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.
In these remodeling videos, we will develop a process for developing remodel and addition plans.
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.
Create a 2D CAD Block mask to represent the as-built structure.
Control object display by creating custom layers and place objects on them.
Represent existing, demo, and new walls by creating and using differing wall types.
Use Invisible Walls to create separate areas with room definition.
Use layers to control elements of the remodel or addition in 3D views.
Use layer sets for framing to indicate which is existing and new in a remodel condition.
Use walls and text to create a wall legend of the different wall types in your plan.
A Materials List is created for items within the closed polyline on the current floor.
Change materials for deck and stair elements to match in camera views.
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