Drawing Stairs Down From a Deck or Porch

Reference Number: KB-00755 Last Updated: 11-10-2014 02:54 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


I need to create stairs that go from my deck and porch down to the ground. How do I do this?


In Chief Architect X1 and newer, the Click Stairs  tool can be used to easily place stairs between levels on the same floor or between a ­floor platform and the terrain with a single click.

To draw stairs using the Click Stairs tool

  1. Open the Chief Architect plan in which you need stairs drawn from a deck, porch or other floor platform down to the terrain.

  2. Select Build> Stairs> Click Stairs from the menu.

  3. Click at the lower level within a few feet of where the floor levels change.