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This book is fully updated for the release of Chief Architect X7 Professional. The step by step tutorials are fun and easy to grasp as they guide you through the design process, from setting up your drawing, drawing walls, doors, windows, foundation, roof, to creating finished construction documents. By the time you have finished the book tutorials you will have drawn a beautiful modern 2-story residence, complete with a walk-out basement, decks, and landscaping. You will also become proficient with CA X7's new and enhanced features including the redesigned Wall Type Definitions dialog, which now includes the ability to use multiple framing layers. The book is loaded with concise explanations with step by step tutorials that will give you a hands on experience in developing a real home design project from start to finish. Other new features that are completely covered by this book include the addition of framing labels, control of framing joints using edit tools, the new Fillet All and Chamfer All tools, stepped cutting plane cross sections, room specific door/window/cabinet schedules, multiple faced cabinets, same line type control, and many other new enhancements that will make your home design work more proficient and professional. Coverage includes:
  • Finding your way around the Chief Architect interface
  • Managing your drawing projects
  •  Creating the building shell

  • Developing and working with stairs, roofs, decks
  • Bath and kitchen design
  • Adding a stepped foundation
  • Applying a monolithic slab to the garage
  • Adding electrical and lighting
  • Creating a site plan
  • Developing the terrain
  • Working Drawings
  • Color Renderings
  • Walkthroughs
  • Layers
  • Annotation Sets
  • Schedules
  • Dimensioning
  • Text
  • Text Styles
A DVD is included with each​ book, which includes additional step by step bonus chapters, a color PDF of the book, and hundreds of working files.

Workbook Residential Design Using Chief Architect X7  will be added as a bonus to your order! This workbook is a companion book to Residential Design Using Chief Architect X7. Additional exercises and projects enhance your learning process in using the Chief Architect X7 CAD and home design software. Practice the skills in the commands and concepts covered in the corresponding chapters of the main book. The Workbook includes new tools and concepts to further enhance your ability to create professional home designs.

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!