Online & Mobile Training Videos
|Features Introduced in Chief Architect X4|
A brief tour of new features introduced in Chief Architect X4
|Defaults - The New Set as Default Tool|
The Set as Default edit button allows you to apply the settings in a selected object's specification dialog to the defaults for that type of object.
|New Chief Architect Library Content and Catalogs|
The Chief Architect Library Browser allows you to manage the contents of the library as well as add library content to your drawings.
|New Text Features in Chief Architect|
New Text Styles allow you to apply the same default text settings to all objects using dynamic defaults for text information.
|Working with Text Styles|
In Chief Architect, a Text Style is a saved set of attributes that can be assigned to any object that displays text, such as Text, Callouts, Markers, Dimensions Schedules, CAD objects, and object labels.
|Labels - Working with Labels|
Object labels can display in floor plan and cross section/elevation views for a variety of different object types based on one of several parameters.
|Labels - Working with Label Macros|
Information about a specific object can be shown in its label, when specified in the object's specification dialog, or in a text object with an arrow pointing to the object.
|New Layers and Layer Tools in Chief Architect|
New Object Layer Properties edit tool lets you access and modify the layer settings associated with a selected object.
|New Wall Features in Chief Architect|
Several new wall features have been added including pony wall control, wall intersection settings, and foundation wall controls.
|Foundations - Walls, Footings and Rooms|
New Slab Footing wall tool creates interior footings and defines rooms with Monolithic Slab foundations.
|Foundations - New Default Settings|
The Slab Footing Defaults dialog lets you control default footing size and other attributes of Monolithic Slab foundations.
|Foundations - Working with Bearing Walls|
New Bearing Wall specification produce a foundation wall below the selected wall.
|Foundations - Using the New Monolithic Slab Technology|
Monolithic slabs are now created using walls with footings.
|Foundations - Creating Brick Ledges for Monolithic Slabs|
New Foundation to This Line option and Offset setting let you control how foundation walls align with walls above.
|Foundations - Generating Foundations with Attached Garages|
You can now specify the Pour Number of concrete Foundation and Footing Walls.
|Roofs - Working with Roof Slope Labels|
New Roof labels display pitch and pitch direction.
|New Door & Window Features in Chief Architect|
Several new door and window features have been added including new defaults and edit tools.
|New Cabinet Features in Chief Architect|
Several new cabinet features have been added including frameless cabinets and stacked molding controls.
|Using Offsets to Combine Stacked Molding Profiles|
New Horizontal Offset setting allows you to create built up and/or recessed moldings in rooms and on cabinets and other objects.
|New Electrical and Lighting Features in Chief Architect|
Several new electrical features have been added including settings measured in lumens that correspond to light bulb wattages, edit tool to turn lights on/off, and the ability to control the Text Style of electrical fixture labels.
|New Dimension Features in Chief Architect|
You can now control the Text Style - including the transparency and text color - of dimension labels.
|New Schedule Features in Chief Architect|
Several new schedule features have been added including the ability to control the Line Style, Fill Style and Text Style of schedules.
|New CAD Features in Chief Architect|
You can now control the Text Style of CAD objects set to display line length or angle.
|New 3D View Capabilities in Chief Architect|
Several new wall 3D view features have been added including layer controls and label edit handles.
|New Materials List Features in Chief Architect|
New Label column in Materials Lists, the Master List and the Components dialog lists object labels for reference purposes.
|Zen-Bath Ray Trace Rendering Project Part 1 - Lighting|
Part 1 of the Zen-Bath project will go over the importance of sunlight, decorative lights and hidden lights in ray tracing.
|Zen-Bath Ray Trace Rendering Project Part 2 - Materials|
Part 2 of the Zen-Bath project will go over the importance of setting up material textures properly for ray tracing.
|Zen-Bath Ray Trace Rendering Project Part 3 - Ray Trace Settings|
Part 3 of the Zen-Bath project will go over the importance of correctly configuring up your ray trace settings.
|Options for Drawing Ridge Caps and Vents|
There are a number of different methods to manually indicate ridge caps in your design.
|Using Roof Planes to Draw Ridge Caps and Valley Flashing|
An in-depth look at using roof planes to model ridge caps.