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  1. I bought an MSI laptop in June and Chief ran fine until November, then the problem began.. I dearly miss Windows 7..
  2. Had 3D issues in Chief last last month.. Chief support had me disable disabling this as well. It is an audio utility some gaming laptops come with..
  3. Steve, Physically Based Rendering was added to Chief a couple of versions ago.. The intent I think is to address what you are experiencing, the wait for rendering passes. PBR is MUCH, MUCH faster (essentially live renders) than Ray-tracing with quality that is very close to better.. ONCE you figure it out.. Graham is excellent at it... Many have stopped Raytracing once PBR is learned.. PBR VS Raytracing - General Q & A - ChiefTalk Forum (chiefarchitect.com) ps. check your messages..
  4. Andrew.. so sorry.. My notifications was not on.. Yes in Concepts you can draw straight crisp lines and well as curves, ellipses, Circles.. etc. And when done you can export dxf or SVG vector files..
  5. Yes 15" the sweet spot for me.. the smallest form factor that can accommodate a 10-key numeric keypad... I keep it's monitor off and connect to 2 monitors via mini-display port and hdmi..works great. Datacad is still recognizable compared to it's DOS ancestors but much improved.. stopped upgrading 3 versions ago as it's 3D effort is similar to Chief's 2D effort.. weak when compared to programs that started as 3D or 2D, respectively.. It's a 2D dream.
  6. Funny I just moved from Desktop to Laptop... depends on how mobile you need to be. Laptops have come a looong way... Hubs are now available for extra connections and the expansion argument is diminishing.. IMO. These days I tend replace the whole thing every 4 years rather than upgrading parts. The ideal still may be a superfast desktop AND an ok Laptop for when you need to be mobile.. OR a Desktop small enough to be portable (depends on what kind of mobility is needed), while having better cooling than fast Laptops.. this is what I got..
  7. These duplicates however, locate the same material when you right-click and show in folder.. Not a huge deal ultimately, but weird.
  8. Mick, It's been a while on this but finally called Chief Support and they duplicated the same and will research why it is happening.... Type in "blue" and this is my result.. The resulting duplicates point to ONE material in the Core Libraries.. Materials duplicated JUST in the search. Replacing all Core libraries made no difference. No one else has noticed this..?
  9. I am referring to Render technique settings.. the ability to save settings for different effects. If these save with the views it would take care of this. For Chief DEFINITELY welcome and will be time-savers and you are right, major for Chief.. But not major when other Modelling and CAD programs have had these for very long. I am grateful Chief now has them but I take them for granted elsewhere.. hope you see my perspective.
  10. Not in software but won't this simply reduce Chief's revenues while possibly increasing their programming expenses..? Unless you think increased sales would tilt the equation..
  11. Great release.. Hopefully saved Cameras will save the SETTINGS as well,.. that would be great to set and not fiddle every time. Pluses.. Stairs got "some" attention.. Roof Pivot controls.. Multiple Layout.. Style palette could be interesting.. However editing Solids in any view.. dimensions improvements.. point to point.. centering.. trimming terrain lines.. All very welcome but really should not be mentioned as new features as they are very minor and are CAD 101 Chief should have had from day ONE.. Really wish PBR got some attention..!
  12. Can’t these posts be moved...?
  13. Sorry my fault.. Yes materials.. I have copied nothing and a lot of these duplicates I have never used in any projects.. A huge number of them are affected..
  14. Not sure why but most of my symbols are duplicated (or more)...