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  1. kw
  2. 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, so
  3. We do on occasion use and need this..... for your information. kw
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Here are some actual lumber photo's Claro Walnut Wood.bmp
  7. 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)
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. As one who owns a business where CNC's are used and we draw for these machines. I think that you will need to look at other programs to do what your asking for. Will Chief help with panels yes, but if your talking about true CNC work where one might be cutting windows / doors out, electrical and plumbing holes out, and many more things you are starting with the wrong program. For the most part Chief draws a facade of a part. For instance a 2 x 4 is not a solid object but line components made up of several lines representing a solid object not a solid. Cabinets would be another exa
  11. If your doing single family homes and possibly lite commercial only..... possibly upgrade although the overall basic program has changed little in my personal opinion ( there are many more bells and whistles and quicker ways to do things.....but from one builder to another still so much lacking given what is available in the market place.) I also started with Chief in 1982 and have the lates vs X-11. Anything more than residential you might want to consider another program at that investment. We personally have moved into VectorWorks for anything beyond sngle family. Still using Chief as our
  12. Personally do all this in a Cad program like Turbocad. Usually get a dwg file from the various engineers so have the plot plan ( and most of the time the topo information is present as well) or an alternative is to get this information by way of the registers office as a recorded pdf plat (online available) or we have also gotten from Google earth. Now direct import or open into Turbocad with either method involves re-scaling plat to 1=1 and separating the individual lot before or after scale. Using Chief make a footprint of the plan per cad and export as a DWG. Next step
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  14. Speaking of electrical connections another question related. Any of you guys show fire/smoke detectors and show them connected per code? If so how do you show connection with fire/smoke detectors that are on a second floor or vise vs?
  15. One major issue is speed........ both in perspectives and floor plans and doing any kind of realistic changing (using a i7-8700 with 64GB ram 1 GB-SSD with 2x Nviidia GTX 1080 TI 11 GB and 2-8TB storage units) Cutting and pasting units and floors gets old ....especially if you have a lot of units...... (project size is 134 units ...In addition we have approximately 26 different plans) Cad work is all being done already on TurboCad 2018 because of the limitations of placing large amounts of units all together for a plot plan and connecting with engineer.