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About KevinWaldron

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  1. You might want to read this about the monitor. ( I was looking at one for myself and decided against.... my choice.) kw
  2. You might try CADdirect 2024. Very much a looks alike to Autocad style program. You can also get Print2Cad which is a very useful program if your dealing with any conversion and several other features of PDF to DWG or Reverse. kw
  3. Think some other programs have the ability to adjust Vector's or Nurb's. Most of these programs have the ability to use DWG files....... examples would be Corel Draw, Rhinoceros, these programs also have the ability to re-export in DWG format or many more. Rhino has the ability to smooth, reduce knots etc. Thought you might have some of these laying around you hadn't thought about. kw
  4. At an age that I want purchase software that offers subscriptions only. There will always be another mouse trap somewhere down the road. Where there is a need it will be filled. Look at Autocad how many other look alike are now available or at least able to access the same Dwg/Dxf files. Then there is Adobe how many other software's can now read and write PDF files or other software offerings. Personally think this is a poor decision on managements part by divorcing current users from perpetual license and I have owned software rights as far back as X-3 and own a number of software seats. Cad after all is cad and once you can draw in one program others become fairly easy to adapt to ones only needs. (I often cringe at how you guys do small objects and fixtures in 3D modeling in Chief as I personally find this crude compared to other offerings, so limited with the tools available and the need to trick or fool the software.) Take companies like McNeel who have Rhinoceros totally different attitude about license and capability for 3D but it is not the ideal nuts and bolts residential homebuilding software and there addon to help architectural design. But other software will arise. Chalking this choice of Chief programs and company as poor judgement decision on my part, earliest possible time I'll totally jump ship. (Already work with a number of other CAD/Cam software's.)
  5. TurboPdf $69.99 - DesignCAD Add-ons Catalog Offer&utm_medium=email Coupon Code DCADD30
  6. Personally find this program much more effective just doing plumbing. It will take DWG files and you don't have to redraw. Program is reasonably priced for the amount of information and speed to produce good working information. kw
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  8. Quote from Crayola crayons currently come in 120 colors including 23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. Although Crayola crayons come in 120 different colors, the labels are only made in 18, which cover the full color spectrum. Nearly 3 billion crayons are made each year, an average of 12 million daily. That's enough to circle the globe 6 times with color! Kyle, Point being, Somebody likes every color that is made....we are all different......some I like, some I don't........ I personally don't agree with you and I think throughout history you'll find others that also don't agree..... Take for instance Furniture Period style.........Shaker Style but on the other hand French Provincial. We all have opinions!! Make several million dollars a year for 30 plus years and then you can do what you want with yours! To criticize someone asking for help because you don't like the customers architecture ....... is wrong! Blessings, kw
  9. We do on occasion use and need this..... for your information. kw
  10. I've started using Chief X12 and I've run into an issue...Is there any way to simplify my temp dimensions to where it does not look like the picture I've provided? (The wall with the arrow pointed at it is the one I have selected.) In older versions of Chief if I clicked on a wall, it would give a few dimensions to adjust the walls if needed to, but nothing more than that. I have looked through all of preferences, and default sets and have yet to figure it out. Any direction on where to look would be greatly appreciated! Kevin
  11. Just did an experiment..... 1)took a plan and did a Full Perspective View......2)Exported as a DWG 3D Model..... 3)Brought the file into Rhinoercos 6 and asked that it covert wide polylines to surfaces, convert regions to curves, and leave mesh precision to auto and the model is in millimeters (it was ft and inches but in this case smaller is better for reproduction on 3D printer).....4)walls, roof, etc. are present as they should be but to save as a 3D STL or other 3D printable file it takes a lot of cleanup work to get rid of things that you don't want or need but it is possible. kw
  12. Here are some actual lumber photo's Claro Walnut Wood.bmp
  13. The program Alibre Design 2019 has auto open and release of the program....... not sue why other programs find this impossible. Not sure why Chief can't do the same!........ (Open on one machine shut the program down and walk to another machine and the program will automatically open when you only own the license rights to one program and still yet go to a third machine if the 2nd machine program is shut down...... you can still only run one instance of the program)
  14. Another idea that would require a small amount of technical skill is to fix the computer. Purchase a larger SSD drive and along with the purchase in addition purchase an external USB Solid State Enclosure Adapter (it will depend on the SSD style) . Plug the new SSD into the USB adapter and then use a program like Acronis and clone the drive as different size drives. (I've personally done a lot of this and it is a easy and convenient fix that allows older machines a little longer life). Unplug old/smaller SSD drive from computer and plug new drive into computer.... and your now fixed....... use old SSD in the adapter for a great portable drive or as an extension of your current machine. kw
  15. Personally would not recommend Chief...... not enough muscle ....... we have moved projects that are not houses to VectorWorks...... enclosing several JPG's of what we did in Chief prior to the move. We are a design build firm and we must estimate accurately and to get accurate material estimates we also needed to look beyond Chief.