1 Adding a CAD Detail to the Library

Re-use CAD details in future plans by creating a CAD block of the detail and then adding the detail to the Library Browser.

2 Adding a Filled, Closed Polyline to the Library Browser

Add a filled closed polyline to the library by group selecting the polyline, making it a CAD block and then adding it to the library.

3 Adding an Insertion Point to a CAD Block

Create a CAD point in a CAD block to use as a snap to assist snapping CAD objects precisely in CAD Details. Add details to library for future use.

4 Adding Detail to a Cross Section View

Create detail drawings in your plan using the Auto Detail tool, CAD blocks from the library or manually using the CAD tools.

5 Adjusting Line Weight Scaling

Line weight scaling affects both line weights and line styles, and can be particularly noticeable with dashed line styles.

6 Changing an Open Polyline to a Closed Polyline

Individual CAD lines and arcs can be snapped together end-to-end to form a polyline, but only when Endpoint Object Snaps are on and Edit Object Parts is off.

7 Converting Plan Files to .dwg or .dxf Format

Converting a Chief Architect plan file into a two-dimensional AutoCAD compatible .dxf or .dwg file is easy to do using the Export Tools.

8 Creating a Cabinet Detail

Cabinet elevations can be easily created using the Wall Elevation, and CAD Detail From View tools. Trim unnecessary lines using the Trim Objects tool.

9 Creating a Custom Arch

To create a polyline solid with precise dimensions use the CAD tools to create a closed polyline of the desired shape and convert it to a polyline solid.

10 Creating a Custom Line Style

The Line Style Specification dialog allows you to create new line styles in the library that include dashes, dots, and text.

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