Architects, Builders, & Remodelers

Chief Architect is powerful 3D home design software created specifically for rediential and light commercial design. The leading design tool for Architect Builders, and Remodelers, Chief Architect will streamline the design process while providing you with 3D renderings, 2D construction documents, and a full materials list

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3D Rendering

Use 3D Renderings to communicate with your clients and sell more jobs.

Modern Bungalow front view
Technical drawing of Modern Bungalow CAD view of Modern Bungalow
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Floorplans, Walls, & Foundations

Developing a floorplan is Fast & Efficient.

Home Design process in Chief Architect

Automatically generate the Foundation

Choose your foundation type or create a custom foundation.

  • Full Basement, Crawl Space, Pier, and Custom
Plan Sets and Materials list
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Framing, Sections, & CAD Details

Powerful Automatic & Manual Framing Tools.

Plug in your preferences such as framing type, O.C. spacing, blocking and your framing will build automatically. Use manual framing tools to adjust or add custom framing.

  • Stick Framing
  • Timber Framing
  • Pole Barns
  • Trusses
  • Light Steel
CAD detail of a deck platform
Wall detail with callouts Floor Joist detail
Glass house framing overview
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Roofs & Ceilings

Smart roof technology solves complicated roof systems.

Use the automatic roof tools to generate different roof styles. Manual roof tools can create any style roof including curved roofs.

Roof plan construction documents

Roof Options

Help your clients visualize different roof styles

Various dormer roof styles

Dormer Options

Create custom dormers automatically

Various custom dormer styles

Custom Ceiling Styles

Flat, Vaulted, Tray, Coffer, & Barrel

Custom barrel roof
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Construction Documents

Professional Construction Documents

Construction documents for Riverstone sample plan