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I often get asked which Chief Architect program is better for drawing plans: Home Designer Pro 2015 or the more expensive X6 Premier? Here’s my take on both. Home Pro vs Chief Architect Premier For users on a tight budget, Home Pro is an excellent choice for getting started in 2D and 3D CAD. But beware… […]
Learn 7 popular Keystrokes that will save you time when you’re working on a plan in Chief Architect.
In Chief Architect you can import a photo, scale it to full size and using Chiefs build in measuring tools you can find out the dimensions of a building.
In this video you’ll discover how easy it is to import a blueprint of a plan and trace over it. This will save you a lot of time.
Here are some ideas that you can use when you’re layout out a plan in Chief Architect. These shortcuts will help you experiment with different ideas.
When you’re working on your architectural design project using Chief Architect it’s important to understand how dimensioning works. Discover some cool dimension then design techniques for your plans.
One of my favorite tools that was introduced in Chief Architect X1 is the Copy and Paste in Place function. It is a huge time saver when working on a plan.
Very often when drawing a set of plans, especially with the 2D CAD tools it’s easy to forget that Chief has a great mirror function called “Reflect” It saves a ton of time.
If your drawings and designs have multiple pages and views it’s important to understand how to use layers and layer sets on the layout to view different items in your plan.