Manually Installing Core Catalogs for Chief Architect Premier


Reference Number: KB-02899
Last Modified: February 2, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier

QUESTION

I am unable to download the Core Catalog files for Chief Architect Premier, how can I manually install them?

ANSWER

If you continuously encounter an error with downloading the Core Catalogs using the standard Library> Install Core Content feature, then you may need to follow the steps below to download the catalog files to your computer, then copy them to their respective locations.

It is recommended to create a folder on your computer, in an easy to access location such as your desktop, where you can save these files to.  If you do not do so, then they will download to whatever default location your web browser is set to, typically your Downloads folder.

To download the Core Catalog files

  1. One by one, right-click the following links and choose Save Link As (or appropriate counterpart for your internet browser), allowing you to save the file to a specific location.


  2. Direct it to save to the new folder you created.


  3. Download and save the Core Libraries for Chief Architect Premier X8*:
  • Download and save the Referenced Files for Chief Architect Premier X8*:

  • Open both the folder containing the downloaded files, as well as the destination location where the catalog files will be copied to, then copy or move the files from the download folder to the core catalog folder.

    To install the core catalog files on Windows

    1. Close Chief Architect Premier.


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


    3. In the Open line of the Run dialog, type %programdata% and press OK.


    4. Locate and browse into the Chief Architect Premier X8 folder.


    5. Copy the downloaded Core Libraries (.calib) files into the Core Libraries folder.


    6. Copy the downloaded Referenced Files (.zip) files into the Referenced Files folder.


    To install the core catalog files on a Mac

    1. Close Chief Architect Premier X8.


    2. Open Finder and in the menu select Go> Go To Folder.


    3. In the dialog type /Library/Application Support and press Go.


    4. Browse into the Chief Architect Premier X8 folder.


    5. Copy the downloaded Core Libraries (.calib) files into the Core Libraries folder.


    6. Copy the downloaded Referenced Files (.zip) files into the Referenced Files folder.



    Discontinued version libraries

    X7

    Download and save these Core Libraries for Chief Architect Premier X7.


    Download and save these
     Referenced Files for Chief Architect Premier X7:


    X6

    Download and save these Core Libraries for Chief Architect Premier X6.

      Download and save these Referenced Files for Chief Architect Premier X6: