To configure a program to use a specific graphics card
Close the Chief Architect program.
From the Desktop, right-click in an empty area and select Display settings from the contextual menu.
You can also navigate to Settings> System> Display.
In Windows 10, scroll down and select the Graphics settings link.
In Windows 11, select the Graphics category under the Related settings heading.
In Windows 10, under the Choose an app to set preference heading, select Desktop app from the drop-down menu.
In Windows 11, under the Add an app heading, select Desktop app from the drop-down menu.
Note: If the Desktop app option is not available, you may be running an older version of Windows 10. Select Classic App from the menu instead.
Click the Browse button to open File Explorer. Browse to the Chief Architect or Home Designer executable file, select it, then click Add.
By default, executable files for all Chief Architect programs are found in the following location: C:\Program Files\Chief Architect\ [PROGRAM TITLE AND VERSION].
For example, the executable for Chief Architect Premier X15 is located in: C:\Program Files\Chief Architect\Chief Architect Premier X15.
If you have installed a Chief Architect program to a different drive or location, refer to the location you have installed it to instead.
With the desired Chief Architect program now listed, select it, then click the Options button.
Select the High performance option, then click Save.
Note: If you have verified that your computer has more than one graphics card, but you only see a single graphics option listed during this step, it's possible that your monitor's display cables are not plugged into the correct ports on your PC. Verify that the monitors are plugged directly into the video card, if applicable.
The high performance graphics card will now be utilized the next time you launch the Chief Architect program.