Chief Architect X8 introduced a number of new features, such as enhancements to the CAD editing tools, library browser and camera views, ability to send live views to layout pages, and auto story pole dimensions.
An overview of the key features added in Chief Architect X8.
Use a 3D Connexion mouse for navigating 3D camera views, automatically create a zipped archive when using Backup Entire Plan, and easily replace missing graphics files.
Sticky Mode available for the Break Line edit tool. Edit Object Parts replaced by Connect CAD segments toggle and Edge edit tools. Specify objects by Absolute or Relative Dimensions. Material Painter in Component Mode now applies to a single wall.
Show the Origin on symbols, export the entire User Catalog, and other Library Browser improvements.
Use multiple cutting planes for the Cross Section Slider, enhanced 3D camera views navigation, improved sun and shadow settings.
Customize a Schedule by adding dynamic object previews. Quickly change Structural Member Reporting on a Materials List.
Generate Auto Story Pole Dimensions, use basic math in dimensions to move objects, make a standard area polyline, and add labels to polylines.
Send live views from cameras to the layout, including color elevation views with shadows, and choose when views will update.
Define a Break Line for staircases, draw newels, balusters, handrail, tread overhang, risers and stringers in floor plan view.
Create corner windows with mitered glass. Objects now bump against casings and sills for doors and windows.
Enhanced controls for modifying multiple cabinets, create top or bottom hinged hopper doors, advanced customization of cabinet sides, back and feet, and lock face items.