Saving a View of my Plan as a Picture

Reference Number: KB-00347
Last Modified: March 30, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


How do I save a 2D or 3D view of my plan as a graphic, or picture file, such as a .bmp, .jpg or .png?


In Chief Architect, any view can be exported out of the program and saved as a graphic file that can be opened in a variety of other applications.

To export a picture

  1. Open the Chief Architect plan in which you would like to save a view as a picture, then either open the desired view window or create the needed view using the 3D or CAD Tools.

  2. With the desired view active, select File> Export> Export Picture (BMP,JPG,PNG)  from the menu.

  3. Choose your Image size and properties in the Export Picture dialog and click ok.

  4. In the Export Picture File dialog which opens next:

    • Browse to the location on your computer where you would like to save your graphic file.

    • In the File name field, type a short, descriptive name for your graphic file.

    • Click the Save as type drop-down list and select a file format for your picture.

      Note: The choices that are available vary depending on program version.

    • Click the Save button to close the dialog and save your graphic file as specified.

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