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  1. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Michael Burt 2nd Place – Cody Corbin of Drafting & Design Solutions 3rd Place – Norman Frye View all of the great submissions: https://bit.ly/November20Winners 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. Floor Framing — Live Webinar Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 12:00 PM PST The importance of floor framing is a function of your structural platform settings. A platform's height is not only important for framing members it can also impact your elevations. Learn about the various floor framing techniques and best practices in this session. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Platform & floor framing settings Automatic & manual floor framing Joists, trusses & beams Mixed floor framing directions Register Today! Download this companion plan to try for yourself: Floor-Framing-Sample.zip Watch the recap: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/10229/floor-framing.html?playlist=171 Check out other trainings we offer: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/events/
  3. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Savanna Beyer of Twenty One Design 2nd Place – Kelly Collett of Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry 3rd Place – Stephanie Mazzetta of Christino Kitchens & Remodeling View all of the great submissions: http://bit.ly/September-October20Winners 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. 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/ Entry deadline is November 16th
  5. Materials: Patterns, 3D Visualization & What's Coming Next — Live Webinar Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT Great looking 3D renderings and 2D elevations start with your material settings. In this session, we will review how to customize your materials to get the effect you want in perspective and orthographic views. Also, learn about how Chief Architect is improving these tools in an upcoming version. This session will be hosted live by Dustin Cruz, one of our Content Development professionals. We will be encouraging questions about the process from attendees through a live Q & A session. 3D material properties for renderings 2D pattern and fill settings Enhanced material tools that are coming soon Download the project plan to play with your own material editing: Mercury Mosaics Bathroom Example.zip Watch the recap video here
  6. Thank you for the question. Here are some thoughts on the purchase options. 1. Purchase a license outright - This is the best deal and lowest possible price to own the software. 2. Rent to own - If cashflow is the priority, the rent to own option can be a great fit at $199 per month. If you rent consecutively for the full rental term you will own the software. Lean more about the software rental here: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/software-rental/ 3. Rent as needed - You mentioned that there would be significant gaps between projects. The software can be rented as needed. This means you can rent as needed to complete a project and cancel the rental at any time. You can then restart the rental in the future when the next project starts. The drawback to this is that you do not accumulate payments toward ownership. Feel free to reach out to our Sales Department if you have any questions by phone 208.292.3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
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    Excellent work Claire! We have selected your work to feature on our social media pages. Check it out on Facebook here. Feel free to tag yourself! Best regards, Chief Architect Sales
  8. Kitchen Lighting & Electrical Plans — Free Virtual Class Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT This live course focuses on placing electrical components in order to create an Electrical plan with an Electrical Legend, as well as customizing lighting for 3D renderings. One of our kitchen & bath design professionals will be hosting this live session and taking live questions about the process from attendees. Using the Electrical Saved Plan View for defaults and a layer set Placing lighting for 3D rendering Creating an electrical plan Legends for electrical Download the project file: ChiefChallenge.zip Re-watch the video to catch any information you may have missed. See the other scheduled live demonstrations and register now so you don't forget later!
  9. Kitchen Islands & Custom Countertops — Free Virtual Class Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT In this session, we'll explore the process of creating kitchen islands using cabinets and custom countertops, and how to save groups of objects to your library. Presented live by one of our kitchen & bath design professionals, questions are welcome as you follow along this course. Cabinet layout and configuration for islands Custom countertops — shapes, edge profiles, waterfalls Saving kitchen island configurations in your library catalog Island options — how to create options for your clients to choose from Take the information you learn and apply it to your own design Download the Challenge Project file: Kitchen Islands and Custom Countertops.zip Watch the video here See the other scheduled live demonstrations and register now so you don't forget later!
  10. Kitchen Cabinets: How Cabinets Work & Wall Elevation Dimensions — Free Virtual Class Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT Focusing on base, wall, and full‑height cabinets, this course explains how to create and customize cabinets, as well as creating detailed wall elevations. This session will be hosted live by one of our kitchen & bath design professionals, encouraging questions about the process from attendees. How cabinets work in Chief Architect How to customize cabinets and add fixtures/appliances Save custom cabinet configurations in your library catalog Create wall elevations with dimensions per NKBA guidelines Download the project files to follow along: chiefChallenge-Kitchen Cabinets.zip kitchen-Layout.pdf Watch the video here. See the other scheduled live demonstrations and register now so you don't forget later!
  11. Kitchen Remodeling: Creating Dimensioned Floor Plans Free Virtual Class Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT Explore the process of remodeling a kitchen, creating detailed floor plan dimensions, and sending a plan view to a layout page to create construction documents. This course will be presented live by one of our kitchen & bath design professionals and taking live questions about the process from attendees. Review the remodel process for as‑built & remodel plans Showing the as‑built overlay Dimensioning the floor plan per NKBA guidelines Sending the scaled floor plan to Layout Download the project file: Webinar-Kitchen-Remodel.zip Follow along with the recorded video.
  12. Thank you for your interest in Chief Architect! The software rental and regular license purchase share the same software licensing. Chief Architect is a single user license, but we provide you with the ability to run the software on any number of computers. If you have a home computer, laptop, office computer, showroom computer, etc., you can install on all of your computers. You will be limited to launching Chief Architect on one computer at a given time. There is a quick process for switching between your computers. Here is a tech article that shows how this works. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00956/using-chief-architect-on-multiple-computers.html Feel free to contact sales with any questions at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Software
  13. Hello Sam, Great design, thank you for sharing! We have chosen this rendering to feature on our social channels. Check it out on Facebook here. Feel free to tag yourself. Best Regards, Chief Architect Sales
  14. Our Next Contest is Kitchen/Bath, & Interiors! Share one of your Kitchen/Bath & 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/ Entry deadline is October 19th
  15. We have winners! Congratulations Rodante H. Bernabe, Sohail Ahmed, and Jorge Arreola! Thank you to all who participated. We love to see the work you do! View all the Remodeling contest submissions.
  16. Great design amaliya. Thank you for sharing! We’ve selected this rendering to be featured on our social media pages. Check it out on Facebook here. Feel free to tag yourself! Best regards, Chief Architect Sales
  17. The Design Contest is under way, you have until August 17 to share your entry! See the details on the blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-remodel-addition/
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    Great Design Chiefer. Thank you for sharing! We have selected this rendering to be featured on our social media pages. Check it out on Facebook here. Feel free to tag yourself! Best regards, Chief Architect Sales
  19. Stunning design, moeanise. Thank you for sharing! We’ve selected this rendering to be featured on our social media pages. Check it out on Facebook here. Feel free to tag yourself! Best regards, Chief Architect Sales
  20. Ensuite Showers: Design, Dimensions & Tile Details Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT Bathroom showers come in a variety of styles. In this session, we will look at how to model several common types of showers, as well as create details and presentation views. Scott Harris, CKBD, will host this live session, covering the following topics and taking questions from attendees. Shower wall types — glass, half tile, frame rail Shower benches, niches and fixtures Tile details for patterns and 3D visualization Dimension details using NKBA guidelines ChiefChallenge-Shower.zip Watch the Video
  21. Ensuite Bath Cabinets & Vanities: How Cabinets Work, Creating Custom Vanities & Dimensioning Wall Elevations Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT Chief Architect's Cabinet tools are quite versatile and each cabinet can be customized in many ways. In this session we will focus on using these tools to create unique bathroom vanities. Scott Harris, CKBD, will be hosting this live session, covering the following outline, and taking questions about the process from attendees. How cabinets work in Chief Architect How to customize cabinets and create unique vanities Save custom cabinet configurations in your library catalog Create wall elevations with dimensions per the NKBA guidelines Download the project file and create your own custom vanity. Chief-Challenge-Bath-Vanity.zip Watch the Video See the other scheduled live demonstrations and register now so you don't forget later!
  22. Ensuite Bath Floor Plans: Importing an As-Built Plan Image, Tracing & Dimensioning Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT Using an existing as‑built image file can save some time. In this session, we will look at creating an accurate as‑built floor plan from an image and then redesigning it. Scott Harris, CKBD, will be hosting this live session, covering the following outline, and taking questions about the process from attendees. Importing the original as‑built floor plan from an image Scaling the plan image and tracing walls over it Dimensioning the as‑built floor plan Remodeling and placing dimensions per the NKBA guidelines Download the Project File: ChiefChallenge-Bath-Dimensions.plan Watch the video. *Eligible for NKBA CEU Credit See the other scheduled live demonstrations and register now so you don't forget later!
  23. Remodeling: New Addition Framing & Materials List Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT This new addition will allow for a large new master bath and closet. In the session, we will look at the structural changes for the foundation and framing. Scott Harris, CKBD, will be hosting this live session, covering the following outline, and taking questions about the process from attendees. Creating new‑construction walls Framing & roof construction 3D & elevation views Creating a remodel list of materials Download the project file: ChiefChallenge-Materials-List-Bachelor-View.zip Follow along with the video, here: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/10215/remodeling-new-addition-framing-materials-list.html See the other scheduled live demonstrations and register now so you don't forget later!
  24. Join us in our next Thursday webinar about Bathroom Remodeling. This session can be self-reported for NKBA CEU credits, if you are an NKBA member! Bathroom Remodeling: Designing & 3D Visualization Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 12:00 PM PDT This bath remodel session begins with the as-built plan and transforms the space into a large bathroom. We will review the as-built overlay in 2D and 3D and use the Chief Architect design tools for the new bath. Scott Harris, CKBD, will be hosting this live session, covering the following outline, and taking questions about the process from attendees. Wall demo and new wall construction Creating the shower, water closet and vanity Floor plan and wall elevation dimensions Review the as‑built overlay in 2D & 3D Download the project file and check the goals off the list. ChiefChallenge-Bath-Bachelor-View.zip Follow along with the video. Make sure to register for our other upcoming webinars so you don't miss out on the Q&A sessions that we host Live with our experts!
  25. Because we aren't able to travel to you, we are offering Virtual Classroom Training to help you build your Chief Architect Skills! See our scheduled events: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/company/tradeshows.html Sign up for Live Online Training, where you and your peers will log-in and join one of our trainers. July: Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10% Training Dates: 8:30 AM–12:30 PM PDT Residential Intermediate - July 22, 24, 29, 31 (Wed/Fri) Kitchens, Baths & Interiors - July 22, 24, 29, 31 (Wed/Fri) Learn More Sign up for Training September: Save 20% and SSA members save an additional 10% Training Dates: 8:30 AM–12:30 PM PDT Residential Introductory - Sept. 1, 3, 8, 10 (Tues/Thurs) Residential Intermediate - Sept. 2, 4, 9, 11 (Wed/Fri) Kitchens, Baths & Interiors - Sept. 15, 17, 22, 24 (Tues/Thurs) Learn More Sign up for Training