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  1. Our Next Contest is Residential! Share one of your Residential Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-residential/ The entry deadline is April 16.
  2. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Tasnim Said 2nd Place – Justin Brey of Justin B Designs 3rd Place – Nidhi Shrivastava View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.4502796333082917 We enjoyed viewing everyone’s design and want to thank you all for sharing with us and our community! Varying prize packages will be awarded.
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    Gary

    Hello, Thank you for the question. Here is a help article link that shows you how to run Home Designer on more than one computer. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-01028/using-home-designer-on-multiple-computers.html If you have any trouble, feel free to reach out to us for assistance at 208-292-3400 or email sales@chiefarchitect.com. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Sales
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    Multiple eGPUs supported?

    Hello Matthew, Thank you for the question. Home Designer can utilize 2 GPU's if they are configured to operate as one. AMD has a feature called "CrossFire" that will configure the GPU's in this manner so that Home Designer can take advantage of the additional graphic card. Here is a link to the AMD page about this feature. https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/crossfire Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Sales
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    Upgrade from Home Design Pro 2019

    Hello and thank you for the question. Your upgrade would span two version releases so there would be quite a lot of new features that have been introduced. We have a what's new in Home Designer 2021 page that shows highlights and details of the new features that were added (see links below). HD 2021 new features summary: https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/whats-new/#whats-new-summary HD 2021 new feature detailed list: https://cloud-hd.chiefarchitect.com/1/pdf/product-info/2021/new-features.pdf I have attached a PDF document that shows the new features we released in the Home Designer 2020 as well. I hope this helps. Feel free to reach out to our sales department with any questions. 208-292-3400 or sales@chiefarchitect.com Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software New Feature Matrix2020.pdf
  6. Our Next Contest is Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors! Share one of your Kitchen, Bath, or Interior Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect software product to create your original design. You have the chance to win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in this contest. Discover how to enter and more through our blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-kitchen-bath-interiors/ The entry deadline is March 19.
  7. Creating Custom Schedules & What's Coming in Chief Architect X13 — Free Live Webinar Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST Schedules are commonly used in Chief Architect Premier and Interiors for doors, windows, and cabinets. Learn the best practices on creating schedules and customizing them for specific items — like moldings for a plan or a specific room. Save your schedules in a template plan, so you have them ready to go for all your projects! One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Schedule basics Customizing schedules Creating a molding schedule Saving schedules in a template plan Sign up! This webinar will be presented using Chief Architect Premier. Considering an upgrade? Join us to see how our professional software products work.
  8. Tray and Custom Shaped Ceilings & What's Coming in Chief Architect X13 — Free Live Webinar Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST Ceilings can greatly change the look and feel of a room. This session will review the automatic and manual tray ceiling tools to create unique and custom ceilings. Finally, we'll cover creating a ceiling plan for your layout and construction documents. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. Using the automatic tray ceiling tool Creating manual tray ceilings Saved plan views and layer sets for ceilings Creating a ceiling layout page Sign up! This webinar will be presented using Chief Architect Premier. Considering an upgrade? Join us to see how our professional software products work.
  9. Managing Files: Locally and on the Cloud — Free Live Webinar Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 12:00 PM PST File management is an important task in managing your work process. Maximize your file and content management workflows to be more efficient when working across more than one computer or with multiple staff members. Knowing how to use the archive folder and backups can help when you have computer issues. One of our design professionals will be hosting this session, covering the following outline, and taking your live questions. File management Archives, backups, and other important folders Library management Putting files on the Cloud Register Today This webinar will be presented using Chief Architect Premier. Considering an upgrade? Join us to see how our professional software products work.
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    Home Designer 2022

    Thank you for the question. We do not have a release month or a list of new features yet for Home Designer 2022. It is still in the development and testing phase. Home Designer 2022 is scheduled to release in the first half of 2021. Note that we have a 30 day Current Version Guarantee. If you purchase a new license or upgrade and we release a new version within 30 days, we can help you get the most current version. Feel free to contact sales with any questions at 208-292-3400. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software
  11. We are excited to be announcing the Design of the Year Contest winners for 2020! Chief Architect holds a monthly design contest every year. There are 3 categories: Kitchen/Bath and Interiors, Residential, and Remodel/Additions. Each monthly winner is entered into the Design of the Year Contest, and our Facebook community votes for their favorite. Kitchen/Bath and Interiors Grand Prize Winner – Giuseppe Rispoli of Rispoli Design and Build, LLC Residential Grand Prize Winner – Michael Burt Remodel/Additions Grand Prize Winner – Jorge Arreola of Greymark Construction Co. Thank you so much to everyone who participated this year. We enjoy seeing your work and love seeing what you can do with Chief Architect, and thank you to everyone who voted on our Facebook page. We couldn’t do it without you!
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    Support for Mac M1 ARM

    Thank you for the question. Yes, we are looking at the Mac M1 processor for future compatibility. For running graphics intensive programs such as Home Designer, we would still recommend a Mac computer with a discrete graphics card such as an AMD Radeon rather than the integrated graphics setup that come with the current M1 processor. I hope this helps. Feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions at 208-292-3400. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Software
  13. Good Morning,

    How can I create a new floor 0 without starting over, since I have done significant design work and dont want to start over.  Basically i need to create a walkout basement and from what I am reading in the forums is that I need to make my basement into floor 1 for this to work.  Can you assist or direct me to find more about this?

    1. solver

      solver

      Please start a new Topic, and since this is a user to user forum, it's bad form to address your questions to one of the moderators. 

  14. Have you been thinking about a new computer purchase? Here is some information to help you make good choices that will optimizes the performance of Home Designer and other graphic intensive software: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/computer-for-design-and-gaming/
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    Design of the Year Contest

    Design of the Year Contest! Throughout the year, Chief Architect holds a monthly design contest to showcase our users' work. Designers worldwide, with vastly different backgrounds and design styles, compete head-to-head each month in the following three categories: Kitchen/ Bath & Interiors, Residential, and Remodel / Additions. These inspiring designs have been shared here on Facebook, and we are excited to combine the winning designs into our Design of the Year Contest. Vote for your favorite in each category. The winners will be announced Thursday, January 9th. Kitchen/Bath & Interiors: https://bit.ly/2020KBIDesignFinalists Residential: https://bit.ly/2020ResidentialDesignFinalists Remodel/Additions: https://bit.ly/2020RemodelDesignFinalists Learn more: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/2020-design-of-the-year-contest/