Editing a Molding Profile

Reference Number: KB-00824
Last Modified: June 29, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I found a molding profile in the library that is similar to what I need but would like to make some changes to it. How can I do this?


You can easily make changes to an existing molding profile in the library and then save your edited profile into the library for future use.

To edit an existing molding profile

  1. In floor plan view or in a CAD Detail window, select View> Library Browser  from the menu to open the Library Browser window.

  2. Browse to Chief Architect Core Catalogs> Architectural> Molding and select a molding profile that you would like to customize.  

    In this example, the CA-24 chair rail molding was used. 

  3. Right click on the molding profile you would like to modify and select the Place Molding Profile option from the menu.  

  4. Move your cursor into the drawing area and click in an empty space to place a polyline representing the molding profile.  

    Note: Molding profiles are to actual size so be mindful of where you're placing the molding profile as it may be quite small.

  5. Click the Select Objects  button, then click on the molding profile polyline to select it.  

  6. Using the edit handles, edit toolbar buttons, and/or settings in the profile's Polyline Specification dialog, edit the profile as desired.  

  7. When you are satisfied with the appearance of the edited molding profile, select it and click the Add to Library  edit button to add the modified molding profile to the User Catalog in the Library Browser.

  8. Once it has been added, you can then rename the object and place it into the appropriate category that you have created for it in the User Catalog folder.