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21 How to Trace Over an Imported File to Create a 3D Model

There isn't a way to convert a digital image into a 3D model in Chief Architect; however, you can use an image of a floor plan as a template to trace over.

22 Positioning a CAD Block with Accuracy

Use a temporary CAD Point to create the necessary snap point and then use the Point to Point Move edit tool to reposition a CAD block with accuracy.

23 Reflecting CAD Objects

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

24 Showing the As-Built in a Remodel Plan

A great way to show the as-built condition on a remodel project is to create an 'As-Built Mask' CAD block of the existing structure.

25 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.

26 Troubleshooting why an AutoCAD DWG/DXF File did not Import Correctly

Missing data from .dwg or .dxf imports can be a result of version compatibility, paper space, x referencing or unsupported formats.

27 Using the Fillet and Chamfer Edit Tools

The Fillet Two Lines and Chamfer Two Lines edit buttons allow you to add fillets, or curves, and chamfers, or angled edges, to the corners of CAD objects.