Use the instructions in this article to backup Chief Architect content in the event a computer malfunction occurs. Additionally, it's helpful to have this same content backed up so that it can be transferred to another computer.
There isn't a way to convert a digital image into a 3D model in Chief Architect; however, you can use an image or of a floor plan, or a PDF, as a template to trace over.
Learn how to restore your Chief Architect program, and all of your User Content by following the instructions in this resource.
Communicate with AutoCAD users by exporting a .dwg or .dxf file from Home Designer.
Image files can be imported into a floor plan view by navigating to File> Import> Import Picture. The imported image can then be modified using the object's edit handles, and it can be traced over using the various tools located in your Home Designer software.
One method of sharing your design or plan ideas with someone else is to export a camera or floor plan image.
Use the Export Picture option while in a camera view to create a camera view image that can be saved on your computer.
Creating a screenshot is easy to accomplish by following the instructions applicable for your operating system linked here.
Saving a design into a PDF is a common practice. In this article we will show you how you can create a PDF file of your plan.
Import 3D symbols in the following file formats: .obj, .3ds, and .skp formats. Home Designer Pro can also import 3D .dxf files.
Import PDF files directly into a plan file by navigating to File> Import> Import PDF from the menu.
Home Designer makes it easy to import and create custom materials using image files.
Save your Room Planner designs up on the Cloud, then import them into Chief Architect or Home Designer for additional editing.
How to export a camera view to make and view a 360 degree panorama image file.
3D Viewer Models can be viewed directly in a web browser or shared on a social media profile such as Facebook or Twitter, or your own personal website.
Using the Import Drawing Assistant, you can import 2D CAD or terrain/elevation information from a DWG or DXF file.