ChiefArchitect

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  1. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – Robert Smith of Robert Smith Design 2nd Place – Jean Thomas of Pusch Ridge Design-Remodel 3rd Place – Graeme Camp of Wright Residential Construction View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.5732423973453474 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.
  2. Join our next Instagram on April 19th. We've invited Lauren Brantley of Lauren Ashley Design to share her day with us and understand the role Chief Architect plays in her business! Learn more about Lauren and giver her a follow: https://lashleydesign.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lashleydesign/
  3. Each month we receive a great selection of renderings created by our users for the Chief Architect Design Contests. We’d like to share some ideas and suggestions for how you can craft a great design contest entry that our Facebook voters respond positively to. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-tips/
  4. The Chief Academy returns August 31 – September 2 in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Join us for 2‑day training classes (introductory to advanced) followed by a half‑day of focus‑based seminars, 1‑on‑1 training, hands‑on new products test drive and social networking events to extend your learning or relaxation. Learn more about this exciting event on our website at chiefarchitect.com/userevent/
  5. Come see our team in Dallas and learn more about Chief Architect! May 18th we'll be hosting a presentation and reception. Sign Up Here May 19th and 20th, our trainers will guide in-person training with focuses on Residential and KBI topics. Sign Up Here
  6. Tune in on the 22nd when our friend @Renerabbitt takes over Chief's Instagram account to share an inside look at his process! Follow along here: https://www.instagram.com/chiefarchitect/ https://www.rabbittdesign.net/ https://www.instagram.com/rabbitt_design/
  7. 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/ The entry deadline is April 14.
  8. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – Sarah Gubbels of Homestead Homes of America 2nd Place – Shelly Wood of Axis Construction 3rd Place – Robert Smith of Robert Smith Design View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5656329087729630&type=3 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.
  9. Hello, Thank you for the question. The Room Planner app was discontinued a couple of years ago and is no longer available for purchase. We do have a mobile app for viewing plans called the Chief Architect 3D Viewer. This app allows you to explore the model in 3D, but you can't edit the plan (add walls, change colors, etc.). The 3D Viewer app is compatible with mobile devices. I see you already own Home Designer Pro. If you need a lower cost program for the field, other users or for your customers where they can design and edit plans, you can consider something like our Home Designer Suite or Architectural. Please feel free to contact us in sales if you have any questions. You can reach us at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software
  10. Tune in for our webinar presentations and Live Q&A sessions, each Thursday at 12:00 PST. We will be working through a full home design project, catch up on past sessions via our blog and download the sample plan to explore the design. Join us to see the process unfold with tips and tricks, and get sneak previews of what is coming in X14! Sign Up
  11. 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest-kitchen-bath-interiors/ The entry deadline is March 10.
  12. Hello, Thank you for the question. If it is a valid and transferable X10 you can upgrade it after it has been transferred into your name and the transfer fee has been paid. You will find current upgrade pricing on our website here, Upgrade and Renewal Options | Chief Architect If you are shopping at discount software sites selling Chief Architect online, they are all selling unauthorized copies of the software. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Software
  13. Tune in via Instagram on Tuesday, Feb 8th. See how Judi form Jubilee Interiors is using Chief Architect in her business. Read more about her on our blog: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/an-interior-designer-and-world-traveler/
  14. Follow Along on our next Instagram Takeover; January 25th. Cortney Smith, of Torgy's Home Design, will be sharing a day as a business using Chief Architect. Learn more about Torgy's Home Design in this Blog Post, and follow on Instagram!
  15. Sign up for Classroom Training • Residential Introductory - March 2, 4, 9, 11 (Wed/Fri) • Kitchens, Baths & Interiors - March 16, 18, 23, 25 (Wed/Fri) • Residential Intermediate - March 16, 18, 23, 25 (Wed/Fri)
  16. We are excited to be announcing the Design of the Year Contest winners for 2021! Chief Architect holds a monthly design contest every year. There are 3 categories: Kitchen/Bath and Interiors, Residential, and Remodel/Additions. Each monthly winner is entered into the Design of the Year Contest and our Facebook community votes for their favorite. Kitchen/Bath and Interiors Grand Prize Winner – Chris De Martino of Elite 3D Residential Grand Prize Winner – Aaron Swearengin of Oak River Design Group Remodel/Additions Grand Prize Winner – Javier Montenegro of d.SGN SMITH Studio Thank you so much to everyone who participated this year. We enjoy seeing your work and love seeing what you can do with Chief Architect, and thank you to everyone who voted on our Facebook page. We couldn’t do it without you!
  17. Stop in and see us in Orlando for a User Reception. Wednesday, February 9th, at Rosen Plaza: 4-7 PM. Register here: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/events/#user-reception
  18. Hello, Thank you for the question. Your best bet for connecting with professional drafters using Chief Architect is to post your request in the "seeking services" section of the Chief Talk user forum. https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/forum/15-seeking-services/ You can also look in the "offering services" section of this forum as well. https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/forum/16-offering-services/ Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Software
  19. Hi @dennisq! ChiefTalk account holders are welcome to post to the Gallery! Any images you post should be relevant to Chief Architect and/or this forum, and its topics. Inappropriate, irrelevant images, or content that you do not have permission to share, are subject to removal by moderators. The Gallery is a great place to showcase your work and even do a little self promotion of your projects and skills using Chief Architect. You will find that you are able to create multiple albums and sub albums to organize your images. If you add captions using Rich Text formatting, you can include hyperlinks to other resources. Occasionally, Chief Architect's social team will re-share images from the Gallery to our Social channels (like Facebook and Instagram) make sure to provide any information we can include to give your work the credit it deserves (website, social handles, etc)! This is a great way to build your audience. Looking forward!
  20. Greetings! During this holiday season, I would like to personally take the time to thank you as a Chief Architect customer, and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, a Wonderful Holiday Season, and Happy New Year. In 2022, Chief Architect will be hosting several new events online and in-person – we look forward to meeting with our customers again soon! Our first event in the new year will be a user reception on Feb. 9 in Orlando where we will showcase some great new products that we’ve been working on. Our Chief Academy (User Group Meeting + Training) will be hosted in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. This is a marquee event, and I hope that you can plan to make it. This will be a special year for all of us as Chief Architect turns 30 years old this coming summer! We, here at Chief Architect, appreciate your business and the time you take to help us improve our products and services. Please let us know if there are additional ways that we can help you become even more successful with our products. Thank you, and have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Greg Wells President and CEO Chief Architect Software
  21. Takeover today! Don't forget to follow along via Instagram Stories!
  22. The Chief Architect Certification Exams are a rigorous test of a user's knowledge of the software's tools, interface, and best drawing practices. Chief Architect Certification verifies competency using Chief Architect Software and is available to professionals, academic instructors, and students. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/training/chief-architect-certification.html
  23. Tune in on December 14th to see how @elite3d is using Chief Architect and making great renderings for his business. Follow us on Instagram to see what other users are making, and to see Christopher's takeover on the 14th. https://www.instagram.com/elite3d
  24. We will be offering another set of virtual classroom training in January. Learn Chief Architect with a live instructor and classmates from the comfort of your own home. SSA members save 10% All classes are 8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific Residential Introductory - January 5, 7, 12, 14 (Wed/Fri) Kitchens, Baths & Interiors - January 19, 21, 26, 28 (Wed/Fri) Residential Intermediate - January 19, 21, 26, 28 (Wed/Fri) Learn more
  25. Design of the Year Contest! Throughout the year, Chief Architect holds a monthly design contest to showcase our users' work. Designers from all around the world, with vastly different backgrounds and design styles, compete head-to-head each month in the following three categories: Residential, Remodel / Additions, and Kitchen/ Bath & Interiors. The winners of each contest are now contestants in the Design of the Year Contest! Here are the Residential Design contestants! Vote for your favorite in each category: Kitchen/Bath & Interiors Residential Remodel/Additions Learn more: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/2021-design-of-the-year-contest/ The winners will be announced on January 13th, 2021.