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  1. Join us for our next free webinar on Creating Interactive 3D Viewer Models for Your Clients! In this webinar on Thursday, June 4th at Noon PDT, Phillip Gibney will discuss tips for creating 3D Viewer models and helping clients or subcontractors visualize the design. Download the free mobile app here! This webinar will have a Q & A session and for this week’s #ChiefChallenge, we want to see your 3D Viewer models! Chief Challenge Export a 3D Viewer model out of Chief Architect. Log into your Chief Architect Account and select “Manage 3D Viewer Models”. Make the model public, create a share link, and post the link on Facebook and/or Instagram using the hashtag #chiefchallenge to be entered to win some Chief gear! View our full webinar schedule, happening every Thursday!
  2. Thank you for the question. The Essentials and Interiors versions were discontinued to simplify the product line and make it easier to compare feature differences between products. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Software
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    May 28 FREE Webinar: Ray Tracing

    Are you ready for our next free webinar? Register now, and mark your calendar for 12pm, May 26. Our trainer, Kay Lockhart, will be sharing tips and techniques for the Ray Tracing features in Chief Architect. We'll wrap up the training with a Q & A session, and leave you with this week's #ChiefChallenge homework, so you can put the skills you've learned into action. Submissions to Facebook and Instagram tagged with #ChiefChallenge can put you in the running to win some Chief swag, shipped to your front door! Check out the other weekly webinars on the schedule:
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    Foyer Entrance - Profile View

    Thank you for sharing your work with us and our community! We've selected this design to be featured on our social media channels. Keep up the great work!
  5. We saw great submissions for May's Remodel/Addition Design Contest; congratulations to our 3 winners: 1st Place – Rodante Habacon Bernabe of R. H. Bernabe Enterprises 2nd Place – Emma Baumann, a high school student 3rd Place – Sandra Lukas View all of the great submissions. June’s Design Contest is Kitchen/Bath & Interior Design. The entry deadline is June 22nd; get your submissions in early so you can start accumulating votes! Visit ChiefBlog to learn how to enter: Can't wait to see what you have been creating! Good Luck!
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    May 21 FREE Webinar: Rendering

    On Thursday, May 21 at noon, our trainer and renderer extraordinaire, Kay Lockhart, wants to talk to you about rendering in Chief Architect! Register to attend her LIVE demo, and ask your own rendering questions during the Q & A segment we host during wrap-up. We'll host another #ChiefChallenge, where you can take the information that you've learned and put it into action. Post your work to Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag to be entered to win some Chief goodies! See the other upcoming demos, happening every Thursday!
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    Design Contests Winners - You could be next!

    It is Remodel Contest Time! Hurry and get your submissions in so they have time to accrue all the votes they deserve! You can find the rules and regulations on ChiefBlog. If you don't have a project to submit this time, at least visit our Facebook album and show some support for your fellow Chiefers, after all, we are in it together.
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    *Extended!* Home Desinger - Software Sale

    We've extended our software sale! Today's a great day to learn a new skill!
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    Free Boot Camp Webinars

    Home Designer Boot Camp! If you are evaluating Home Designer or just getting started using it, our Boot Camp webinars are a great way to learn the basics, and best of all, they’re FREE! In these live sessions, we will cover the following topics: • Getting started • Defaults and preferences • Floor plans • Roofs and ceilings • Framing • Kitchens and baths • 3D rendering View the schedule and sign up:
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    Design Contests Winners - You could be next!

    Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest! 1st Place – Bobby McFadden 2nd Place – Steve Johnsen of @HOME Custom Design 3rd Place – Gisela Weissman-Everhard View all of the amazing submissions. 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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    Free Webinars! - Thursdays @ Noon

    Are you interested in continuing your education and learning more about the additional features in our professional software products? We have extended our schedule for Free Thursday webinars! Visit our website to register for topics of interest, where you can also pre-ask questions you have. Our presenters will answer them for you LIVE in the demo!
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    Roof layers

    Thank you for posting your question. While roof layers are not available in Home Designer Pro (they are in our Chief Architect Premier version), it does include OSB sheathing for your roof planes automatically. You can change this roof sheathing material to plywood or other material. You will find this material control in the "Build Roof" dialog box in the "Materials" tab. The roof sheathing is also calculated in the Materials List so you have the quantity as well. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
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    Free Webinars! - Thursdays @ Noon

    We are excited to continue to offer free webinars that demonstrate features in Chief Architect Premier for the next few Thursdays at noon PST. Check out these topics, then register to join us. 4/09/2020 - Productivity Tips, with Scott Harris 4/16/2020 - Dimensioning Tips, with Adrean Stephenson 4/23/2020 - Saved Plan Views, Layer Sets, and Default Sets, with Scott Harris
  14. If you find you've got extra time on your hands, here's a fun way to spend your time (wait for it)... constructively. Learn a new skill or dream up your next project with one of our software packages. We are offering some discounts to make the transition easier! Visit our website to get the details.
  15. Congratulations to March's Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest Winners! Visit our Blog to see the submissions by Giuseppe Rispoli, Abe Neufeld, and Adam Gibson. You can get your own moment of victory in April's contest focusing on Residential Design - we are taking submissions now! Learn how to enter.