Tools & Techniques

Learn various methods of using the tools available in Chief Architect.

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10096

37:26

Designing and Selling with 3D Software

A key element of design is providing your clients options. Learn some of the tips and tricks on how to productively create these options. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Scott Harris, CKBD.

Video No. 10096


10197

51:23

Productivity Tips

Discover some of the most popular productivity features in Chief Architect, and how you can use them to become more efficient with the software. In this live session, we will take questions about the process from the audience. Presented by Scott Harris, CKBD.

Video No. 10197


5487

16:13

Drawing and Placing Objects

This video covers the basic interface of Chief Architect, drawing, placing, and editing objects.

Video No. 5487


303

3:29

Using the Break Tool

The Add Break edit tool can be used to create two types of breaks: partial breaks and complete breaks.

Video No. 303


61

2:52

Controlling the Drawing Order of Objects

Using the Draw Order tools, users can modify the order items draw in in plan views.

Video No. 61


247

8:56

Using Style Palettes

Use the Style Palette tool to change the properties of rooms, base, wall, and full height cabinets, custom countertops and backsplashes, Interior and exterior hinged doors, and windows all at once.

Video No. 247


5307

4:48

Object Eyedropper and Painter

Select one object and transfer properties from it to another object

Video No. 5307


5413

9:30

Edit Behaviors

There are 6 major edit behaviors you can use to quickly edit objects in different manners.

Video No. 5413


302

4:48

Multiple Copy

The Multiple Copy edit button makes it easy to create regularly spaced or concentric copies of any object or group of objects.

Video No. 302


5225

2:03

Cropping Images and PDF boxes

Imported PDF and Picture boxes can be both cropped and resized.

Video No. 5225


37

4:18

Color Chooser

The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.

Video No. 37


925

7:21

Stretch Zones and Planes

You can add stretch zones and stretch planes to symbol based objects to allow for correct resizing of the symbol.

Video No. 925


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


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