The Training And Tools You Need To Take Your Chief Architect Skills To The Next Level

New Courses With
A Simple Goal:

"Help You Become A Better Designer"

1.  Understanding building structures and drawing structural details of buildings
2.  Discovering how to draw plans more efficiently and faster, and how to Master Chief Architect
Structures - Types
Create a Plan in Chief
Structures - CAD
Master Chief Architect

Structures - Types and Terminology

Understanding And Defining The Structural Elements In Building Construction

This course is for those looking to gain a better understanding of the many different structural elements, building methods, and terminology that goes into how a building gets planned and constructed.

We'll proceed step-by-step through many examples of building construction methods that will allow you to communicate the structural elements of a project with everyone involved in its construction.

Enroll For Structures - $297

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1 PM Pacific, 2 PM MT, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern - 90 Minutes

Wed, 1/6/21 - 1. What Goes Into Building Construction. Terminology & Abbreviations
Thu, 1/7/21 - 2. Foundations Types and Building Methods
Wed, 1/13/21 - 3. Floor Systems and Construction Techniques
Thu, 1/14/21 - 4. Wall Systems and Uses
Wed, 1/20/21 - 5. Roof System Construction Methods
Thu, 1/21/21 - 6. Design Considerations - Setbacks, Building Sizes, Corners, Shapes, etc.

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Creating a Plan in Chief Architect

Join us in this "Creating a Plan - Quick Start" course for Chief Architect users.

This course is for you if you would like an in-depth demonstration of what it takes to set up and create a full set of plans using Chief Architect so you can stop guessing about the recommended process.

We'll work through the "best practices" methods to create plans using the supplied plan and layout templates and checklist. You'll discover the magic of layers and plan views, and much more.

Enroll For Create a Plan - $397

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1 PM Pacific, 2 PM MT, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern - 90 Minutes

Tue, 1/26/21 - MCA-1.1 Steps to Creating a Plan, Chief Templates and Plan Review
Thu, 1/28/21 - MCA-1.2 Creating a Plan Quick Start - Laying Out the Plan
Tue, 2/2/21 - MCA-1.3 Creating a Plan Quick Start - Detailing the Plan
Thu, 2/4/21 - MCA-1.4 Creating a Plan Quick Start - Assembling the Plan

Bonus - Chief Architect Template Files and Training for X12 and beyond

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Structures - CAD

Defining And Drawing The Structural Elements In Your Projects

In this course, you'll discover how to figure out, draw, and model the building's structural elements. With this process, you'll know how to start and work on your plans to get you to your final results faster.

You'll discover proven methods for asking the questions necessary to get the answers you need to add the proper elements to your plans using the many 2D and 3D tools in Chief Architect.

Enroll For Structures CAD - $297

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1 PM Pacific, 2 PM MT, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern - 90 Minutes

Wed, 2/10/21 - 1. Plan Review - What Goes Into a Set of Drawings
Thu, 2/11/21 - 2. Defining Project Parameters and Using Chief's 2D CAD
Wed, 2/17/21 - 3. Defining Foundations and Floor Structures
Thu, 2/18/21 - 4. Defining Wall Structures and Other Structural Elements
Wed, 2/24/21 - 5. Defining Roof Structures and Bearing Conditions
Thu, 2/25/21 - 6. Other Structural Elements and Techniques

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Mastering Chief Architect

Discover the Inner Workings of Chief Architect and What it Wants From You.

To truly use Chief Architect to its fullest, it's essential to understand the program's many tools and their use in the design process. The Mastering, Step-by-Step series is designed to do just that.

Here is where you'll discover how the program thinks and what you can do to get it to do what you want. Follow along as veteran Dan Baumann leads you through each facet of the inner workings of Chief Architect.

Enroll For Mastering Chief - $597

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1 PM Pacific, 2 PM MT, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern - 90 Minutes

Wed, 3/3/21 - MCA-2.1 Plan Setup, Templates, Optimizations, and Interface
Wed, 3/10/21 - MCA-2.2 Mastering Chief's Text and 2D CAD Tools
Wed, 3/17/21 - MCA-2.3 Layout Strategies, Walls, Dimensioning, Floor Levels
Wed, 3/24/21 - MCA-2.4 Platforms, Foundations & Garages
Wed, 3/31/21 - MCA-2.5 Stairs, Ramps, Decks & Porches
Wed, 4/7/21 - MCA-2.6 Windows, Doors & Cabinets
Wed, 4/14/21 - MCA-2.7 Roofs – Strategies for Automatic & Manual Roofs
Wed, 4/21/21 - MCA-2.8 Roofs – Basic & Advanced Manual Roof Techniques
Wed, 4/28/21 - MCA-2.9 Layers, Layer Sets, Default Sets & Plan Views
Wed, 5/5/21 - MCA-2.10 3D Slabs, Moldings, Trim & Solids
Wed, 5/12/21 - MCA-2.11 2D & 3D Framing, Sections & Details
Wed, 5/19/21 - MCA-2.12 2D & 3D Terrain, Plot Plans, Import & Export
Wed, 5/26/21 - MCA-2.13 Electrical, Lighting & Mechanical
Wed, 6/2/21 - MCA-2.14 Schedules, Plan Notes, Renderings, Presentations
Wed, 6/9/21 - MCA-2.15 Assembling the Working Drawing on Layout Pages

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Meet Your Coach, Dan Baumann

Dan has been using Chief Architect since 1993 when he purchased V1.0 serial #0094. Since then, he's been a part of helping people change their lives with his coaching and training.

Chief is an excellent visualization tool that helps designers and contractors share their ideas through 3D modeling. The knowledge one has of construction makes creating ideas easier.

Dan is excited to share his construction knowledge with those that want to know more about how a building gets put together. Structure + Chief Architect is a winning combination.

Meet Your Coach, John Schrader

John is a "let's figure it out" kind of person. Having been in the construction industry for over 35 years, he has that innate ability to take an idea, roll with it, and get it done.

And that's what John did over 14 years when he discovered Chief Architect and started figuring the software out. He recognized the value it brought to his business and fell in love with it.

Today John has become a highly advanced Chief Architect user and trainer, and he loves helping others learn how they can change the way they do business by mastering Chief Architect.

Package Savings

Take advantage of special pricing by bundling your courses. 

Structures Courses

$494

Savings of $100

  • Structures - Types and Terminology, 6-Sessions
  • Structures - CAD, 6-Sessions
  • Handouts and Samples
  • US Residential Construction Details PDF Book
  • Access to all recordings
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Mastering Courses

$794

Savings of $200

  • Creating a Plan in Chief Architect, 4-Sessions
  • Mastering Chief Architect, 15-Sessions
  • Plan and Layout Templates
  • Template Training, 4-Recorded Sessions
  • Handouts and Samples
  • Access to all recordings
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All 4-Courses

$1,188

Savings of $400

  • Structures - Types and Terminology, 6-Sessions
  • Structures - CAD, 6-Sessions
  • US Residential Construction Details PDF Book
  • Creating a Plan in Chief Architect, 4-Sessions
  • Mastering Chief, 15-Sessions
  • Plan and Layout Templates
  • Template Training, 4-Recorded Sessions
  • Handouts and Samples
  • Access to all recordings
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Nina Burkholder

Mrs. Boss Residential Design

"Hello Dan and Happy New! I have had one of my best years ever with design work. Thank you for your constant encouragement and all information you put out. I wish you the best."

Margaret Griffith

Griffith Design-Build

"You inspired me to keep on trying new things with Chief. I took your advice and am now loving drawing my as-builts on site. Thank you for the encouragement!"

Kevin Transue

CHC Creative Remodeling

"Dan has helped to give me a deep understanding of how Chief works. His classes are lively, entertaining, and always very educational. I highly recommend all of the online and live training that Dan provides."

Q&A

Kevin Kofron

Kofron Builders Inc.

"It was a great class with lots of education in so many ways. Thanks, Dan, for a job well done. And to all of my classmates for a fun and relaxing environment."

Holly Andrews

Elements Architectural Design

"Dan, your templates have been a game-changer for me. The plan template wowed me, and then I started using the layout template and was blown away again. I appreciate all the time you invested as they have revealed features I never knew existed."

David Potter

DJP Designs

"I learned how to use my Architectural Software (Chief Architect Premier) from Dan's VHS video tutorials back in 1995. He was and is ready and willing to help and answer my Architectural questions. An experienced, former contractor, and Teacher, he is an indispensable resource to our culture and nation." 

Satisfaction Guarantee

What is it? The "Try-It and Like-It" Money-Back Guarantee is our way of ensuring your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If you are not satisfied after the completion of the first two sessions in a course, let us know before the 3rd session starts, and we will give you a full refund