Online & Mobile Training Videos

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Chief Architect Premier Chief Architect Premier  Chief Architect Interiors Chief Architect Interiors



Number   Title Duration
5258
Chief Architect Premier Overview Video

An overview look at many of Chief Architect's features from a project inception to construction document creation.

55:11
5259
Chief Architect Interiors Overview Video

Take an in depth look at the features and tools available in Chief Architect Interiors, including presentation tools as well as construction documents.

41:07
2
Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons

Most of the frequently accessed tools are within easy reach in the toolbars.

03:42
3
Preferences and Defaults

Setting up Preferences and Defaults before you start your plan can save you hours of work.

07:02
4
Understanding Layers

Layers and layersets can help declutter a plan without deleting the information.

02:28
5
Walls

Draw walls using the exterior, interior, railing and foundation wall types.

04:55
6
Rooms

Specify the room type, have a vaulted ceiling or change the colors of the walls in the Room Specification dialog.

02:40
7
Floors

Build a new floor and have Chief Architect build the exterior walls for you by deriving the new floor from the first.

01:46
8
Basements and Foundations

Have Chief Architect derive the foundation plan from your first floor automatically.

01:59
9
Navigating in 2D

Become more efficient by learning how to utilize the different zoom tools.

02:57
11
Dimension Defaults

Learn how to move walls using dimensions, change where dimensions locate objects and change the colors of the dimension lines and arrows.

03:52
12
Dimension Tools

Learn about the different dimension tools in this video.

10:36
13
Camera Views

Taking a camera view of your plan is just a click and drag away.

02:02
14
Overviews

Overview cameras allow you to see your plan from the outside.

02:08
15
Rendering Techniques

The different Artistic Rendering views are a great way to visualize your house in 3d.

01:45
16
Cross Section/Elevation Views

Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.

01:45
17
Tiling 2D and 3D Views

Easily see your plan and a camera view at the same time by tiling your views.

01:25
19
Virtual Walkthroughs

Record a tour of your project with the walkthrough tools

01:54
20
Creating Photo-Realistic Renderings

Create beautiful pictures with Chief Architect's Final View, Final View with Shadows and Raytrace tools.

01:57
21
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.

01:22
22
Windows and Doors

adding doors and windows is just a click away with the window and door tools.

02:30
23
Stairs

Many kinds of stair cases can be created with Chief Architect's stair tools.

03:55
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.

03:14
25
Drawing Roofs Manually

Complex roof styles, including curved roof planes, can be created manually.

04:43
26
Auto Floating Dormers

The Auto Floating dormers tool makes it easy to create dormers that do not require support walls below the roof.

02:07
28
Vaulted and Custom Ceilings

Chief Architect can easily create vaulted or cathedral ceilings.

02:00
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.

03:56
35
Interior Soffits

Learn the how soffits can be placed above wall cabinets and other soffit settings

11:04
36
Applying Materials, Colors and Textures

Chief Architect makes it easy to change materials using an item's specification dialog or the Material Painter.

03:05
38
Creating Custom Materials and Colors

You can create custom colors and materials using your own images or images from manufacturer websites.

01:54
40
Wall Coverings

Wallcovering can be used on individual walls or on whole rooms and can create a variety of styles.

01:51
44
CAD Tools

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

04:17
48
Creating Layouts

Create professional construction documents with Chief Architect's layout sheet.

07:13
49
Creating a Terrain Perimeter

Add a terrain perimeter to start adding terrain features to your plan.

01:08
50
Adding Elevation Information for Sloped Lots

Terrain elevation data can be added using the terrain tools.

01:31
51
Creating a Walkout Basement

Learn how to adjust terrain for a walk out basement in this video.

02:58
52
Terrain Features

With the terrain tools you can add variety and detail to your landscaping projects.

03:36
54
Patios

Drawing a patio is as simple as drawing a room.

03:34
55
Decks

When drawing a deck with the Deck Railing tool Chief Architect automatically assigns the Deck room type to the room.

02:20
30
Cost Estimating

Use the Materials List to make an inventory of the materials in your plan so far.

01:14
18
Navigating in 3D

Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.

02:08
27
Customizing Dormers

Change the features of a dormer to get the style you want.

01:45
37
Color Chooser

The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.

01:14
41
Custom Flooring

In your designs you may want to divide a room using different floor materials.

00:57
33
Cabinet Groups and Kitchen Islands

Group cabinets in architectural blocks to easily move kitchen islands and other muli-cabinet groups.

02:55
39
Finding and Placing Library Objects

Chief Architect includes thousands of items you can use in your design project.

02:35
47
Text and Callouts

Adding text is a simple and powerful way to add information to your plan.

01:47
46
Adding Detail to Cross Section Views

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

01:51
45
Understanding Snaps

Snap tools help you draw quickly and accurately.

04:07
43
Electrical Objects

Easily place electrical fixtures using toolbar buttons.

03:13
53
Plant Chooser

Find and learn about plants in Chief Architect with the Plant Chooser tool.

01:44
35.1
Sloped Soffits

Soffits can be sloped to match the roof and ceiling

07:07
32.1
Custom Cabinets, Creating a Vanity

As part of the Parabola Bath project, we look at creating a custom vanity

17:08
Some features in the training videos may not be applicable in the Interiors version.