What AI is Saying about Chief Architect

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Author, Kerry Hansen by Kerry Hansen & Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere right now and being in the tech industry, we wanted to see what it had to say about Chief Architect Software so we asked ChatGPT, “Why should I buy Chief Architect Software?” and these results which came up in a matter of minutes.

Chief Architect software is a powerful and versatile 3D design and visualization tool that can help you create professional-quality architectural designs and renderings for both residential and commercial projects. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider purchasing Chief Architect software:

  1. Advanced Features
  2. Ease of Use
  3. Compatibility
  4. Cost-effective
  5. Support & Training
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Advanced Features:

Chief Architect software offers a wide range of advanced features and tools that allow you to create highly detailed and accurate models of your designs. With its powerful rendering capabilities, you can produce photo-realistic images and walkthroughs of your designs, which can help you sell your ideas to clients or stakeholders.

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Ease of Use:

Despite its advanced capabilities, Chief Architect software is easy to use, even for beginners. Its intuitive interface and drag-and-drop functionality make it easy to create and modify designs, while its extensive library of pre-built objects and materials saves you time and effort in the design process.


Chief Architect software is compatible with a wide range of file formats, including DWG, DXF, PDF, and SketchUp, making it easy to import and export designs and collaborate with other professionals.

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Compared to other professional-grade design software, Chief Architect software is relatively affordable, making it an excellent option for small design firms, independent architects, or homebuilders who want to produce high-quality designs without breaking the bank.

Support and Training:

Chief Architect software offers a range of support and training resources, including online tutorials, webinars, and a user forum, to help you get the most out of the software and improve your design skills.

Overall, if you’re looking for a powerful, user-friendly, and cost-effective design tool for your architectural projects, Chief Architect software is definitely worth considering.

Tells us in the comments if you’re using AI for your business and what you think about technology like this being incorporated into the creative fields.


I think the evolution of AI from where ChatGPT and DALL-E are now will eventually allow an architect to say something like “Design a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single story residential house with an attached 2 car garage.” The program will render a dimensioned image that can be subsequently modified by the architect as a starting point.

Stephen Grimshaw

Amazing coincidence yesterday I was reviewing a I and architectural possibilities with design on youtube. I think it’s all residential and commercial codes were Uploaded into the AI system and all chief architect programs and capabilities We’re uploaded into a I the possibilities are endless. Additionally if all engineering formulas were Uploaded into AI that could facilitate loads and bearing capacities. I also believe if architects and designers throughout the world were able to upload finished detailed as built engineered plans AI would be able to design Complete plan sheets.

That is a worth goal for AI. Take some of the production burden off of us and other design or engineering professionals. Existing companies like CA are ripe for this kind of integration. They should strive to be first into this arena, rather than being reactive and behind the other CAD leaders.

Curtis Johnson

I am not of the opinion that AI and specifically ChatGPT (or anything like it) is/are something that will be beneficial to mankind. If we think having powerful computers and a few people managing the AI programs is something that will be good for us, I think we’ll find out in time that history will prove the opposite is true. This sort of technology is not our friend IMO.


It’s going to be awesome Curtis. Actually, it already is awesome.

If you visit online forums like Reddit, you’ll find plenty of homeowners interested in designing their projects without us, the designer. AI will force us to up our game to stay relevant, which I’m not sure how that will work. Already much of civil engineering related to home design calculations are completed by AI. Will we see the end of designers in our lifetime? Architecture, engineering and design all need to be aware of AI.
The only jobs that won’t go away, are the people physically swinging the hammers and doing the actual construction. Oddly enough, we have the biggest shortage of labor in construction.

Shane Carman

This site is already making floor plans based upon descriptions, albeit poorly: https://www.maket.ai/

Jonathan Alvarez

More important than what artificial intelligence says about Chief Arquitect software is whether Chief Arquitect will include AI to assist the user in design. Right now there are several software packages that are impressive and from one area can automatically create proposals for content distribution on the floorplan. e.g. Architechtures, Finch 3D and PlanFinder. If Chief Arquitect doesn’t buy or get their act together to include this functionality, they will soon be replaced. The ease of use and the huge gain in time and flexibility that this brings is astounding. You could tell the AI to best lay out the bedroom area, kitchen, set certain walls, windows, number of rooms, position of the sun or give it total flexibility, then take the best of the proposals or combine them in several iterations. It also calculates the costs, consumption, CO2 according to each solution.

Chief Architect

Hello Jonathan,

Thank you for your feedback! It is interesting to see what innovations are now possible. Chief Architect is a forward thinking company, we will continue to improve our software with consumer needs and desires in mind to help them achieve continued success.


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Christi Malat

The time it would save to have AI rendering in Chief Architect!!! When will CA be adding this…I feel behind not having this option. The renderings are so much better than what I’ve seen capable in CA. EvolveLab offers the Veras app for Sketchup, Revit and Rhino…why not CA? I enjoy working with CA and don’t want to change that but AI is a game changer.

Chief Architect

Hello Christi,

Thank you for your feedback. We hear you loud and clear! Chief Architect’s goal is and will remain to keep our customers successful with the best software for their business. Stay tuned to see what new features future releases bring.


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Ridhima p

I think Finch 3D, Plan Finder, Maket, 5D Planner and other similar kinds of AI-based software are good for people other than architects, interior designers and civil engineers. They provide us with 2D plans, 3D plans and 360-degree views by substituting the items, fixtures, furniture etc. from their own predefined libraries. They cannot create an object and so on like AutoCAD, Chief Architect, SketchUp etc. I would like to recommend including AI rendering in Chief Architect, that would be very helpful.

Chief Architect


Thank you for the feature suggestion! With future feature feedback please reach out to suggestions@chiefarchitect.com. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the software to help our users with the success of their projects and business.


Chief Architect Sales

I hope your team is looking closely at integrating AI into CA in a more basic fashion that is a more profitable model for both CA and for us, the users. The most logical option for AI is to train it how to us that old, ineffective CAD LINES to WALLS parametric feature you’ve had for several years.
Why? It would take the load of converting an existing 2d plan into an accurate 3d model. Then AI could also be train to DRAFT up a set of 2d plans based on each users current templates. Once setup, we the users, would have a AI computer aided draftsmen! That would allow us to focus more on Design and less on production.
Check out what one of the fathers of AI said about how to develop such a business model:

Dennis James

As an aging, sole practicing Architect, who’s used CA for years, I can think of many ways AI could help my work load efficiency as well as for many other designers. However, I can not imagine or encourage removal of the human mind and experience from the design process. AI should only become another tool in our “design toolbox”, just as CAD became a tool many years ago when designers took great pride in producing hand drawn plans that often were a piece of art. I feel a need for caution in automating the entire process or, we hammer the last nail in the coffin for our careers as we know them.

I see some good suggestions from others regarding AI for code checking, structural design, and other calculations. However, we must understand legal ramifications and insurance liabilities if we are replacing other design professionals. Tread carefully.

Progress is a good thing when managed accordingly. I do encourage CA to continue improvements to stay in the forefront of CAD. None of us can survive this dynamic market if we remain stagnant.

Jonathan Alvarez

I would also like to give a couple of ideas on how to implement AI in Chief Architect. It would be nice to have a chat to give flexibility to the user to explain what they want the AI to do. The chat in cooperation with the user interface to indicate the parameters that the chat text refers to. For example, the user could ask the AI in the chat that they want a proposed floorplan for the room selected in the UI containing a 5m kitchen with island, a sofa and 2 bedrooms.
It could also be used to make calculations, such as giving you the square meters, heat, electricity consumption by objects, etc.
It could also be used for some tasks such as selecting a wall to tell it to introduce a typical insulation layer.
Etc, in short AI can even be used to make renderings, realistic or give you ideas of how to decorate or make the floorplan to object a certain rendering, with certain textures, heights and objects.
AI can be trained in many disciplines, general and specific. First of all it could be integrated in your room planner to propose a house with the layout of the room blocks of the room planner.

Chief Architect

Hello Jonathan,

Thank you for your feedback, we will be sure to bring these ideas to the team.

Have a good day,

Chief Architect Sales

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