17 - CAD Tools

Number
Title / Description


77

14:28

CAD Basics

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.

Video No. 77


44

10:39

CAD Tools

With Chief Architect's CAD tools you can create high quality details for your designs.

Video No. 44


5441

18:28

Drawing CAD Points, Lines and Splines

Take a deeper look at using the CAD tools for lines, splines and points.

Video No. 5441


5443

15:03

Drawing CAD Polylines and Boxes

Explore using Chief Architect's CAD line and polyline tools

Video No. 5443


5444

4:20

Editing CAD Polylines

There are many edit tools available to use when working with CAD lines and polylines

Video No. 5444


1442

10:52

Drawing CAD Arcs, Circles, Ovals and Ellipses

Using Chief Architect's CAD tools to draw arcs, circles, ovals and ellipses

Video No. 1442


5310

3:27

Fillet and Chamfer Tools

Fillet or Chamfer all corners at one time or use sticky mode to choose which corners to edit.

Video No. 5310


303

3:02

Breaking Polylines

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

Video No. 303


305

2:39

Subtracting Polylines that Overlap

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.

Video No. 305


304

2:40

Merging Polylines that Overlap

Use the Polyline Union edit button to combine two or more closed polylines or solids into a single object.

Video No. 304


306

2:25

Using the Trim and Extend Commands

The Extend Objects and Trim Objects edit tools allow you to lengthen or shorten a variety of CAD objects and framing members.

Video No. 306


5319

5:37

CAD Line Editing & Leader Line/Arrow Heads

Video No. 5319


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


5477

13:23

Adding CAD Details

Whether you make your own or use one of the hundreds supplied in the library, CAD details can be used to show construction details.

Video No. 5477


5320

4:03

Sun Angle and Plan View Shadows

Quickly add plan view shadow polylines to see how the structure will shade the property on any given day of the year.

Video No. 5320


46

1:51

Adding Detail to Cross Section Views

In a Cross Section view you can easily add details to show framing, wall, windows and other objects

Video No. 46


9904

57:59

Focus: CAD I

This is the first in a series of 3 introductory sessions covering the basics of using the CAD tools in Chief Architect

Video No. 9904


9905

35:40

Focus - CAD II

The second of 3 introductory sessions on using Chief Architect's CAD tools. This class focuses on creating custom CAD details.

Video No. 9905


9906

28:20

Focus: CAD III

The 3rd of 3 introductory sessions, looking at working with CAD tools in Chief Architect

Video No. 9906


1922

5:33

Productivity Tips - Creating Insertion Points in CAD Blocks

Using insertion points in your custom CAD blocks eases placement in details created from live plan geometry.

Video No. 1922


1925

3:49

Productivity Tips - Adding Labels to Polyline Objects

Labels can be added to any polyline based object in the specification dialog.

Video No. 1925


1930

12:00

Creating a Site Plan or Plot Plan

Using the quadrant bearing information from a surveyor, we can create a site plan for our project.

Video No. 1930


1945

13:22

Floor Plan Line Weights, Fills, and Space Planning Indicators

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.

Video No. 1945


359

19:20

Getting As-builts - Importing 2D Files and Converting Lines to 3D Walls

The CAD to Walls tool can be used to convert CAD lines in floor plan view into architectural objects.

Video No. 359


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