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.
Resizing an object in your CAD plan is easy with concentric jump. It’s a great tool for doing lot set back lines and many other types of items in Chief Architect.
Chief Architect insulated you from a lot of CAD terminology. One item you do need to know is XYZ and how this works while you’re drawing your plan.
ONE DOOR CLOSES AND ANOTHER OPENS! When people are searching for or building their “last home”, very little thought goes into their future needs. Nevertheless, their needs will and do change as they age, sometimes quicker than we could even envision. I, as an example, was a healthy, active, and successful architectural designer/builder for 20 […]
An accurate estimate is the first step in selling and building a profitable job. Without an accurate estimate, you can’t develop the appropriate sales price for any job, the sales price that allows you to pay all your job costs, cover your overhead expenses and make a profit. Knowing how to estimate a construction job […]
The Sub-Contractor Manual is designed to assist General Contractors by clarifying the working relationship between them and their subcontractors. The package includes an manual describing company policies, standards and payment procedures. After appropriately customizing for your company, this manual can be given to every subcontractor you work with, describing clearly your commitment to them and […]