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Chief Architect Premier Chief Architect Interiors
|5258||Chief Architect Premier Overview Video|
An overview look at many of Chief Architect's features from a project inception to construction document creation.
|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.
|2||Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons|
Most of the frequently accessed tools are within easy reach in the toolbars.
|3||Preferences and Defaults|
Setting up Preferences and Defaults before you start your plan can save you hours of work.
Layers and layersets can help declutter a plan without deleting the information.
Draw walls using the exterior, interior, railing and foundation wall types.
Specify the room type, have a vaulted ceiling or change the colors of the walls in the Room Specification dialog.
Build a new floor and have Chief Architect build the exterior walls for you by deriving the new floor from the first.
|8||Basements and Foundations|
Have Chief Architect derive the foundation plan from your first floor automatically.
|9||Navigating in 2D|
Become more efficient by learning how to utilize the different zoom tools.
Learn how to move walls using dimensions, change where dimensions locate objects and change the colors of the dimension lines and arrows.
|12||Manual Dimension Tools|
Learn about the different dimension tools in this video.
Taking a camera view of your plan is just a click and drag away.
Overview cameras allow you to see your plan from the outside.
The different Artistic Rendering views are a great way to visualize your house in 3d.
|16||Cross Section/Elevation Views|
Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.
|17||Tiling 2D and 3D Views|
Easily see your plan and a camera view at the same time by tiling your views.
Record a tour of your project with the walkthrough tools
|20||Creating Photo-Realistic Renderings|
Create beautiful pictures with Chief Architect's Final View, Final View with Shadows and Raytrace tools.
|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.
|22||Windows and Doors|
adding doors and windows is just a click away with the window and door tools.
Many kinds of stair cases can be created with Chief Architect's stair tools.
|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.
|25||Drawing Roofs Manually|
Complex roof styles, including curved roof planes, can be created manually.
There are several methods for creating dormers in Chief Architect. The dormer tools make it easy to create dormers.
|28||Vaulted and Custom Ceilings|
Chief Architect can easily create vaulted or cathedral ceilings.
|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.
Learn the how soffits can be placed above wall cabinets and other soffit settings
|36||Applying Materials, Colors and Textures|
Chief Architect makes it easy to change materials using an item's specification dialog or the Material Painter.
|38||Creating Custom Materials and Colors|
You can create custom colors and materials using your own images or images from manufacturer websites.
Wallcovering can be used on individual walls or on whole rooms and can create a variety of styles.
With Chief Architect's CAD tools you can create high quality details for your designs.
|48||Creating Layouts and Construction Documents|
Learn how to use the Layout tool to create your Construction Drawings sending plans, sections and elevations to the layout in scale
|49||Creating a Terrain Perimeter|
Add a terrain perimeter to start adding terrain features to your plan.
|50||Adding Elevation Information for Sloped Lots|
Terrain elevation data can be added using the terrain tools.
|51||Creating a Walkout Basement|
Learn how to adjust terrain for a walk out basement in this video.
With the terrain tools you can add variety and detail to your landscaping projects.
Drawing a patio is as simple as drawing a room.
When drawing a deck with the Deck Railing tool Chief Architect automatically assigns the Deck room type to the room.
Use the Materials List to make an inventory of the materials in your plan so far.
|18||Navigating in 3D|
Get the best camera views by becoming familiar with the different camera movement tools.
|27||Auto Floating Dormers|
The Auto Floating Dormer tool is a quick way to create a dormer that does not have walls extending into the exterior of the building.
The Color Chooser allows you to select a color from a picture on your computer and use it in your plan.
In your designs you may want to divide a room using different floor materials.
|33||Cabinet Groups and Kitchen Islands|
Group cabinets in architectural blocks to easily move kitchen islands and other muli-cabinet groups.
|39||Finding and Placing Library Objects|
Chief Architect includes thousands of items you can use in your design project.
|47||Text and Callouts|
Adding text is a simple and powerful way to add information to your plan.
|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
Snap tools help you draw quickly and accurately.
Easily place electrical fixtures using toolbar buttons.
Find and learn about plants in Chief Architect with the Plant Chooser tool.
Soffits can be sloped to match the roof and ceiling
|5520||Custom Cabinets, Creating a Vanity|
As part of the Parabola Bath project, we look at creating a custom vanity
|242||Trace a Terrain Lot Image to Create a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter|
Save an image of a parcel map or lot, import the image, scale it and trace it to create a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter
|1056||Import a Surveyor DWG file for a Site Plan or Terrain Perimeter|
Import a Surveyor DWG file, map the layers for the terrain elevation, terrain perimeter and other layers to create a Site Plan or 3D render of the Terrain
The Auto Dormer tool will create a dormer for you with a single click that has bearing walls that extend into the room below.
|737||Exploding Dormers Created with the Automatic Dormer Tools|
You can do significant modifications to dormers you create with the one click dormer tools by exploding them and editing all of the individual components of the dormer.
|56||Default Settings Summary|
Detting up defaults before begining any project will improve your productivity and keep your projectworking smoothly.
|57||Preference Setting Summary|
Setting Preferences will change the user interface to suit the way you want to work in Chief Architect.
|58||Automatic Dimension Tools|
You can generate dimensions in a variety of views with just a single click of one of the Automatic Dimension Tools.