Where Chief Architect Software Installs on a Mac

Reference Number: KB-03060
Last Modified: July 19, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

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


I've downloaded and installed a Chief Architect or Home Designer program, but I'm not able to locate it on my Mac system. Why is this?


Once downloaded and installed, you can find the Chief Architect or Home Designer program in your Mac Applications folder.

To locate the software

  1. From the menu at the top of the screen, select the Go menu and then choose the Applications option from the list.

    Navigating to Applications using the Go menu

    Note: Alternatively, you can select Finder and click on the Applications option located on the left side of the Finder window. 

  2. In the Applications folder, locate the Chief Architect or Home Designer program that was installed.

    Selecting the Chief Architect application in the Applications location within a Finder window

  3. Double-click on the program name to launch the software.

    You can select and drag the program from the Applications folder onto your Desktop or Dock, to create a shortcut icon for ease of access.