Entries by G4Developer

Draw Order of Objects

Chief Architect X9 introduced a new set of tools that give you a lot more control over the draw order of objects when drawn in the plan view. What this means is that when objects overlap you have complete control over what is visible or not visible. For example if you place a chair that […]

Advanced Ceilings in Chief Architect

Creating ceilings in Chief Architect is easy. You can create a variety of diffent types of ceilings, including cathedral ceilings, vaulted and curved ceilings, tray ceilings, grid and tile suspended ceilings. When you finish going through this tutorial you will be able to: Recognize the three basic ceiling types and how they get their materials. […]

Advanced CAD in Chief Architect Tutorial

Knowing how to use all of the CAD tools that Chief Architect has to offer is important because you will need them to draft all of the detail drawings needed in a set of residental building plans. You were introduced to CAD in Chief Architect in the book, “Residential Design Using Chief Architect”© or in […]

Residential Home Placement on the Property

In addition, the space within a home or dwelling unit can be subdivided into habitable and nonhabitable space. If a room is to be used for sleeping, living, cooking, or dining, the room is considered by the building code to be habitable. Rooms such aas closets, pantries, bath or toilet rooms, hallways, utility rooms, storage […]