Defaults & Preferences

An in-depth look into customizing program preferences and plan defaults: learn how to set your defaults to place the right kind of cabinet, door, window, etc., the first time, and how defaults can be saved to create Plan Template files to be used in future jobs.

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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


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


56

15:31

Default Settings Summary

Setting up defaults before beginning any project will improve your productivity and keep your project working smoothly.

Video No. 56


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


5312

1:32

Interior & Exterior Wall Defaults

Specify default settings for both interior and exterior wall types

Video No. 5312


1534

7:36

Understanding and Using Cabinet Defaults

Learn about cabinet defaults – what they are, how to define, how to import and how to set them so your cabinets have the look and style for your designs

Video No. 1534


5309

3:08

Electrical Object Defaults

Set new electrical object defaults using the Set As Default tool

Video No. 5309


2432

10:47

Adding Watermarks

Create watermarks and display them on your work. Control location, size, angle, transparency, and include images in your watermark design.

Video No. 2432


5417

20:18

Setting Defaults for Your Plan - Part 1

When starting a new plan it is important to get your plan and wall defaults.

Video No. 5417


5418

20:44

Setting Defaults for Your Plan - Part 2

When starting a new plan it is important to get your door and windows defaults set.

Video No. 5418


5419

22:01

Setting Defaults for Your Plan - Part 3

When starting a new plan it is important to set defaults for Floors, Rooms and your Foundation.

Video No. 5419


5420

33:54

Setting Defaults for Your Plan - Part 4

Save time by setting up your default settings for Framing, Schedules and your Text before starting your project.

Video No. 5420


5434

9:34

Setting Second Floor Defaults

When creating your second and additional floors, you will want to set the defaults for that floor's structure.

Video No. 5434


1924

5:41

Productivity Tips - Using Macros in Object Labels

Using custom macros for object labels gives you flexibility in the label format and still keeps them accurate when items are resized.

Video No. 1924


1925

3:49

Productivity Tips - Adding Labels to Polyline Objects

Labels can be added to any polyline based object in the specification dialog.

Video No. 1925


1947

18:22

Selling the Job - Defaults and Preferences

Description: How you can adjust your Defaults and Preferences to optimize Chief's Render settings.

Video No. 1947


10

7:45

Annotation Set Basics

Annotation Sets allow you to change many defaults at once: Dimensions, Text, Rich Text, Callouts, Markers, CAD and Arrows.

Video No. 10


1934

12:43

Using Annotation Sets to be more Productive

Using Annotation Sets to be Productive in Setting Defaults and Layer Sets

Video No. 1934


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