Message: You can edit this plan fully using Chief Architect


Reference Number: KB-00892
Last Modified: April 20, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors
Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


QUESTION

When I first open a plan file sent to me from a Chief Architect user, I get an informational message telling me that I either can't make modifications, or that I may be limited in the modifications that I can make. What does this mean?


ANSWER

If the plan you received was created in Chief Architect or Home Designer Professional, you may receive the following message:

"This plan was created by a different product version than you are currently using. You will only be able to view this plan and can't make any modifications. You can edit this plan fully using another Chief Architect product. Visit our web site at https://www.chiefarchitect.com for more information on our professional series of products."

This message means that while you can view the floor plan and create various camera views, you will not be able to make any type of modifications to the plan (for example, place or move objects, walls, doors/windows, etc), other than creating text annotations.
 

If this particular plan was sent to you by a professional using the Chief Architect X1 or newer version of the software, and they want to allow you to edit this .plan file, then they must enable the check box titled Allow Editing in Select Home Designer Products within the Plan Defaults prior to sending the file.

Please see the Related Articles section below for more information.  


If the plan you received was created in Chief Architect X1 or newer and has been set to allow editing in Home Designer products, then you will instead receive the following message:

"This plan was created by a professional version of Chief Architect and has been enabled for editing in select Home Designer Products. You will be able to make modifications, but they may be limited by the person who created this plan.
You can edit this plan fully using another Chief Architect product. Visit our web site at https://www.chiefarchitect.com for more information on our professional series of products."

This message is purely informative and is simply telling you that this plan has been configured to allow you to modify certain aspects of the plan. Click
OK to continue and work with the plan.

MORE INFORMATION

To request a free download of the Chief Architect Viewer, so that you can view the floor plan and 3D views created with the Chief Architect Premier version of the software, submit a request on the Chief Architect website.