A brief overview of Chief Architect basics: this series covers the basic features and procedures so you can start using Chief Architect software right away.
Quick Start Training videos are designed to help you get started quickly. Before you begin, here’s a brief overview about Chief Architect.
The basics of creating floor plans – rooms, walls, ceiling heights, dimensions.
Setting up defaults before beginning any project will improve your productivity and keep your project working smoothly.
Setting Preferences will change the user interface to suit the way you want to work in Chief Architect.
The basics of doors and windows– placing, sizing, modifying, blocking (mulled units), shapes, dimensions, shower doors, doorways
Use the Auto-NKBA Dimension tool and Manual Dimensions for kitchen and bath walls
The basics of adding additional floors and building foundations in Chief Architect
Introduction to Stairs - stair types, stair options, stairwells (open to below rooms), head room and stair railing styles.
Framing Basics in Chief Architect - automatic & manual framing, openings & headers, wall framing details, floor & roof framing, deck framing, trusses and framing layers / layer sets.
Learn how to create roofs in Chief Architect using the automatic build roof tool and how to use the manual roof tools to create and edit roof planes, change the wall properties for gable and hip roofs, learn about gambrel, shed and other roof styles.
The basics of how ceiling work in Chief Architect – automatic ceilings, manual ceilings, vaulted ceilings, soffits, short or plant shelf ceilings.
The basics of creating a terrain perimeter, sloping a lot, road tools, building pad height, terrain modifiers, terrain & retaining walls, setbacks and adding a north pointer.
Drawing and editing CAD based objects is an essential skill to learn as the edit tools and methods are used for virtually all objects in Chief Architect.
Learn how to use the Layout tool to create your Construction Drawings sending plans, sections and elevations to the layout in scale