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  1. 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
  3. 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/
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    Product Key Registration Where to Find It

    The link that "Solver" provided is for signing into your online account. You will need to use your email address and password to sign in. You can use the "Forgot my password" link if you need a new password. Once you sign in, click on the "Digital Locker" You will find your product key here. Feel free to call our Customer Service if you have any trouble. You can contact us at 208-292-3400. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
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    Residential Design Contest- Entry Deadline November 16th

    The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Michael Burt 2nd Place – Cody Corbin of Drafting & Design Solutions 3rd Place – Norman Frye View all of the great submissions: https://bit.ly/November20Winners 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.
  7. 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/ Entry deadline is November 16th
  8. The results are in! Congratulations to our 3 winners in the Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest. 1st Place – Savanna Beyer of Twenty One Design 2nd Place – Kelly Collett of Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry 3rd Place – Stephanie Mazzetta of Christino Kitchens & Remodeling View all of the great submissions: http://bit.ly/September-October20Winners 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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    Great Design scottb613! Thank you for sharing your work with us and the community. We have chosen to feature your design on our social media pages. Check it out on Facebook here. Feel free to tag yourself! Best Regards, Chief Architect Sales
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    Enquirey

    Hello John, Thank you for posting on the forum. I sent an email message to your **********71@yahoo.com email address so we can correspond about your lost USB. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
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    HD Pro Bonus Catalog

    If you can provide more information about the issue you are having and include the product and version number you are using, it will be helpful in providing you with assistance. Kind regards, Derek Chief Architect Sales
  12. The Design Contest is under way, you have until August 17 to share your entry! See the details on the blog: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-remodel-addition/
  13. Congratulations to June's winners! 1st: Giuseppe Rispoli 2nd: Samantha Lo 3rd: Rondante H. Bernabe See the winning entries: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/kbi-contest-winners-june-2020 Join it by submitting your own designs for July's contest (Residential Design), and visiting the Album to vote for your peers!
  14. 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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    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!
  16. 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: https://chiefarchitectblog.com/design-contest-kitchen-bath-interiors/. Can't wait to see what you have been creating! Good Luck!
  17. 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.
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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!
  20. 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.
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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: https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/products/training.html
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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

    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
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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