Re-use CAD details in future plans by creating a CAD block of the detail and then adding the detail to the Library Browser.
Backdrops are images that display behind the model in 3D views, and new backdrops can be created using a variety of graphic file formats.
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.
Custom shaped polyline solids can be added to the library by marquee selecting it and making it into an architectural block.
The Add to Library tool isn't available for a single text box. However, you can block a text box, create a CAD Block, and add it to the Library.
It is a good idea to back up your Chief Architect library along with your user catalog so they can be easily restored if your computer crashes.
It is possible to convert X1 library files for use in newer versions of Chief Architect by clicking Library> Convert Legacy (.alb) Library Files.
Library Filters can be used to customize your search results for example to not include materials and show only symbols in your results.
Create a custom gutter profile by using CAD lines, arcs and splines then add the molding to the library for future use.
After searching for an item you can switch to the library tree view to see where the item is located within the browser by clicking Show in Browser
A list of the objects found in the Library Browser can easily be created and then pasted into a word processor, spreadsheet or even a Notepad file.
Library catalogs are available for download from our 3D Library website. While there are catalogs available for several different version of Chief Architect, you should only attempt to install those for your version.
If your X5 Library Browser is empty, then you have not yet downloaded the Core Content. You can re-start the download by clicking Install Core Content.
Re-install the core Content by Library and Install Core Content or download Bonus and Manufacturer content from our website.
In X3, content was subscription-based and could be downloaded on an item by item basis but also allowed you to subscribe to a catalog and then download.
An apron sink, which has a finished front surface that extends past the counter, can be placed into a base cabinet by following these steps.
The position and size of the Library Browser, Project Browser, Active Layer Display Options, and Tool Palette side windows can be reset to out of box settings by using the Reset Side Windows option in Preferences.
The Home Designer Core Catalogs are essential to getting your design project completed. Here's how you can resolve most issues that can occur while downloading.
Follow these steps to place certain specialty door hardware released in the Door Hardware #2 and Door Hardware #3 Bonus Catalogs.