Online & Mobile Training Videos
|What's New In X5 Overview|
A brief tour of new features introduced in Chief Architect X5
|Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons|
Most of the frequently accessed tools are within easy reach in the toolbars.
|Preferences and Defaults|
Setting up Preferences and Defaults before you start your plan can save you hours of work.
Layers and layersets can help declutter a plan without deleting the information.
Specify the room type, have a vaulted ceiling or change the colors of the walls in the Room Specification dialog.
Build a new floor and have Chief Architect build the exterior walls for you by deriving the new floor from the first.
|Basements and Foundations|
Have Chief Architect derive the foundation plan from your first floor automatically.
|Navigating in 2D|
Become more efficient by learning how to utilize the different zoom tools.
Learn how to move walls using dimensions, change where dimensions locate objects and change the colors of the dimension lines and arrows.
|Cross Section/Elevation Views|
Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.
|Tiling 2D and 3D Views|
Easily see your plan and a camera view at the same time by tiling your views.
|Navigating in 3D|
Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.
|Creating Photo-Realistic Renderings|
Create beautiful pictures with Chief Architect's Final View, Final View with Shadows and Raytrace tools.
|Saving and Restoring Camera Views|
Save a camera view so you can go back and forth between it and the plan view without fear of losing the view.
|Windows and Doors|
adding doors and windows is just a click away with the window and door tools.
|Auto Floating Dormers|
The Auto Floating dormers tool makes it easy to create dormers that do not require support walls below the roof.
|Vaulted and Custom Ceilings|
Chief Architect can easily create vaulted or cathedral ceilings.
|Automatic and Manual Framing|
Use the automatic framing tools to quickly build framing, then use the manual framing tools to make adjustments as necessary.
Use the Materials List to make an inventory of the materials in your plan so far.
With the Cabinet Specification dialog you can create highly customized cabinets.
|Cabinet Groups and Kitchen Islands|
Group cabinets in architectural blocks to easily move kitchen islands and other muli-cabinet groups.
|Applying Materials, Colors and Textures|
Chief Architect makes it easy to change materials using an item's specification dialog or the Material Painter.
The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.
|Finding and Placing Library Objects|
Chief Architect includes thousands of items you can use in your design project.
Wallcovering can be used on indiviual walls or on whole rooms and can create a variety of styles.
In your designs you may want to divide a room using different floor materials.
|Furniture and Appliances|
Adding furniture, appliances and fixtures are easy with Chief Architect.
With Chief Architect's CAD tools you can create high quality details for your designs.
|Adding Detail to Cross Section Views|
In a Cross Section view you can easily add details to show framing, wall, windows and other objects
|Text and Callouts|
Adding text is a simple and powerful way to add information to your plan.
Create professional construction documents with Chief Architect's layout sheet.
|Creating a Terrain Perimeter|
Add a terrain perimeter to start adding terrain features to your plan.
|Adding Elevation Information for Sloped Lots|
Terrain elevation data can be added using the terrain tools.
|Creating a Walkout Basement|
Learn how to adjust terrain for a walk out basement in this video.
With the terrain tools you can add variety and detail to your landscaping projects.
Find and learn about plants in Chief Architect with the Plant Chooser tool.
When drawing a deck with the Deck Railing tool Chief Architect automatically assigns the Deck room type to the room.
|Automatically Generating Roofs|
Chief Architect can create just about any roof style, with most common roof styles such as hips and gables easily generated automatically.
|Drawing Roofs Manually|
Complex roof styles, including curved roof planes, can be created manually.
|Creating Materials and Colors|
You can create custom colors and materials using your own images or images from manufacturer websites.