Events, Tradeshows & Training

Chief Architect Virtual Training

Wednesday, February 3, through Friday, February 12, 2021

Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10%

  • Training Dates:
    8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific
  • 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

360 Renderings — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST

360 Renders - Live Webinar, Thursday Jan. 28 at 12 PM.

360 renderings offer a more expansive view and can better help your clients visualize the entire space. These panoramic renderings can be a great way to interact with clients when social distancing limits in‑person meetings. Learn how to position your camera, export the file, and share with your clients or place on your website. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • 360 renderings and scene setup
  • Camera positioning and exporting
  • Sharing and placing on your website
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Chief Boot Camp

Friday, January 29, 2021, 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

Automatic Dimensions, Configuring for Exteriors & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST

Automatic Dimensions, Configuring for Exteriors and What's Coming Next - Live Webinar, Thursday Feb. 4 at 12 PM.

Automatic dimensions can save you time in dimensioning plans and elevations. In this session learn the best practices for configuring the automatic exterior and story pole dimension tools and saving the dimension settings to your template plan. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • Setting up your exterior dimension defaults
  • Automatic floor plan dimensions
  • Story pole dimensions for elevations and cross-sections
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Managing Files: Locally and on the Cloud — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST

Managing Files: Locally and on the Cloud - Live Webinar, Thursday Feb. 11 at 12 PM.

File management is an important task in managing your work process. Maximize your file and content management work flows to be more efficient when working across more than one computer or with multiple staff members. Knowing how to use the archive folder and backups can help when you have computer issues. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • File management
  • Archives, backups, and other important folders
  • Library management
  • Putting files on the Cloud
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Trey and Custom Shaped Ceilings & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST

Trey and Custom Shaped Ceilings and What's Coming Next - Live Webinar, Thursday Feb. 18 at 12 PM.

Ceilings can greatly change the look and feel of a room. This session will review the automatic and manual trey ceiling tools to create unique and custom ceilings. Finally, we'll cover creating a ceiling plan for your layout and construction documents. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • Using the automatic trey ceiling tool
  • Creating manual trey ceilings
  • Saved plan views and layer sets for ceilings
  • Creating a ceiling layout page
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Creating Custom Schedules & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar

Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST

Creating Custom Schedules and What's Coming Next - Live Webinar, Thursday Feb. 25 at 12 PM.

Schedules are commonly used for doors, windows, and cabinets. Learn the best practices on creating schedules and customizing them for specific items — like moldings for a plan or a specific room. Save your schedules in a template plan, so you have them ready to go for all your projects! One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions.

  • Schedule basics
  • Customizing schedules
  • Creating a molding schedule
  • Saving schedules in a template plan
Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit

Chief Architect Virtual Training

Wednesday, March 10, through Thursday, April 1, 2021

Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10%

  • Training Dates:
    8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific
  • Residential Introductory
    - Mar. 10, 12, 17, 19 (Wed/Fri)
  • Residential Intermediate
    - Mar. 10, 12, 17, 19 (Wed/Fri)
  • Kitchens, Baths & Interiors
    - Mar. 23, 25, 30, Apr. 1 (Tues/Thurs)

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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.