Installing Library Content from Physical Media


Reference Number: KB-01195
Last Modified: August 1, 2018

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


DESCRIPTION

I have a physical DVD disk or USB flash drive of a Chief Architect or Home Designer program and want to install the program's Core Catalog content folder loaded from the physical media, instead of downloading it from the internet. Is this possible?

Information in this article does not apply to Chief Architect X5 and earlier versions, or Home Designer 2014 and earlier versions.


RESOLUTION

Follow the appropriate steps below for your operating system.



To install the core catalog files on Windows

  1. Save your work and exit out of the program if you have it open.


  2. Insert the program DVD disk into your disk drive or the USB flash drive into a USB slot.


  3. Once the media is inserted, an Autoplay prompt should appear allowing you to Open the physical medias contents. Once the media is open, select and open the CoreContent folder.


  4. On your keyboard, hold the Windows key and press R once to open a Run dialog.


  5. In the Open line of the Run dialog, type %programdata% and click OK.


  6. Locate and browse into the appropriate Chief Architect or Home Designer folder.


  7. Copy the Core Libraries (.calib) files from the physical media into the Core Libraries folder in ProgramData.


  8. Copy the Referenced Files (.zip) files from the physical media into the Referenced Files folder in ProgramData.

    These are compressed files and should be placed directly into the Referenced Files folder. Do NOT unzip them.



To install the core catalog files on a Mac

  1. Save your work and quit out of the program if you have it open.


  2. Insert the program DVD disk into your disk drive or the USB flash drive into a USB slot.


  3. Once the media is inserted, an Autoplay prompt should appear allowing you to Open the physical medias contents. Once the media is open, select and open the CoreContent folder.


  4. Next, open a new Finder window and in the menu select Go> Go To Folder.


  5. In the dialog type /Library/Application Support and click Go.


  6. Browse into the Chief Architect or Home Designer folder.


  7. Copy the Core Libraries (.calib) files from the physical media into the Core Libraries folder in Application Support.


  8. Copy these Referenced Files (.zip) files from the physical media into the Referenced Files folder in Application Support.

    These are compressed files and should be placed directly into the Referenced Files folder. Do NOT unzip them.