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I do a bunch of restaurants and I am doing my first in Chief. The setup is killing me but the drawings are surely starting to look good and no more 7 page changes to move a few things.
Most items including menu boards and desks, computer, etc are furniture, but I need them to be fixtures so they will show in the fixture schedule. Before I recreate all these symbols and make them a fixture, is there a setting I am missing that will just change a symbol to a different category?
I'm still a novice with CA but getting better at it thanks to this group. I design a fair amount of custom furniture, primarily conference tables, consoles, benches, sofa and cocktail tables, etc. What I'd like to figure out is if there is a way to model case goods + cabinets, etc without having a room around it. And still to be able to do a 3-D view of it. Or do I just draw a generic room and within the room interior, then design the piece within the space. Anyone else use CA for the custom design of tables and cabinets?
Good Day/Evening all!!
So, I know we all love to use the 3dwarehouse from sketchup and it's great, but sometimes you just can't find what you're looking for, not to mention creating a custom piece of furniture isn't always something you have time for.
I ran into the following, found a website :
https://3darch.org/3dmodel/contemporary-armchair-01-970 (example model)
https://3darch.org/3dmodel/leather-sofa-cl03-979 (couch i wanted)
I downloaded a couch, imported, well first of all it only had one material, meaning the leather and feet didn't have separate material options, second of all it had like 329,000 faces (I know on the chief website it says the more faces the worse it gets)
My problem is once I imported and assigned a material to it, the couch was so amazing that in plain 3d view it looked like it had gone through ray trace all too well, BUT the system slowed the hell down like no other (I know faces).
So I guess have a few questions,
1) Can I somehow modify these objects to have less faces and so they don't slow down the program to the point of URGHHH GRR?
2) If I can't, does anybody else know of any other great websites that have good furniture databases that are easy to import and good in detail?
The brown couch comes out looking almost the same in 3d view. (couch is 48mb in size)
Thanks for any and all help ahead of time!
Attached is a furniture symbol for a Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Allure Media Console. Constructed using CAX8 Base Cabinets w/custom pulls and legs. This is just the symbol, no separate pulls or legs.