Creating a Text Based Table

Reference Number: KB-00042 Last Updated: 02-16-2015 09:21 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I need to create a basic table of text notes contained in a grid, such as for a ­legend. How can I accomplish this in Chief Architect?


There are a number of ways to approximate the look of tables in Chief Architect, including using the CAD tools to create boxes, lines, and Rich Text. In this article, however, we will discuss creating a basic table using the Text tool.

To create a table using the Text tool

  1. From the menu, select CAD> Text> Text , then click in plan to open the Text Specification dialogue.

    Please note you cannot create a simple table using Rich Text.

  2. On the Text panel, create the text you want displayed in your table, and use the Tab key on your keyboard to pan between text that you want to be separated in to different columns.

  3. On the Attributes panel:

    • Place a check mark next to Display Border.

    • Place a check mark next to Display Grid Lines.

    • Use the drop-down menu to select an Alignment, such as Centered.

  4. On the Line Style panel, you can change the Line Color of the grid to be controlled by the layer, and change it to a different color, such as Black.

  5. Make any other desired changes in this dialogue, and click OK to create your basic table.