Creating a Custom Molding Profile

Reference Number: KB-00166
Last Modified: February 7, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I want to draw a custom molding profile and add it to my library. How can I accomplish this in Chief Architect?

Draw a custom molding profile for use in your home design using Chief Architect.


Custom molding profiles can be drawn in either floor plan view or in a CAD detail window. Moldings should be drawn at their actual size and can be added to the library for future use. 

To create a molding profile

  1. Select CAD> Lines> Draw Line from the menu.

  2. Draw a vertical line to form the back of the molding profile.

    CAD line drawn vertically for the backing of the molding profile

    For window casing, base or crown molding, or a chair rail, the back of the molding (the part that is against the wall) should be drawn vertically so that it forms the left side of the polyline.

  3. Using the various CAD tools, draw your desired molding profile at its actual, unscaled size. The back of most profiles, or the side facing the wall, must be drawn as a vertical edge on the left side of the polyline. 

    Custom molding profile created using CAD objects

  4. With the profile created, select it to highlight it, and then click on the Add to Library edit button.

    The molding will now be added to your Library Browser to be used in your designs.

    To learn more about Molding Profiles, refer to your programs Help documentation.