Restoring the Size/Position of the Side Windows

Reference Number: KB-00654
Last Modified: February 26, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I have moved my Library Browser, Project Browser, Active Layer Display Options, and/or Tool Palette onto a secondary monitor which is no longer there or otherwise cannot locate it when I go to activate this tool. How can I reset it to its default position within Chief Architect?


Restoring the size and position of any of these side windows in Chief Architect is easy using Reset Options within Preferences.

To restore the Side Windows

  1. Launch Chief Architect and either Open an existing plan, or start a New Plan .

  2. Select Edit> Preferences from the menu if you're on a Windows PC or Chief Architect> Preferences if you're on a Mac.

  3. On the Reset Options panel, select the Reset Side Windows button.

    Selecting Reset Side Windows on the Reset Options panel

  4. You will be prompted with a warning that states, "All side windows will be reset to the default size and position when you re-launch the program." Click OK.

  5. Click OK again to close the dialog.

  6. Save your work, re-launch the Chief Architect software, and notice that the size and position of all of your side windows have been restored.