Photographs can be applied to picture frames, computer and TV screens, along with other objects by creating custom materials.
Custom shaped 3D solids, or polyline solids, can be added to the Library Browser by first marquee selecting it, then making it into an Architectural Block, and then adding using the Add to Library edit tool.
Many objects can be moved from one location to another without restrictions by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
Combinations of different objects such as fixtures, soffits, walls and wall openings allow you to create a wide variety of fireplace and chimney designs.
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.
A raised area, such as a stage platform, can be created either with a polyline solid, or by defining a room and raising the floor height in the Room Specification dialog.
Wine racks and plate racks can be added to cabinets by using the Door/Drawer panel of the Cabinet Specification dialog and the Specialty Storage catalog.
Use the CAD tools to create a closed polyline of the desired arch shape, then convert it to a 3D/Polyline Solid.
Modify several items of the same type simultaneously by holding down the Shift key and then click, or marquee select, the desired items.
There are a variety of ways to create 3D signage for your plans using objects such as polyline solids, 3D molding polylines, and symbols from the Library.
Create objects using a variety of tools such as soffits, slabs, 3D/polyline solids, molding polylines and 3D molding polylines.
Use the Cylinder and Cone primitives to create a tool that can then be used to create a bevel on the end of a cylinder and can be saved for future use.
Create your own symbols in Chief Architect using a combination of custom objects.
Having an area that is too small to accommodate a certain object will result in this message displaying when you try to place it. Move to another, empty area of the design to place the object, then hold down the Control (or Command key on a Mac) to allow for unrestricted movement of the symbol.
The Extrude Object edit tool can be useful for creating a 3D solid object, like a basalt column, instantly from a 2D face object.
A symbol's orientation, origin, 2D block, name, and other characteristics can be adjusted in its Symbol Specification dialog.
You can easily specify within the object's specification that it sit on the top of the roof in your plan using the Elevation Reference options.
Grey water recycling is an excellent way to reduce water usage because it offers a means to use some water - specifically, grey water - more than once.
Use half-walls with a custom countertop to create a custom enclosure for a drop-in bathtub.
While the Truss tool does not create log trusses, you can download a Catalog of Components that include a selection of log trusses ready to be placed in your plans.
Custom columns can easily be made by creating a molding profile and extruding the profile along a closed shape.
A molding polyline is a 3D path that either a 2D molding profile is extruded along or a series of molding symbols is repeated along. Molding polylines can be used to create custom room moldings and decorations anywhere in your 3D model.
Custom newels, balusters, and panels can be created with any 3D item that has been added to the library as Millwork.
A 3D Solid, also known as a Polyline Solid in X13 and prior versions, is a generic, 3D shape that has a specified thickness. They can be oriented either horizontally or vertically and are useful for creating custom details anywhere in your 3D model.
Use the Landscaping Accents and Materials Wire and Lattice Bonus Catalogs to create lattice objects underneath a deck in Chief Architect.
You can create vertical shelves within a cabinet by creating a custom symbol and then utilizing the manual shelf settings within the Cabinet Shelf Specification dialog.