Custom shaped 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.
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.
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.
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.
Create your own symbols in Chief Architect using a combination of custom objects.
Use the CAD tools to create a closed polyline of the desired arch shape and convert it to a polyline solid.
Combinations of different objects such as fixtures, soffits, walls and wall openings allow you to create a wide variety of fireplace and chimney designs.
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.
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.
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.
Custom newels, balusters, and panels can be created with any 3D item that has been added to the library as Millwork.
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.
Create a polyline solid with a partially transparent lattice material to go under a deck or stairs, or to fill in a porch area.
Use half-walls with a custom countertop to create a custom enclosure for a drop-in bathtub.
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 click, or marquee select, the desired items.
Photographs can be applied to picture frames, computer and TV screens, along with other objects by creating custom materials.
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.
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.
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 columns can easily be made by creating a molding profile and extruding the profile along a closed shape.
Polyline solids are similar to slabs, except that they can also be drawn in cross section/elevation views and used to model a variety of objects.
Place custom hinges, stops and, openers on doors.
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.