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Is there a way to superimpose or reference the contents of Floor 1 on top of Floor 2 in a way that would allow me to edit Floor 2 while seeing where objects are located on Floor 1?
Although a given plan can have multiple floors, only one can be active for editing at a time. However, a reference floor can be superimposed on the working floor to help you keep walls and rooms aligned between floor levels or even different plans. This article describes some of the basics of the Reference Display tool.
Begin by opening a Chief Architect plan file.
In floor plan view, select Tools> Floor/Reference Display to display the Floor/Reference Display sub-menu.
In Chief Architect X10 and prior program versions, this was called Reference Floors.
This option displays a floor as a reference superimposed over the current floor plan. The contents of the reference plan cannot be edited; however, they can be used to position walls, stairs and other items in the plan.
In Chief Architect X10 and prior program versions, this was called Reference Floor Display.
This option allows you to specify your reference display layer settings, along with the ability to change what floors and which plans are referenced when using the Reference Display.
Up One Floor
This option changes the active floor level to be the floor level above.
Down One Floor
This option changes the active floor level to be the floor level below.