Learn how best to use the Project Browser to organize and access the various components of your plan and layout files, and how to use the Library Browser to place objects from Chief Architect libraries, import or save custom objects to your own personal library to be used later or in other plans.
Chief Architect includes thousands of items you can use in your design project.
The Project Browser is a side window that allows you to find any saved cameras, saved plan views, CAD details, or layout pages.
Saved Plan Views allows you to control Layer Sets, Defaults, Default Sets, current CAD Layer and Reference Displays. Using Saved Plan Views allows you to open multiple 2D plan views simultaneously, save the floor and zoom information and control the display of pony walls associated with the view.
Savable, independent Plan Views display your model’s floor plans differently in plan, just as you intend to display them in your layout files for construction documents.
You can store customized wall types in the user library for quick access
Save those custom made objects in your user library to reuse in other plan files.
Using insertion points in your custom CAD blocks eases placement in details created from live plan geometry.
Create shortcuts for quick access to your favorite, frequently used library items.
Speed your search of library contents by using custom filters and the library search options.
You can export your user libraries to import onto your other computers or share with other users in your office.
How to utilize library objects within Chief Architect and import your own to create an optimal scene.