Online & Mobile Training Videos



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
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.

09:07
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.

01:01
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
18
Navigating in 3D

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

01:47
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.

01:41
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
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
27
Customizing Dormers

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

01:21
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.

03:09
30
Cost Estimating

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

00:57
31
Cabinets

Use the cabinet tools to place and customize cabinet features.

01:42
32
Custom Cabinets

With the Cabinet Specification dialog you can create highly customized cabinets.

02:01
33
Cabinet Groups and Kitchen Islands

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

01:57
34
Special Shaped Cabinets

Learn how to make corner, end, angled, and peninsula cabinets

01:03
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
37
Color Chooser

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

00:39
39
Finding and Placing Library Objects

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

02:35
40
Wall Coverings

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

01:51
41
Custom Flooring

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

00:42
42
Furniture and Appliances

Adding furniture, appliances and fixtures are easy with Chief Architect.

01:45
43
Electrical Objects

Easily place electrical fixtures using toolbar buttons.

01:47
44
CAD Tools

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

04:17
45
Understanding Snaps

Snap tools help you draw quickly and accurately.

02:31
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

01:07
47
Text and Callouts

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

01:17
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.

01:22
53
Plant Chooser

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

01:37
54
Patios

Drawing a patio is as simple as drawing a room.

01:18
55
Decks

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

02:20
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
35
Soffits

Learn how to place soffits in this video.

01:12
38
Creating Materials and Colors

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

00:55
Some features in the training videos may not be applicable in the Lite or Interiors versions.