Learn various methods of using the tools available in Chief Architect.
This video covers the basic interface of Chief Architect, drawing, placing, and editing objects.
Use the Center Objects tool to center objects in a room, on an object, or between two points.
The Multiple Copy edit button makes it easy to create regularly spaced or concentric copies of any object or group of objects.
The Add Break edit tool can be used to create two types of breaks: partial breaks and complete breaks.
Use Construction Lines to call out important locations within a Chief Architect plan.
You can place your walls in exact positions using dimensions.
Create watermarks and display them on your work. Control location, size, angle, transparency, and include images in your watermark design.
Use the Polyline Union edit button to combine two or more closed polylines or solids into a single object.
Use the Polyline Subtract edit button to subtract the area of one object that overlaps another object of the same type to create a third, new object.
The Extend Objects and Trim Objects edit tools allow you to lengthen or shorten a variety of CAD objects and framing members.
The Point to Point move tool is useful for moving items into position precisely.
Select one object and transfer properties from it to another object using the Object Painter.
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.
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Replace objects in your project directly with something from the library using the Library Painter.
Offset the location of Referenced plans to create views for remodel or multi-structure plans.
The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.
Toggle the display of the axes and origin indicators in plan, camera, and elevation views.
You can add stretch zones and stretch planes to symbol based objects to allow for correct resizing of the symbol.
There are 6 major edit behaviors you can use to quickly edit objects in different manners.
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Imported pictures and pdf files can be cropped, resized, and edited to use in your plan and layout files.
Using the Draw Order tools, users can modify the order items draw in in plan views.
Using macros for object labels gives you flexibility in the label format and still keeps them accurate when items are resized.