Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 329
How to Switch from a Camera View Back to Floor PlanThe information in this article applies to:
- Chief Architect X5
- Chief Architect X4
- Chief Architect X3
- Chief Architect X2
I have created a 3D camera view of my design, but now I don't know how to return to my 2D floor plan view. How can I do this?
To simply close the view of the camera you can either:
Click on the lower at the top right corner of a window to close it.
Alternately, you can select File> Close from the menu.
If the view is still needed, swap to a different view without closing the current views using the options under the Window menu.
Select Window> Cascade to cascade all open views. Cascade is a Windows function which allows you to organize open windows in a cascading pattern. Click on any visible edge to activate that window.
The window tiling options allow you to display multiple views side by side in the Home Designer window.
Select Window> Tile Horizontally to display both views in a horizontal orientation.
Select Window> Tile Vertically or press Shift + F6 on the keyboard to display both views in a vertical orientation.
To activate a view, click the title bar or anywhere in the view. Note that any changes you make are reflected in the camera view as well.
To end window tiling, click the Maximize button in the upper right corner of any open view.
Tiling allows you to see the results of changes in floor plan view in 3D or vice versa, and can also be useful for copying objects from one plan to another.
Arrange Icons is a Windows function used when several active windows have been minimized. Select Window> Arrange Icons to align the minimized title bars in a row at the bottom of the working desktop. You can then click the minimized title bars to reactivate them or use them for swapping and closing views.
Window> Next Window and Window> Previous Window will cycle through the open views in the order that they display at the bottom of the Windows menu.
At the bottom of the Window menu, you will see all of the views currently open. Select any view from this list to make it the active view.
The view with a check next to it is the active view.
Last updated on: Feb 19, 2013