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Tip Time - Roofs, Dormers and Difficult Roof Situations
Webinar Playback from 9-25-2014 FREE Until 10-12-2014
Tip Time - Roofs, Dormers and Difficult Roof Situations Discover how to add Dormers and do other roof items in this Tip Time webinar. The manual roof tools allow you to really get the results that you want. In this workshop you'll discover the steps to add potentially difficult roof elements to your plan. . . . more
Tip-Time Terrain Modeling DWG Import and Open Forum
Webinar Playback from 9-11-2014 FREE Until 10-12-2014
Tip-Time Terrain Modeling DWG Import and Open Forum Discover how to import DWG files, clean them up, adjust layers and turn the import into a 3D terrain. . . . more
How To Turn More Leads Into Paying Customers with Kyle Hunt
Webinar Playback from 8-27-2014 FREE
How To Turn More Leads Into Paying Customers
with Kyle Hunt If you and your 1 or 2 person sales team are looking for ways to nurture and track all of your prospects and turn them into customers, you'll get some great tips from this presentation. . . . more
8 of 14 Automatic and Manual Roofs
Webinar Playback from 8-5-2014 MEMBERS
8 of 14 Automatic and Manual Roofs The Automatic roof tools in Chief allow you to quickly model many roof ideas. But it's the manual roof tools that allow you to really get the results that you want. In this workshop you'll discover the steps to add virtually any roof system to your plan. We'll start by discussing what the Automatic roof tool really does and then take you step by step thought how to manually add, edit and create the right roof for your model. . . . more
7A of 14 Cabinets and Fireplaces
Webinar Playback from 8-6-2014 MEMBERS
7A of 14 Cabinets and Fireplaces Chief Architect gives you the tools needed to plan and present kitchen and bath plans. Included is the ability to do it with the NKBA drawing specifications. In this session you'll discover techniques and shortcuts to help you with your designs. . . . more
Increase Sales with No Cost & Low Cost Marketing Strategies with John Weisenberger
Webinar Playback from 7-24-2014 FREE
Increase Sales with No Cost & Low Cost Marketing Strategies with John Weisenberger John Weisenberger will show you how to attract and retain more high-profit clients that YOU'LL enjoy working with to fuel your business for years to come. See how simple it is to turn people's questions, comments, frustrations, and feedback into smoother running projects and free advertising that will help you get more leads. . . . more
7 of 14 Windows, Doors, Cabinets, Fireplace
Webinar Playback from 8-5-2014 MEMBERS
7 of 14 Windows, Doors, Cabinets, Fireplace Imagine if you had to create every element of your plan from scratch. Fortunately, Chief gives you the tools you need to add these items to your plan with a few clicks. In this session you'll discover how to add, change, customize, group and display these elements for your clients as realistic as possible. . . . more
Top-New-Time-Saving-Features-in-Chief-X6
Webinar Playback from 7-9-2014 MEMBERS
Top-New-Time-Saving-Features-in-Chief-X6 The release of Chief Architect X6 brings has many new features, and many of these new features can save you a lot of time in the creation of your plans. In this webinar we'll take a look at may of these specific features and how they can make your drawing process faster and more productive. . . . more
6 of 14 Tips and Procedures That Work
Webinar Playback from 7-31-2014 MEMBERS
6 of 14 Tips and Procedures That Work The purpose of this section is to give you an overview of some of the steps that go into creating an accurate plan. A roadmap of the best procedures to start a plan that is full of tips and tricks that will save you a lot of time. While it's not a workshop that demonstrates some of the steps needed to do a complete working drawing, you will discover many procedures not found anywhere else and come away with a better understanding of how Chief Architect works. . . . more
5 of 14 Stairs, Ramps, Decks and Porches
Webinar Playback from 7-29-2014 MEMBERS
5 of 14 Stairs, Ramps, Decks and Porches One of the great things about working with a 3D modeling program is it understands things like floor and ceilings heights. It knows how to make the calculations for stairs and ramps. You just tell it what you want. You can also create detailed decks and porches and in this session you'll discover many tips that allow you to really bring them to life. . . . more
4 of 14 Levels, Platforms, Foundations & Garages
Webinar Playback from 7-17-2014 MEMBERS
4 of 14 Levels, Platforms, Foundations & Garages It's not a 2D world anymore! If you've been in the industry long enough you no doubt remember the days of 2D drawing with pen and paper. Welcome to the digital age. In this session you'll discover what it takes to create an accurate 3D model. It's a key step in creating accurate sections and elevations. . . . more
3 of 14 Dimensioning, Walls and Pony Walls
Webinar Playback from 7-15-2014 MEMBERS
3 of 14 Dimensioning, Walls and Pony Walls Understanding how to dimension your plans and do it quickly is the focus of this workshop. You'll discover the procedures and the tools used to layout everything correctly for a complete set of working documents. . . . more
2 of 14 Mastering Chief's CAD Tools
Webinar Playback from 7-10-2014 MEMBERS
2 of 14 Mastering Chief's CAD Tools Chief Architect is an outstanding 2D and 3D CAD program. It has tools that help make drawing and modeling easier and you'll get more accurately results. In this workshop you'll discover the right way to use the many CAD tools. With an understanding of how things like, snaps, X-Y-Z, trim, fillet, chamfer and many other functions work in Chief, you'll have a much better understanding of why all of those tools are in the program, how to use them and how they save you time throughout the drawing process . . . more
1 of 14 In-depth Optimizing Techniques
Webinar Playback from 7-8-2014 MEMBERS
1 of 14 In-depth Optimizing Techniques In the introduction to Chief Architect X6 you'll get a firm understanding of how to navigate the inner working of the program. You'll get an Overview of Chiefs 4 main parts, Optimal Toolbar Settings, proper use of the mouse, things you must know about defaults and preferences, best keystroke shortcut, navigating the menus and icons, zoom tools, cameras, important time saving tips and you'll also learn many of the functions of the text tools and call outs. . . . more
Part 3. Completing the Working Documents
Webinar Playback from 6-17-2014 MEMBERS
Part 3. Completing the Working Documents Detailing your plan is challenging and often the most tedious part of the process. In this session, we'll discuss the best methods to create your section and plan details. We'll then assemble the different views of your plan on the layout including floorplans, elevations, 3D views, render views and more. You'll be ready to hit the print button and review your completed plan. . . . more
Part 2. Adding Details to the Model
Webinar Playback from 6-12-2014 MEMBERS
Part 2. Adding Details to the Model Continuing through the checklist, we'll add elements like windows, doors, cabinets and more. You'll see how to add these things so they will end up in the correct views for the working drawings and how to make sure everything is proceeding accurately. Of course during this session you'll learn many ways on the optimal use of the program. . . . more
Part 1. Introduction to Chief Architect X6 - Planning and Starting Your Design
Webinar Playback from 6-10-2014 MEMBERS
Part 1. Introduction to Chief Architect X6 - Planning and Starting Your Design Here is where the fun begins. With a checklist that lays out the best practices for using Chief Architect to complete a set of plans, you'll get a brief overview of the program with a brief tour of the toolbars, defaults and other main parts of the program. Then we'll dig into the process of discovery that makes it easier to start a plan. We'll lay out walls, roofs, stairs that form the basis of our the model and the things ultimately needed for the working drawings. . . . more
Working with Decks & Porches in Chief Architect X6
Webinar Playback from 6-19-2014 MEMBERS
Working with Decks & Porches in Chief Architect X6 In this Tip-Time Webinar Dan discusses some common techniques used when drawing decks and porches with Chief Architect. Dan reveals many shortcuts and a few insights into some problem areas with decks and porches. . . . more
0 of 14 Mastering Chief X6 Open Forum June 26, 2014
Webinar Playback from 6-26-2014 MEMBERS
0 of 14 Mastering Chief X6 Open Forum June 26, 2014 Here's a member bonus meeting where you can ask those illusive Chief Architect related questions. Members asked many questions having to do with notes in plans. walls, levels, materials and more. . . . more
Chief Architect Plan Layout Strategies
Webinar Playback from 5-22-2014 MEMBERS
Chief Architect Plan Layout Strategies There are many ways to start a plan in Chief Architect and in most cases you'll end up with a set of drawings that work well. This presentation will demonstrate some steps to follow that may help you get your plan and model finished quicker. Plus you'll see many tips that will also save you some time . . . more
Creating a Job Sign, Graphics and More
Webinar Playback from 5-8-2014 MEMBERS
Creating a Job Sign, Graphics and More In this Tip-Time Webinar Dan discusses how to add some graphics like Job Site Signs and other images to your plan to enhance the render views and make you look like a true pro on all of your designs. There are also lots of other great questions that get explored.t questions that get explored. . . . more
Solving 8 More Mistakes Chief Architect Users Make Part 2
Webinar Playback from 5-1-2014 FREE
Solving 8 More Mistakes Chief Architect Users Make Part 2 In Part 2 of Mistakes Chief Users make we look at some common items like creating the As-Built, scaling photos, model pre-planning, simple layout strategies, the importance of layers and of course the things that throws most people - Roofs. . . . more
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