Import 3d party .dwg, .dxf, .obj, .3ds, and .skp formatted symbols by using the Import 3D Symbol option from the File menu.
Cabinets can be edited and combined to create a wide variety of custom cabinetry or furniture. They can then be saved in the Library Browser for use in other 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.
Architectural objects in the library are represented in floor plan view by 2D CAD blocks which can be modified.
Create your own symbols in Chief Architect using a combination of custom objects.
Symbols that are imported as a group are assigned names based on their original file names with the file extension omitted.
A symbol's orientation, origin, 2D block, name, and other characteristics can be adjusted in its Symbol Specification dialog.
An object’s bounding box determines the amount of space it requires, and thus how close it can be moved to other objects before it bumps into them.
In floor plan view, delete all of the missing symbols and then replace them with a new ones from the current version's Library Browser.
This warning message will display if you try to perform a task, such as import a large 3D symbol, but your system does not have enough memory to complete the task.
You can create custom door symbols and add them to the Library Browser by following the steps in this article.
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.
Molding polylines can be used to create HVAC ductwork in your plans for 3D display purposes.
The User Catalog is a folder in the Library Browser that you can add objects to. This can be helpful if you use a specific library object frequently or if you have created a custom object that you would like to save for future use.
Feet can be added to cabinets through the Cabinet Specification dialog or by placing them as independent symbols.