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.
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.
Combinations of different objects such as fixtures, soffits, walls and wall openings allow you to create a wide variety of fireplace and chimney designs.
Photographs, pictures, paintings, and signs can be created using custom materials specified as Stretch to Fit so they do not tile repeatedly.
Use a custom shaped terrain perimeter with elevation data converted into a feature then converted into a symbol to create a custom sail shade.
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.
Chief Architect has the tools you need to create and use your own custom railing panels and balusters.
Using the Regular Polygon CAD tool, you can create a regularly shaped closed CAD object, Which can then be converted it into a variety of 3D objects.
A modified base cabinet is used as a surround for a drop in tub imported from Kohler, which has been specified to insert into countertop, for this Master Bath.
A symbol's orientation, origin, 2D block, name, and other characteristics can be adjusted in its Symbol Specification dialog.
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.
Modify several items of the same type simultaneously by holding down the Shift key and then clicking or marquee selecting the desired items.
Create a manual box window by drawing walls for the bump out, adjusting floor and ceiling heights, using a doorway for the opening and generating the roof.
Having an area that is to small to accommodate a certain object will result in this message displaying.
When a cross section/elevation view is created, Chief Architect generates lines to represent the edges of objects that the camera is passing through.
These messages will display when you click in a location that does not allow the program to determine which wall of a room should be used to center the object.
Create objects using a variety of tools such as soffits, slabs, polyline solids, molding polylines and 3d molding polylines.
Many objects can be moved from one location to another without restrictions by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
Paintings and other images can be applied as a material to the inner portion of a picture frame and then displayed on a wall or in a frame on a desk.
An apron sink, which has a finished front surface that extends past the counter, can be placed into a base cabinet by following these steps.
3D molding polylines can be used to create an assortment of different items within Chief Architect.
Polyline solids are similar to slabs, except that they can also be drawn in cross section/elevation views.
Follow these steps to place certain specialty door hardware released in the Door Hardware #2 and Door Hardware #3 Bonus Catalogs.
To move, rotate, or otherwise edit an object slowly when using its edit handles, select the object and then click the Accurate Move edit button.
The Extrude Object edit tool can be useful for creating a 3d solid object, like a basalt column, instantly from a 2-dimensional face object.
Use the Fireplace tool to place a fireplace then use the Fireplace Specification dialog set Hearth Depth, and firebox dimensions.