Tools & Techniques

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

Number
Title / Description


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

1:14

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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