Introductory - Trial Version

Number
Title / Description


5258

55:11

Chief Architect Premier Overview Video

An overview look at many of Chief Architect's features from a project inception to construction document creation.

Video No. 5258


5259

41:07

Chief Architect Interiors Overview Video

Take an in depth look at the features and tools available in Chief Architect Interiors, including presentation tools as well as construction documents.

Video No. 5259


2

3:42

Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons

Most of the frequently accessed tools are within easy reach in the toolbars.

Video No. 2


3

8:12

Preferences and Defaults

Setting up Preferences and Defaults before you start your plan can save you hours of work.

Video No. 3


4

2:28

Understanding Layers

Layers and layersets can help declutter a plan without deleting the information.

Video No. 4


5

4:55

Walls

Draw walls using the exterior, interior, railing and foundation wall types.

Video No. 5


6

2:40

Rooms

Specify the room type, have a vaulted ceiling or change the colors of the walls in the Room Specification dialog.

Video No. 6


7

1:46

Floors

Build a new floor and have Chief Architect build the exterior walls for you by deriving the new floor from the first.

Video No. 7


8

2:48

Basements and Foundations

Have Chief Architect derive the foundation plan from your first floor automatically.

Video No. 8


9

2:57

Navigating in 2D

Become more efficient by learning how to utilize the different zoom tools.

Video No. 9


11

6:59

Dimension Defaults

Learn how to move walls using dimensions, change where dimensions locate objects and change the colors of the dimension lines and arrows.

Video No. 11


12

11:35

Manual Dimension Tools

Learn about the different dimension tools in this video.

Video No. 12


13

2:05

Camera Views

Taking a camera view of your plan is just a click and drag away.

Video No. 13


14

2:08

Overviews

Overview cameras allow you to see your plan from the outside.

Video No. 14


15

1:45

Rendering Techniques

The different Artistic Rendering views are a great way to visualize your house in 3d.

Video No. 15


16

2:35

Cross Section/Elevation Views

Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.

Video No. 16


17

1:25

Tiling 2D and 3D Views

Easily see your plan and a camera view at the same time by tiling your views.

Video No. 17


19

1:54

Virtual Walkthroughs

Record a tour of your project with the walkthrough tools

Video No. 19


20

1:57

Creating Photo-Realistic Renderings

Create beautiful pictures with Chief Architect's Final View, Final View with Shadows and Raytrace tools.

Video No. 20


21

1:22

Saving and Restoring Camera Views

Save a camera view so you can go back and forth between it and the plan view without fear of losing the view.

Video No. 21


22

2:30

Windows and Doors

adding doors and windows is just a click away with the window and door tools.

Video No. 22


23

5:22

Stairs

Many kinds of stair cases can be created with Chief Architect's stair tools.

Video No. 23


24

3:17

Automatically Generating Roofs

Chief Architect can create just about any roof style, with most common roof styles such as hips and gables easily generated automatically.

Video No. 24


25

5:53

Drawing Roofs Manually

Complex roof styles, including curved roof planes, can be created manually.

Video No. 25


26

1:48

Constructing Dormers

There are several methods for creating dormers in Chief Architect. The dormer tools make it easy to create dormers.

Video No. 26


28

2:00

Vaulted and Custom Ceilings

Chief Architect can easily create vaulted or cathedral ceilings.

Video No. 28


29

3:56

Automatic and Manual Framing

Use the automatic framing tools to quickly build framing, then use the manual framing tools to make adjustments as necessary.

Video No. 29


35

11:04

Interior Soffits

Learn the how soffits can be placed above wall cabinets and other soffit settings

Video No. 35


36

3:05

Applying Materials, Colors and Textures

Chief Architect makes it easy to change materials using an item's specification dialog or the Material Painter.

Video No. 36


38

1:54

Creating Custom Materials and Colors

You can create custom colors and materials using your own images or images from manufacturer websites.

Video No. 38


40

1:51

Wall Coverings

Wallcovering can be used on individual walls or on whole rooms and can create a variety of styles.

Video No. 40


44

10:39

CAD Tools

With Chief Architect's CAD tools you can create high quality details for your designs.

Video No. 44


48

23:16

Creating Layouts and Construction Documents

Learn how to use the Layout tool to create your Construction Drawings sending plans, sections and elevations to the layout in scale

Video No. 48


49

1:08

Creating a Terrain Perimeter

Add a terrain perimeter to start adding terrain features to your plan.

Video No. 49


50

1:31

Adding Elevation Information for Sloped Lots

Terrain elevation data can be added using the terrain tools.

Video No. 50


51

2:58

Creating a Walkout Basement

Learn how to adjust terrain for a walk out basement in this video.

Video No. 51


52

3:36

Terrain Features

With the terrain tools you can add variety and detail to your landscaping projects.

Video No. 52


54

6:28

Patios

Drawing a patio is as simple as drawing a room.

Video No. 54


55

2:58

Decks

When drawing a deck with the Deck Railing tool Chief Architect automatically assigns the Deck room type to the room.

Video No. 55


30

1:14

Cost Estimating

Use the Materials List to make an inventory of the materials in your plan so far.

Video No. 30


18

2:08

Navigating in 3D

Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.

Video No. 18


27

12:46

Auto Floating Dormers

The Auto Floating Dormer tool is a quick way to create a dormer that does not have walls extending into the exterior of the building.

Video No. 27


37

1:14

Color Chooser

The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.

Video No. 37


41

0:57

Custom Flooring

In your designs you may want to divide a room using different floor materials.

Video No. 41


33

2:55

Cabinet Groups and Kitchen Islands

Group cabinets in architectural blocks to easily move kitchen islands and other muli-cabinet groups.

Video No. 33


39

2:35

Finding and Placing Library Objects

Chief Architect includes thousands of items you can use in your design project.

Video No. 39


47

1:47

Text and Callouts

Adding text is a simple and powerful way to add information to your plan.

Video No. 47


46

1:51

Adding Detail to Cross Section Views

In a Cross Section view you can easily add details to show framing, wall, windows and other objects

Video No. 46


45

3:55

Understanding Snaps

Snap tools help you draw quickly and accurately.

Video No. 45


43

3:13

Electrical Objects

Easily place electrical fixtures using toolbar buttons.

Video No. 43


53

1:44

Plant Chooser

Find and learn about plants in Chief Architect with the Plant Chooser tool.

Video No. 53


5521

7:07

Sloped Soffits

Soffits can be sloped to match the roof and ceiling

Video No. 5521


5520

17:08

Custom Cabinets, Creating a Vanity

As part of the Parabola Bath project, we look at creating a custom vanity

Video No. 5520


242

10:08

Trace a Terrain Lot Image to Create a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter

Save an image of a parcel map or lot, import the image, scale it and trace it to create a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter

Video No. 242


1056

8:45

Import a Surveyor DWG file for a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter

Import a Surveyor DWG file, map the layers for the terrain elevation, terrain perimeter and other layers to create a Site Plan or 3D render of the Terrain

Video No. 1056


736

8:01

Automatic Dormers

The Auto Dormer tool will create a dormer for you with a single click that has bearing walls that extend into the room below.

Video No. 736


737

11:58

Exploding Dormers Created with the Automatic Dormer Tools

You can do significant modifications to dormers you create with the one click dormer tools by exploding them and editing all of the individual components of the dormer.

Video No. 737


56

15:31

Default Settings Summary

Detting up defaults before begining any project will improve your productivity and keep your projectworking smoothly.

Video No. 56


57

7:34

Preference Setting Summary

Setting Preferences will change the user interface to suit the way you want to work in Chief Architect.

Video No. 57


58

11:26

Automatic Dimension Tools

You can generate dimensions in a variety of views with just a single click of one of the Automatic Dimension Tools.

Video No. 58


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