Chief Architect X4 Step By Step Workshops For All Chief Users

Chief Architect X4 Step By Step Workshops For All Chief Users

Chief Architect Training at ChiefExperts.comDiscover How to Finish Plans Faster and Make More Profits Using Chief Architect X4 With These Step by Step, Easy to Follow Workshops.

Presented by Dan Baumann

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About The Chief X4 Workshop Series

These 12 workshops were presented and recorded using Chief Architect X4. ChiefExperts.com members get unlimited access to all of the recorded workshop.

Note: All of the recordings on this website have been edited and indexed. You can manuver to any spot on the video by clicking the small index icon in the bottom right corner once you start playing the video. This will open an index and you can click on any topic to start playing from that spot.

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1 of 12 - Introduction To Chief Architect X4 1 of 12 - Introduction To Chief Architect X4
In the introduction to Chief Architect X4 you'll get a firm understanding of how to navigate the inner working of the program. You 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 and functions of the text tools and call outs. more

2 of 12 - Putting the 2D CAD Tools to work in Chief X4 2 of 12 - Putting the 2D CAD Tools to work in Chief X4
Chief Architect is an outstanding 2D and 3D CAD program. It has tools that make assembling a building on your computer easy to do. In this workshop you'll discover the right way to use the CAD tools to work within the program. Things like, snaps, X-Y-Z, trim, fillet, champfer and may other functions will help you 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

3 of 12 Creating Working Drawings using Layout Sheets 3 of 12 Creating Working Drawings using Layout Sheets
One of the main goals of using a program like Chief Architect is to create working drawings for your projects. In this workshop you'll get an understanding of how the floorplans, elevations, sections, CAD detail windows, 3D views and more are setup and assembled onto a layout. You'll also discover the importance of layers and layer-sets and how they work with everything that you do. more

4 of 12 - Dimensioning, Walls, Platforms 4 of 12 - Dimensioning, Walls, Platforms
One of the goals of learning Chief is to understand how to create a building on your computer as close to the real-world project as possible. Working with proper wall setup and dimensioning techniques you'll be able to create a very accurate digital model. By setting platforms and floors at the right heights you'll be able to also use the elevations and sections from the 3D model. Having it all come together accurately can be a huge time saver for you. more

5 of 12 - Advanced Walls, Platforms and Pony Walls 5 of 12 - Advanced Walls, Platforms and Pony Walls
In this workshop you'll discover simple techniques to insure that you're setting up the structure of the model correctly. creating and naming rooms, adjusting floor levels, adding and adjusting levels, easily adjusting floor and ceiling platforms, adding and adjusting foundations and creating pony walls. You'll also learn how to manually add garage foundations. more

6 of 12 - Foundations, Garages, Stairs, Ramps 6 of 12 - Foundations, Garages, Stairs, Ramps
In this workshop you'll discover simple techniques to insure that you're setting up the structure of the model correctly. creating and naming rooms, adjusting floor levels, adding and adjusting levels, easily adjusting floor and ceiling platforms, adding and adjusting foundations and creating pony walls. You'll also learn how to manually add garage foundations. more

7 of 12 - Doors, Windows, Cabinets 7 of 12 - Doors, Windows, Cabinets
In this workshop you'll learn the basic and advanced steps used to add items to your plan. Creating special shapes, advanced units, groups and adding details that allow you to customize elements that way you want. Create special units using the tools included to add more detail to your plan. more

8 of 12 - Automatic and Manual Roofs 8 of 12 - Automatic and Manual Roofs
Next to platforms and stairs adding roofs to your plan seem to be the biggest roadblock for manu Chief users. In this workshop you'll get a clear understanding of exactly how the automatic roof tools work and when you should and shouldn't use them. You'll also discover the manual roof techniques that you can use to modify and add any type of roof you want to your model. You'll also learn about plan setup techniques for roofs, auto functions in roofs, returns, dormers, overhangs, frieze boards and much more. more

9 of 12 - 3D Slabs and Moldings Polylines and Solids 9 of 12 - 3D Slabs and Moldings Polylines and Solids
Slabs and moldings in Chief can be used to add just about any kind of detail you can imagine to your plan. In this workshop you'll discover the main things you need to know about these tools. You'll see examples of items that can be created. How to combining shapes using these tools in plan view and elevation, creating bath and kitchen items, creating custom moldings and adding items to libraries. You'll also see how to add moldings to windows and doors, how to work with solids and, shortcut tips for creating slabs. more

10 of 12 - Lighting, Electrical and Rendering 10 of 12 - Lighting, Electrical and Rendering
In this session you'll learn procedure's and tips to complete a detailed electrical plan and how to set it up for working drawings using layer sets. You'll see how lights work in Chief and how to render interior and exterior views. How setting up rendering materials affects standard render and Raytrace views. more

11 of 12 - 2D and 3D Framing & Detailing 11 of 12 - 2D and 3D Framing & Detailing
Using the 3D model is a easy way to create required cross sections. In this session you'll learn the steps needed to set up and detail cross sections. Discover how 2D versus 3D framing works and how to do floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, adding floor and roof trusses and editing all of the framing in your plan. more

12 of 12 - Using Layers, Layer Sets and Annotations for Your Working Drawings 12 of 12 - Using Layers, Layer Sets and Annotations for Your Working Drawings
After a quick review of session 3 you'll get a complete overview of why you need to know and use layers, layer sets and annotations. Once you know how to set up and use layers and layer sets you'll be well on your way to understanding how working drawings in a CAD program really works. more