Events, Tradeshows & Training

Chief Architect Virtual Training

Wednesday, January 20, through Friday, February 12, 2021

Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10%

  • Training Dates:
    8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific
  • Residential Introductory
    - Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29 (Wed/Fri)
  • Residential Intermediate
    - Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29 (Wed/Fri)
  • Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
    - Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12 (Wed/Fri)

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On-Demand Training

On‑demand training features a series of videos that are based on the material covered in the respective classroom events. On‑demand training is a great way to learn without having to wait for a scheduled class to begin.

  • Residential Introductory — Sign Up for Free
  • Residential Intermediate — Sign Up
  • Kitchens, Baths & Interiors — Sign Up

Schedules & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 12:00 PM PST

Schedules: Plus, what's new in X13 - Live Webinar, Thursday Dec. 3 at 12 PM.

Join us for an in‑depth look at using schedules in Chief Architect. Learn how to configure schedules for cabinets, doors, and windows. We will cover how to add and remove categories, customizing the display and order of columns and creating multiple schedules for specific categories. See a sneak peek of what's coming next for schedules in X13. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • Setting up schedule defaults
  • Customizing schedules
  • Configuring schedules to include cross categories
  • Saving schedules in a template plan
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Chief Boot Camp

Friday, December 4, 2020, at 10:00 AM PST

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

Customizing Cabinets & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 12:00 PM PST

Customizing Cabinets: Plus, what's new in X13 - Live Webinar, Thursday Dec. 10 at 12 PM.

Chief Architect's parametric cabinets can be customized for inset, framed, or full overlay construction along with a wide variety of cabinet configurations such as drawer base, utility cabinets, and cabinet pull outs. Learn how to insert appliances, sinks, fixtures, end panels, moldings, and more. Whether you are designing with manufacturer or custom cabinets, this seminar will cover how to configure cabinets to meet your design needs. We will also cover new cabinet features coming in X13. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • Cabinet box construction settings
  • Configuring cabinet face items
  • Cabinet accessories
  • Insert cabinet appliances & fixtures
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Space Planning Tools, Room Types & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 12:00 PM PST

Space Planning Tools and Room Types: Plus, what's new in X13 - Live Webinar, Thursday Dec. 17 at 12 PM.

This session will cover space planning best practices for design layout in Chief Architect. We will explore the power of room types and why they are important. Learn how to edit and use room types to control room labels, structure settings, and living area calculations. See a sneak peek of related features coming in X13. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • Using the space planning tools
  • Room defaults and room types
  • Living area calculations
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

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
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Academic Tradeshows

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


Chief Architect users learning in a classroom environment.