Adding a line item to the Materials List in Chief Architect is done by specifying the item as a component of one of the architectural objects in your plan.
Control what information is included in a materials list by using the Preferences dialog or using the Materials List Display Options dialog.
The Structural Member Reporting dialog allows you to specify a Mixed Reporting, Total Lineal Length, Cut List or Buy List modes.
The Master List saves price, supplier, manufacturer, and other information about items in your Materials Lists and allows you to apply that information to items in future Materials Lists. Select Tools> Materials List> Master List to open the Master List. Chief Architect allows you to have more than one Master List. Only one can be active, however, and only the active list is updated with new information. You can specify which Master List is active in the Preferences dialog.
The Project Browser is a convenient way access to all of the views saved with an open file.
Fir Stud Stock is an estimate of the amount of wall framing material needed that is not full length such as the cripples and trimmers around doors and windows.