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  1. This video goes over how to change materials. The example used in the video is for cabinet boxes, but the same concept applies to countertops. Here is information on using the style palette tool:
  2. Here is a video that reviews the different ways you can control how framing reports to the materials list using the Structural member Reporting feature.
  3. It allows you to continue running that dimension line using the dimension default settings used by that line.
  4. You can view the summary video at You can view the full session from Thursday 3/2/23 at
  5. There’s also the DIY Home Designer Software that’s based on the Chief Architect Software, but with select tools and features. This may be an option to consider.
  6. Hello, If you obtain a full license, you can save any of the work you still have up and active in the trial. More info is available at Let us know if you have any questions! 208-292-3400
  7. Chief will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 2nd about the new X15 features. Sign up or learn more at:
  8. Chief will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 2nd about the new X15 features. Sign up or learn more at:
  9. @ChiefTom396 The 29:00 minute mark in this video covers this scenario: Once the basement level walls are in place, you may consider some of the approaches others have suggested for the first floor walls, roof, etc.
  10. In the side bar on the left, go to the Rendering Techniques option and try switching between the Basic and Standard options. Also if the app detects that the model is significantly large or that the device you are trying to view it on is low on memory, it may automatically switch back to the Basic Rendering Technique. Here is a video on Preparing a Plan for the 3D Viewer:
  11. The Substance Player download and information on using it with Chief is available at
  12. The replay is available at
  13. This is now available at
  14. A link with a replay should be available within the next few days. If you sign up for a webinar but can’t attend the session, we typically will email everyone a replay once it is ready.