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  1. Place for Chief Architect users to keep in touch with other Melbourne users. Regards, Ray
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    Print Model in X11 - Where did it go???

    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:
  3. 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
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    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
  5. 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
  6. 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!
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    Google warehouse model will not resize

    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.
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    3d people

    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)
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    As-built Checklist

    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.
  10. SketchUp models of various Truss Types: SketchUp 3d models - download all as shown from: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/317af74e-a52c-470b-a612-1ba7c06617f0/Medeek-Truss-Yard-4 Sketchfab models with annotations: Truss Types by Ammonite - https://sketchfab.com/models/87ed7a1cb5574a8faadd43bf1cdf167e Truss_YARD4 by http://design.medeek.com https://sketchfab.com/models/0ab85b95cd2241e5871cd34d72c1befa Twenty-two (22) different truss profiles currently available within the Medeek Truss Plugin: - Common - Monopitch - Attic - Scissor - Tail Bearing - Dual Pitch - Bowstring - Bow Barrel - Polynesian - Cambered - Cathedral - Tray - Mono Scissor - Mono Cathedral - Gambrel Attic - Coffer - Symmetric Cathedral - Flat (Parapet, Mansard, Mansard w/ Parapet, Cantilever) - Floor (System 42) For more information, visit: http://design.medeek.com/resources/medeektrussplugin.html
  11. Gambrel Truss - Barn - Kubity LINK to 3d Model for viewing: https://www.kubity.com/p/vqVsS8 Model by Medeek http://design.medeek.com
  12. 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
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    Thanks, David Dan has some good tips! The video is unfortunately of poor quality but gets the message across.
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    Has anyone used VR (i.e. oculus rift) with X10 beta?

    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
  15. 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
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    A Full New Features List of CAX10

    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
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    How cool is this

    Chief @ The International Builders' Show (IBS) 2017 Check out screens shown in video at Chief booth https://www.facebook.com/ChiefArchitect/videos/1746834532012458/
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    managing symbol library

    Chief X10 Beta video Trailer at 58 sec into video shows User System of Libraries / Catalogs using Cloud Storage
  19. 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/
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    Wellington New Zealand users

    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 seismic[1] loads are the most common loads that shear walls are designed to carry. Under several building codes, including the International Building Code (where it is called a braced wall line) and Uniform Building Code, all exterior wall lines in wood or steel frame construction must be braced. Depending on the size of the building some interior walls must be braced as well. A structure of shear walls in the center of a large building—often encasing an elevator shaft or stairwell—form a shear core. Shear walls resist in-plane loads that are applied along its height. The applied load is generally transferred to the wall by a diaphragm or collector or drag member. They are built in wood, concrete, and CMU (masonry) . Plywood is the conventional material used in wood (timber) shear walls, but with advances in technology and modern building methods, other prefabricated options have made it possible to inject shear assemblies into narrow walls that fall at either side of an opening. Sheet steel and steel-backed shear panels in the place of structural plywood in shear walls has proved to provide stronger seismic resistance.
  21. 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
  22. 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
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    VR software - websites

    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 "annotations". Those ChiefTalk user who are interested might want to drop over to the various talk groups and see what is in the works.
  24. The following is the start of a list of available VR software sites that provide 360 panoramic views and VR model viewing. The industry is evolving and pricing is now becoming available. Chieftalk viewers can list new sites, relative costs in viewing Chief models, and other helpful tips. InsiteVR is a paid $ version https://www.insitevr.com GearVR 360 Images - Quick Start irisVR is a paid $ version https://www.irisvr.com Kubity is a paid $ version https://www.kubity.com/ Sketchfab - paid $ version for control of who views model - free version if "world" can view your 3D model. https://sketchfab.com