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Chief Architect Technique #1 – 7 of My Favorite Keystrokes

Learn 7 popular Keystrokes that will save you time when you’re working on a plan in Chief Architect.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chief Architect Technique #6 – Copy and Paste In Place – A Huge Timesaver

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.

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Chief Architect Technique #7 – Never Draw More Than Half of Anything

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.

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Chief Architect Technique #8 – Using Layers and Layer Sets

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.

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Chief Architect Technique #9 – Concentric Jump – How It’s Used

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.

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Chief Architect Technique #10 – Understanding 2D CAD XYZ

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.

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