Adding a CAD Detail to the Library

Reference Number: KB-00002
Last Modified: December 17, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I have a CAD detail, and would like to be able to use it in more than one plan. How do I add it to the library?


The Chief Architect library includes a selection of detail drawings in the CAD Blocks library. You can save additional drawings of your own in this library, as well, so they are easily accessed in any plan.

To create a CAD block and add it to the Library

  1. Click the Select Objects toolbar button.

  2. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, click and drag a rectangular selection marquee around your CAD drawing.
  3. When everything you want to include in your block is selected, click the Make CAD Block  edit button.

  4. Select the CAD object. The entire drawing should highlight.
  5. Click the Add to Library edit button.

    • In Chief Architect X3, the block will be added to the My Library category of the library.

    • In Chief Architect X2, the block will be added to the Importcategory of your Library Browser.