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So this is more just an FYI, but my current IMac that I use does not support X12 due to older video card and older OS system. So was looking to get a NEW computer and have loved the reliability of the IMac, but was frustrated the the latest IMacs that were just released still had subpar video cards. So have been doing a lot of research with Chief Architect Help Desk, Apple, and other PC manufacturers like Dell/HP and just wanted to share in case any other Chief Users out there were looking to invest in a New Mac.
The end result is this: the current AMD Pro Vega video card in the 2019 IMacs will run Chief X12, but Chief is moving towards all their platforms using "ray-tracing" video cards that support Direct X, or the Metal platforms. The Nvidia RTX 2080ti card is one of the best cards on the market to support the Direct X platform and ray tracing. However, Apple only uses AMD chips at the time. (and yes you can use add on hardware that reads the Nvidia card, but not looking to invest $3800 in a new IMac, and then have to use an EPU to get the graphics correct). So Chief advised that IF I wanted to stay with Apple products, they advised waiting until later this year to see if AMD and Apple's new releases will have the "Metal" platform on their graphics cards, which will support future versions of where Chief is headed.
Therefore, although I hate not upgrading and using X12, and I considered switching to a PC, which are very good, I decided to wait it out and see what Apple does later this year with their upgrades and newer video cards with AMD. Here is a link to explain more of the Metal platform that Apple is using. https://developer.apple.com/metal/
Since I had done so much research, just wanted to share with anyone who was looking to get a new Mac this year. Again, current Macs will support and run Chief great, I just wanted to make sure that when I invest in a new computer, that it will still run Chief upgrades well 2-3 years from now. Hope this helps!
Dang nabbit. Is it just me or is anyone else having this issue? Since last weeks update, 6 crashes in the space of 2 client presentations on a new MacBook pro. Since the update today 3 crashes in the space of half an hour on my iMac ( never had this issue before ). Basically making the software unusable at the moment.
I have been working in X10 w latest update, setting up my defaults in a custom floor plan template for my kitchen or bath remodels. When I check out my door style selections etc in the full camera view, the cabinet lines are blurry and jagged WHEN the camera view is at an angle. When the camera view is straight on like a wall elevation, everything is perfect. I edited the current camera and turned off bloom, reflections, ambient occlusion etc., but it made no difference. I hope someone can tell me how to eliminate or improve what should be a straight forward quick view of a room. Thank you so much.
iMac Retina 5K, OS High Sierra--
I have several screen shots showing:
1. A straight on full camera view without these issues
2. An angled camera view and Chief Architect default camera settings
3. An angled camera view with all of the default camera settings turned off.
I have waited patiently to upgrade my iMac to Sierra because of all the problems I experience with Chief when I upgrade to a new version of Apple's OS. It is now the middle of Feb. are people still having problems with crashing?
I also have NOT downloaded Chief X 9 because of the same issues--I have been snake bit too many times with crashing, losing hours of work, graphics not displaying properly etc. I just want to avoid all of those headaches and am hopeful that the kinks have been worked out.
I invested in a new Epson printer an all-in-one wide format WF 7610. I am experiencing extremely SLOW printing speeds when I send the layout file to print with each page taking approximately 7 minutes to print--I timed it.
All drivers & software have been updated, I have both the page setup correct and print layout correct and the print quality for the printer is "normal". Have been on the phone with Chief and we've doubled checked all my printer settings, but they aren't familiar with Epson.
Has anyone else experienced this issue? I replaced an HP wide format all in one with the new Epson which is Apple compatible since the drivers in my HP were so old.
Not sure now if I need to return it. Thanks for any input.