Use the instructions in this article to backup Chief Architect content in the event a computer malfunction occurs. Additionally, it's helpful to have this same content backed up so that it can be transferred to another computer.
Use the Export tools to convert a Chief Architect plan file into a two-dimensional AutoCAD compatible DXF or DWG file. 3D models can also be exported in a DXF or DWG format while within a 3D camera view.
Creating a screenshot is easy to accomplish by following the instructions applicable for your operating system linked here.
This article covers how to export your plan to RESCheck from Chief Architect Premier.
You can import .pdf files into Chief Architect in floor plan view, cross section/elevation views, CAD details, and into the layout. Once imported, PDF boxes behave and can be edited similar to imported pictures.
Save your Room Planner designs up on the Cloud, then import them into Chief Architect or Home Designer for additional editing.
Images of plants can be imported into Chief Architect and modified to display in your camera views just as the plant images contained in our library catalogs.
Many surveyors save their surveys into a DWG, or DXF, file that contains the elevation information about a lot. Chief Architect can import and use this data.
Saving your houses or other structures as 3D symbols allows you to place multiple buildings in a single plan to create 3D views of an entire neighborhood, subdivision, or lot with multiple structures.
If you have a DXF or DWG drawing that was not drawn at 1:1, then it needs to be imported using a custom unit of measurement that converts it to a 1:1 drawing.
If your Library Browser is empty, then you have not yet downloaded the Core Content. You can re-start the download by clicking Library> Install Core Content.
Since mobile devices have different capabilities, it is wise to simplify your design prior to exporting your Chief Architect plans for use in the 3D Viewer.
Learn how to restore your Chief Architect program, and all of your User Content by following the instructions in this resource.
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.
There isn't a way to convert a digital image into a 3D model in Chief Architect; however, you can use an image of a floor plan as a template to trace over.
Missing data from .dwg or .dxf imports can be a result of version compatibility, paper space, x referencing or unsupported formats.
Reasons why materials would flicker when a camera is rotated include: structure placement, large terrain, materials occupying the same space, and video card specific issues.
The CAD to Walls tool can be used to convert CAD lines in floor plan view into architectural objects like walls, windows and doors.
It is not possible to use .shx fonts in Chief Architect, these fonts are used exclusively by AutoCAD. Chief Architect can make use of .TTF fonts, and .FON fonts.
View, manage, and share 360° Panorama renderings all within your Chief Architect Online Account.
3D Viewer Models can be viewed directly in a web browser, on a social media profile such as Facebook or Twitter, or be embedded directly into a website.