I just received a new laptop. I have backed up my bonus / core / manufacturer libraries and data files using the link https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00001/backing-up-chief-architect-content.html - However, to Import them into my new laptop I am having to open each individual library. Is there an easier way to import them all at once?
thanks in advanced!
I am setting up a new computer and have downloaded Chief X12. What is the best way to transfer all my data, libraries and templates? Also how to I load all the bonus content, can it be transferred or do I have to download each library again from Chief website? FYI when I installed Chief it didn't create an X12 data folder so I copied it from my old computer. I also have the downloaded libraries in my download folder so I could copy them and open them one at a time I suppose. I just don't want to have a zillion duplicate files and textures like I have had in the past when migrating upgrades. Thanks
I have imported several SKP files which have several models/components in the one SKP file. I can use them in my plans just fine - they rotate, etc. However, I cannot find a process to extract individual models/components for use. For example, I imported a SKP that has three individual pendant lights, but I only want one of those lights. I am using CA X8. Thanks!
Crazy question.....I bought my copy of X6 second hand from a drafter in Minneapolis, and he did not purchase an SSA license when he bought the program originally. Can I buy just the SSA license? He only wanted Chief for creating plans, whereas I use it exclusively for interior design. Therefore he had no reason to spend the extra $'s, while I really NEED those symbols.
I can not figure this one out. I have X6. When I pick an item from a core library it does something strange and frustrating. I pick a folder, and I immediately see a graphic showing a number of items. Sometimes this is fine, as I can tell from the graphic what the item is. When I click on the item, it takes about 4 seconds to load in the window below so I can see how the item will look as a rendered object. With some manufacturers items in the past, I did something similar. The difference was, after I selected and it took the 4 seconds to load, it was always in my library and would immediately pop up when I selected it the next time. Now, every time I go back to a particular item I have to wait 4 seconds for it to load to see it. For items you want to use over and over this is a waste of time.
The biggest problem so far is with lights. Say I pick the folder for flush mount lights. It shows me about 20 graphics in a window for the lights with their names. The graphics look all the same so I can not select one out of the group. To actually see what each light is, I have to select one, wait 4 seconds, see it as a rendered view, and go on to another. If I go back to that object, I again have to wait 4 seconds. This is extremely time consuming if you are trying to quickly pick out an appropriate light from many. You want to be able to scroll down a list and see each one as you go. It seems like each one is downloading each time you select it. If so, why? How can I download all the library core graphics so they are in the machine and stay there for my use.
I have no problem with the user librarys, just the manufacturer and core.
Thanks to anyone who might have a suggestion.