A collection of CAD elements can be blocked together and added to the Library Browser for use in future plans.
Arrows can be added to text using either the Leader Line tool, or the Text Line with Arrow tool, from the Text option in the CAD menu.
Chief Architect's insert macro menu, allows you to insert special characters into your notes and text, such as the degree symbol.
In Chief Architect, text character height is specified in plan inches.
Many text macros are set up to display up to four decimal places, but you can easily reduce the number of decimal places used by creating a custom text macro.
There are a variety of ways to create 3D signage for your plans using objects such as polyline solids, 3D molding polylines, and symbols from the Library.
There are a number of ways to approximate the look of tables in Chief Architect, including using the CAD tools to create boxes, lines, and Rich Text.
Custom text styles are easy to create using Home Designer
If you do not find a specific custom font on a particular computer, you can install it.
CAD polylines, CAD boxes, and many CAD-based objects can be quickly altered so that they have filleted, or rounded corners using the Fillet edit behavior.
A Text Style is a saved set of attributes that can be assigned to any object that displays text, including object labels
Removing extra object labels is easy to accomplish by adjusting the Schedules that control them.
The Living Area label can be moved or deleted. To restore a deleted Living Area label, select Tools> Checks> Plan Check. You can click the Done button immediately, without actually completing Plan Check.
There are many times when you may want to select an item that is similar to others nearby. This article shows how you can control this with text.
Default/Annotation Sets include defaults for: manually-drawn Dimensions, Text, Revision Clouds, Callouts, Markers, Notes, Arrows, the Layer Set, as well as the Current CAD Layer. Multiple Default/Annotation Sets can be saved in any plan, each for a specific purpose, and you can quickly switch from one set to another by utilizing Saved Plan Views.
Room information such as dimensions, standard room area and internal room area can be added to a plan by using macros.
Text can easily be copied to and from Chief Architect using the shortcut keyboard commands for Copy and Paste.
Turning off the display of Layout Box labels is quick and easy.