Create basic CAD objects such as lines, rectangles and circles, and learn how to edit or transform them using tools like Fillet, Champher, Stretch CAD, and Trim and Extend.
Drawing and editing CAD based objects is an essential skill to learn as the edit tools and methods are used for virtually all objects in Chief Architect.
With Chief Architect's CAD tools you can create high quality details for your designs.
Take a deeper look at using the CAD tools for lines, splines and points.
Explore using Chief Architect's CAD line and polyline tools
There are many edit tools available to use when working with CAD lines and polylines
Using Chief Architect's CAD tools to draw arcs, circles, ovals and ellipses
Fillet or Chamfer all corners at one time or use sticky mode to choose which corners to edit.
The Break Line edit tool can be used to create two types of breaks: partial breaks and complete breaks.
Whether you make your own or use one of the hundreds supplied in the library, CAD details can be used to show construction details.
Different CAD objects from circles to arcs to cad blocks will retain their “character” when stretched, giving us a variety of stretch behaviors to work with.
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.
Use the Polyline Union edit button to combine two or more closed polylines or solids into a single object.
The Extend Objects and Trim Objects edit tools allow you to lengthen or shorten a variety of CAD objects and framing members.
Using the Draw Order tools, users can modify the order items draw in in plan views.
Quickly add plan view shadow polylines to see how the structure will shade the property on any given day of the year.
In a Cross Section view you can easily add details to show framing, wall, windows and other objects
The Distribution Path and Region tools can be used to create a wide variety of landscaping elements.
The Convert Polyline tool can be used to convert a CAD shape into a distribution region or path.
This is the first in a series of 3 introductory sessions covering the basics of using the CAD tools in Chief Architect
The second of 3 introductory sessions on using Chief Architect's CAD tools. This class focuses on creating custom CAD details.
The 3rd of 3 introductory sessions, looking at working with CAD tools in Chief Architect
Using insertion points in your custom CAD blocks eases placement in details created from live plan geometry.
Labels can be added to any polyline based object in the specification dialog.
Using the quadrant bearing information from a surveyor, we can create a site plan for our project.
Control Fill Style for cabinet Plan View display. Adjust Line Weights in plan and elevation views. Add CAD Detailing to views and change layers, fill, and line styles to create space planning indicators and material patterns.
The CAD to Walls tool can be used to convert CAD lines in floor plan view into architectural objects.