More Matterport, Templates, and Q&A for Chief Architect Designers Show #24

designers show Oct 19, 2020


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Join us as we dig a little deeper into how you can use Matterport with our guest Richard Duprey.
Rich Duprey has been using Matterport for years and joins our discussion to show us how it works. We also take a closer look at using the DWG files created from Matterport in Chief Architect.
Dan's ProAcademy Membership 00:01 
Introduction 03:05
Using Matterport with CA 04:18 
Rich Demonstrates the Matterport Camera 19:44
Rich's Business Doing Scans with Matterport 35:09
Q&A and Comments 49:20






Richard L. DuPrey
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-915-1728
Email: [email protected]
Milwaukee, NARI - MCR,CR,CRPM


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In this class we're going to dive deep into Chief Architect templates. How they work and how to customize them for your business.

October 21, 22, 28, 29, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:30 CST

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Templates for Chief Architect Master Class
October 21, 22, 28, 29, 2020

The Imperial and Metric Plan and Layout Template Files created by Dan Baumann will be available for download on October 21st.

1. Template Introduction - 10-21-2020 3:00 - 4:30 CST
Discover how well thought our templates in Chief Architect work and how they can help you save time and reduce frustration. In this session, you'll see how templates work and how to quickly customize them to fit your drawing style and your company brand.

Topics in Session #1:
- Downloading The Templates
- Setting The Plan and Layout Template As Your Default
- Overview And Introduction To Templates - Quick Start
- Working With Different Views
- Customizing Defaults Within The Plan
- Globally Changing Font Style
- Globally Changing Dimensions Style
- Globally Changing Text Size
- Using This Template With Older Plans
- Room Name Labels
- Using the All Off or On Layer Sets

2. Plan Template - 10-22-2020 3:00 - 4:30 CST
Everything starts by drawing in a plan file in Chief Architect. In this session, you'll see how different plan view types get used to assemble an organized set of drawings. From as-builts, remodeling plans, new construction plans to light commercial plans, you'll discover the optimal way to draw using Chief Architect.

Topics in Session #2:
- Adding New Annotation & Layer Sets
- Architectural Plans and the Different Scales
- The As-Built Measuring Plan
- The As-Built Plan For Creating The Dotted Line Reference
- As-Built Versus New Demo Plan
- CAD Details
- Electrical Plans
- Framing Plans
- Foundation Plans
- Furniture Plan
- HVAC & Plumbing Plans
- NKBA Kitchen & Bath Plans
- Plot Plans - Surveys and Plan Footprints
- Roof Layout Plan
- Sq. Ft. Takeoff Plan - Get Library of Room Boxes
- 3D For Elevations
- 3D Framing As-Built VS New
- 3D for Cross Sections
- 3D Views Full & Overview
- 3D For NKBA Elevations

3. Layout Template - 10-28-2020 3:00 - 4:30 CST
Once you've assembled your drawing in a Chief plan file, you'll need to assemble the working docs in Chief's layout file. This template makes it easier to assemble all of the elements of a plan on the right size pages in a simple, organized manner with all of the detail you need.

Topics in Session #3:
- Overview of The Layout Template
- Customizing The Layout Borders
- Naming & Arranging Pages
- Adding Views To The Layout Pages
- Adding & Adjusting Elevations
- Adding, Editing & Adjusting 3D Views
- Globally Adjusting Line Weights
- Adding A Plan Index
- Adding Plan Revisions
- Adding Plan Revisions Using Plan SF Boxes
- Using the All Off or On Layer Sets Untitled page

4. Templates Q&A Session - 10-29-2020 3:00 - 4:30 CST
In this session, you'll have a chance to ask any questions you may have related to working with and customizing your own Chief Architect Templates.