Online & Mobile Training Videos
|5260||What's New in X6 Summary|
A quick look at many of the new features that have been added to Chief Architect this release.
|3||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.
Draw walls using the exterior, interior, railing and foundation wall types.
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.
|9||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.
Learn about the different dimension tools in this video.
Taking a camera view of your plan is just a click and drag away.
Overview cameras allow you to see your plan from the outside.
The different Artistic Rendering views are a great way to visualize your house in 3d.
|18||Navigating in 3D|
Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.
|22||Windows and Doors|
adding doors and windows is just a click away with the window and door tools.
Many kinds of stair cases can be created with Chief Architect's stair tools.
|26||Auto Floating Dormers|
The Auto Floating dormers tool makes it easy to create dormers that do not require support walls below the roof.
|29||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.
Use the cabinet tools to place and customize cabinet features.
With the Cabinet Specification dialog you can create highly customized cabinets.
The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.
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.
With Chief Architect's CAD tools you can create high quality details for your designs.
|47||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.
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.
Drawing a patios is as simple as drawing a room.
When drawing a deck with the Deck Railing tool Chief Architect automatically assigns the Deck room type to the room.
|24||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.
Some features in the training videos may not be applicable in the Lite or Interiors versions.
Learn how to place soffits in this video.