When creating a plan in Home Designer, either Metric (millimeters, centimeters, meters, etc) or Imperial (inches, feet) measurement units are available. The measurement system must be set before creating a plan and cannot be changed for existing plans.
If you're experiencing inconsistent behavior when editing objects, there may be a setting that got switched in your design process.
Here we will show you how to reset your program's preferences back to the factory settings.
You may not need or want the standard cross hairs on the screen while you are drawing. Here's how you can turn them off.
It's easy to change the size of the toolbar buttons in Home Designer by accessing the Preferences dialog.
Core, Bonus, and Manufacturer Libraries, along with your User Library can all be moved to a custom location in Chief Architect Premier, Chief Architect Interiors, and Home Designer Pro.
Follow these steps to create a new Data folder to circumvent unexpected behavior caused by having the Documents folder stored on iCloud Drive.
Follow these steps to move your Data folder to circumvent unexpected behavior caused by having the Documents folder stored on OneDrive.
Persistent icons that follow your cursor, or mouse pointer, may indicate an uncommon setting is enabled or disabled, an edit behavior other than the Default is selected, the structure or the terrain in the plan needs to be rebuilt, or an object, such as a wall, is not connecting properly or is at an irregular angle.
There are some settings within Chief Architect software that, when enabled, will result in degraded performance. Technical Support might have you enable these settings for a short period of time to retrieve data related to troubleshooting specific problems. Once the necessary data is retrieved, Technical Support will have you disable them once again.