Adding a Text Box to the Library Browser

Reference Number: KB-00019
Last Modified: August 3, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


When I select a text box, there is no Add to Library edit tool.  How can I add a text box, such as one that contains extensive notes or building code requirements that I want to use on future plans, to the Library Browser for future use? 


Although the Add to Library edit tool isn't available for a single  text box when you initially select it, you can block a text box to  itself, create a CAD Block, and add that CAD Block to the Library  Browser.

To add a single text box of notes to the Library Browser

  1. Using the Select Objects   tool, click and drag a marquee around the Text box.

  2. Once a marquee has been drawn around the text, so it is selected, click on the Make CAD Block  edit tool to block the text to itself

  3. Once a CAD Block has been created, then you can click the Add to Library  edit tool to add the text to the Library in your User Catalog, where you can give it a descriptive name and place it in a folder for use in future plans.

  4. If you place the text in a plan from the Library Browser, and then find you need to modify it in that plan, then simply select the CAD Block and click on the Explode CAD Block  edit tool.