Features Introduced in X8

Number
Title / Description


5501

48:29

What's New in Chief Architect X8

An overview of the key features added in Chief Architect X8.

Video No. 5501


5502

2:44

X8 User Interface & System

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.

Video No. 5502


5503

4:24

X8 Editing and Edit Tools

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.

Video No. 5503


5504

1:36

X8 Library Browser and Content

Show the Origin on symbols, export the entire User Catalog, and other Library Browser improvements.

Video No. 5504


5505

5:04

X8 Camera Views

Use multiple cutting planes for the Cross Section Slider, enhanced 3D camera views navigation, improved sun and shadow settings.

Video No. 5505


5506

3:09

X8 Schedules & Materials Lists

Customize a Schedule by adding dynamic object previews. Quickly change Structural Member Reporting on a Materials List.

Video No. 5506


5507

5:22

X8 Dimensions & Annotations

Generate Auto Story Pole Dimensions, use basic math in dimensions to move objects, make a standard area polyline, and add labels to polylines.

Video No. 5507


5508

3:42

X8 Layout

Send live views from cameras to the layout, including color elevation views with shadows, and choose when views will update.

Video No. 5508


5510

3:38

X8 Stairs

Define a Break Line for staircases, draw newels, balusters, handrail, tread overhang, risers and stringers in floor plan view.

Video No. 5510


5511

1:46

X8 Windows

Create corner windows with mitered glass. Objects now bump against casings and sills for doors and windows.

Video No. 5511


5512

7:18

X8 Cabinets

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.

Video No. 5512


5509

7:30

X8 Framing, Decks & Roofs

New and improved features for roofs and framing added in X8

Video No. 5509


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