Online & Mobile Training Videos



Number   Title Duration
1302
Features Introduced in Chief Architect X3

A brief tour of new features introduced in Chief Architect X3

10:14
1303
Welcome to the Chief Architect X3 Interface

Several improvements have been made to the Chief Architect interface to make the program more user-friendly and intuitive.

09:24
1304
Annotation - Working with Multiple Defaults

An annotation set is basically a collection of defaults and layers which can be saved as a single group.

12:41
1305
Annotation - Working with Annotation Sets

Annotation Sets control a subset of defaults including Dimensions, Text, Arrows, Markers, Callouts, and Layers. Annotation Sets can be used to quickly change your defaults and streamline the annotation process.

14:11
1306
Annotation - Using Layer Sets with Annotation Sets

Annotation Sets can work together with Layer Sets for increased control over how certain objects are displayed in different views.

05:07
1307
Annotation - Importing Older Version Plans with Multiple Dimension Defaults

Plans started in versions prior to X3 will have different dimension defaults than plans started in new templates.

04:51
1308
New Stair Features in Chief Architect X3

New Stair Defaults for interior and exterior stair options and editing options for riser heights, tread width, start height, and bottom height.

20:39
1309
Drawing Railings up the Center of a Stair

Independent Wall Railings can now be placed over stairs, ramps and landings and have the option to follow their slope.

02:12
1310
Chief Architect Ramps

The automatic Ramp option uses ADA settings and you can also manually define the settings. Specify length, slope, overhangs, and railings, set defaults and more!

20:29
1311
Chief Architect's Stair and Ramp Landing Tool

Individually create landings and stairs and ramps will automatically connect to them.

08:06
1312
New CAD-related Features in Chief Architect X3

Several new CAD features have been added including a Close Polyline edit tool, enhanced CAD point functionality, CAD Block insertion points, and align/distribute options.

15:49
1313
Placing Insertion Points in CAD Blocks

You can now define an exact location for inserting and placing CAD Blocks by specifying Insertion Points.

03:44
1314
Callouts and Double Callouts

There are now enhanced controls for Callouts including fill color, line style, line weight, double-headed callouts.

05:32
1315
Predictive Feedback for Centering, Reflecting, Aligning and Editing

New Align/Distribute tool. Align objects, such as Text, with a variety of horizontal and vertical alignment options.

12:01
1316
Aligning and Distributing a Group of Objects

Select two or more objects and click the Align/Distribute Objects edit button to open the Align/Distribute Objects dialog and specify how to align or distribute the selected objects vertically and/or horizontally.

06:43
1317
Transferring Line Style and Layer Information between Plans

Layer sets created in one plan can be exported as a .layers file and imported into other plans.

06:25
1318
The Change Gable to Hip Timesaver

New Gable and Hip Roof tool which allows you to toggle the roof between these two styles using the Gable / Hip edit tool.

01:37
1319
Specifying the Rafter Seat Cut

Enhanced control of Birdsmouth cuts for Rafters. Turn off auto calculation of birdsmouth and manually specify the birdsmouth seat.

01:44
1321
Working with the Raise Off Plate Roof Command

You can specify the amount to Raise/Lower From Ceiling Height, which controls the height of roof planes relative to the ceiling height specified for the rooms below.

09:00
1322
Working with Text Labels and Text Macros

Text macros insert dynamic information relevant to the current plan or layout file, or a selected object.

17:29
1323
Using the Ruby Console to Create Macros

New Ruby script tool can be used to configure the label display for doors, windows and cabinets to create custom labels.

17:18
1324
Using External Ruby Files to Access Text Macros

The settings on the Ruby panel of Preferences let you specify the Ruby safe level and the location of any Ruby files you may run in the Ruby Console.

05:48
1325
New Dimension Features in Chief Architect X3

New dimension defaults allow you to set multiple defaults or define dimension attributes.

12:03
1326
New Room and Floor Features in Chief Architect X3

Several new room and floor features have been added including finished floor/ceiling heights, the ability to specify when a room is calculated in the Living Area, and enhanced control over room specifications and labels.

15:52
1327
Specifying how Framing Reports to your Materials Lists

The Structural Member Reporting dialog allows you to specify the method used to calculate framing members in the Materials List.

14:07
1328
Chief Architect's Built-in Ray Trace Rendering

The new Ray Trace Rendering Engine allows for enhanced Performance of Ray Tracing with use multiple threads and multiple core processors.

12:33
1329
Kitchen Ray Trace Project Part 1 - Ray Trace Lighting

Part 1 of the X3 Kitchen Ray Trace project will go over the importance of sunlight, decorative lights and hidden lights in ray tracing.

13:37
1330
Kitchen Ray Trace Project Part 2 - Ray Trace Materials

Part 2 of the X3 Kitchen Ray Trace project will go over the importance of setting up material textures properly for ray tracing.

10:08
1331
Kitchen Ray Trace Project Part 3 - Ray Trace Settings

Part 3 of the X3 Kitchen Ray Trace project will go over the importance of correctly configuring up your ray trace settings.

11:43
1332
New Door, Window and Schedule Features for Chief Architect X3

Several new door and window features have been added including a pass-through tool, atrium doors, and enhanced features for objects such as shutters and lintels.

15:44
1333
Using Transparent Glass in Windows and other Objects

A material behaves in a special way when its assigned to be the glass of a door or window.

06:37
1334
New Material Properties in Chief Architect X3

New Material Properties make rendered and ray traced views more photo realistic.

14:41
1335
New Foundation Features for Chief Architect X3

New is the ability to choose to show or hide vertical footings on stepped foundation walls, and to specify foundation piers as round or square.

07:26
1336
New Wall Features in Chief Architect X3

Several wall features have been added in X3 including a half-wall tool, invisible wall defaults, and automatic handrail width for railings.

14:04
1337
New Framing Features in Chief Architect X3

Several new framing features have been added including the ability to specify round or square posts and set their default material, define the number of rim joists on a per wall basis, and advanced deck framing options.

11:58
1338
Framing Decks Independently of Floor Platforms

Deck framing is no longer generated with floor framing.

14:42
Some features in the training videos may not be applicable in the Lite or Interiors versions.