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Use the Soffit tool to create a coffered ceiling. Moldings can easily be applied to soffits and the soffits can easily be replicated along a ceiling using the Transform/Replicate or Multiple Copy edit tools.
Use the instructions in this article to backup Chief Architect content in the event a computer malfunction occurs. Additionally, it's helpful to have this same content backed up so that it can be transferred to another computer.
Layer Sets are used to control the layer settings for different views in a plan or layout file. All views associated with a plan file - including views sent to layout - make use of layer sets stored in that plan file. A layer set consists of a complete list of the layers in the current plan or layout along with the display settings for each layer as set for a particular type of view or purpose. These display settings can be modified, and can be different for each layer set.
The Chief Architect and Home Designer trial versions can be converted to full working versions when you purchase the same version as your trial, which allows you to keep the plan you have been working on.
If you are having trouble installing your Chief Architect or Home Designer software program, or are receiving an error message or program crash working in the program, submit your technical issue to Technical Support using the online Support Center. If you have a question on how to accomplish a particular task in the software, check out these other resources for Training help.