I've already reached out to Chief about this issue, but I was curious if I was the only one who is experiencing it.
I've during a PBR when doing an interior Physics Based Render, the plant image files You can see through windows for exterior landscaping disappear. Even though they are active. Additionally doing exterior PBRs the plant files don't appear to be casing a shadow. If I run a normal retrace everything works fine. Plant files show up and plant files create shadows in normal raytracer.
In my examples (no where near complete) you can see what I'm referring to.
Am I the only one?
Vector View Interior
Normal Raytracer Exterior
Since upgrading to x14 at least 2 of my co-workers in my department are having a text issue when saving as a PDF. I have not had the issue they're having but it's becoming an "inconvenience" that if they need something sent to PDF, those of us not having the issue will have to open the file and do it for them.
I've attached some pictures of the issue vs what it's supposed to look like.
Is anyone else having this issue and knew the solution to fix it?
How it looks when they send to PDF
vs how it looks when I send to PDF
My projects are increasingly moving into the digital submission world. In digital format, various municipalities are setting up criteria for acceptable submission standards that are divergent. That is to say, each municipality is reinventing the wheel. So far as I can tell, no two municipalities have adopted the same submission standards, and so submission has become a major task up from a simple formality.
The Province of Ontaria adopted a standard method for submission of paper documents.
1) Fill out the mandated building permit form (mandated by the Ontario Building Code Act) that all municipalities had to accept.
2) Provide at least 2 copies of the drawings in whatever scale is shown on the drawing.
3) Pay the fee by cash or cheque
Simple and pretty much the same everywhere.
Electronic Submission Nightmare
1) Same as 1 above in PDF
2) Same as 2 above except one PDF file (PDF must not exceed 5meg. Limit for most email servers)
3) Same as 3 above but email Interac transfer
4) Reply to comments from the plan examiner sent by email. Send revised pages to the examiner in PDF
1) Create an on-line account with the municipality
2) Fill out an on- line application form
3) Register all parties (Owner and Agent at a minimum) and these people also have to participate in the on-line experience.
4) Create individual PDF files for each drawing page to be submitted
a) Each page to have proscribed blank area (2" x 5") for municipal stamps and comments,
b) Each page to have a name that corresponds to the title block name
c) Each PDF to be in vector format. Raster format is not acceptable. (CA does not support vector PDF) I suspect the vector PDF would be much smaller than a raster PDF)
e) Each page has to be a flattened file, no layers
d) Each page must not have any security features that would prevent editing or commenting (try to convince an Engineer who has stamped the drawing to do this!)
f) PDF file size must not exceed (put in some arbitrary limit here.)
5) Pay the fees as required, usually on line,
6) Try to understand the matrix of comments that contain examiner's comments.
7) Upload revised drawing.
8) Comment on the examiner's matrix table.
As a result of all of this I have been experimenting with PDF print drivers, and Winzip PDF Compressor.
My hat is off to the programmers at CA! The PDF print driver included with CA out performs all of the other print drivers that I have installed on my computer for file size.
Now if only I could automatically print, as a batch, all drawing files with an automatic link to the layout page title and page number or label. That would be amazing.
I wonder if some of that might be achieved in Ruby? If CA made a printing template that allowed for individual pages as a batch print?
I've been working in Chief Architect x12 and just upgraded to x13. I hoped that the upgrade would fix this problem I working on.
All of the walls are meant to be this warm wood tone. In pbr mode, the sloped ceilings are practically glowing and washed out. Some of the walls also have this super washed out brightness to them and occassionally I get a really grey wall as seen in the bedroom. In x12, that grey wall was showing as solid black. I can confirm that the wood on the walls and ceiling are all the same materials with the same properties. In the bedroom, all the lights are off while the living space lights are on, without it affecting the brightness. I've adjusted many of the lighting settings but everything else in the model is correct. Any ideas on how to fix this?