Chief Architect Integration Course

eDesign U + eDesign Platform Integration Course

Instructed by Annilee Waterman

Chief Architect Integration

Course Summary: In this course you will to learn how to render your kitchen or bath designs that you have built in Chief Architect. I'll be showing you 1 project as it is modeled in Chief Architect,  all the way through to the final render. I'll show you how to best set up your files for export, then how to convert it Sketchup, and prepared the Sketchup model for the platform. Finally we'll set up the room in the platform, upload the model, adjust the materials and lighting and render.


Prerequisite: This course assumes that you already know the basics of the program you want to integrate. The lesson start with a kitchen already designed and built, then I take you through the integration process.

You will need Sketchup Shop or Sketchup Pro for program integrations. Sketchup Free does not allow imports of other file types.


Capstone Evaluation: Please submit your finished room by sending your project link and final render.




Chief Architect, SketchUp Shop, eDesign Platform programs. 

I use Chief Architect x12 for this lesson.


*Required Capstone Assessment. 





  • Chief Architect Intro (0:57)  

  • Setting up an Export View & Isolating your room (12:58)  
  • Exporting your model (1:41)  
  • Import the model into Sketchup - 3 file types to compare (9:03) 
  • Isolating the Ceiling Treatment (1:53)
  • Preparing the model for the Platform - Updating Materials (13:19)
  • Export from SketchUp (1:07)
  • Importing to the Platform (5:56)
  • Setting up the Platform Room (5:49)
  • Updating Materials (7:20)
  • Test Render, Lighting & Tweaks (5:08)
  • Adding accessories & Test Render (5:09)
  • Customize Lighting & Final Render (3:37)


Annilee Waterman

     Annilee is a Certified Chief Architect Professional, a Certified Professional Building Designer and Registered Interior Designer.     


    Annilee Waterman has 30 years of art & design experience, with the past 16 years working virtually.


    Building on her Fine Arts and Interior Design degrees,  years of experience on Film & Television sets, & nearly 20 years as an Interior Designer, Annilee offers Rendering, Design Consulting, Custom Home Plans & Training for clients globally. She has utilized 3d modeling and rendering extensively and works daily on designs for  clients, as well as drafting, modeling and rendering for architects and designers. Over the years, she has become proficient using various programs, and understanding their integrations.


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