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I just bought a new desktop and two 27” monitors in December and last week signed a contract on a job out of state that will require quite a bit of travel. I am going to have to get a new laptop but really don’t want to spend a fortune at this point and don’t want to have to buy another license. Most of my work will be done in my office, but on my trips out there will need to access my CA files, and perhaps work on them. What would be the minimum requirements I would need in order to access my main computer and let it do the heavy lifting on CA? I use X11 Interiors and will primarily be working on kitchen and bathroom designs for the architect.
Hi guys, I'm new here and pretty new to Chief Architect. I have Home Designer Suite 2020, not the Premier version. I'm a graphic designer, just working up plans for a builder to show his concepts to clients. I'm having problems with a shed roof. I've looked up a bunch of videos and steps on how to do it, but it's not coming out quite right. I'll attach images.
I have the 2nd floor height set to 2 feet, because that seemed to be the only way to get the roof to go Shed. The front (high) wall of the 2nd floor needs to be about 10 ft tall, and the back wall needs to be 2-3 ft tall. I have the front wall marked as High Shed/Gable Wall, the back as a Knee Wall, and the two side walls as Full Gable. In the video I watched, the side walls automatically adjusted to fill in, and the high shed wall bumped up as well to the height it needed to be for the roof pitch (which I have set as 3" in 12). I just can't seem to figure out where I've gone wrong and would very much appreciate some advice!
I'm new to the forums and i've tried to find my way in the already existing topics, such as
I could not find an answer yet, hopefully some of you can help me out.
I am currently struggling with Chief Architect Premier, ray traces are really slow at 1080P (1 pass takes like 15-30 min)
Also working for in PBR is making my system really really slow and it is getting frustrating.
My model is not complex and I think I need an hardware upgrade.
Current machine (Notebook - April 2014)
X•BOOK 15CL56 NVIDIA GTX770m 3GB, Full HD (+/- 20000 3DMARK) Intel® CoreTM i7-4710MQ (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) - 47Watt (Quadcore) 16GB DDR3L (1600MHz)
New system specifications (not bought yet)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Boxed MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max Crucial Ballistix Sport LT BLS2K16G4D30AESB (32GB Ram) Intel 660p 1TB Solidstate drive Graphic card? Nvidia? Any Advice?
I think the 32 GB of memory is already an overkill, not sure if this is needed.
But I'm mostly wondering regarding the choice of CPU and Graphics card
Is this a good setup? What kind of performance improvements can I expect? What would be your advice?
I'm working on this project for a summer class.. I'm finished and was taking perspectives and a couple ray trace. I changed some of the settings in the ray chase for lights and such, and then I move to another part of the building and the ceiling is gone!! What did I do wrong? And how do I fix it?! Please help!!
I attached a snap of the outside of the building...no ceiling in the center (also I know my glass panels extend above the ceiling don't judge me)
I Just wanted to introduce myself. I’ve been in the building business for 25 plus years, mainly remodeling, (some new homes). Cabinet maker, finish carpenter, remodeler among other things. (I know how things go together!) Can communicate with Architects, builders & remodelers well. Have been certified in & using Chief since version 6. Have been working remotely all over the country for many years. I work fast & reasonably, usually from a matter of days to 2 weeks turn around time. Please see my work here: www.theprojectdesigners.com Plan examples & references available on request. Thank You for Considering me, Tom Flachbart from The Project Designers 603 770 6078 firstname.lastname@example.org Example_Plans.pdf