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Once every two years, we host a Training and User Group Meeting in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! Meet directly with our design experts, engineers, staff, trainers and connect with other Chief Architect users as we host a combined User Group Meeting and Training program you won't want to miss!

Learn More: www.chiefarchitect.com/userevent
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Featured Customer - Barb Preston

Meet Barb Preston, owner of Pinto Design LLC. She won our Design Contest - Rustic Design in July and has been using Chief Architect since version 3! Keep reading to learn more about Barb!

Barb Preston
Pinto Design LLC
Mazama, WA 98833
Phone: 509-996-3965
Email: Barb@PintoDesignLLC.com
Website: www.pintodesignllc.com
 
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1KByrXp
 
My name is Barb Preston; I’m the owner and only employee of Pinto Design LLC.  My office is located in Winthrop, a small town in the Methow Valley in north central Washington.
 
My career began in the engineering business when we were still drawing everything by hand.  I used ACAD when it first came out.
 
In 1995 as I transitioned from engineering in Seattle to architectural design in the Methow Valley, I started using 3d Home Architect, and quickly upgraded to Chief Architect V 3.1. I’m currently using X7. 
 
Having been a long time ACAD user in Mechanical engineering, I found Chief Architect very easy to use and learn.
 
The ability to show my clients their home in 3D has been a very valuable tool, and gives me an edge over my competition.
 
My business is mostly residential design, but I’ve also done some fun commercial projects; a hotel, a retail store/deli, a physical therapy/athletic facility, and most recently a restaurant and a theater.
 
I’ve worked with clients remotely, from as far away as Taiwan.  Having the ability to send 3d views via a pdf file enables my clients to see what they’re getting during the design process.
 
Chief Architect, and the amazing support of the power users on the Chief Talk bulletin board has helped me be more proficient and productive, helping my business succeed.
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Atlantis Outdoor Kitchens - Manufacturer Catalog

Check out the wide variety of outdoor kitchen cabinet combinations.http://bit.ly/1Mnc6wR

www.outdoorkitchensbyatlantis.com
Available for Chief Architect Premier & Interiors X7 with SSA.
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We've had a few customers interested in creating a covered patio area held up by columns instead of walls or railings. Here's a Knowledge Base article that will guide you through the steps! Hope this helps :) 
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Door Hardware No.3 - Bonus Catalog

Commercial door hardware components as well as handles for sliding patio doors and pocket doors. http://bit.ly/1K4cNYB

Available for Chief Premier & Interiors X7 with SSA

Also, check out the Knowledge Base article for tips on using some of the new hardware: www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-02980
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SHOW THEM THE PLAN Using Chief Architect & Google Maps - by James Fenton http://linkd.in/1CnU9v8

James has been using Chief Architect for over 20 years and has even more articles here: http://linkd.in/1J2QPlQ
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+Abner Frans within Chief Architect Premier you can get into your walls and modify the wall fill style. Here's more information on customizing your walls:  http://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-02944/
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Transform your standard windows and doors with custom muntins. Create your own or select from pre-made CAD blocks within the Chief Architect Premier library!
 
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+Thermador Home Appliances Catalog

Check out the latest Manufacturer Catalog for Chief Architect & Home Designer software! Empowering culinary and design enthusiasts to be their best through innovation breakthroughs in kitchen appliances. http://bit.ly/1D93Pd0
 
Visit Thermador’s website: www.Thermador.com
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New Room Planner for Android and iOS! Here’s a fun video overview – take a look.

Download the app now and enjoy @ roomplanner.chiefarchitect.com

Use for Real Estate to get as-built measurements or floorplans; then, import into Chief Architect software for additional design detail.
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This tool would be very good to have. For Real Estate.
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Have you heard about our upcoming Chief Academy event? Once every two years, we host a Training and User Group Meeting in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

You'll meet directly with our design experts, engineers, staff, trainers and connect with other Chief Architect users! Check it out: www.chiefarchitect.com/userevent

Keep posted through our Events: www.facebook.com/events/645246925608397
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Can you guess whose house this is?
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I don't have this template on my version of Chief Architect!
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Industrial Design (Offices, Restaurants, bars and etc.)  - 
 
Have you been following AIA's ‪#‎ilookup‬ project? Check out how this architect has transformed his design process!
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6500 N. Mineral Dr. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
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Chief Architect Software is a leading developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for builders, designers, architects and home DIY enthusiasts. For professionals, we publish the Chief Architect® software product line; the most popular product for residential home design. And, for the consumer DIY home design market, we publish the top-selling and best-rated Home Designer®product line. With these compatible product lines, professionals and consumers can share ideas with ease.