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11 Determining the Area and Volume of Conditioned Space

Conditioned space is heated and cooled areas of the structure, it is calculated in volume and area. Here is one technique to determine the area of conditioned space.

12 Displaying the Square Footage of a Room

By default, the internal dimensions of a room are included in the room label. However, two other options for displaying room size in room labels are available.

13 Duplicating a Floor Plan on Another Level

It is possible to duplicate all objects on a floor including walls, doors, windows, and furniture by using the Edit Area tool.

14 How to Create a Split Level Entry

A split level entry consists of a landing with a floor height between the first floor and the basement and can be created by controlling floor and ceiling heights.

15 How to Modify Garage Floor and Stem Wall Heights

When Auto Rebuild Foundation is turned on, naming a room as Garage will cause changes to the way the foundation is built under that room.

16 Message: Room Label text can only be modified through the Room Specification or Room Label Defaults dialogs.

This message displays to inform you that although the Room Label Specification dialog is a type of Text dialog, the text of the room label cannot be modified here.

17 Obtaining Library Content for Chief Architect X4

Re-install the core Content by Library and Install Core Content or download Bonus and Manufacturer content from our website.

18 Showing Lower Floors in Floor Overview Cameras

The Show Lower Floors in Floor Overviews feature makes it possible to see down the stairs or over a railing, gazing into the room below.

19 Using Open Below Rooms in Chief Architect X3 and Prior Versions

To make the program recognize the Open Below room make sure that at least one of the walls of this room is attached to another wall in the plan.

20 Using the Space Planning Assistant

The Build House Wizard feature allows you to start a new floor plan by creating and arranging 2D room boxes and then converting these boxes into rooms.