Events & Training

Decks

May 30, 2024, at 12:00 PM PDT

Designing a deck? Learn how to use saved plan views specifically for decks to keep the design process organized. We will also cover how to efficiently use the tools for deck framing, planking, and railings. This live webinar will be hosted by one of our design professionals, who will be answering your questions in the live Q&A.

  • Using a Deck Saved Plan View
  • Deck Framing Auto & Manual
  • Changing Railing Styles & Positioning Newels
  • Dimensioning
Eligible for NKBA / NARI CEU Credit

Residential Boot Camp

May 31, 2024, at 10:00 AM PDT

If you are evaluating the software or just getting started using Chief Architect, Residential 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
  • Elevations & 3D Views
  • Layouts & Construction Drawings
Eligible for NKBA / NARI CEU Credit

Schedules

June 6, 2024, at 12:00 PM PDT

Chief Architect includes several built‑in schedules and the ability to create custom schedules. Learn how to create the schedules you need, formatted to your style, and save them in your template plan for future work. This live webinar will be hosted by one of our design professionals, who will be answering your questions in the live Q&A.

  • Formatting the Schedule Style
  • Creating Schedules for Multiple Rooms
  • Create a Custom Schedule
  • Saving Schedules in a Template Plan
Eligible for NKBA / NARI CEU Credit

Kitchens & Baths Boot Camp

June 7, 2024, at 10:00 AM PDT

If you are a kitchen or bath designer who is evaluating or just getting started with Chief Architect, this boot camp is a great way to learn the basics of the software for interior projects. This free session covers the following topics:

  • Floor plans & dimensions
  • Glass showers
  • Custom cabinetry & island design
  • Appliances & fixtures
  • Wall elevations & schedules
  • Ceiling design
  • 3D rendering
  • Layouts
Eligible for NKBA / NARI CEU Credit

3D Dimensions

June 13, 2024, at 12:00 PM PDT

Dimensioning floor plans and elevations is pretty well known. Now, you can dimension in 3D to add detail for renderings to assist with installation or context for your project. Learn how to use these new 3D dimension tools. This live webinar will be hosted by one of our design professionals, who will be answering your questions in the live Q&A.

  • 3D Dimension Tools & Defaults
  • Story Pole Dimensions
  • Dollhouse / Floor Overview Dimensions
  • Room Dimensions
Eligible for NKBA / NARI CEU Credit

Ray Trace Rendering & Using Area Lights

June 20, 2024, at 12:00 PM PDT

Ray trace rendering has many new updates—including support for Macs. Emissive materials (area lights), path tracing, and several new features can really improve rendering. Learn how to use these new tools and the settings to get the most from your ray trace renderings. This live webinar will be hosted by one of our design professionals, who will be answering your questions in the live Q&A.

  • X16 Ray Trace (PBR) Settings Explained
  • Emissive Materials — Area Lights
  • Lighting with HDR Backdrops
  • Translucent Materials for Light Filtering
Eligible for NKBA / NARI CEU Credit

Chief Architect users learning in a classroom environment.