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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
  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 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.
  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 "annotations". Those ChiefTalk user who are interested might want to drop over to the various talk groups and see what is in the works.
  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 the web aids new clients or prospects to quickly understand your design intent from any web device at the office, home or in their local cafe. . These web viewers assist in improved presentation and marketing of your design service on your website and in your follow-up of connections and leads. Benefits of Sketchfab (or Kubity for VR viewing on web phones) 1. Prospects or clients can view model sections with ease anytime anywhere. Available on any web device it allows impromptu and spontaneous discussions and review of design ideas by interested parties. 2. VR viewing on web phones is best for small sections of your 3d model. Even a house would be best "cut up" to show only the key areas as kitchen, bathroom and living areas This makes it simpler for the viewer to navigate in VR is the model is small as illustrated by the attached example. At present Kubity is the best as it allows "teleporting" or jumping from one spot to the next. Basically, it is a small red dot that you point at your desired location. Holding the dot steady in that location for approximately 10 seconds triggers a switch that is indicated by a spiked white circle surrounding the circumference until complete and then you view is "jumped or teleported" to your new location. Generally, you will have to move your head about to regain eye level viewing after your "jump or teleport". Kubity allows a free 20 minutes of viewing a download model, which allows the testing of the above VR teleporting. VR viewing in Sketchfab does not at present (I assume they are working on it) allow a smooth "jump or teleport" To move around your model you have to physically reset your location by manually touching your phone. With my headset viewer, this means taking the phone out of the cradle and tapping my next move, frustrating! Sketchfab, however, offers a free plan that allows uploading of your model with the restriction that it can be viewed by the "world" and limitations of only 5 annotations compared to 50 for the paid plan. 3. Pro accounts with Sketchfab and Kubity allow privacy protection of your models using a unique code. Test Examples are: Kubity model for VR viewing with headset or cardboard viewer https://www.kubity.com/p/rhnyfS Sketchfab simple example with annotations. https://sketchfab.com/models/7dd005d09e6040e181ac2319b6dc4cfa Red dot teleporting or jumping in Kubity VR cardboard or headset
  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://sketchfab.com/models/7dd005d09e6040e181ac2319b6dc4cfa