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  1. Learn basics and how to be productive with the Home Designer Bootcamp Wednesdays at 11 AM Pacific. Click for current training options.
  2. Our next contest is Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is October 12.
  3. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Remodel/Addition Design Contest. 1st Place – John W. Gray of John Gray Architecture 2nd Place – Dwane Peterson of DP Architecture 3rd Place – Dave Herber of David Wayne Design View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.660296582801162&type=3 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.
  4. Our next contest is Remodel/Addition! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is August 17.
  5. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Rene Rabbitt of Rabbitt Design 2nd Place – Jaclyn Montour of RoJohn Home Improvement 3rd Place – Kristen Plescow of Bolyard Lumber Company View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.621704056660415&type=3 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.
  6. This FREE - LIVE webinar will focus on using Chief Architect to design unique staircases with custom railings. Learn Chief Architect tips and tricks from our staff and ask questions in the live Q&A. • Automatic & manual stair tools • Drawing L and U-shaped stairs and landings • Custom panels & newels for railings • Automatic & manual railings Sign up: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/events/#stairs-railings
  7. Our Next Contest is Kitchen/Bath & Interior! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is June 15.
  8. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – Jorge Arreola of Greymark Construction 2nd Place – Paige Harrison of Owings Brothers Contracting 3rd Place – Shelly Wood of Axis Construction View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.604906791673475&type=3 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.
  9. Our Next Contest is Remodel/Addition! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is May 11.
  10. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – Katrina Cropp of Colony Builders 2nd Place – Alex Hoogendoorn of Executive Drafting Services 3rd Place – Maddie Arwood of Thomasville View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.588769649953856&type=3 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.
  11. Hello, I don't have a release date for the CertainTeed catalog update, but there is an easy way to add new CertainTeed colors to your Home Designer. If a new color is not available yet in our catalog, you can use the Color Chooser tool in Home Designer to sample the color from the manufacturer's website. You can then apply the color to the siding so you can visualize the new color. Here is a link to a training video that shows how this works. The video demonstrates the color chooser, starting at 2 minutes and 45 seconds. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/videos/watch/2290/color-chooser.html?playlist=200 Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Software
  12. Home Designer 2024 is now available! Whether you have a PC or Mac, a single license will run natively on either platform. Follow the link below to learn more about the new features in Home Designer 2024. https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/whats-new/
  13. Our Next Contest is Residential! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is April 13.
  14. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest. 1st Place – Nisreen Khlefat of NK Design Studio 2nd Place – Norbert Kovacs of Linda Ruderman Interiors 3rd Place – Sarah Cooper of KC Home Solutions View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.571614115002743&type=3 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.
  15. Our Next Contest is Kitchen/Bath and Interior! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is March 16.
  16. Hello, Thank you for the question. The change to subscriptions for Chief Architect products on Jan. 10, 2023, will not affect Home Designer products unless you are planning to upgrade your Home Designer Pro to Chief Architect. If you upgrade to Chief Architect by Jan. 9, you will upgrade to a perpetual license of Chief Architect. If you upgrade to Chief Architect on Jan 10 and beyond, you will be upgrading to a subscription of Chief Architect. Please feel free to call or email with any questions. 208.292.3400 or sales@chiefarchitect.com Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Sales
  17. Hello Brian, Thank you for the question. If you are in the middle of a big project, I would recommend delaying the OS update. Although moving to a newer OS does not typically cause problems, the newest OS that HD Pro 2021 is supported on is Big Sur. This means you would be updating to an unsupported OS with Monterey (one newer than Big Sur). I hope this helps. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 208-292-3400. Kind regards, Derek Pedersen Chief Architect Sales
  18. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Residential Design Contest. 1st Place – Francesco Salvatore Mannino II 2nd Place – Joshua Urie of HM Construction 3rd Place – Rodante Bernabe of R. H. Bernabe Enterprises View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.6362378947124637 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.
  19. Hello RS, Please give our Sales Department a call. We should have an option to help with the file compatibility issue. You can contact us M-F from 7AM to 4PM Pacific Time at 208-292-3400. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
  20. Follow along on Nov. 15 when Kelly McDermott (@kellymcdermottinteriors) takes over the Chief Architect Instagram page. Kelly is an Interior Designer at @rubyandsuede servicing Chicago, the Twin Cities & beyond. She is a member of the NKBA 30 under 30, Class of 2020. https://rubyandsuede.com/
  21. Hi Jim, In user Preferences, there are controls to change the default handle color and fill color. Go to Edit>Preferences>Appearance>Colors to see the options. Try out a few of these settings and let us know if it helps! If you feel link there should be other settings, please let us know and we can consider those for future improvements.
  22. Our Next Contest is Residential! Share one of your 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://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/design-contest/ The entry deadline is November 17.
  23. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest. 1st Place – Sam Kunka of Bolyard Lumber and Design 2nd Place – Savannah Stipe of Lisa's Custom Interiors 3rd Place – Hayden Bolin of Tracy's Custom Homes View all of the great submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ChiefArchitect&set=a.6172135382815662 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.
  24. Finishing a basement is an efficient way to increase your living space. From home theater and rec. rooms to bedrooms and kitchenettes, the options are virtually endless for providing comfortable living quarters for an evolving household. Whatever your needs require, you can finish your basement to fit your lifestyle. Read the full article on our blog. https://www.chiefarchitect.com/blog/finished-basement/