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.
The CAD to Walls tool can be used to convert CAD lines in floor plan view into architectural objects.
Once you've imported a 2D CAD file, you can lock the lines and trace over it to create a 3D model.
Import a photograph of blueprints in to Chief Architect in order to trace over them to create a plan.
Right click on your User Catalog for a shortcut to importing new 3D symbols into the library
Specify pixels per inch and final image sizes, even sizes larger than your screen resolution for exported pictures.
Good file management is essential for your plan and layout files.
This video covers how to minimize the surface count and texture size of your plan in preparation for an export from Chief Architect desktop software and import into the mobile 3D viewer.
This video shows the process of exporting a plan from Chief Architect Premier into the Chief Architect 3D Viewer Cloud, managing your plans in the cloud, and sharing those plans with your clients.