To see framing in elevation views make sure framing has been generated and that the appropriate layers are set to display in those views.
If you do not see all of your wall layers displayed in the plan view, you have checked the 'Walls, Main Layer Only' layer to display in your Layer Display Options dialog. Remove the checkmark for this layer to turn the display of all wall layers back on.
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 camera views, but does not affect floor plan view.
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.
The layers of one plan file can be made to exactly duplicate the layers of a second drawing by exporting the layers from one file, then importing them into the second.
In Chief Architect, you can change the both the line color and the line style used to represent nearly all objects in floor plan view - including walls, floors, furniture, terrain features, and many other objects.
When there is more than one floor in a model, it is often helpful to see how they relate to each other. Any floor can be shown as a Reference Floor along with the current floor.
There are various ways to change an object's layer, including: changing it in Default Settings, in the object's specification dialog, using the Layer Painter tool, and using the Layer Eyedropper tool.
Objects on layers with a lock symbol in the Lock column cannot be selected by the user and new objects cannot be drawn on a locked layer. Layers with objects that you need to see as a reference while working, but not select, are good candidates for locking.
Layer Sets are used to control the layer settings for different views in a plan or layout file. All views associated with a plan file - including views sent to layout - make use of layer sets stored in that plan file. A layer set consists of a complete list of the layers in the current plan or layout along with the display settings for each layer as set for a particular type of view or purpose. These display settings can be modified, and can be different for each layer set.
Create a custom Plumbing Reference Layer Set to view plumbing fixtures from Floor 1 on the Floor 0 foundation plan.
Placing an object on a layer that is currently not displayed in the current view will generate this message.
A great way to show the as-built condition on a remodel project is to create an As-Built Mask CAD block of the existing structure following these easy instructions.
If you lock a layer and then attempt to draw a new object on that layer, a message box will ask you to unlock the layer.
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.
Use the Save As Template tool to create a custom template from an existing plan or layout file.
Turn on the display of the Active Layer Set Control by accessing the Toolbar Customization dialog. Additionally, you can enable the Layer Set Control to display in the Active Layer Display Options (ALDO) side window for ease of access.