Converting a Chief Architect plan file into a two-dimensional AutoCAD compatible .dxf or .dwg file is easy to do using the Export Tools.
Creating a screenshot is easy to accomplish by following the instructions applicable for your operating system.
This article covers how to export your plan to RESCheck from Chief Architect Premier.
Save your Room Planner designs on our Cloud storage and then import your designs into Chief Architect X7 or Home Designer 2016 for additional work on the plan file.
If you need to import information from an excel spreadsheet, you can easily do this into your Chief Architect Plan file.
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.
When you are going through the Import Drawing Wizard the second to last page of the wizard gives you the option to Move drawing to the origin.
The ability to export a 3D model for use in the new Chief Architect 3D Viewer mobile app has been added to the 18.3 build of Chief Architect X8, allowing you to share 3D models of your plans with colleagues and clients. To ensure that you are running the most current version of Chief Architect software, select Help> Download Program Updates from the program menu.
Saving your plans as 3 dimensional symbols allows you to place multiple buildings in a single plan to create a 3D view of an entire neighborhood or subdivision.
If you have a .dxf or .dwg drawing that was not drawn at 1:1, it needs to be imported using a custom unit of measurement that converts it to a 1:1 drawing.
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.
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.
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.