Changing from the Drop Down to the Child Tool Palette Setup

Reference Number: KB-00360
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


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 program's Preferences.

To use the Child Tool Palette setup

  1. Launch Chief Architect and open a New Plan .

  2. Select Edit> Preferences  if you're on a Windows PC or Chief Architect> Preferences if you're on a Mac.

  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, navigate to View> Tool Palette from the menu.