedarmill (Heathered Moss, Countrylane Red, Khaki Brown, Boothbay Blue) http://www.jameshardie.com Roofing Materials IKO Industries Asphalt Shingles: IKO Cambridge™ (Weatherwood, Dual Black, Driftwood, Earthtone Cedar, Harvard Slate, Aged Redwood, Dual Grey, Dual Brown, Charcoal Grey) http://www.iko.com Fabral Metal Roofing: 5V Crimp (Antique Bronze, Brick Red, Evergreen) http://www.fabral.com
  14. Check out the following links that list released videos of Chief X10 Refer to posts #38 forward All Chief X10 Videos https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChiefArchitect/videos/?ref=page_internal https://www.youtube.com/user/ChiefArchitectInc 2:18 Chief Architect X10 Sneak Peek - Library Catalogs and Content 303 views · 19 December 2:31 Chief Architect X10 Sneak Peek - Schedules and Materials Lists 1.2k views · 15 December 2:04 Chief Architect X10 Sneak Peek - Cabinet Features 1.1k views · 12 December 3:33 Chief Architect X10 Sneak Peek – 3D Rendering 1.3k views · 8 December 0:30 Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design Contest Entries 499 views · 7 December 2:28 Chief Architect X10 Sneak Peek - Editing Features 1.3k views · 5 December 3:44 Chief Architect X10 Sneak Peek - Productivity 1.9k views · 2 December 1:14 Chief Architect X10 Trailer 1.9k views · 30 November