Events, Tradeshows & Training

Rendering Techniques & Best Practices — Vector, Watercolor, Clay, Others — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT

Rendering Techniques: Best Practices for Vector, Watercolor, Clay, and More - Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 17 at 12 PM PT

Chief Architect offers nine different rendering techniques that range from artistic to realistic. In this session, we'll review the various techniques and how to adjust the settings. With the new clay rendering technique, we'll explore the different options to create unique render views absent of specific materials — allowing you to focus on the space and not material selections.

One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • 3D rendering technique (filter) settings
  • Clay rendering options — ray trace and how to define a color using layers
  • Line drawing over rendering to add definition
  • Render configuration tips
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Chief Boot Camp

Friday, June 18, 2021, 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

Chief Academy Training — Coeur d'Alene

Wednesday, August 31, through Friday, September 2, 2022

  • 2-Day Chief Architect Training
  • Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced
  • Half‑day of focused training
  • Dates: Aug. 31–Sep. 2, 2022
  • Social and networking receptions
  • Learn More


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

Chief Architect users learning in a classroom environment.