[chief-users] Re: Chief 6.0 ???
- At 20:19 28/10/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello AllGo for it.
>I wonder about Chief 6.0. I wonder if the learning time is great (the
>transition from Chife 97) and the additional capibialities. Do you
>think it is worth the $200 for an upgrade? What do you like MOST about
>it? What do you like the least?
>I am thinking long and hard about the additional outlay, and why I
>should spring for it or maybe not. Or maybe hold until the specials?
>Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Theres no learning curve - all the changes are things you can't do in 97
but allways wanted to. I was on the beta team and have been using it for
around 6 months and no way would I go back.
- Chief has an offset tool. FIrst place a copy of the item by replicating it
right where it is. you can do more than one at once if you like. Then set
the CAD mode to "concentric" and the "jump" to whatever you want your offest
to be, and drag a corder handle in or out... you'll get your offset.
Caleb E. Maclennan
Designer / Draftsman
The 3D Design & Build Center
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Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 2:40 AM
Subject: [chief-users] Re: Chief 6.0 ???
Cad tools much improved, still could use an offset tool like Acad. Still
can't specify anything in Z space. 3-d framing is nice for pictorials for
the guys in the field. Dimension options improved but, still need improving.
Ability to attach patterns for
3-d views very nice. Ability to have something other than white as a
background color is good. Layer control still sucks. Text abilities still
lacking. Customizable tool bars nice. Room definition improved. Material
takeoffs still don't work well for remodels without work around. Much better
library control. New block insertion tool lets you reuse blocks within
drawing much easier. Ability to insert bitmaps in layout nice. Better
performance. There are other good and not so good features.
Definitely worth $200. You should be able to recover the investment from
time saving new features in a couple of jobs. Go for it. Mark Hendricks
- In a message dated 11/03/1999 5:05:30 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Chief has an offset tool. FIrst place a copy of the item by replicating itoffest
> right where it is. you can do more than one at once if you like. Then set
> the CAD mode to "concentric" and the "jump" to whatever you want your
> to be, and drag a corder handle in or out... you'll get your offset.Caleb:
The multiple copy works pretty well also.