The unit of measurement for new files can be set within the program's preferences. It is always best to use the unit of measurement that was assigned to the plan by the template.
In Chief Architect, you can specify where on your computer the program looks when an existing plan or layout is opened or saved using Save As.
You can specify whether objects must be totally contained in or intersected by the marquee, or whether a center point must be contained in the marquee by changing this Edit Preference.
The cross hairs are useful in many situations but there are some cases where you may want to hide them. Or maybe you want them to show up in other views.
The position and size of the Library Browser, Project Browser, Active Layer Display Options, and Tool Palette side windows can be reset to out of box settings by using the Reset Side Windows option in Preferences.
The Time Tracker tool monitors the time spent on each Chief Architect file. You can enter start and end times each time a plan or layout file is opened and closed, or allow it to run automatically. The Time Tracker keeps a log that can be amended and edited as needed.
Core, Bonus, and Manufacturer Libraries, along with your User Library can all be moved to a custom location in Chief Architect Premier, Chief Architect Interiors, and Home Designer Pro.
Follow these steps to create a new Data folder to circumvent unexpected behavior caused by having the Documents folder stored on iCloud Drive.
Follow these steps to move your Data folder to circumvent unexpected behavior caused by having the Documents folder stored on OneDrive.
Persistent icons that follow your cursor, or mouse pointer, may indicate an uncommon setting is enabled or disabled, an edit behavior other than the Default is selected, the structure or the terrain in the plan needs to be rebuilt, or an object, such as a wall, is not connecting properly or is at an irregular angle.
There are some settings within Chief Architect software that, when enabled, will result in degraded performance. Technical Support might have you enable these settings for a short period of time to retrieve data related to troubleshooting specific problems. Once the necessary data is retrieved, Technical Support will have you disable them once again.