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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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

05:42
5106
Displaying Cameras as Callouts (X5)

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

08:36
5107
Displaying Labels in Elevation Views (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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

01:22
5110
Using the Walkthrough Path Tool (X5)

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

28:56
5111
Using Walkthrough Key Frames (X5)

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

14:32
5112
Repositioning Saved Camera Views (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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

05:55
5115
Automatic NKBA Dimensioning (X5)

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 (X5)

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

10:29
5117
Drawing Running Dimensions (X5)

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

03:20
5118
Adding Multiple Appliances in a Single Cabinet (X5)

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 (X5)

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

01:51
5120
Placing Cabinet Feet (X5)

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

06:23
5121
Double False Drawer Fronts for Cabinets (X5)

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

01:40
5122
Bifold Door Swing Adjustments (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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

05:49
5125
Modifying Door and Window Cutouts in Foundations (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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

02:25
5128
Importing Plan Defaults (X5)

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

03:08
5129
Importing PDF Documents (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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 (X5)

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

11:15
5133
Adding Shadow Boards to Roof Fascia (X5)

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

05:07
5134
Controlling Rafter Spacing (X5)

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

03:42
5135
Controlling Dormer Roof Overhangs (X5)

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

00:43
5136
Determining Actual and Projected Roof Plane Areas (X5)

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 (X5)

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
1564
Defaults - The New Set as Default Tool (X4)

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.

02:53
1565
New Chief Architect Library Content and Catalogs (X4)

The Chief Architect Library Browser allows you to manage the contents of the library as well as add library content to your drawings.

09:16
1566
New Text Features in Chief Architect (X4)

New Text Styles allow you to apply the same default text settings to all objects using dynamic defaults for text information.

03:22
1567
Working with Text Styles (X4)

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.

13:15
1568
Working with Labels (X4)

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.

15:20
1569
Labels for Layout Views (X4)

Labels can be specified for layout boxes.

04:31
1570
Working with Label Macros (X4)

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.

13:49
1571
New Layers and Layer Tools in Chief Architect (X4)

New Object Layer Properties edit tool lets you access and modify the layer settings associated with a selected object.

07:07
1572
New Wall Features in Chief Architect (X4)

Several new wall features have been added including pony wall control, wall intersection settings, and foundation wall controls.

13:03
1573
Foundation Walls, Footings and Rooms (X4)

New Slab Footing wall tool creates interior footings and defines rooms with Monolithic Slab foundations.

11:36
1574
New Foundation Default Settings (X4)

The Slab Footing Defaults dialog lets you control default footing size and other attributes of Monolithic Slab foundations.

04:38
1575
Working with Bearing Walls (X4)

New Bearing Wall specification produce a foundation wall below the selected wall.

02:54
1576
Using the New Monolithic Slab Technology (X4)

Monolithic slabs are now created using walls with footings.

10:59
1577
Creating Brick Ledges for Monolithic Slabs (X4)

New Foundation to This Line option and Offset setting let you control how foundation walls align with walls above.

06:16
1578
Generating Foundations with Attached Garages (X4)

You can now specify the Pour Number of concrete Foundation and Footing Walls.

10:20
1579
Working with Roof Slope Labels (X4)

New Roof labels display pitch and pitch direction.

07:02
1580
New Door & Window Features in Chief Architect (X4)

Several new door and window features have been added including new defaults and edit tools.

08:29
1581
New Cabinet Features in Chief Architect (X4)

Several new cabinet features have been added including frameless cabinets and stacked molding controls.

06:35
1582
Using Offsets to Combine Stacked Molding Profiles (X4)

New Horizontal Offset setting allows you to create built up and/or recessed moldings in rooms and on cabinets and other objects.

03:45
1583
New Electrical and Lighting Features in Chief Architect (X4)

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.

08:43
1584
New Dimension Features in Chief Architect (X4)

You can now control the Text Style - including the transparency and text color - of dimension labels.

10:29
1585
New Schedule Features in Chief Architect (X4)

Several new schedule features have been added including the ability to control the Line Style, Fill Style and Text Style of schedules.

08:10
1586
New CAD Features in Chief Architect (X4)

You can now control the Text Style of CAD objects set to display line length or angle.

08:06
1587
New 3D View Capabilities in Chief Architect (X4)

Several new wall 3D view features have been added including layer controls and label edit handles.

08:13
1588
New Materials List Features in Chief Architect (X4)

New Label column in Materials Lists, the Master List and the Components dialog lists object labels for reference purposes.

04:21
1589
Zen-Bath Ray Trace Rendering Project Part 1 - Lighting (X4)

Part 1 of the Zen-Bath project will go over the importance of sunlight, decorative lights and hidden lights in ray tracing.

16:18
1590
Zen-Bath Ray Trace Rendering Project Part 2 - Materials (X4)

Part 2 of the Zen-Bath project will go over the importance of setting up material textures properly for ray tracing.

12:56
1591
Zen-Bath Ray Trace Rendering Project Part 3 - Ray Trace Settings (X4)

Part 3 of the Zen-Bath project will go over the importance of correctly configuring up your ray trace settings.

17:52
1592
Options for Drawing Ridge Caps and Vents (X4)

There are a number of different methods to manually indicate ridge caps in your design.

11:13
1593
Using Roof Planes to Draw Ridge Caps and Valley Flashing (X4)

An in-depth look at using roof planes to model ridge caps.

17:43
1304
Annotation - Working with Multiple Defaults (X3)

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 (X3)

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 (X3)

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 (X3)

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

04:51
1309
Drawing Railings up the Center of a Stair (X3)

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 (X3)

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 (X3)

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

08:06
1313
Placing Insertion Points in CAD Blocks (X3)

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

03:44
1314
Callouts and Double Callouts (X3)

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 (X3)

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

12:01
1324
Using External Ruby Files to Access Text Macros (X3)

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
1323
Using the Ruby Console to Create Macros (X3)

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

17:18
1322
Working with Text Labels and Text Macros (X3)

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

17:29
1321
Working with the Raise Off Plate Roof Command (X3)

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
1319
Specifying the Rafter Seat Cut (X3)

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

01:44
1318
The Change Gable to Hip Timesaver (X3)

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
1317
Transferring Line Style and Layer Information between Plans (X3)

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

06:25
1316
Aligning and Distributing a Group of Objects (X3)

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
1333
Using Transparent Glass in Windows and other Objects (X3)

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

06:37
1327
Specifying how Framing Reports to your Materials Lists (X3)

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 (X3)

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 (X3)

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 (X3)

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 (X3)

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

11:43
1338
Framing Decks Independently of Floor Platforms (X3)

Deck framing is no longer generated with floor framing.

14:42
1002
Edit - Menus, Toolbars and Hotkeys (X2)

Several new toolbar and hotkey features have been added including previous/next commands and selection mode buttons.

04:28
1003
Editing and Placing Objects (X2)

Several new editing features have been improved including selection transparency and snapping.

07:42
1004
CAD - Using the Line Style Editor (X2)

The new X2 Line Style Editor allows you to create and define your own custom line styles.

04:29
1005
Arraying Objects with Distributed Objects Tools (X2)

The new Distribute Objects tool distributes any item such as a plant or a CAD object along a line or within a polyline.

05:38
1006
Filleting with True Arcs and Chamfering Precisely (X2)

The Chamfer Two Lines edit tool is used much the way as the Fillet Two Lines edit tool.

02:47
1007
Drawing Revision Clouds (X2)

The Revision Cloud tool allows you to draw a closed polyline with a series of arcs or bulges displaying along each edge.

04:32
1015
Working with New Render Techniques and Settings (X2)

Any camera view, cross section/elevation view, or overview can be generated using a variety of rendering techniques to produce views for a range of different purposes.

09:07
1014
Orthogonal and Perspective Camera View Types (X2)

Perspective views have a focal, or vanishing, point. Orthographic views do not have a focal or vanishing point.

07:39
1008
Using the Nudge Tool (X2)

The Nudge Tool allows you to use the arrow keys to move a selected object in small increments.

01:04
1010
Automatically Generating Custom Countertops (X2)

You can now create a custom countertop over one or more selected base cabinets by clicking the Generate Custom Countertop edit button.

02:38
1011
Automatic and Manual Cabinet Fillers (X2)

Cabinet fillers can be created automatically or placed manually.

05:06
1012
Working with Cabinet Side and Back Panels (X2)

Starting in X2, you can now attach panels to the sides and backs of cabinets automatically, and assign finished or unfinished ends.

10:09
1017
Automatically Generating a Set of Elevations (X2)

Starting in X2, you can now generate exterior elevation and room elevation cameras with a single click.

02:17
1018
Saving and Storing Raytrace Settings (X2)

In X2, a Raytrace Configuration is a group of Raytrace settings, which are saved with the plan and can be reused.

01:18
1019
Specifying Default Sunlight Intensity, Color and Direction (X2)

The Default Sun Light Specification dialog allows you to control the intensity, direction and color of the Default Sun light source.

04:10
1020
Recording a Duotone Walkthrough Along a Path (X2)

Draw a path in floor plan view using the CAD tools, then direct the program to record a walkthrough along that path.

01:35
1022
Understanding Grid and Distance Rounding of Dimensions (X2)

Grid Rounding ensures that the sum of the parts of a dimension line add up to the whole distance. This is the recommended rounding method and is selected by default.

02:27
1023
Angular, Point-to-Point and Baseline Dimensions (X2)

With the exception of Angular Dimensions, dimension lines only locate objects that are parallel or nearly parallel to one another and should be drawn at right angles to the objects being located.

02:39
1024
Dimensioning Walls (X2)

In addition to the Wall Dimension Layer, the program will locate the inside surface of the Main Layer.

03:46
1025
Adjusting Dimensions in a Layout View (X2)

In X2, you can open the Layout Box Specification dialog to adjust the Number Height for Dimensions.

01:05
1026
Dimensioning with the Center Line Dimension Tool (X2)

The Centerline Dimension tool is allows you to locate the centers of a variety of objects using special centerline extension lines.

08:34
1028
Creating a Triangular Window under the Peak of a Gable (X2)

Click Match Roof on the Shape tab of the Window Specification dialog to match the angle of the top of the window to the pitch of the roof on a gable end.

03:39
1030
Automatic Framing - Exposed Rafter Tails - Sub Fascia and Sheathing (X2)

Several new framing features have been added in X2 including rafter tails, sub fascia and sheathing.

11:18
1031
Wall Framing with Steel Studs (X2)

You can set framing defaults to generate steel framing and concrete structural members as well as lumber and other framing types.

06:08
1032
Adjusting the Rafter Birdsmouth Depth (X2)

To control the birdsmouth vertical depth, specify the desired depth as a negative number for the Raise Off Plate value in the Build Roof dialog.

02:32
1033
Using the Ceiling Step Truss Command (X2)

On the Trusses tab of the Build Roof dialog, you can now specify the Ceiling Step, which is the maximum distance its bottom chord can step down to locate a ceiling on the floor below the top floor.

04:30
1035
Producing a Plant Schedule (X2)

The Plant Schedule tool allows you to create customizable plant schedules and plant labels that display schedule numbers.

03:06
1036
Landscaping with the New Garden Bed Tool (X2)

Garden Beds are basically Terrain Features with material and height attributes typical of planting beds. In addition, you can choose to distribute copies of a plant image within a Garden Bed.

04:23
1037
Multiple New Layers for Labels (X2)

Many object labels now have their own layer controls.

03:04
1038
Assigning Layers with the Layer Painter and Layer Eyedropper (X2)

The Layer Painter and Layer Eyedropper tools allow you to move an object to any layer in any view without opening its specification dialog.

01:29
1039
Options for Displaying the Reference Display (X2)

The display of objects in the Reference Display is controlled by its layer set.

04:09
1040
Reordering Layout Pages (X2)

Starting in X2, you now have the ability to move pages forward/backward in your layout.

01:18
1041
Using Different Dimension Sizes for Separate Layout Views (X2)

In X2, you adjust the Number Height for Dimensions in the Layout Box Specification dialog.

00:54
1043
Restoring Default Materials with the Default Material Painter (X2)

Check Use default material to apply the default material for the selected object, if one exists.

02:34
1044
Using the Material Painter on Walls and Rooms (X2)

The Material Painter cannot be used to apply a material to an individual wall. Rather, it applies the material to an entire room, to all the rooms on the floor, or to all the rooms in the entire plan, depending on which Material Painter mode is used.

06:33
1045
Finding Material Textures (X2)

Material textures are now stored in zip files on your computer.

04:19
1046
Changing the Color of a Texture (X2)

In addition to the Material Painter Modes, the Blend Colors With Materials option allows you to apply a solid color to a surface displaying a pattern or texture and blend the two.

01:54
1048
New Roof Options for Soffits, Sub Fascia, Sheathing and Rafters (X2)

You can now specify roof surface, sheathing and ceiling thicknesses in the Build Roof and Roof Plane Specification dialogs.

11:10
1049
Independent Room Names and Room Text Macros (X2)

Text macros can also be used to create customized object labels.

06:02
1051
Developing a Room Finish Schedule (X2)

The Room Finish Schedule tool allows you to produce customizable room finish schedules with information about room size, structure, materials and molding.

09:30
1052
Importing and Creating 3D Symbols Quickly (X2)

Chief Architect supports the import of 3D surface and 3D solid objects saved to .dxf, .dwg, .3ds, .obj, and .skp formats.

03:49
1053
Importing Several 3D Symbols at Once (X2)

You can now mass import an entire group or folder of symbols and add them to the Library Browser.

01:41
1054
Making Symbols Follow Sloped Ceilings and Roofs (X2)

You can now attach symbols to Roofs and Ceiling Planes, and choose to either rotate them or match the slope, which can be helpful for objects such as solar panels or vents.

03:16
1055
Extruding and Revolving 3D Solids with the New Face Tool (X2)

The Extrude Object edit tool allows you to produce a Solid object by extruding a selected Face object in any direction.

09:36
1056
Importing Both Terrain Data and Multiple 2D Layers in One Step (X2)

In one step import all layers, including elevation data and the terrain perimeter from a DWF or DXF file.

03:13
1060
Working with Adjustable Thickness Walls (X2)

In X2, the Adjustable Thickness Wall type is a generic, single-layer wall type that cannot be edited in the Wall Type Definitions dialog.

03:34
1057
Working with Rich Text Fonts, Sizes, Colors and Styles (X2)

Once created, Rich Text objects can be selected individually or as a group and edited using the edit handles, the edit toolbar buttons, and the Rich Text Specification dialog.

11:15
1058
Controlling Pony Wall Display, Dimensions and Openings (X2)

You can now dimension to Pony Walls as well as control their display, and show or hide doors and window openings.

02:46
1001
Features Introduced in Chief Architect X2

A brief tour of new features introduced in Chief Architect X2

10:10
1009
New Cabinet Display Features in X2

Several new cabinet display features have been added in X2.

03:50
1016
Camera Preferences and Settings in X2

The Render panel in Preferences has settings which control how 3D views are generated, particularly Render Previews and Final Views.

05:53
1021
New Dimension Default and Display Features in X2

The Dimension Defaults dialog has been updated in X2.

12:31
1027
New Door & Window Features in X2

Several new door and window features have been added in X2.

06:47
1029
New Electrical Features in X2

Several new electrical features have been added in X2.

06:24
1034
New Plant Features in Chief Architect X2

Several new plant features have been added including distributed plans in a garden bed, new plan view plant symbols, labels for plants and a plant schedule.

09:08
1042
New Library and Project Browser Features in X2

Rotate and Zoom the Library Preview to examine library items before placing them in your plan.

10:11
1047
New Materials List and Master List Features in X2

Several new Materials List features have been added to X2.

08:50
1050
New Schedule Features in X2

Several new schedule features have been added in X2.

05:26
201
Overview of What's New in Version X1

A brief tour of new features introduced in Chief Architect X1

10:04
202
Menus and Toolbars (X1)

The menus are located below the title bar in the program window and can be used to access nearly all tools in the program. Menu items with an icon to their left have a toolbar button associated with them.

07:49
203
Building Toolbars to Place Library Objects (X1)

Using the toolbar buttons is the fastest, easiest way to access many program features. You can move the toolbars, customize them by adding or removing buttons, or create your own toolbars from scratch.

05:13
204
Setting the Primary Mouse Movement (X1)

Many objects, such as doors and cabinets, are created by clicking the left mouse button. Others, such as walls, stairs and dimension lines, are created by dragging the pointer from one end of the object to the other.

06:31
205
Choosing Edit Behavior Options (X1)

Edit Behavior modes determine how edit handles affect an object, and may also affect how objects are drawn.

08:16
206
Alternate Mode Edit Behaviors (X1)

The Alternate mode is the second primary edit behavior mode.

05:14
207
New Edit Handles (X1)

When you select an object, its edit handles display. When you pass the mouse over the edit handles, the pointer changes to show how you can use that handle.

09:16
208
Type-in Editing (X1)

Most objects can be moved by changing an automatic, manual or temporary dimension value that locates it.

03:59
209
Sticky Mode and Other Edit Sub Modes (X1)

After an action is performed using the edit tools or handles while in an edit mode such as Paste mode, you return to the Main Edit Mode. Click the Sticky Mode edit button to remain in Paste mode and continue pasting copies of the selected object.

07:15
210
Discontinued Edit Commands (X1)

Several edit commands have become more consistent and intuitive.

09:31
211
Cut, Copy and Paste Edits (X1)

Click the Copy/Paste edit button to copy the selected object(s) to the Windows Clipboard and immediately enable the Paste function in Chief Architect.

12:39
212
3D Editing (X1)

A variety of tools are available in 3D views that allow you to edit your 3D model.

15:05
214
Improvements for Working with Cabinets (X1)

Several new cabinet features have been added in X1.

09:06
216
Editing Tools (X1)

Instead of using CAD Mode, you now just switch toolbar configurations.

15:19
218
CAD - Line Styles and Line Weights (X1)

Line styles are now stored in the Library Browser.

13:52
219
CAD - Plan Footprints (X1)

A plan footprint can be added to your CAD Details.

04:49
220
Details Library and Details Template Plan (X1)

CAD Details stored in the Library Browser can be easily customized for your specific projects.

04:58
221
Camera Views (X1)

Selecting and editing camera properties, navigating in a camera view and changes to options for cameras.

08:54
222
Dimensions (X1)

Dimension to the center point of objects.

06:12
223
Doors and Windows (X1)

Enhanced Door and Window Editing allows you to multiple select and modify them.

10:32
224
Framing Decks - New Planking and Framing Options (X1)

Improved Deck Framing automatically supports all deck members

06:24
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Framing Decks - The New Polygon Deck Tool (X1)

Quickly create regular polygon shaped decks by specifying the number of sides and their length.

04:55
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Framing Walls, Floors, Ceilings and Roofs (X1)

Framing can be edited in floor plan or 3D views.

08:20
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Layers and Layer Sets (X1)

New Layer Set Management allows customizable access to layer sets.

14:53
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AIA Naming Convention Layer Set (X1)

New layer set with layers specified per AIA Naming Conventions.

00:53
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Layers and the Layout File (X1)

Layer sets for layout view are now stored with the plan

05:19
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Layouts (X1)

Add Renderings and 3D views to layouts with the Send to Layout tool.

07:14
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Library and Project Browser (X1)

Enhanced Library Browser previews give you a more realistic view of selected items.

04:07
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Materials (X1)

Most objects' materials can be assigned in their specification dialog in both 2D and 3D views.

12:13
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Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Toolbar (X1)

The MEP toolbar configuration has tools for HVAC, plumbing and electrical objects.

05:10
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Images, Pictures and Movies (X1)

Images are picture files that represent individual objects such as trees, flowers, cars, and people.

09:15
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Automatic Overhangs for Different Pitch Roof Planes (X1)

Roof Overhang can be controlled on a per wall basis.

15:54
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Dormers (X1)

Dormers are placed on their own layer, and have an added eyebrow roof style.

03:16
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Drawing and Editing Roof Planes (X1)

Roof Planes can be created and edited in 3D Views.

04:55
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Decks, Floors and Foundations (X1)

Rooms can be selected in 3D Views.

06:04
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Stairs (X1)

Enhanced Staircase Specifications include Extend String Top, Nosing at Top of Landing, Riser Surface at Top Landing, and more.

11:34
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Importing and Exporting 2D DWG or DXF Files (X1)

Splines, ellipses and hatch entities can now be imported from DWG or DXF files.

02:18
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Terrain and Landscaping (X1)

New terrain tools, such as Garden Beds and Water Features make landscaping design faster and easier.

12:04
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Text, Callouts and Markers (X1)

Improved Callout editing and a new Leader Line text tool.

09:22
244
Trim and Moldings (X1)

Molding polylines can be used to create custom room moldings and decorations anywhere in your 3D model.

06:45
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Double Walls (X1)

New Marriage Wall tool allows a double wall that frame appropriately.

10:41
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Wall Editing (X1)

Several wall features have been added in including new wall types and same wall type edit handles.

21:58
Some features in the training videos may not be applicable in the Lite or Interiors versions.