RESIDENTIAL DESIGN USING CHIEF ARCHITECT X5

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Residential Design Using Chief Architect X5 is a Chief Architect Step by Step Learning Book and is Fully Updated for the Release of Chief Architect X5. As with all Chief Architect Step by Step Learning books, this is a must have book for the users of the great Chief Architect 3D residential design software that is rapidly taking over the home design industry. The book is loaded with concise explanations with a step-by-step tutorial, which will give the reader hands-on experience in developing a realistic home design project. A quick start chapter will quickly introduce you to the amazing and powerful capabilities of the Chief Architect software. If you're new to Chief Architect, the tutorials will help you build your skills quickly. If you're a Chief Architect veteran, the author's in-depth explanations of the latest and most advanced features, including all the new 3D rendering tools, will start you on the right path to becoming a Chief Architect pro. Whatever your experience level and however you use Chief Architect, you will find this book to be a great desktop reference. Coverage Includes:
  • Finding you way around the Chief Architect X5 interface  
  • Managing your drawing projects
  • Creating the building shell
  •  Developing and working with stairs, roofs, decks, and cabinets  
  • Adding a stepped foundation and applying a monolithic slab to the garage
  • Adding electrical and lighting  
  • Creating a site plan and developing the terrain  
  • Creating construction documents (blue prints)
  • Making color renderings for design presentations
  • Exploring your model in real time using walkthroughs and orbiting tools  
  • Learn how to effectively use layers and the annotation tools
  •  Customizing the interface  
  • Developing schedules  
  • Adding dimensions and text
  • Using text styles to give you greater annotation control


You Will Create This Home Using the Tutorials in the Book to Include Framing, Interior Design, Electrical, Stepped Foundation (part crawl space, part full basement), Dormers, Decks and Balconies, Site Plan and Landscaping, Schedules, Construction Drawings, and More!