How Have Chief Architect and ChiefExperts.com Helped Your Business?

Over the years, Chief Architect has changed the way many designers and contractors operate their businesses. At ChiefExperts.com, my mission has been to help people understand exactly how this software can be used to their benefit and make them more profitable. How It All Began So, how did ChiefExperts.com get started? In 1993, I was […]

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Chief Architect X6 Premier Versus Home Designer 2015

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… […]

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Wadsworth OH Contractor Tim Englert Interview On Running a Successful Construction Company

Discover Business Success Tips From a Seasoned Contractor In a recent visit to Wadsworth Ohio, Dan Baumann with ChiefExperts.com had a chance to do an interview with Tim Englert. We did this interview for fun and considering that neither of us knows much about cameras, it turned out ok. Tim Englert shares some of the things […]

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Beam Chek – Wood and Steel Structural Design and Analysis Software

BeamChek is the quick, accurate and easy to use structural design software for residential architects, professional home designers, engineers, and design/build contractors. Calculate beams, joists, and rafters with confidence and speed. The BeamChek database includes steel, wood, timber, glu-lams, and structural composite lumber. Advanced Wood Beam Analysis Size beams, rafters, floor joists, hips and valleys Enter […]

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Chief Architect Technique #2 – Use Chief to Measure Building from a Photo

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. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a […]

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Chief Architect Technique #3 – Tracing over a Blueprint with Chief Architect

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. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend

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Chief Architect Technique #4 – Quickly Layout Your Ideas in Chief

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. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend

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Chief Architect Techniques #5 – Dimension then Draw to Save Time

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. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend

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