User Interface

Become familiarized with Chief Architect's User Interface; learn how to use and customize toolbars and hotkeys, customize program preferences and plan defaults.

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Title / Description


5403

4:25

User Interface Overview

An overview of the user interface, highlighting the different regions

Video No. 5403


9

2:57

Navigating in 2D

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

Video No. 9


18

2:08

Navigating in 3D

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

Video No. 18


5214

5:46

Using Side Windows

Dock and undock side windows use multiple monitors and customize your workspace.

Video No. 5214


84

12 Videos

Library & Project Browsers

Learn how best to use the Project Browser to organize and access the various components of your plan and layout files, and how to use the Library Browser to place objects from Chief Architect libraries, import or save custom objects to your own personal library to be used later or in other plans.

Video No. 84


5215

6:12

Working with Multiple Views

Learn how to identify different view types, and how to arrange them to increase productivity.

Video No. 5215


5401

2:33

Controlling Pop-up Contextual Menus

Right clicking on an object will bring up a contextual menu with edit tools for that object. You can control how these menus work

Video No. 5401


2

7:19

Using Toolbars

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

Video No. 2


5405

8:44

Working with the Toolbars

Several different toolbar configurations are included with Chief Architect, but your toolbars are totally customizable.

Video No. 5405


5407

7:38

Customizing the Toolbars

Add your most frequently used tools to your toolbars and arrange them as you want.

Video No. 5407


5409

4:46

Cursor Behaviors and Crosshair Choices

Your mouse cursor changes appearance to indicate different editing functions or tool selections.

Video No. 5409


60

2:00

Off Angle Wall Indicator

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.

Video No. 60


5425

6:13

Zooming, Panning and Using the Aerial View

Several different tools are available to zoom and change your view position in both 2D and 3D views.

Video No. 5425


5428

2:19

Selecting Objects with the Mouse

Using the right or left mouse buttons to select objects in your plan

Video No. 5428


5415

3:34

The Plan Development Sequence

Creating your project in the proper sequence is important for ease of completion and productivity.

Video No. 5415


1932

5:24

Productivity Tips - Using and Assigning Hot Keys

Hot Keys, or keyboard shortcuts are an excellent way to improve your productivity when using Chief Architect.

Video No. 1932


5402

5:13

General Mouse Commands

A look at using your mouse to select, edit, move and place objects as well as navigate in your plan and 3D views.

Video No. 5402


5302

6:26

Active Layer Display Options Side Window

Control layer display and properties for all your views with this side window

Video No. 5302


5408

8:37

Understanding the Snapping Functions

Snaps are essential to working with CAD and Architectural tools.

Video No. 5408


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