CAD Details are special view windows for drawing, saving and organizing 2D drawings associated with the current plan or layout file, such as site plans and cross section details. They are listed in the CAD Detail Management dialog as well as in the Project Browser and can be created in both locations, as well. A collection of CAD elements can be blocked together and added to the Library Browser for use in future plans.
Add a filled closed polyline by group selecting the polyline, then make it a CAD block, and finally, add it to the Library Browser.
Backdrops are images that display behind the model in 3D views, and new backdrops can be created using a variety of graphic file formats.
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.
The Add to Library tool isn't available for a single text box. However, you can turn a text box into a CAD Block, and add that to the Library. It can then be placed in future plans, unblocked, and modified as needed.
Library catalog download failures are usually caused by settings in your firewall. Here is how to add an exception to the firewall to allow the download to complete.
It is a good idea to back up your Chief Architect library along with your user catalog so they can be easily restored if your computer crashes.
It is possible to convert X1 library files for use in newer versions of Chief Architect by clicking Library> Convert Legacy (.alb) Library Files.
Library Filters can be used to customize your search results for example to not include materials and show only symbols in your results.
Using the Library Browser to create User Catalog Folders which hold custom objects, customized symbols and shortcuts to commonly used objects in Core Catalogs.
Create a custom gutter profile by using CAD lines, arcs and splines then add the molding to the library for future use.
After searching for an item you can switch to the library tree view to see where the item is located within the browser by clicking Show in Browser
If you are having trouble with your internet connection, or cannot download the entire Core Catalog, you can import the catalogs from the installation DVD.
If the core libraries are unable to be installed automatically using Library> Install Core Content, then they can be installed manually using the steps within this article.
Library catalogs are available for download from our 3D Library website. While there are catalogs available for several different version of Chief Architect, you should only attempt to install those for your version.
Core, bonus, and manufacturer library content can be moved to a custom location in X10 and newer products.
If your Library Browser is empty, then you have not yet downloaded the Core Content. You can re-start the download by clicking Library> Install Core Content.
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.
The position and size of the Library Browser, Project Browser, Active Layer Display Options, and Tool Palette side windows can be reset to out of box settings by using the Reset Side Windows option in Preferences.
Select Library> Install Core Content to restart the core catalog download if it has been interrupted or failed. If the process continually fails, check your network proxy or firewall settings.
Follow these steps to place certain specialty door hardware released in the Door Hardware #2 and Door Hardware #3 Bonus Catalogs.