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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
  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
  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 t
  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, IT
  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
  15. Chief @ The International Builders' Show (IBS) 2017 Check out screens shown in video at Chief booth https://www.facebook.com/ChiefArchitect/videos/1746834532012458/
  16. Chief X10 Beta video Trailer at 58 sec into video shows User System of Libraries / Catalogs using Cloud Storage
  17. SketchUp Essentials has put together a nice overview of the Medeek Truss plugin for SketchUp. http://www.thesketchupessentials.com/model-trusses-quickly-accurately-medeek-truss-sketchup-extension-week-39/
  18. Shear wall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Main article: Earthquake engineering A typical timber shearwall is to create braced panels in the wall line using structural plywood sheathing with specific nailing at the edges and supporting framing of the panel. In structural engineering, a shear wall is a structural system composed of braced panels (also known as shear panels) to counter the effects of lateral load acting on a structure. Wind and seis
  19. Medeek Const Library - Kickstarter Status at: 29 Aug https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/128644708/medeek-construction-plugin-library Funding Unsuccessful Refer to posted by Nathaniel Wilkerson (Creator) https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=323&t=63133&p=624441#p624441
  20. Medeek Const Library - Kickstarter Status at: 26 Aug https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/128644708/medeek-construction-plugin-library All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, August 29 2017
  21. Thank you PSchuyler for posting a very detailed overview of some cheaper alternatives. I am sure as we move forward in this new medium we will get a better idea as to how to use it. My first experience with 1:1 scale on a Vive was like WOW, THIS IS NEAT! The software is continuing to be developed as the hardware improves in its capacity to handle the computations required. There are interesting years ahead as the software settles out and the front runners appear Right now Sketchfab is making some interesting additions with "sound" and "annota
  22. VR software Kubity and Sketchfab - update on their use. with web viewing on computer and VR viewing with a headset/cardboard viewer. Web VR websites offer design benefits as easy web viewing of your 3d models early in the design & design development phase. Web services as Sketchfab and Kubity are two that offer web services that allow easy viewing of your model concepts and ideas. Using web based 3d viewers gives simple and easy access to your design models for clients and prospects in the concept and design development phase. This easy access via th
  23. Medeek Const Library - Kickstarter Status at: 5 Aug https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/128644708/medeek-construction-plugin-library All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, August 29 2017
  24. MEDEEK PLUGINS - PRICING POLICY ($) Posting by Medeek at: by medeek » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:30 am https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=323&t=63133&p=623546&sid=b6e4bb18dfab3df0bdea2eda4ef4844a#p623546 There seems to be some confusion regarding the licensing for the plugins. Just to be clear when you purchase a license it is permanent, it will work forever. There is no need to renew your license for continuous functionality. Sample Model - view on any web device and in VR using iphone with cardboard viewer or headset Sketchfab LINK: https://sketc