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X7 Availability For Ssa Users

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I have heard that the beta is SOLID.  Doesn't mean that there cannot be problems with some particular systems but

only that it was solid on the system of the person who told me.  I am also W_A_I_T_I_N_G..............Gotta go for an appointment

shortly so might as well wait until I get back.

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This release should be really solid. However, there does exist the probability that in some obscure cases a problem may exist. If you don't feel comfortable you can wait. But there is no reason why you can't install it and continue to use X6 for your production work while you look over the new features of X7. At the very least you would have jump on learning the new features for when it is officially released.

 

Of course we want as much feedback as we can get so if you find any issues please report them. The sooner we find them the sooner they can get fixed.

 

As with any software of a complex nature like Chief, how an individual uses it varies. It is likely that a problem that you might encounter will not be encountered by someone else that is in a position to report it. So finding an issue now and reporting it is a good way of making the software better for you.

 

We like feedback. At this stage every problem that you can find is valuable and will help to make the program better.

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Don't fear the Beta. X6 public beta worked great and was production ready. I am using the public beta as we speak and I am seeing no reason not to take your projects into production with it.

 

Have you ever wished for semi transparent solid fills on polylines or other objects? It's in there.

Have you ever wanted to click a magic button and paint line style to match that last line you created with the dashed thingies, adjusted weight and color? It's in there.

Etc.

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I don't think so, maybe next time. Maybe chief will release a what is new or repaired list.

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Have you ever wanted to click a magic button and paint line style to match that last line you created with the dashed thingies, adjusted weight and color? It's in there.

Etc.

What magic button are you referring to Alan? How is it used please.

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Have you ever wished for semi transparent solid fills on polylines or other objects? It's in there.

 

 

This is now one of my favorite features. One of Chief's shortcomings has been the lack of an easy way to "gray down" distant parts of the building in an exterior elevation, or to show an addition vs. existing. Throwing on a white semi-transparent fill on a distant garage, say, really makes those elevations "pop"!

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I won't ask why but seems strange to me that a software company like CA will ignore its users on their number one request on their wish list: Stairs

How much longer till stairs are revamped, fixed and updated? 1 year? 2 years? 10 years?

I would suggest that CA starts a thread (even if it is only for beta testers) to get the users' input on updating stairs - I am kinda disappointed

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Richard - care to post an example?  I need something to occupy my time while I am waiting on my digital locker.....;o(

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This is now one of my favorite features. One of Chief's shortcomings has been the lack of an easy way to "gray down" distant parts of the building in an exterior elevation, or to show an addition vs. existing. Throwing on a white semi-transparent fill on a distant garage, say, really makes those elevations "pop"!

That adds a whole new level of CAD illustration IMO. In a way 'bout time but I'll just say thanks.

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I don't have a plan up right now to show the elevations fading but here is an example of how it might be used to pop something to a clients attention.post-170-0-99835100-1421788176_thumb.jpg

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Have any of our "early adopters" discovered library changes?  New or deleted symbols and/or materials?

 

jon

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Richard - care to post an example?  I need something to occupy my time while I am waiting on my digital locker.....;o(

 

Not a finished elevation, but threw some fill on an elevation to show you the effect.

Elevation.pdf

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Have any of our "early adopters" discovered library changes?  New or deleted symbols and/or materials?

 

jon

They do have lib changes. Just update your catalogs

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X7 appeared in my digital locker last night around 11pm EST. I downloaded it and had to enter the product key 8 times before the "Activate" option would become select-able. After it finally activated the only bug I could find in the program was when I drew a square polyline and made it's fill a transparent hatch, I tried to "un-select" it but it was still grayed out. I restarted the program and everything was peachy! Loving X7 so far. although the stairs tool wasn't fixed, I'm pleased with this release. =] <----Happy Camper! 

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I don't see it at all.  My SSA is up to date until 1/6/2016 

Service Period: 1/7/2015 – 1/6/2016

 

NOW I SEE IT.

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I just started a large project this morning and have six hours in it and have about six more hours to go.

Should I open it in X7?

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I haven't seen any big problems with bringing plans forward from X6. Actually one the best versions yet for doing that.

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I haven't seen any big problems with bringing plans forward from X6. Actually one the best versions yet for doing that.

Thank you, I'm going for it!

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Is the Beta Only for those in the US perhaps?  still don't see it....

 

M.

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I think its for everyone that has the SSA paid up, others out of the states have it.

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:o   (insert emoticon with tears)   :o   

 

:)   Thanks P . guess I'll call them tomorrow if I don't see it by later tonight.

 

Mick.

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Mick, In order to get the Beta you will need to click the upgrade button that is located just below your X6 license in your Digital Locker.

 

See attached image

 

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