In the event of an improper shutdown or crash, you may be able to recover some of your work by restoring an Archive of the file.
If you have just installed a new version of Chief Architect, it will display a message asking if you want to associate these files types with the current version.
Your Home Designer software's Product Key is a unique identifier for your software license. You can locate yours in the Help Menu or in your digital locker.
If you cannot remember where you saved your file simply click the Windows Start button and type your search in the search box.
Chief Architect provides a number of free sample plans available for Home Designer.
Plans created in newer titles are unable to be opened with older versions of Chief Architect and Home Designer software.
There are a number of different Home Designer files that can be migrated from one computer to another.
The current versions of Chief Architect and Home Designer can open the .plan files from prior versions.
If you have upgraded to a newer version of Home Designer, you can open your plan files created in your earlier version.
Having a good file management system is essential for all computer users. Use this information as a guideline to organize and safeguard your work.
You can work with another Home Designer user on the same plan file. To ensure that they have all of the textures and materials you used, be sure to follow this process.
If you always save your plan files in a specific folder location, you can set your preferences to always open to that folder when you save a file.
One method of sharing your plan ideas with someone else is to export an image of your floor plan.
Follow these instructions to resolve most Chief Architect software crashes on a Microsoft Windows operating system.
Follow the detailed instructions in this Knowledge Base article to correct exceptions, assertions, null pointer, and SEH error messages. If none of the instructions in the article resolve your specific issue, follow the steps to send the System Information, Message Log, and other relevant files to our Technical Support team for advanced troubleshooting.
In this article, we will discuss the most common reasons for encountering slowness in Home Designer plans.