Events, Tradeshows & Training

3D Walkthroughs & What's Coming Next — Live Webinar

Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT

3D Walkthroughs: Plus, see what's coming in the new version! - Free webinar Thursday, October 1 at 12 PM

Creating a 3D walkthrough is a great way to help clients visualize designs and to display your portfolio on your website or social media. Learn the basics on how to create 3D walkthroughs as well as get a sneak peek into how Chief Architect is improving this tool to be even more interactive. This session is hosted live by one of our design professionals and questions about the process are encouraged.

  • 3D walkthrough Basics
  • Tips for 3D walkthroughs
  • How to preview a walkthrough
  • Visually editing walkthrough key frames coming soon
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Chief Boot Camp

Friday, October 2, 2020, at 10:00 AM PDT

Chief Boot Camp

If you are evaluating the software or just getting started using Chief Architect, Chief Boot Camp is a great way to learn the basics of how the software works—and best of all, it's free. In this session, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting started
  • Defaults & preferences
  • Floor plans & dimensions
  • Roofs & ceilings
  • Framing
  • Kitchens & baths
  • Elevations & 3D views
  • Layouts & construction drawings

3D Solids & What's Coming Next — Live Webinar

Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT

3D Solids: Plus, see what's coming in the new version! - Free webinar Thursday, October 8 at 12 PM

3D solids can be shaped and molded for a variety of objects. Learn how to use the 3D solid tools to create unique objects for your designs and how Chief Architect is improving these tools to be more visually interactive. Presented live by one of our design professionals, questions are welcome as you follow along this course.

  • 3D solid basics
  • Shaping 3D solids using subtraction, union and intersection
  • Enhanced 3D solid tools that are coming soon
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Materials: Patterns, 3D Visualization & What's Coming Next — Live Webinar

Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT

Materials and Tiles: Plus, see what's coming in the new version! - Free webinar Thursday, October 15 at 12 PM

Great looking 3D renderings and 2D elevations start with your material settings. In this session, we will review how to customize your materials to get the effect you want in perspective and orthographic views. Also learn about how Chief Architect is improving these tools in an upcoming version. This session will be hosted live by one of our design professionals, encouraging questions about the process from attendees.

  • 3D material properties for renderings
  • 2D pattern and fill settings
  • Enhanced material tools that are coming soon
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

2D Elevations & What's Coming Next — Live Webinar

Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT

2D Elevations: Plus, see what's coming in the new version! - Free webinar Thursday, October 22 at 12 PM

2D elevations help provide detailed information with annotations and dimensions. Learn tips on creating exterior and interior elevations. We will also have a peek into how Chief Architect is improving these tools for its next release. Presented live by one of our design professionals, questions are welcome as you follow along this course.

  • Exterior elevations
  • Stepped cross-sections
  • Interior elevations for vaulted rooms
  • Enhanced elevation tools that are upcoming
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

3D Rendering & What's Coming Next — Live Webinar

Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT

3D Rendering: Plus, see what's coming in the new version! - Free webinar Thursday, October 29 at 12 PM

3D rendering is what most clients want and need to visualize your designs. This session will cover how to create the best possible renderings in the shortest amount of time. Chief Architect is completely replacing its rendering engine in its next generation and you can see the new improvements first hand. One of our design professionals will be hosting this live session, and taking live questions about the process from attendees.

  • 3D rendering technique (filter) settings
  • Lighting, sun and backdrops
  • Chief Architect's new 3D rendering engine
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Chief Architect Virtual Training

Tuesday, November 3, through Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10%
  • Training Dates:
    8:30 AM–12:30 PM PDT
    Residential Introductory
    - Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12 (Tues/Thurs)
    Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
    - Nov. 4, 6, 11, 13 (Wed/Fri)
    Residential Intermediate
    - Nov. 11, 13, 18, 20 (Wed/Fri)
  • Learn more

Chief Academy Training — Coeur d'Alene

Wednesday, September 1, through Friday, September 3, 2021

  • 2-Day Chief Architect Training
  • Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced
  • Half-day of focused training
  • Dates: September 1–3, 2021
  • Social and networking receptions
  • Learn More

Academic Tradeshows

All academic tradeshows have been canceled. We look forward to returning soon!


Chief Architect users learning in a classroom environment.