Chief Architect X11 – Architectural Object Features

Chief Architect X11 – Architectural Object Features


Hi I’m Jenna with Chief Architect. In
this video segment I’m going to show the new enhancements we made to our
architectural objects in Chief Architect X11. Let’s begin by looking at our new
keynote tool. A new keynote tool and schedule has been added in Chief Architect X11. When placing a note you can enter the text, type of no label, information and the shape to use. As you place new notes they automatically will
increment when you place a note schedule since they leverage text macros. You can use the note type management tool to create and modify your note types. When
you place a note schedule you can choose the type of notes to include as well as
other typical schedule options. A new default is available for notes to define
your preferred settings. Note defaults can be controlled through the active default settings or an annotation set. Notes can now be displayed in 3d camera
views and exported along with your plan to the 3d viewer. Display of notes is
controlled through the layer display options, and exporting notes to the 3d
viewer can be selected individually or as a group. There is a new parametric
barn door. With this tool you can define a surface mounted door, side and top
overhangs, wall offset and the typical hardware used for barn doors. Pocket, sliding and barn doors can display partially open in plan or 3d views. You
can use the Edit handles to manually adjust the opening or set a percentage
in the doors dialog. A new “Fixed” Door Type is available to create non-operable doors like sidelights for entryways. Door hinges and hardware are not included by default, but faux hardware can be turned
on. For bi-fold, Pocket and Sliding Doors you can specify multiple panels. For
sliding doors this allows you to create retractable walls or stackers such as
those offered by Nanawall. In the doors configuration options you can list the number of panels for the left or right side. Soffits have a new option to follow the
slope of custom ceiling planes, just use the slope setting and the place under ceiling option. Creating half wall with a railing on top for stairs is now easier. A pony wall with a railing on top can be set to follow stairs to create
these styles of stair walls. You can create more complicated stair
shapes and paths using the landing tool. Stair landings recognize and will
connect to other landings to form individual stair components. The wood
grain or planking will follow the direction of the largest nosing tread. The molding panel has been updated for
objects that contain moldings. You can manage moldings, see a preview of their
location in rooms, define offsets and save directly to the library. When creating build up moldings such as this crown there’s a make stack option for
easier management of the molding. This stacked molding group can be added to the library and if you draw molding profiles, you can select multiple profiles and add them to the library as a stacked molding. When the molding is
placed from the library you have the flexibility to modify the profiles
individually. There are several great new features in chief architect x11 and you can expect to see it in early 2019; and remember, all new software purchases
include upgrades for the first year. So if you’re not currently a customer get
started with Chief Architect today!


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