Chief Architect X11 – Productivity Features

Chief Architect X11 – Productivity Features


Hi I’m Jenna with Chief Architect. In this
video segment I’m going to show the new productivity features in Chief Architect
X11 which include multiple reference display options that can include
external plans such as an as-built, great for communicating remodeling changes, and several other new features. A reference display allows you to superimpose another floor over your current floor. This has typically been the floor above
or below. You can now display multiple reference floors that might include both
the floor above and below. In the new reference display interface you can choose the plan, set the floor, the layer set, choose the layers, include details
like fill, and control the draw order. By using saved plan views, you can set up different configurations depending on your needs. With the plan selection you
can display reference floors from external plan files over your current
floor. In this remodel example I can display the as-built floor plan by
choosing the file, floor, and layer set as the reference to display, making it easyto see what is changing in the renovation project. You can send this
view with the reference display to layout. We have also enabled this same
type of reference display in 3d. You can learn more about that in the 3d
rendering section of the video. In our previous version of chief architect we
implemented saved plan views allowing you to open multiple views
simultaneously, such as the floor plan and framing plan. These plan views retain
the layer and annotation sets. Active defaults, scale, zoom, floor and reference information. If you are working on an older plan, you can now import saved plan
views into those existing projects with X11. For new or legacy plans you can create a
saved plan view from a view previously sent to layout. You can also unlink saved
plan views in layouts. We have changed the behavior of the auto interior dimension tool to provide a cleaner look. The tool has moved from the tool bar to
the lower edit menu when the room is selected. The tool will then place your
interior dimensions. For more control you can choose what dimensions will be located found in dimension defaults. For objects such as cabinets with dynamic default values, we have replaced the designator of ‘D’ with a default icon that
can be toggled on or off to make it easy to set default values. There is a new
find and replace text tool that you can search the plan, layout, CAD details,
section and elevation views with. So you can easily locate your text. With Rich Text we enable the standard hotkeys for ctrl or command B for bold, control U for
underline, and ctrl I for italic text. In the preferences you will find file type
Association to assign file types to this latest version of Chief Architect. It includes file types for plans, layouts and library files. If you are using a PDF
file reference in your plan or layout it will refresh automatically when the PDF
has been externally updated. You can now toggle your Crosshair Cursor on and off with a hotkey, or by adding the toggle button to your toolbar. 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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