Changing from the Drop Down to the Child Tool Palette Setup

Reference Number: KB-00360 Last Updated: 12-23-2014 02:28 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


I would like to change from using the default drop-down toolbar menu icons to using the Parent/Child toolbar setup.  How can I do this?


Switch between the Drop Down and the Child Tool Palette toolbar setup by modifying your preferences.

To use the Child Tool Palette setup

  1. Launch Chief Architect and open a New Plan .

  2. Select Edit> Preferences .

  3. Select the Appearance panel.

  4. Under Toolbars, move the radio button from Drop Down to Child Tool Palette and click OK.

    Note: If the Tool Palette doesn't open automatically click View> Tool Palette from the menu.