Split Level Plans in Chief Architect - 5 Part Series

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Split Level Plans in Chief Architect - 5 Part Series

This 5 part series looks at many steps that can be used to complete a split-level or any plan. There are many tips and shortcuts that will help you discover the best way to complete this type of plan.

1. Split Level in Chief Architect X1 - Platforms

1. Creating a Split Level Class Introduction Part 01
2. Split Level & Toolbar Overview 2:11
3. Open New Plan Template 2:14
4. Layer Sets - Why do you need them 0:35
5. Setting Your Defaults to Save Time 2:14
6. Framing Defaults 1:53
7. Layer Set Defaults 2:22
8. Materials & Text Defaults 1:40
9. Create Template from Previous Plan 0:36
10. Visualize The Split Level Boxes in the Model 1:50
11. Draw First Floor Walls 6:28
12. Dimensioning Your Plan 1:25
13. Adding a Bay Area Using Walls 2:05
14. Getting Rid of Fractions in the Dimensions 0:55
15. Identifying Your Platforms & Garage 2:27
16. Establishing Your First Floor Platform Heights 1:51
17. Adding the Second Floor 1:29
18. Adjusting the Split Level Platforms 0:26
19. Adding Stairs in a Split Level 5:38
20. Manually Draw Floor Levels in Section 5:41
21. Adding Foundations in the Plan 3:59
22. Setting a 4" Basement Floor 2" Above Footing 0:56
23. Checking Walls and Platforms in the Plan 4:32
24. Adjusting Platforms in the Plan 2:12
25. Checking 3D Views in Glass House Mode 5:27
26. Adjusting  Platforms in a Garage 6:32
27. Review of What Was Covered in Class 1:47

Total 69.44

2. Split Level in Chief Architect X1 - Walls, Ceilings, Garage

1. Creating a Split Level Class Introduction Part 02 0:03
2. Review of Items discussed in Class 01 2:37
3. Naming Floor Levels 1:11
4. Split Entry & Edit & Hold Position Function  3:21  
5. Adding Stairs to Split Entry  0:39  
6. Adding the Landing using Reference Display Set  4:03  
7. Adding the Lower Level Lookout Using Pony Walls  4:43  
8. Using Select Same Type Tool to Copy Items 1:36 
9. Using Wall Type Handles  0:58  
10. De- Select Room Before Wall in 3D  1:23  
11. 3D Ceiling Height Adjust  0:26  
12. Working with Pony Walls & Curbs  13:44 
13. Adding Interior Wall in a Foundation  4:05  
14.  Adding a Ledge to a Pony Wall in a Lookout  3:41 
15. Garage Area - Redefine Room Definition   6:32  
16. Adding the Automatic Roof & Gables   3:32 
17. Adjusting the Roof Manually, Get it Ready for Trusses  5:44  
18. Adding the Vaulted Ceiling using the Ceiling Plane Tool  3:20  
19. Next Week's Preview  0:48  
20. Q&A - Room Definition  1:07  
21. Q&A - Dimensioning Symbols  2:12  
22. Q&A - Footings 4:30 

Total 70.27

3. Split Level in Chief Architect X1 - Stairs, Foundation, Terrain

1. Creating a Split Level Class Introduction Part 03  0:07 
2. Q&A - Dimensioning Review  1:40  
3. Q&A - Toolbars Across Dual Screens  5:23  
4. Adding Curbing & Garage  Door  5:15  
5. Adding Stairs in a Split Level 2:41  
6. Creating a Railing at the Top of Stairs 7:44  
7. Adjusting Wall Siding in a Split Level Plan 2:40  
8. Cornerboards adding Automatically and Manually 2:14  
9. Creating Stair Opening Using Open Below 5:32  
10. Adding Next Set of Stairs on a Different Floor 3:40  
11. Adding Basement Stairs to Floor Above 1:24  
12. Adding  3D Details on Exterior with the Slab Tool 1:21  
13. Deciding where to Set the Terrain Height 4:16  
14. Sculpting the Terrain Box using Contour Lines 7:12  
15. Adding the Driveway to a Terrain  2:20  
16. Adding Exterior Landings to Form Steps 2:22  
17. Creating and adding a Retaining Wall 9:50 

Total 65.49

4. Split Level in Chief Architect X1 - Platforms

1. Creating a Split Level Class Introduction Part 04  0:03 
2. All Tools Toolbar is Used In all Training Classes  3:12  
3. Low & High Detail or Glasshouse Views  1:21  
4. CAD Details & Management. Where to do Drawings  1:53  
5. CAD Details in Cross Section Camera  3:54  
6. Adding 2D and 3D Wall Framing  2:12  
7. Creating a View in a Cross Section Camera  2:13  
8. Adding Roof Trusses to a Model  1:59  
9. Adding Floor Framing  5:04  
10. Using Layer Sets for Different View  7:23 
11. Adjusting Floor Joist Size in the Model  3:33  
12. Adding Roof Trusses  3:57  
13. Floor & Ceiling Beam Framing  3:52  
14. Edit Roof Trusses  3:47 
15. Creating a 2D CAD Drawing from the 3D Model  1:14  
16. Adding Detail to a Cross Section Camera Automatically  2:25  
17. Adding Text Callouts to the plan  8:07  
18. Converting to CAD Detail   1:58  
19. Dimensioning With Snap No Snap 3:53 

Total 62.29

5. Split Level in Chief Architect X1 - Layers, As-Built, Misc.

1. Creating a Split Level Class Introduction Part 05 4:02
2. Reason for Layer Sets - Example 7:12
3. Creating and Using Layer Sets 0:55
4. Determine the Plan Sets Needed 2:42
5. Creating and Organizing Layer Sets 3:28
6. Creating a Cabinet Layer Set 8:49
7. Adding Text to a Layer 2:13
8. Adding Dimensions to a Layer 6:04
9. Q&A - As-Built Layer Set 10:50
10. Layout Sheet Overview and Setup of Layer Sets 23:58
11. Q&A - Changing Size of Printing Page 4:55

Total 75.12