Live and Recorded Chief Architect Workshops & More...

Live and Recorded Chief Architect Workshops & More...

Dan Baumann, Chief Architect Certified Trainer with ChiefExperts.com

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Join ChiefExperts and Tip Time host Dan Baumann as he brings together his unique expertise as former residential contractor, Certified Chief Architect trainer, and founder of ChiefExperts.com to present compelling information, real-life examples, and hands-on design coaching to thousands of Chief Architect users nationwide. More…

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Free Tip-Time Webinars & Recordings
How To Turn More Leads Into Paying Customers
with Kyle Hunt How To Turn More Leads Into Paying Customers with Kyle Hunt
Webinar Playback from 8-27-2014 FREE
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

Increase Sales with No Cost & Low Cost Marketing Strategies with John Weisenberger Increase Sales with No Cost & Low Cost Marketing Strategies with John Weisenberger
Webinar Playback from 7-24-2014 FREE
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

Solving 8 More Mistakes Chief Architect Users Make Part 2 Solving 8 More Mistakes Chief Architect Users Make Part 2
Webinar Playback from 5-1-2014 FREE
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

Solving 8 Mistakes Chief Architect Users Make Part 1 Solving 8 Mistakes Chief Architect Users Make Part 1
Webinar Playback from 4-24-2014 FREE
Chief Architect users tend to make some of the same mistakes over and over. Things like dimensioning, preferences and more. While many of these are not necessarily "mistakes" but probably more just not knowing a process that works more effectively. Discover what they are and ideas to make improvements. more

Using FaceBook to Target Market Your Business by Ken Horst Using FaceBook to Target Market Your Business by Ken Horst
Webinar Playback from 4-3-2014 FREE
FaceBook has tools that allow you to target market exactly want you want to who you want to market to. Ken will show you exactly how to do it while he offers you many tips on social media. The Fishing for Clients analogy works great and makes it easy to understand this topic. more

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Recorded Webinars for Our Members
Adding a Difficult Roof Manually Using Chief Architect Adding a Difficult Roof Manually Using Chief Architect
Webinar Playback from 1-7-2016 Members
Discover time-saving methods for adding a difficult roof system to a project in Chief Architect. Presented by Dan Baumann with ChiefExperts.com more

Kitchen Productivity Tips Using Chief Architect Kitchen Productivity Tips Using Chief Architect
Webinar Playback from 7-30-2015 Members
Discover time-saving methods for laying out kitchens using Chief Architect CAD Software. Presented by Dan Baumann with ChiefExperts.com more

Tip Time Roof Procedures Using Chief Architect X6 Tip Time Roof Procedures Using Chief Architect X6
Webinar Playback from 10-9-2014 MEMBERS
Adding roofs to a plan with Chief Architect can be challenging. In this Tip Time I'll show you how I add a roof to a tough house that has multiple pitches, Dormers and other difficult situations. more

Tip Time - Roofs, Dormers and Difficult Roof Situations Tip Time - Roofs, Dormers and Difficult Roof Situations
Webinar Playback from 9-25-2014 MEMBERS
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 Tip-Time Terrain Modeling DWG Import and Open Forum
Webinar Playback from 9-11-2014 MEMBERS
Discover how to import DWG files, clean them up, adjust layers and turn the import into a 3D terrain. more

7a. Cabinets and Fireplaces 7a. Cabinets and Fireplaces
Webinar Playback for Full Members
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

Top-New-Time-Saving-Features-in-Chief-X6 Top-New-Time-Saving-Features-in-Chief-X6
Webinar Playback from 7-9-2014 MEMBERS
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

Working with Decks & Porches in Chief Architect X6 Working with Decks & Porches in Chief Architect X6
Webinar Playback from 6-19-2014 MEMBERS
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

Chief Architect Plan Layout Strategies Chief Architect Plan Layout Strategies
Webinar Playback from 5-22-2014 MEMBERS
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 Creating a Job Sign, Graphics and More
Webinar Playback from 5-8-2014 MEMBERS
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

Lessons on Importing and Working with DWG, PDF and JPG Files In Chief Architect, Plus Open Forum Q&A Lessons on Importing and Working with DWG, PDF and JPG Files In Chief Architect, Plus Open Forum Q&A
Webinar Playback from 3-13-2014 for MEMBERS
Discover what it takes to work with DWG and other files types in Chief Architect. See how easy it is to clean up the Layers of an imported file and why using PDF files in Chief is not a good idea and how to solve it. more

Creating Cool 3D Details with Chief Architect Moldings and Slabs Creating Cool 3D Details with Chief Architect Moldings and Slabs
Webinar Playback from 3-14-2013 MEMBERS
Did you know that just about any 2D CAD line or object can become a 3D Item in Chief Architect? Join me for a free webinar where I'll show you a bunch of examples of how easy it is to draw just about anything and have it show up in 3D. more

Tips Time - Text, Schedules, CAD Tools Tips Time - Text, Schedules, CAD Tools
Replay from 4-18-2012 MEMBERS
This workshop covers Schdeules, Text on a Layout Page, Elevations Not Showing on Layout, Saving Layouts to Flash Drives, Using DropBox to Store Your Plans, Using Chief on Different Computers, Curved Windows and Walls, Equally Spaced Items on an Arch more

Simple and Complex Deck Planning Techniques Simple and Complex Deck Planning Techniques
Replay from 3-13-2012 MEMBERS
This workshop covers - Review of Boat Deck, Starting a Deck Plan, Follow Stairs Tool, Handrails, Wrapping Trim Board and Offseting Railing, Deck Stairs more

Creating Split Level Plans Creating Split Level Plans
Replay from 2-28-2012 MEMBERS
For many one of the more annoying aspects of Chief is adding and adjusting the floor and ceiling platforms into the correct positions. In this workshop you'll learn what the program is looking for and quick ways to get it done. We'll explore various types of split levels including Split Entry, Modified and more. more

Tips Time Workshop - Custom Windows, Furred Walls and Pre-Construction Form Tips Time Workshop - Custom Windows, Furred Walls and Pre-Construction Form
Replay from 2-15-2012 MEMBERS
In this workshop you'll discover how to create custom windows that work great for commercial projects. You'll also learn how to make a screen material, storm doors, recessed windows and how to fur basement walls. The included Pre-Construction from has been used successfully to keep homeowners on your side. It really works. more

Advanced Framing Techniques Including Trusses Advanced Framing Techniques Including Trusses
Replay from 2-9-2012 MEMBERS
Adding and Detailing the framing in your plans can be tedious and time consuming. In this workshop you'll discover many shortcuts in this process that you can use over and over. Techniques to layout floor, wall and ceiling framing, adding custom beams and headers and other details. You'll also discover how to add and customize the floor and roof trusses to make them exactly the way you want. more

Tips Time Workshop - Concept Modeling, Symbols Tips Time Workshop - Concept Modeling, Symbols
Replay from 1-18-2012 MEMBERS
In this Chief Architect Tips Time Workshop you'll discover simple methods to help you work on more design ideas in less time. Using slabs and 2D CAD tools you'll see how Dan Baumann models small and large projects. You'll also see how to set your model on the bluepring in a 3D view, bring symbols into plans and much more. more

Adding 3D Terrain and Landscaping Adding 3D Terrain and Landscaping
Replay from 1-12-2012 MEMBERS
Adding, contouring and detailing your terrain can really help make your model pop! In this workshop you'll see simple techniques used to create sloping terrain from scratch. You'll see a discover how to create an accurate terrain by tracing over an existing plat. We'll add roads, sidewalks, landscaping and more to create a realistic scene. more

Creating the As-Built - Using Chief Architect Creating the As-Built - Using Chief Architect
Replay from 12-29-2011 MEMBERS
Understanding how Chief Architect can be used to draw a detailed and accurate As-Built Plans will help you in the creation of accurate designs and working drawings for your clients that can actually be built. In this workshop Dan Baumann will led you step by step through the processes needed to draw an existing building using Chief Architect. Dan has measured and drawn hundreds of As-Builts and he'll be sharing some of his best tips with you. more

Plan & Layout Templates in Chief Architect X4 Plan & Layout Templates in Chief Architect X4
Replay from 12-8-2011 MEMBERS
Working with Templates can save an enormous amount of time in the design process. In this workshop you'll discover how to download and start using the Chief Architect templates developed by Dan Baumann. You'll learn the process of creating and editing templates and some of the most important things to consider adding and changing in your own templates. http://www.chiefexperts.com/members/3-Creating-Working-Drawings-using-Layout-Sheets.cfm more