ChiefArchitect

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  1. Our Next Contest is Kitchen/Bath and Interiors! Share one of your Kitchen/Bath and 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 October 15.
  2. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Remodel/Additions Design Contest. 1st Place – Alan Lehman of Lehman Design Studio 2nd Place – Cody Corbin of Drafting & Design Solutions 3rd Place – Mark Lemond of Sinatra Homes View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4939941859368360 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.
  3. The quality of our products and services is very important to Chief Architect. Please complete our brief survey so that we may better serve you in the future. You'll be automatically entered to win a Chief Gear kit! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChiefSurvey2021 Thank you! The Chief Architect Team
  4. Hello and thank you for the question. We do have an option for you. Please give sales a call for assistance at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software
  5. 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 August 13.
  6. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – John Rahall of JHR Design 2nd Place – Alan Lehman of Lehman Design Studio 3rd Place – Aaron Swearengin of Oak River Design Group View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4859551820740698 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.
  7. Hello Chris, Thank you for the question and for your interest in renting Chief Architect . I have sent you a direct email reply as well. We can help with your request. Please contact me direct at 208-292-3414 or email derek@chiefarchitect.com. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Sales
  8. Today we are excited to announce the official release of Chief Architect X13! Watch the new features summary video. See a detailed new features list. Is your SSA current? Download X13 Today! Learn More
  9. Hi Terrell, Great design! We chose your tiny house to feature on our social medial channels. You can see the feature here on Facebook. Best, Chief Architect Sales
  10. 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-residential/ The entry deadline is July 16.
  11. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest. 1st Place – Rodante Bernabe of R. H. Bernabe Enterprises 2nd Place – Lara Wasylyshen of Lacey Homes 3rd Place – Petra Tobias of Pinnacle-Interiors with Love View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4755325767829971 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.
  12. As much as a Tip & Technique, this is a reminder that securing your work as a backup is always good practice, and there is no time like the present! It is easy to save over a plan that you created in an earlier version, then regret the edit. As you take a moment to transition between upgrade versions (like moving from X12 to X13), consider investing in some external storage to save all the project work you've done in the older version. Content that might be worth saving: Project Files like your Plans and Layouts Customized Templates User Catalog Custom Textures Downloadable Catalogs Custom Macros You can use tools like "Backup Entire Plan" to manually create .ZIP archives of entire projects and their referenced files. You can also view the file locations for the catalogs you've installed along with other resources in Preference>General>Folders>All Program Paths: Here are some articles that feature File Management concepts that might help you get started.
  13. In 1998, as Chief Architect began ramping up training services to include video and classroom resources, we found and embraced Mike Nuess into our company family. If you have spent any time building your skills while watching training videos, it is likely that that you've encountered Mike's voice with his calm and reliable countenance and thorough explanations. He has been a long-time institution in our small corner of the software world and one that will be greatly missed but easily remembered. We all lost Mike on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Mike played many roles as part of our family. He was the 'voice' of Chief Architect's training videos for many years; he also regularly contributed as a classroom trainer, feature presenter, and one-on-one expert at trade-show events and company functions. He mastered the program and offered insights to help make it better for us all. Mike's knowledge in the building industry goes much, much deeper than design software. His passion for sustainable practices fueled the pursuit, publication, and creation of projects that aimed to fulfill these values. You can learn from his findings in a legacy of information that he created on his website: https://www.teleologics.org/ Those of us who worked with Mike will miss a man who was kind, thoughtful, and intentional, who stopped in for easy chats and soft chuckles, and who was always interested in sharing, teaching, and bettering his world. Those who didn't meet Mike will benefit from his past teachings and the future sharings of his insights and works. Please join us in pausing for a moment to remember Mike Nuess. From all of us at Chief Architect, we want to say: Thank you, Mike! We are grateful for what you have given us and let us carry away with us as we grow. You will be missed, Sir.
  14. Chief Architect X13 Beta is now available to existing Chief Architect customers with SSA valid through June 29, 2021. Log into your digital locker to find the download and install it today! View the full list of new features: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/whats-new/ Watch an overview video of new features: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/5513/what-s-new-in-x13-full-list.html
  15. Our Next Contest is Kitchen/Bath and Interiors! Share one of your Kitchen/Bath and 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 June 18.
  16. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Remodel/Additions Design Contest. 1st Place – Javier Montenegro of DSGN Smith Studio 2nd Place – Rodante Bernabe of R. H. Bernabe Enterprises 3rd Place – Jorge Arreola of Greymark Construction Company View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4671056596256889 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.
  17. Rendering Techniques & Best Practices — Vector, Watercolor, Clay, Others — Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT Chief Architect offers nine different rendering techniques that range from artistic to realistic. In this session, we'll review the various techniques and how to adjust the settings. With the new clay rendering technique, we'll explore the different options to create unique render views absent of specific materials — allowing you to focus on the space and not material selections. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. 3D rendering technique (filter) settings Clay rendering options — ray trace and how to define a color using layers Line drawing over rendering to add definition Render configuration tips Sign Up!
  18. Real-Time Ray Tracing — Setup & Optimization — Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT 3D rendering is what most clients want and need to visualize your designs, right? This session will cover how to create the best possible renderings with real‑time ray tracing. With a completely new rendering engine in Chief Architect X13, you can get photorealistic results in seconds. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. What kind of computer do I need? How to setup real‑time ray tracing Lighting, sun and backdrop configuration Settings for interior and exterior scenes Download the Sample Plan(s) Watch the Recap
  19. What's New in Chief Architect X13 — Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 12:00 PM PDT Many great new features are coming in Chief Architect X13 — real‑time ray trace rendering, walkthrough previews, dimensioning to cabinet faces and openings, cabinet face item reveal control, 3D solid editing, and construction lines for a grid layout. This session will provide an overview of what's new in X13. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Productivity features like 3D shape editing Design features with pattern control for tile offsets Building construction features with updated framing control Presentation features with the new rendering and real‑time ray tracing Drafting & project management features like wall elevations for vaulted ceilings Watch the Recap
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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 How to accurately position the roof Creating & adding knee walls Multiple roof pitches Download the Project file: Farmhouse Roof - Start-Finish.zip Watch the Recap!
  24. 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 outline, and taking your live questions. Automatic roof tools Manually editing & drawing roofs Roof styles: shed, nested gables & barrels The-Roof.zip Bachelor-View-Roof-Challenge.zip Watch the Recap!