I was wondering if it was possible to somehow import an entire SketchUp full home model into chief and then break it down into a floor plan? I know that I can take plans and pdf trace them, however, I have a full model already done, I'd like to just use as my base. Is this even possible? I have the SketchUp DWG file as well if that helps.
I’m thinking of making the switch to CA from 2020 v11. I’ve always been interested in the software. The simple things that CA seems to do so easily that are just so time consuming in 2020 such as wall dimensioned elevations, detailed professional notes, the renderings produced so easily are just light years ahead of 2020. I realize there have been many threads about the difference between them. If any of my concerns have already been spelled out in another thread or videos please copy the link in your response.
My current company hired me because of my 2020 skill set, but I've always believed that CA is the real program that can really blow the minds off any Higher end client.
Right now we export our finished 2020 layouts as a CSV. File then import it to a program that prices out all of our jobs (equilibrium). I’ve read that you could make a cabinet schedule and create a csv. File out of that? Doing this will be vital to making the leap, If so I’d love to find out more about that process. If this can be done it will put the owner of my company at ease. He will be opposed to this change simply because most of our cabinet Manuf. don't support CA with catalogs. I’m looking for reassurance from you guys that even though there is no Cab brand CA catalogs it is still easy enough to create door styles that are similar, cabinet colors will be easy to mimic.
The templates seem to be more user friendly as well as working within them, and I’d love to know if there is a video showing how to use them. I’ve attached a typical presentation that I give my customers w/2020. I’d love for someone to attach some examples of preferably kitchen jobs they’ve done for there customers w/ CA.
I'm 28 years old I've been using 2020 for 5 years I went to a vocational school where I used AutoCAD for about 3+ years since then have used updated versions of AC. So I want to believe it will be an easy transition. Feel free to email me with any info in regards to major differences between the 2 programs or an sample layout presentation.
I look forward to hearing all of your different thoughts.
I am getting a Error message: "database disk image is malformed" while importing any SketchUp model .skp into Chief 188.8.131.52x64. Doesn't matter the .skp version.
The funny fact is that even the models I had imported before were not able to be imported in this X9 version of Chief.
So I open my old Chief X8 and I was able to import the same models I couldn't import into X9.
Does anyone else are experiencing the same problems?
Users of Chief;
I am trying to figure out a way to import my AutoCAD files into Chief importing only the Title Block information
so that I can export it into the layout sheets and set this up for the standard layouts that I will be using for this job from the architect
primarily? I need a step by step procedure here please; you can email me or call me, or text me with your replies.
I will eagerly await your replies.
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I'm new to Chief. I'm using X-8
I am in the process of doing my first project in Chief. I have been using AutoCAD since 1993 and have accumulated hundreds of
details and notes over these years.
I have a couple of questions. Is there an easy and quicker way of importing these details and notes over to Chief other than one
at a time. Question 2, Is it better to insert the details and note directly into the layout sheet or should they be inserted
into the plan file first, then send them to the layout sheet from the plan file?
The reason I am asking is when I inserted some note directly into the layout sheet from the user catalog the the notes
came in at least 10 times the normal size. When I inserted that same note into the plan file the note came in at the correct size.
It seems to me that inserting the details and notes directly into the layout sheet would same a lot of time. But it seems that doing
so you have to deal with the details and notes coming in way to large.