Introductory

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Title / Description


6117

5:45

Help Resources

Along with a User Guide and Reference Manual, Chief Architect also provides web-based knowledge base articles and training videos, as well as contextual, searchable help to get you started.

Video No. 6117


6120

13:35

File Management

Learn about Chief Architect files and file structure as well as recommended saving practices.

Video No. 6120


6116

8:28

User Interface

Become familiar with the User Interface so you can quickly find tools and navigate your plan.

Video No. 6116


6118

13:05

Recommended Preferences

Preferences are global settings you can customize to set up your preferred working conditions.

Video No. 6118


6119

24:36

Critical Defaults

Review these particular defaults before starting any plan to avoid frustration later.

Video No. 6119


77

14:28

CAD Basics

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.

Video No. 77


6121

9:43

Exterior Walls, Rooms, and Dimensions

Draw walls and rooms then use dimensions to move the walls into place.

Video No. 6121


6122

8:08

Foundation and Bearing Walls

Specify which walls are bearing walls and use the Build Foundation dialog to create a variety of foundations.

Video No. 6122


6123

4:57

Hip Roof

Create a pitched hip roof using the Build Roof dialog.

Video No. 6123


6124

4:07

Gable Roof

Create a gable roof by choosing the Gable Wall setting within the Wall Specification and then building the roof.

Video No. 6124


6125

4:15

Shed Roof

Use the High Shed Gable Wall setting in addition to Full Gable Walls to create a stand alone shed roof or just the Full Gable Wall setting to create a lean-to style shed roof.

Video No. 6125


6126

3:29

Gambrel Roof

Use the Upper pitch setting in the Wall Specification to set upper and lower pitch options to create a gambrel style roof.

Video No. 6126


6127

3:25

Gull Wing Roof

Use the Upper pitch setting in the Wall Specification with the pitches opposite that of a gambrel roof to create a gull wing roof.

Video No. 6127


6128

4:10

Half Hip Roof

Using the Upper Pitch setting on a gable wall allows you to create a half hip or clipped gable style.

Video No. 6128


6129

10:46

Generating a Roof on Multiple Levels of a Structure

Generate a roof on the top of the second floor as well as over the single level garage.

Video No. 6129


6130

6:27

Story and a Half Roof

Use the Ignore Top Floor setting in the Build Roof dialog to have the roof sit down on the first story walls.

Video No. 6130


6131

13:42

Automatic Dormer Tools

The Auto Dormer tool has different requirements than the Auto Floating Dormer tool.

Video No. 6131


6132

5:43

Interior Walls and Dimensions

Draw in walls and then use dimensions to move them into place.

Video No. 6132


6133

17:28

Openings - Doors and Windows

Add doors, windows, pass-throughs, and niches to your plan.

Video No. 6133


6134

24:11

Placing and Modifying Cabinets

An introduction to placing and modifying cabinets and becoming familiar with the Cabinet Specification dialog.

Video No. 6134


6135

14:24

Appliances and Fixtures

Find appliances and fixtures in the Library Browser and place them in plan or inserting them into cabinets.

Video No. 6135


6136

13:20

Custom Countertops, Backsplashes and Material Regions

Custom countertops, backsplashes and material regions are all polyline based objects and basic cad tools can be used on them.

Video No. 6136


6137

17:21

Placing and Modifying Library Objects

Place items in your plan and customize them, turn them into architectural blocks and add them back to the library.

Video No. 6137


6138

21:13

Applying Materials

Use the Material panel in the Specification or use the Material Painter to apply textures and colors to the objects in your plan.

Video No. 6138


6139

13:14

Adding Stairs to Your Plan

Use the different stair tools to create stair cases in a variety of shapes.

Video No. 6139


6140

14:09

Adding Outlets, Switches and Lighting to Your Plan

Add electrical fixtures using the Electrical tools or by selecting them from the library.

Video No. 6140


6141

5:05

Automatic Floor Framing

Bearing walls, beams and joist direction lines help you control the automatic generation floor framing.

Video No. 6141


6142

6:04

Automatic Wall Framing

Automatically generate studs, trimmers, headers and other wall framing using the Build Framing dialog.

Video No. 6142


6143

2:28

Automatic Roof Framing

Use the Build Framing dialog or the Build Roof dialog to generate your Roof Framing.

Video No. 6143


6144

6:06

Automatic Deck Framing

When you use the Deck Railing tool your deck framing will generate automatically.

Video No. 6144


6145

14:33

Terrain, Site Plan

Import the Site plan image and trace over it or use the Input Line tool to input lines according to their quadrant bearing data and lengths.

Video No. 6145


6146

20:00

Terrain, Landscaping

Insert elevation data, terrain features and plants to add interest to your plan.

Video No. 6146


6147

16:12

Orthographic Views

Use the Orthographic View tools to create exterior and interior elevations, cross sections and details.

Video No. 6147


6148

3:50

Perspective Views

Use these tools to create quick views of your project.

Video No. 6148


6150

5:06

Rendering Techinques

Use the different render techniques to create marketing materials.

Video No. 6150


6149

25:32

Working Drawings

Take views of your 3d model and organize them on a layout sheet to create your construction documents.

Video No. 6149


6151

15:40

Ray Trace Basics

There are 3 main parts to a ray trace, the ray trace settings, the materials and the lighting.

Video No. 6151


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