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1 Controlling how Many Files Display in the Recently Used List.

The number of Most Recently Used files that show at the bottom of the file menu can be modified on the General panel of the Preferences dialog.

2 Controlling the Snap Grid and the Reference Grid

The Snap Grid and the Reference Grid fulfill two different purposes and can be manipulated independently in the Plan Defaults dialog.

3 Displaying the Status Bar

The Status Bar is found at the bottom of the Chief Architect program window and displays information about the current state of the program.

4 How to Enable Contextual Menus

Right clicking on an object will bring up a contextual menu containing all of the edit tools available for that particular type of object. Contextual menus can be turned off in your preferences.

5 How to Make a Reflected Duplicate of a Plan

You can group select objects on different floors using the Edit Area tools. Once a plan is selected, copying and reflecting it takes only a few clicks.

6 Increasing the Number of Available Undo Operations

By default, the ten most recent actions can be Undone and Redone. If you would like to increase or decrease this number, you can do so in Preferences.

7 Toggling the Display of Arc Centers on and off

Arc centers and endpoints can be useful to dimension the radius or diameter of an arc. This setting can be toggled in the CAD Defaults dialog.

8 Using the Accurate Move Edit Tool

To move, rotate, or otherwise edit an object slowly when using its edit handles, select the object and then click the Accurate Move edit button.

9 Using the Customizable Hotkeys Feature

Set up new hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts or customize existing ones by using the Customize Hotkeys option from the Tools menu.

10 Using the Screen Capture Tool to Create a Backdrop, Image, Material or Picture

The Screen Capture tool allows you to add backdrops, images, or materials directly to the library or to create picture objects.

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