By default, the ten most recent actions can be Undone and Redone. If you would like to increase or decrease this number, you can do so in Preferences.
The Snap Grid and the Reference Grid fulfill two different purposes and can be manipulated independently in the Plan Defaults dialog.
The Status Bar is found at the bottom of the Chief Architect program window and displays information about the current state of the program.
Right clicking on an object will bring up a contextual menu containing all of the edit tools available for that particular type of object. Contextual menus can be turned off in your preferences.
These messages will display when you click in a location that does not allow the program to determine which wall of a room should be used to center the object.
The number of Most Recently Used files that show at the bottom of the file menu can be modified on the General panel of the Preferences dialog.
You can group select objects on different floors using the Edit Area tools. Once a plan is selected, copying and reflecting it takes only a few clicks.
If a column such as the Code column appears to be missing, it has been resized so that it can't be seen and simply needs to be resized again.
Setting up, exporting, and importing customized hotkeys to increase productivity in Chief Architect.
Arc centers and endpoints can be useful to dimension the radius or diameter of an arc. This setting can be toggled in the CAD Defaults dialog.
One way to create a Revision Cloud is to select CAD> Revision Cloud , then click and drag to draw a rectangular shape with edges that display a series of arcs.
To move, rotate, or otherwise edit an object slowly when using its edit handles, select the object and then click the Accurate Move edit button.
Set up new hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts or customize existing ones by using the Customize Hotkeys option from the Tools menu.
The Fillet Two Lines and Chamfer Two Lines edit buttons allow you to add fillets, or curves, and chamfers, or angled edges, to the corners of CAD objects.
This article demonstrates how Point to Point Move can be used with Object Snapping behaviors to precisely position a ¬footing, stem wall and treated sill plate.
The Screen Capture tool allows you to add backdrops, images, or materials directly to the library or to create picture objects.
The Build House Wizard feature allows you to start a new floor plan by creating and arranging 2D room boxes and then converting these boxes into rooms.