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Is there still no material that will allow transparency in Vector View? I use a lot of glass for deck railings and its completely insane what needs to be done to make an exterior elevation drawing look decent. Currently, I need to build my railings without any glass, then build the glass manually, place on a separate layer so I can have it on in renderings, but off in elevation views (vector). Then, in elevation view, I need (choose) to manually draw p-lines with transparent fill to show the glass without blocking visibility of the structure beyond.
I don't like fighting Chief's defaults and auto features, but I also want my drawings to have a certain appearance. Anyone have any thoughts or tips for transparent glass (not windows) in vector views?
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Is it possible to create more then one new material at the time?
I have in a folder filled with wood grain pictures (vertical & horizontal) and I would like to add them all to my library but doing it one by one will take forever... From what I see in the program, there doesn't seem to be a way yet. But I imagine or hope that someone found a way to do it. I must not be the first user who wants to do that to save time. Any idea everyone? Thank you.
I'm having an issue with X9 - anytime I open an item and try to change the material type, I get a pop-up box that says "searching for files" and it appears to be searching through my file folders, but it's on a continuous loop searching the same folder endlessly so the search message isn't going away and I have to force stop the program. I've tried opening different files to see if it was just happening with a possibly corrupt file, but it's happening with several different files so I don't think thats it. I called the help line and they are not familiar with the problem. They said I should try my luck here.
Anyone have this problem?
Hello! I'm using X7 Interiors as I specialize in kitchen and bath. I recently bought a new iMac (specs below) hoping that Chief Architect would work better as it would suddenly quit with errors when I was running it on my 2013 MacBook Pro. The random quitting still occurs (which is annoying, but that's not my question here); however, ray trace which, ironically, worked on my 2013 MacBook Pro will not even start on my 2017 iMac. I receive the following error:
/Users/autobuild/p4sync/dev/releases/17/chief/source/raytrace.cpp(619): Error #272032202
"Unable to open ray tracing engine - ray tracing disabled for this session."
10/24/2018 10:49:20 PM
I've already tried their suggestions... I made a simple plan and it still came up with the error. Then I checked for updates in both Chief Architect and my system and they are up-to-date.
I plan on upgrading in December to the newest Chief Architect assuming these problems will go away... but I'm scared that they won't.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!
Chief Architect Interiors X7
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
3.6 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Video: Radeon Pro 555 2048 MB