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  1. I have had sporadic slowness with the release, slows to a crawl for no apparent reason. But only once in a great while, and reboot (or lockup) returns to normal fast speed. I've also been having trouble with random lockups when working with a split window and standard render open, never happened before even with earlier CX15 releases.
  2. I just saw things that looked odd to me, in the porch room and in the railing wall definitions. It doesn't mean they're wrong, it all depends on what you want the end result to be. There are a lot of ways to accomplish whatever you need to do but it varies from job to job. What I did was fix the flooring issue, but that wasn't necessarily the correct fix, depending on the other goals within the model. There are lots of other ways to fix the flooring if this way screwed up something else you need to show. Only you would know that.
  3. There are a lot of weird things going on with your room definitions. It's easy to fix, and can be done several different ways, but it depends on how you want everything defined. For this, I unchecked Foundation Wall on the railing wall's General panel, changed the porch room to Unspecified, and reset it to use default Floor Finish and Structure. Other methods can be used to produce different results within the model. Addition-2.plan
  4. I don't know how much faster a bigger SSD could make in my situation since like I said, your file flies. But again, that's on an M1 Max, not an M2...
  5. Yeah, @Michael_Gia apparently I was wrong about this, sorry. I assumed the base M2 would exceed all the M1s but I guess not.
  6. Hmm interesting conundrum, I would be on the fence too since I don't need RTRT much. Keep in mind I tested on an M1 Max. You said you're looking at an M2 Mini. I love the minis but the base M2 is not as powerful as the M1 Max, see this article: This also leads me to think the base M3 probably won't be as strong as the M1 Max. There is an M2 Max but it doesn't appear to be offered in a Mini. I think the Mini's case is too small for a Max board...? They do offer a Mini M2 Pro, but the M2 Pro is still not as fast as the M1 Max, and you have to go Pro to get the 32GB ram that comes standard on a Studio: By the time you go Mini M2 Pro with 32GB, you're nearing the price of the base M1 Max Studio, with 32GB and a much faster processor.
  7. Another option in X12 is to create a new CMU wall type. Here I just copied the standard 7-5/8" wall and added a 0-thickness air gap layer. Then break the CMU wall at the intersection, and make one side of it the new wall type and they won't rejoin. That could potentially complicate your material list, and you still need to add the CAD lines:
  8. Michael, my 2022 Studio M1 Max 32GB 500GB SSD handled the file just fine. Opening various DBXs in plan is nearly instantaneous, no real perceptible lag. Panning in plan is instant. Standard render opened in 5 sec and pans instantly. This is on two 24" monitors. I would think an M2 Mini would do just as well or better (better than instant?? ) Let me know if you want a specific test performed.
  9. You can designate a wall as a Bearing Wall and joists will break over it. Structure Tab is #2: Or you can draw in a Floor/Ceiling Beam or a Bearing Line with same result: Rebuild framing afterwards.
  10. What!? I didn't even address your post directly. The OP said; Then, to help a novice understand, I simply said; Now you seem to be agreeing with what I said, but also taking issue with it? I'm confused...
  11. You're welcome! I see you adjusted the windows and that's fine too, my point was that the original design will work with proper engineering. In your latest picture, I would design that with the beam at the outer edge of the deck, flush with the top of the joists (using joist hangers), with the support posts at the corners directly under the posts for the deck roof. Again, you'll have to manually locate the beam and posts in order to do this.
  12. As Perry said, you have to adjust them manually. There is no "setting" as of now. Has been requested multiple times. There is no structural deficiency inherent in placing a beam over a window. It just has to be designed/engineered properly.
  13. When sending an elevation I just zoom in on what I want to send and hit Current Screen. Usually have to adjust only one side.
  14. If you want to stick with just using one schedule, and you want the header to show up on the second copy, just make a third copy and crop it down to show only the header. Position accordingly.
  15. Just make a copy and crop each as necessary.
  16. Uncheck Side Window Drag Docking in Preferences.
  17. I'm using a fairly new Mac Studio with M1 Max chip, 32 GB. It is blazing fast. I've been a Mac user since 1989, and this is by far the fastest Mac I've ever owned. It boots up almost instantly, apps load very fast, and Chief runs really well... except of course for Really Fast Ray Tracing in PBR. I have no experience with which to compare it to PCs, but if you don't need RFRT, I think you'll be pleased with an M1 Max, or now even the Mac mini is available with the M2 chip. I thought about a separate PC for Chief, but would only really need it for RTRT which just wasn't enough to make me go slummin
  18. Here the gable end truss will have vertical stud framing @24" OC just like in your pic. Unless it's a structural gable, then it will have the same structural webbing as the commons, with added studs puzzled into the webs. The overhang is stick-built after the gable truss is sheeted.
  19. Like I said, I was using the factory OOB Residential Template with no changes. Yes, I went over that briefly several posts ago. But thanks for spelling out the steps.
  20. Here the gable end truss has the exact same envelope as the commons. The only difference is they include sidewall framing.
  21. Hmm, good point. It do gets cold there
  22. True, but the heel is often going to match the VSD so that would be the natural default IMO making it automatic in many cases.
  23. I agree the minimum should default to the VSD, I can't imagine a proper truss having a lesser heel height. But I don't think the program would default to zero?? causing a sloped ceiling. Just thinking out loud ... Interesting that the template defaults to 30"!! Edit: and thanks for confirming it does for you too.
  24. As I said, that was using the OOB Residential Template. I have never modified it. And I can't get a new plan to "remember" a different setting from a previous plan. Within a session, yes, changing back and forth from trusses to rafters and back to trusses, it remembers whatever you typed in. But anytime I check "trusses" on a new plan it defaults to 30" At any rate, 12" also seems like an odd default value. I was thinking about how Chief would handle that earlier when I was away from my computer. It seems the program will apply the Heel Height setting to the lowest pitched plane, then auto adjust the other heels to keep the same eave height (when checked). Interesting, because I don't see that the software provides the heel height of the steeper pitched plane...