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This series explores the various aspects of placing and modifying cabinet; learn how to use Manufacturer cabinet catalogs, corner cabinets and special shaped cabinets, applying molding and hardware, working with embedded appliances and fixtures.


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Placing and modifying electrical objects, setting electrical defaults for specific types of lights and switch styles, and how to use our special HVAC Catalog to create ducting.

Using the Manual and Automatic dimension tools: setting the defaults to control what is located by dimensions and the style of the dimensions, editing dimension lines to ensure the most accurate dimensions, and using dimension lines to precisely locate objects.


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Use the roof directives to automatically generate hip, gable, shed, gambrel, gull wing, half hip, or dutch gable conditions. Create a story and a half structure and place automatic dormers. Manually draw in custom roof planes and join them together, allowing the program to do the math for you.


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CAD Tools

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Ray Trace

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Learn how to customize materials in order to create an accurate Materials List used to estimate material costs.


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Schedules will automatically reflect objects placed anywhere on the plan; learn how to customize Schedules to fit your needs.


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Set page size and print your layout to a printer or plotter, or save it as a digital PDF document.

There are a number of file types that can be imported into or exported from a Chief Architect plan file; 2D CAD files, images, PDF files, and 3D symbols can all be imported into a plan file. Similarly, 2D CAD versions, high res images, and 3D models of your plan can all be exported.

Importing and converting 2D CAD data into a usable plan, tracing over an image or PDF document, or creating an as-built mask as just a few of the processes that can be used to help create a remodel plan.

These series explore the many features added into recent releases of Chief Architect.

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