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  1. Our next Virtual Training Sessions will be kicking off in the next weeks, sign up now to secure your spot! Residential Introductory - Starting April 28 Kitchen, Bath & Interiors - Starting May 12 Residential Intermediate - Starting June 2
  2. Our Next Contest is Remodel/Additions! Share one of your Remodel/Addition Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-remodel-addition/ The entry deadline is May 14.
  3. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Nick Spokes 2nd Place – Ruth Jones 3rd Place – Michael Norpell of Michael Norpell Wall To Wall View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4583425205020029 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  4. Dormers: Floating, Structural & Roof Style Options — Free Live Webinar Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT Dormers can add a lot of character and charm to the home's overall appearance. They can be a great way to add additional living space. This session will explore the different types of dormers you can create and how the roof and walls need to be positioned. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. False v. real (floating v. structural) dormers Dormer roof sty
  5. Please let us know if you have any questions about features, pricing or purchase options. You can contact us in sales at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software
  6. Roofs: 1.5 Story, Multiple Roof Pitches — Free Live Webinar Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT Story and a half roofs can be a great way to take advantage of creating additional living space in attics. The 1.5 story roofs have been a very popular style in the US northeast and are gaining popularity as more people remodel. Learn the steps to create these roofs and multiple pitch roofs to vary the roofline. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Steps to create a 1.5 story
  7. Roof Tools: Tips & Tricks Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT Roofs can be one of the more complex components of a house—designing them should not be. We'll review how Chief Architect's roof tools can create any style of roof. If you are adjusting or manually creating roofs, especially for remodel projects, projecting the roof intersection points can save you a lot of time. In this session, we will look at the tips and techniques to save time to create the perfect roof. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outli
  8. Our Next Contest is Residential! Share one of your Residential Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-residential/ The entry deadline is April 16.
  9. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Tasnim Said 2nd Place – Justin Brey of Justin B Designs 3rd Place – Nidhi Shrivastava View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4502796333082917 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
  10. Our Next Contest is Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors! Share one of your Kitchen, Bath, or Interior Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-kitchen-bath-interiors/ The entry deadline is March 19.
  11. Hello, Thank you for the question. We have an in depth blog article with tips on buying a computer to run Chief Architect that you may find helpful. Below is a link to the article and feel free to contact us if you need any assistance at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/computer-for-design-and-gaming/ Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software
  12. Hello, Thank you for the question about the Trousdale sample plan. You can download this plan from our website and open it in a Chief Architect product. You are free to use the plan as inspiration for your own project. This house was used on the product packaging for one of our Home Designer products. A full plan set was not created for this sample and it was created by Chief Architect staff from a stock photograph. The best we can do to help you is provide you with the sample plan so that you can open it in one of our products. A zip file of this plan is attached to this pos
  13. Stair Details & Cross-sections For Headroom — Free Live Webinar Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT Building codes require headroom clearance and landing spaces for stairs. Learn how to quickly create a cross‑section and dimension for your construction drawings. In addition, you may need to show stair details in a floor plan view. This session will help with time‑saving tips for your stair details. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Stair cross‑sections and dimen
  14. Can I install the software on more than one computer? How do I switch computers? Chief Architect programs can be installed on multiple computers for personal use, but only one computer can be active at a time. Learn how to switch between computers in our Knowledge Base article. What type of computer do I need to run Chief Architect? Chief Architect is both Mac and PC compatible. For more details, visit our system requirements page or visit our blog post about how to choose a new computer to run Chief Architect Do you have a free trial? What are the limitations an
  15. Tray and Custom Shaped Ceilings & What's Coming Next — Free Live Webinar Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST Ceilings can greatly change the look and feel of a room. This session will review the automatic and manual tray ceiling tools to create unique and custom ceilings. Finally, we'll cover creating a ceiling plan for your layout and construction documents. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Using the automatic tray ceiling tool Creating manual tray ceilings