This book is fully updated for the release of Chief Architect X7 Professional. The step by step tutorials are fun and easy to grasp as they guide you through the design process, from setting up your drawing, drawing walls, doors, windows, foundation, roof, to creating finished construction documents. By the time you have finished the book tutorials you will have drawn a beautiful modern 2-story residence, complete with a walk-out basement, decks, and landscaping. You will also become proficient with CA X7's new and enhanced features including the redesigned Wall Type Definitions dialog, which now includes the ability to use multiple framing layers. The book is loaded with concise explanations with step by step tutorials that will give you a hands on experience in developing a real home design project from start to finish. Other new features that are completely covered by this book include the addition of framing labels, control of framing joints using edit tools, the new Fillet All and Chamfer All tools, stepped cutting plane cross sections, room specific door/window/cabinet schedules, multiple faced cabinets, same line type control, and many other new enhancements that will make your home design work more proficient and professional. Coverage includes: Finding your way around the Chief Architect interface Managing your drawing projects Creating the building shell Developing and working with stairs, roofs, decks, and bath and kitchen design Adding a stepped foundation and applying a monolithic slab to the garage Adding electrical and lighting Creating a site plan and developing the terrain Working Drawings Color Renderings Walkthroughs Layers Annotation Sets Schedules Dimensioning and Text Text Styles
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