Chief Architect Working Drawing Series

Working Drawings

Chief Architect Working Drawing Series

Modeling a building with Chief is fun and exciting as you watch your ideas unfold. It starts with an idea and throughout the design process evolves into a set of plans that will be built by someone.

When it's time to create the working drawings, you need to apply a whole new mindset.

In this 8 part series, we discussed procedures, tips and techniques that you can use when completing the working drawings for your projects.

 All seminars were recorded, edited
and posted below for member's review.
This Content is Valid With Newer Versions of Chief

(Part 5 Was omitted Intentionally)

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Discovering Who You're Drawing For and What They Want Discovering Who You're Drawing For and What They Want
Working Drawing Series 1 of 8 - Included on X1 DVD
You have to discover what they want and need - type of structure, special planning, lot requirements and restrictions, budget, local building codes and restrictions and the myriad of other information that is required to start working on the plan. Downloads are also available here. more

Setting Up and Starting the Plan - Setting up the Layout Pages Setting Up and Starting the Plan - Setting up the Layout Pages
Working Drawing Series 2 of 8 - Included on DVD
The biggest part of any plan is knowing what to draw. Laying out this strategy ahead of time and then gathering the right information from your client will save you many hours of guess work and the redrawing of items in your plan. It all starts by setting up your layout pages ahead of time. 1 Hour 26 Minutes more

Picking Up Speed in Chief Using The 2D CAD Tools Picking Up Speed in Chief Using The 2D CAD Tools
Working Drawing Series 3 of 8 - Included on X1 DVD
A large part of the detailing that you do in a plan is accomplished using the 2D CAD tools. In this session, you'll discover how these tools work and how to use them. We'll also discuss many tips and shortcuts that you can use in the detailing of plans. 1 Hour 18 Minutes more

Picking Up Speed in Chief - Mega Tips Using Chief X1 Tools Picking Up Speed in Chief - Mega Tips Using Chief X1 Tools
Working Drawing Series 4 of 8 - Included on DVD X1
Never draw more that half of anything - This is possible with Chiefs "Reflect About" tools. Discover how "Copy and Paste in Place" can save you hours of drawing time while producing more accurate plans. In this session you learn many "Time Saving" tips and techniques. 1 Hour 28 Minutes more

Cleaning Up Your Plan and Adding Details Cleaning Up Your Plan and Adding Details
Working Drawing Series 6 of 8 - Included on X1 DVD
With everything locked in place, you're ready to start moving into the final working drawing phase. This starts with the cleanup of the plan - dimensions, 3D Structural elements, fine tuning details, adding notes to the plan and more. If you've done a good job during the initial stages, this part of the plan will go a lot smoother. 1 Hour 40 Minutes more

Creating the Construction Details and Cross Sections Creating the Construction Details and Cross Sections
Working Drawing Series 7 of 8 - Included on X1 DVD
There are many ways to do details with Chief: from the 3D Model, with the 2D CAD tools, from the libraries, or a combination of all of them. In this session, we'll discuss the different ways to do sections and details and what is the appropriate use of each option. We'll also discuss how to import and use details from other sources. 1 Hour 26 Minutes more

Finalizing the Plan - Completing the 2D CAD Details Finalizing the Plan - Completing the 2D CAD Details
Working Drawing Series 8 of 8 - Included on X1 DVD
Completing the 2D CAD detaiils can be a challenge. In this session you'll learn how to effectively uset the 2D CAD tools to add any detail you want. 1 Hour 24 Minutes more