Many surveyors save their surveys into a DWG, or DXF, file that contains the elevation information about a lot. Chief Architect can import and use this data.
There are several tools within Chief Architect that allow you to add more detail to the default driveway tool.
Floor height varies depending on the type of foundation that you choose to build, and the Elevation value that you enter in the Terrain Specification dialog.
Retaining walls are automatically drawn with footings and a terrain break, which creates a sharp drop in the terrain along the wall.
The program does not generate contour lines and terrain automatically, in order for changes that you make to the terrain to take effect, you update the terrain.
Chief Architect's terrain tools make it possible for you to shape and slope your terrain with precision and ease.
Before entering your terrain data, change the terrain settings to avoid having the house float too low or too high in the terrain.