Setting up Preferences and Defaults before you start your plan can save you hours of work.
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Setting Preferences will change the user interface to suit the way you want to work in Chief Architect.
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Setting up defaults before beginning any project will improve your productivity and keep your project working smoothly.
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You can change the size of the tool buttons on your tool bars in the Preference Settings.
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Learn how to move walls using dimensions, change where dimensions locate objects and change the colors of the dimension lines and arrows.
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Determine how your cabinets will be built by setting up specifications as defaults.
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Set new electrical object defaults using the Set As Default tool
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Specify default settings for both interior and exterior wall types
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Plan Templates are available for many different home styles and you can create your own templates.
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Templates you have created can be updated with new defaults from other plans as well as wall types and many other settings.
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Create your own template files with pre-set defaults to speed up your design work.
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When starting a new plan it is important to get your plan and wall defaults.
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When starting a new plan it is important to get your door and windows defaults set.
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When starting a new plan it is important to set defaults for Floors, Rooms and your Foundation.
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Save time by setting up your default settings for Framing, Schedules and your Text before starting your project.
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When creating your second and additional floors, you will want to set the defaults for that floor's structure.
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Many objects in your plans can be modified simply by changing default setting for that type of object
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Creating your own plan and layout templates can speed your design process greatly
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Using custom macros for object labels gives you flexibility in the label format and still keeps them accurate when items are resized.
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Labels can be added to any polyline based object in the specification dialog.
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Migrating information from one plan to another and saving as a template is a great way to improve your productivity.
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Description: How you can adjust your Defaults and Preferences to optimize Chief's Render settings.
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You can view and modify the defaults that are currently active by clicking the Active Defaults toolbar button. The Current CAD Layer and active Layer Set can be specified.
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Using Annotation Sets to be Productive in Setting Defaults and Layer Sets
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