Adjust your preference settings for how your Chief Architect works and looks.
Easily see your plan and a camera view at the same time by tiling your views.
Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.
Dock and undock side windows use multiple monitors and customize your workspace.
Tabs make it easy to switch between views, dock and undock views, tile views, and create multiple windows.
The Toolbar Configurations installed with the program are designed to help make tools quickly and easily accessible; however, for greatest efficiency, you may want to customize them to meet your own particular needs.
Right clicking on an object will bring up a contextual menu with edit tools for that object. You can control how these menus work
Choose to have drop down toolbars or parent child tools. You can move and customize your toolbars to your liking.
Several different toolbar configurations are included with Chief Architect, but your toolbars are totally customizable.
Placing and editing objects can be done in a variety of different 2D and 3D views.
Most of the frequently accessed tools are within easy reach in the toolbars.
Add your most frequently used tools to your toolbars and arrange them as you want.
You can change the size of the tool buttons on your tool bars in the Preference Settings.
Your mouse cursor changes appearance to indicate different editing functions or tool selections.
When a wall is accidentally drawn at an off angle, you will see an indicator on the wall to let you know that it isn't drawn at an allowed angle.
Several different tools are available to zoom and change your view position in both 2D and 3D views.
Using the right or left mouse buttons to select objects in your plan
When working on your plan, it's often convenient to have a camera or elevation view showing along with your plan view
Creating your project in the proper sequence is important for ease of completion and productivity.
You can store customized wall types in the user library for quick access
Speed your search of library contents by using custom filters and the library search options.
Hot Keys, or keyboard shortcuts are an excellent way to improve your productivity when using Chief Architect.
Migrating information from one plan to another and saving as a template is a great way to improve your productivity.
Using Chief Architect to help sell the job - an introduction and use case.
A look at using your mouse to select, edit, move and place objects as well as navigate in your plan and 3D views.
With one license of Chief Architect, you can install the software on multiple computers, and activate it on one computer at a time.