Resizing a Layout Title Block and Border

Reference Number: KB-02862
Last Modified: July 11, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I have a layout template that I would like to copy using a different page size, but I don't want to have to redraw the entire title block and border, is there an easier method?


You can quickly and easily resize a layout title block and border by selecting and resizing it.


To resize a title block and border

  1. Open the layout file that you would like to assign a different page size.

    • In this example, the default layout template profile.layout is used.

  2. From the menu, select File> Print> Drawing Sheet Setup .

    • Specify the desired Drawing Sheet Orientation and Size.

    • Make sure Show Drawing Sheet in View is checked.

    • Make sure the Drawing Scale is 1 in = 1 in.

    • Click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes.

  3. Go to Page 0 and press Fill Window , and/or Zoom  as needed so that you can see title block and border, and also the white, rectangular Drawing Sheet Boundary in its entirety.

  4. With the Select Objects  arrow selected, click and drag a selection box around the title block area.

  • Be sure not to include the Drawing Sheet in the selection.

  • At the top of the selected area is small, round resize handle. Grab and drag this handle to scale the entire selection up or down in order to fit within the designated Drawing Sheet area.

    • If the rotate handle obscures the resize handle, zoom in or out until it becomes visible.

    • If you experience difficulty with the layout border snapping to the edge of the Drawing Sheet, hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard to temporarily disable snapping while positioning.

  • If necessary, use the move handle in the center to re-position the selection on the Drawing Sheet, or use File> Print> Center Sheet to ensure it centers properly on the Drawing Sheet.

  • To save the newly sized title block as a layout template, select File> Template> Save as Template .  This will open the Templates folder by default. Give your layout template an appropriate name and press Save.