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  1. While some of your points are well taken you are the first person here to mention politics. It is not easier for any of us to swallow but until you are a Software vendor you can't understand what happens to your revenue stream as your product product matures. I have used a couple of CAD programs that ceased to exist and in hindsight may have payed a yearly fee to keep time alive. That said, depends on the yearly fee. If I were a new user I probably would not pay $199/month. I avoided Autodesk when they went subscription.. Understandably a casual user as you are it is though.. As Eric mentioned a lower tier may be your option.
  2. I wish Chief would get rid of the voting nonsense.. This in not Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter..Every I see my wife spend her time upvoting on Instagram, I go nearly crazy.
  3. Until January 10th NOTHING changes.. Buy all the new Licenses you wish w/ $595 SSA before that date.. it's why they may get a bump in sales before then..
  4. Very good point but Chief has no idea what the revenue stream in the future will now look like so probably can't predict what resources can be added to improve Chief. Adding to my previous post.. The new pricepoint means Chief now directly competes with Vectorworks, Revit, and Archicad.. I think that is rough considering Chief's rough edges. I think increasing SSA to say.. $950 would have been a better idea but I am sure they thought of that before settling on this.
  5. The only thing guaranteed is change (potential pain).. and people dislike change.. I have been a Datacad user for YEARS but stopped upgrading a few years ago since they had reached maturity and were adding very little.. They now have a maintenance model which I will have to pay up to catch up but I likely won't as they are implementing 3D Autocad style. I understand they need the money but the idea that they stop improving (REAL improvements) while I pay every year bugs me .. probably because of what I got used to "buying" software. Ownership or rental is a weird subject as far as Digital things go. You rent a car/house right..? but they degrade and heed maintenance which Software doesn't (unless OS forced). Music.. Mariah Carey makes a mint off that Christmas song literally forever.. mostly from advertising. Where this will take Chief is very hard to predict. I have feeling they make a windfall before January 10th partly from those that were on the fence with SSA (only $595) and those that may want a new license in the next couple of years may front-run the new subscription model. If I am making $200k/year what is $2k for THE most important tool I use right..? All this is great until there is a big economic slowdown. The rent as needed idea IS likely the best but it must be nearly impossible to implement..
  6. Soooo simple... once you think the way Chief thinks.. Many thanks Mick..
  7. Hello, Haven't work in Chief for some time.. should more consistently for muscle memory..! At the entry of this house the Stone walls and brick walls are all set to 5" overhangs.. However the Roof (First Floor) is requiring quite different manual overhang to look the same in 3d. Looks like the overhangs are 5" from the brick rather than main layer. I've checked the walls.. no answer there.. Thanks 4795 Merlendale Ct Court.plan
  8. I bought an MSI laptop in June and Chief ran fine until November, then the problem began.. I dearly miss Windows 7..
  9. 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..
  10. 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..
  11. 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..
  12. 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.
  13. 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..
  14. These duplicates however, locate the same material when you right-click and show in folder.. Not a huge deal ultimately, but weird.
  15. 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..?
  16. 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.
  17. 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..
  18. 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..! I don't interiors, remodels, or schedules so a good many new features not useful to me..
  19. Can’t these posts be moved...?
  20. 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..
  21. Not sure why but most of my symbols are duplicated (or more)...
  22. Thanks Eric.... were you able to get the Roof split with auto..? that plane remains all 8:12 even though the house wall is set to 12:12.. Note Chief does not label this conflicted plane.. I could do it manually but...
  23. This worked fine over the weekend,, As Porch wall pitch is changed the Roof autobuilds with new pitches.. Now it doesn't respond to any wall pitch changes.. The walls are set to 8:12 but the Roof builds to 12:12 every time, ignoring the wall Roof Specs.. The red lines are what we should have.. etc. I come back to Chief after a long hiatus and I have to learn to program again. Probably some default setting, but I haven't changed anything there.. Thanks..! 5935 Olde Atlanta Pkwy 8_12.plan