Create detail drawings in your plan using the Auto Detail tool, CAD blocks from the library or manually using the CAD tools.
The Cross Section/Elevation Camera Specification dialog provides these settings to Back Clip after a certain distance, as well as Clip to Sides.
Cabinet elevations can be easily created using the Wall Elevation, and CAD Detail From View tools. Trim unnecessary lines using the Trim Objects tool.
Use one of several fire materials to create a three-dimensional flame by applying the flame material to a 3d object such as a cylinder.
Creating a screenshot is easy to accomplish by following the instructions applicable for your operating system.
Create 2D plan views with rendered 3D characteristics to post in a portfolio, on a website or in a brochure by overlaying a floor plan on top of a 3d model.
Create an Isometric cutaway view by using invisible walls to separate the areas and different floor structures to show the layers.
To see framing in elevation views make sure framing has been generated and that it is set to display in those camera views.
The display of posts and beams will be controlled in the Layer Display Options dialog for the appropriate layerset that you want the object to display in.
If you have saved a 3D view but now do not see its symbol in floor plan view, turn on the display of the Cameras layer in the Layer Display Options.
The Floor Camera tool creates views of the current floor only. The ceiling and anything above it is not generated, and neither is anything below the floor.
Views set to Update on Demand may experience a loss in quality as you zoom and pan on the layout page. To restore a view’s resolution, simply update it.
If a cross section/elevation view that has been sent to layout and you choose to delete it, the link between the layout and plan will be broken.
This message displays when you do not have a video card driver provided by the manufacturer, often described as an installed client driver.
You may receive this message if you have an outdated video driver or an unsupported video card.
3D views such as elevation views cannot be rotated on a layout page. If you would like an elevation view to be rotated, send it to layout in a different format.
Share a 360 Panorama by sharing the link in a browser, on social media, embedded on a website, or in a Wordpress blog.
3D Viewer Models can be viewed directly in a web browser or on a social media profile such as Facebook or Twitter or be embedded directly into a website.
If you have a spherical backdrop image that you would like to use, you can import it into the Backdrops library and then specify it as Spherical.
In Chief Architect, you have the ability to choose from a list of currently installed video codecs to be used while recording a walkthrough.
Rotate or spin an overview camera by using keyboard commands or using the Mouse Orbit camera tool. If necessary you can change the focal point of the camera.
To close the view of the camera you can either Click on the lower X at the top right corner of a window or you can select File> Close from the menu.
The display of patterns in Orthographic Views can be turned on or off, using the Toggle Patterns option from the 3D menu.
If you have an object in the distance, the program will generate the view to include that object and camera views may be difficult to see.
Spikes can display in 3D views if there is an object connection problem in the plan.
Reasons why materials would flicker include plan placement, large terrain, materials occupying the same space and video card.
Turning off the display of Layout Box labels is quick and easy.
The display of foundation walls, slabs, curbs, piers and footings is controlled in the Layer Display Options dialog. The Foundations layer controls the display of ALL objects on Floor 0 in 3D views, but does not affect floor plan view.
Bump maps are images that are layered under the original material. The program uses the dark and light areas in the bump map to simulate changes in the surface.
Choose from a variety of cross section planes to create an adjustable cross section view from within a render view using the Cross Section Slider.
The Project Browser is a convenient way access to all of the views saved with an open file.