In this session, we'll explore the process of creating kitchen islands using cabinets and custom countertops, and how to save groups of objects to your library.
Focusing on base, wall, and full‑height cabinets, this course explains how to create and customize cabinets, as well as creating detailed wall elevations.
Explore the process of remodeling a kitchen, creating detailed floor plan dimensions, and sending a plan view to a layout page to create construction documents.
Closets are an integral part of any en suite. In this session, we will focus on the process of designing closets and some tips for customizing these small spaces. Kayla Lockhart, AKBD will host this live session, covering the following topics and taking questions from attendees.
Bathroom showers come in a variety of styles. In this session, we will look at how to model several common types of showers, as well as create details and presentation views.
Chief Architect's Cabinet tools are quite versatile and each cabinet can be customized in many ways. In this session we will focus on using these tools to create unique bathroom vanities.
Using an existing as‑built image file can save some time. In this session, we will look at creating an accurate as‑built floor plan from an image and then redesigning it.
This new addition will allow for a large new master bath and closet. In the session, we will look at the structural changes for the foundation and framing.
This bath remodel session begins with the as-built plan and transforms the space into a large master bathroom. We will review the as-built overlay in 2D and 3D and use the Chief Architect design tools for the new bath.
This kitchen remodeling session begins with the as‑built plan and transforms the space into a large open kitchen for the client. We will review the as-built overlay in 2D and 3D and use Chief Architect's design tools for the new kitchen.
When you start a remodel project, step one involves getting good as-built measurements. In this session, we will look at the best practices of an experienced remodeling contractor.
As‑built overlays may be required for building permits and can be helpful for the construction crew. In this session, we will look at the process to create as‑built overlays you can use in 2D and 3D.
Material Properties are the key to creating great‑looking 3D renderings. In this session, we will review the material property settings you can use for both 3D and 2D line drawings.
The Kitchen Islands seminar will use the "Social Island" project to demonstrate some of the more unique design tools available in Chief Architect. Starting with a basic kitchen island, we will transform it into a Social Island large enough for social distancing.
3D Walkthroughs are the perfect way to animate and make your home designs come to life. You can share these virtual tours with your clients or post them on your website and social media. Virtual tour videos are a great way to help your clients visualize your designs and showcase your work.
3D Viewer models are interactive virtual reality models you can export from your Chief Architect designs. These models can be viewed on mobile devices (phones/tablets) and are a great way to help your clients or subcontractors visualize your designs.
Chief Architect's standard 3D rendering is fine for many circumstances, but Ray Trace rendering can take it to the next level, creating more photo‑realistic images.
From new construction to remodel projects, 3D rendering can make a big difference on how clients judge your work. In this live session, we will cover the following outline and take questions about the process from the audience in order to help you get the most out of Chief Architect's 3D rendering tools. Presented by Kayla Lockhart, AKBD.
Showing a house with terrain in 3D can help the client better understand and visualize the project. Site plans are necessary for building permits. In this demonstration, learn how to use Chief Architect’s terrain tools for 3D Visualization and site plans.
Ceilings can add a lot of design character to a room. In this demonstration, learn how to use Chief Architect’s ceiling tools to create a variety of styles.
Roofs can be one of the more complex components of a house – designing them should not be. We’ll review how Chief Architect’s roof tools can create any style of roof. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Scott Harris, CKBD.
If you are evaluating or just starting out with Chief Architect, the Boot Camp class is a great way to learn how the software works.
One of the most productive tools you can use for construction drawings is Saved Plan Views. Learn how they work, how they interact with Layer and Default Sets, and how you can use them to significantly improve your workflow. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Scott Harris, CKBD.
Join Adrean as she steps through the process of dimensioning and annotating a kitchen design. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Adrean Stephenson, AKBD.
Discover some of the most popular productivity features in Chief Architect, and how you can use them to become more efficient with the software. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Scott Harris, CKBD.
A key element of design is providing your clients options. Learn some of the tips and tricks on how to productively create these options. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Scott Harris, CKBD.