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  1. it might not apply here but I think there is a firmware patch related to the throttling also. Personally I wish I could get those specs (well discrete graphics with big RAM) in the 13".
  2. Does this info consider the new 16" MBP? Seems like the new 8 core i9, or even the 6 core i7 - either with the Radeon Pro 5550M 8 GB should be pretty powerful.
  3. For my latest house my 2nd story will be partly comprised of a bedroom closet and laundry built within living space trusses over the garage. I'm planning currently to "fake" the walls with the wall tool and model the roof. The walls will have a clipped 45° from ~6' to full height. I guess i can just reshape the walls to match the truss profile Recommendations for workflow for this?
  4. Leica have recently introduced the BLK2Go. https://blk2go.com. Can't find price yet. My Structure Sensor with Canvas app does make a mesh .obj which can be imported. Haven't manipulated any meshes yet. I think there is some promise considering the relatively low investment.
  5. Clip cube top view section viewport at level to capture coffered ceiling with some some 2D annotations for non-captured elements?
  6. Definitely bringing our sticks and plenty of golf balls to lose!
  7. I installed 2020 before starting to model this deck. It remains true that once you make a solid subtraction to a framing member it is no longer a framing member PIO. I used extrudes for the stair carriages. On another note For the life of me I could not get the rails I wanted out of the rail tool (RDI vinyl rails). So I wound up fully modeling them.
  8. What process or tool allows modifying a framing member while retaining the plug-in attributes. ie drawing a deck using 2x12s and cutting the member to be stair a carriage? Is this possible?
  9. IMO this is one of the main limitations of the Story setup. The software should do the hard parts of the math for you via the Story setup diaglog. Thereby if as often is the case you change house elevation during to dig for some reason you can simply make 1 edit that cascades the changes through the model. I posed this question in one of the model set threads. I try to set my 1st floor Z to anticipated or surveyor designated ELV. Then I do the math for all the layers or stories. For simplicity the Story setup dialog should allow that method and alternatively allow setting Z to zero but/AND allow you to input a "0" House Z = DTM 604.67 as an example. Further the dialog should maybe allow you to point to the reference DTM file. Doing it that way might take some of the confusion out.
  10. Thanks a million Mike. Thats what I needed.
  11. Window_Problem.vwx Started new template file. Created class for shutters. Gave it a texture. Created a window with rustic shutters. No textures.
  12. Thank you for the help guys. I have something buggy going on but I copied mike's window into my file and changed my shutters to his shutter class and I can now change the texture of the rustic shutters. Interestingly even if I change the window's shutter class to a class I created I cannot change the texture AND the graphic control is still dictated by Mike's imported class. Dunno don't care that much at this point. This house will be sided and done soon. I'll be updating to latest SP or 2020 and check to see if this is resolved for my next house.
  13. It seems that my issue is that I am trying to color or texture a "Custom Shutter". Tried on Wes' shutter.test file as well (switch to custom shutter and texture does not apply). As shown I am using the Rustic shutter and I cannot change its attributes it seems without changing the window itself as well. Opening Wes' shutter.test gives me window classes along with window and trim classes. My own file does not have these classes. Wes did you create these classes or are the generated by the Window tool?
  14. I am in fact running 2019 SP3. This file was created in 2018 if memory serves my correctly.
  15. Looking at the Window Tool Settings dialog as posted there by Mike, the only classes that are created by window insertion are Glazing. The other <Window Class> does not appear to exist in my file. I did create a class for the shutters but it has no effect on the already inserted shutters.
  16. The windows are VW2019 Windows tool objects. Update Plug-in objects did not seem to work. In the OIP I can change the Texture such as Arroway Walnut Black getting me close but that changes the window and the shutter at the same time. Thats the closest I can get to what I want for now,
  17. Ok thank very much for this reply. This works for new windows but doesnt seem to allow to set the class for existing window shutters so I guess I have to re-create the windows that have shutters so I can control their graphic attributes?? Seems overly clunky.
  18. Greetings. I'm guessing this may be something easy I have overlooked. How do I make my shutters render one color and my window render another? Thanks
  19. I have not worked with the mesh at all yet. At this time I dont think Hover is intended to make a 3D model to that accuracy. It does a greet job of trying on different textures tho. And makes a strong takeoff for estimating exterior finish materials.
  20. Well yeah for what its meant to do. You scan a house in 8 photos and get a remarkable model with which you can apply different textures. Its a fantastic tool for Tin Men (remodeling sales). I tried to mimic this function using my drone and the VSS photogrammetry with more photos and it failed.
  21. Leica BLK3D $4750 https://lasers.leica-geosystems.com/blk3d/blk3d
  22. I have a Structure sensor iPad from Canvas.IO. I cannot as yet recommend it. I don't care for their drawing price structure. Not terribly precise in my experience. <$1k Matterport Camera <$4k Leica BLK360 $18k ! Hover App - remarkable for remodeling takeoff. Will make exterior shell with BIM from photos. - Have not tried to import 3D model yet.
  23. What is the current deal that is so attractive?
  24. Greetings In my first really full (largely) 3D / BIM project I created a fairly well fleshed out model of a modest house I am currently building. From my 2D drawing background and habits my model (and model space design layers) is (are) polluted with all of the dimensions and annotations and notes. I realize I can just set a VP with select class and layer visibility but I have begun to wonder if there is a better process. Is it common to fully dimension and notate a drawing in the VP annotations space? Should I be notating and dimensioning elsewhere other than the design layers where say my walls are laid out?
  25. Thanks for the replies. I set my sheathing as the core component and was able to gain the "control" I needed.


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