A new Windows-based design
tool called Chief Architect was
created to do one thing well:
design floor plans with client participation.
That's a tough assignment:
It requires being quick and
simple enough to compete with
pencil and paper so the client
doesn't get lost in the process. But
Chief Architect lives up to the
challenge. Ordinarily, a program
like this means spending hours
reading manuals and battling on
the telephone with technical
support — a long learning curve.
In contrast, after 30 minutes with
Chief Architect, I had the
program loaded, the Quick Start
Card memorized, and was well on
my way to designing my first floor
plan, complete with doors,
windows, cabinets, furniture, and
plumbing and electrical fixtures.
To design a