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11 Creating a Polyline Solid that Contains an Arc

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.

12 Creating an Isometric Cutaway View of a Floor System

Create an Isometric cutaway view by using invisible walls to separate the areas and different floor structures to show the layers.

13 Creating HVAC and Plumbing Runs

You can use the special line styles and custom layers in Chief Architect to draw your Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Plumbing plans.

14 Creating Regular Polygon Shaped Objects

Using the Regular Polygon CAD tool, you can create a regularly shaped closed CAD object, Which can then be converted it into a variety of 3D objects.

15 Customizing a CAD Block

The CAD Blocks library category contains generic drawings that are intended to be a starting point for you to create the exact detail drawing that you need.

16 Customizing a Light Fixture

You can customize any light fixture in Chief Architect so that it represents an LED light or other specialty lighting type.

17 Deleting Unused CAD Blocks from a Plan

The CAD Block Management feature allows you to view a list of all CAD blocks referenced in the current plan and rename, insert or purge CAD blocks.

18 Drawing a Custom Gutter Molding Profile

Create a custom gutter profile by using CAD lines, arcs and splines then add the molding to the library for future use.

19 Exploding a Resized CAD Block

If the CAD block has been stretched so that it no longer has the same aspect ratio, it cannot be unblocked, The Height and width factor must first be reset.

20 Flipping a CAD Block

CAD blocks, architectural objects, and even groups of objects can be flipped, reversed or mirrored using the Reflect About Object edit tool.