Online & Mobile Training Videos



Number   Title Duration
5100
What's New In X5 Overview

A brief tour of new features introduced in Chief Architect X5

08:59
5101
Migrating Prior Version Library Catalogs

If you have a prior version of Chief Architect installed on your computer, you can automatically migrate the catalogs into your new library.

03:15
5102
Progressive Ray Tracing

The Ray Trace tool is now progressive! Your view appears quickly and improves with time. Save the view once it has achieved the level of quality you desire.

18:01
5103
Line Drawing Over Watercolor Renderings

The Line Drawing over Watercolor rendering technique has been enhanced to allow the line drawing to be in any color you choose.

00:51
5104
View Lower Floors in a Floor Overview

Floor Overview cameras can display the current floor plus floors below it, allowing you to see down stairways and spaces below Open Below rooms.

02:09
5105
Backclipped Cross Section Controls

Cross Section clipping distances can be precisely controlled by entering distances for clipping planes.

05:42
5106
Displaying Cameras as Callouts

Single or double callouts can be used to replace the camera symbol in floor plan view.

08:36
5107
Displaying Labels in Elevation Views

You can choose to display labels for many objects in cross section, elevation, and wall elevation views.

05:17
5108
Using a Generated Sky as a Backdrop

A sky model representing different atmospheric conditions can be used in your camera views instead of an image backdrop.

04:40
5109
Creating Isometric Views

All eight standard isometric view types can be generated from an Orthographic Overview.

01:22
5110
Using the Walkthrough Path Tool

The Walkthrough Path tool lets you control camera angles and move between floors.

28:56
5111
Using Walkthrough Key Frames

Camera angle, height and other attributes can be set for each key frame on a Walkthrough Path.

14:32
5112
Repositioning Saved Camera Views

Changing the view angle of a saved camera does not necessarily have to be saved with that camera.

01:48
5113
Saving Cross Section Slider Views

Set your Cross Section Slider to meet your needs and save the camera. The Slider settings will be saved with the view.

01:09
5114
Positioning and Rotating Labels

The position and orientation of object labels can now be specified.

05:55
5115
Automatic NKBA Dimensioning

With a single click you can generate dimensions for a room or an elevation view that are drawn to NKBA © standards.

10:03
5116
Automatic Interior and Elevation Dimensions

Dimensions for interior rooms or any elevation view can be created with one click.

10:29
5117
Drawing Running Dimensions

The Running Dimension tool allows you to draw dimension strings that show accumulative distances.

03:20
5118
Adding Multiple Appliances in a Single Cabinet

Multiple appliances can be easily added to a single base, wall or full height cabinet.

03:28
5119
Multiple Door and Drawer Styles in a Cabinet

Multiple door and drawer styles can be assigned to a single cabinet to create unlimited combinations.

01:51
5120
Placing Cabinet Feet

Cabinet feet can be inserted into cabinets or placed independently for use with other objects.

06:23
5121
Double False Drawer Fronts for Cabinets

Double false drawer fronts can be automatically added to sink bases.

01:40
5122
Bifold Door Swing Adjustments

Adjust a bifold door's swing to any angle in 2D and 3D views.

00:48
5123
Displaying Door and Window Casing in Floor Plan View

You can control the display of interior and exterior casings on doors and windows in floor plan view.

05:09
5124
Adjusting Window Frame Depth

Window frames can automatically adjust to a wall's thickness.

05:49
5125
Modifying Door and Window Cutouts in Foundations

Concrete cutouts for doors and windows can be adjusted and their display in floor plan view turned on or off.

04:09
5126
Automatic Corner Boards and Quoins

Corner board trim and quoins can be placed on your entire structure with a single click.

03:52
5127
Including Moldings in Room Finish Schedules

Information about moldings can be included in the Room Finish Schedule.

02:25
5128
Importing Plan Defaults

Default settings from one existing plan file can be easily imported into another.

03:08
5129
Importing PDF Documents

Single and multiple page PDF documents can be imported into your plan and layout files.

04:06
5130
Creating Objects on Hidden and Locked Layers

When placing items in your plan that are on locked or hidden layers, several options are available.

02:28
5131
Using the Primitive Pyramid Tool

The Pyramid tool can be used to create an assortment of objects. Vary the number of sides and truncate the top.

04:37
5132
Adding Ridge Caps to Roofs

Custom ridge cap profiles can be added automatically to your roof planes.

11:15
5133
Adding Shadow Boards to Roof Fascia

Multiple shadow boards can be added to both eave and gable fascia.

05:07
5134
Controlling Rafter Spacing

Rafter spacing can be specified on a roof plane by roof plane basis.

03:42
5135
Controlling Dormer Roof Overhangs

Eave and gable overhangs can be adjusted independently for automatic dormers.

00:43
5136
Determining Actual and Projected Roof Plane Areas

Both actual and projected areas are listed in the Roof Plane Specification dialog.

03:10
5137
New Wall Features in Version X5

Several new wall features have been added including automatic treated plates for interior walls on slabs.

06:53
5138
Advanced Railing Controls

Railing profiles for top, middle and shoe railings can be set independently and shoe height can be set.

03:58
1300
Chief Architect Premier Overview

48:03
1301
Chief Architect Interiors Overview

34:26
Some features in the training videos may not be applicable in the Lite or Interiors versions.