Drawing Stairs Down From a Deck or Porch

Reference Number: KB-00755
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


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


The Click Stair tool along with the Straight Stair 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  or Straight Stairs  from the menu.

  3. Left click once at the lower level within a few feet of where the floor levels change and a stair section will be created automatically starting from the deck platform and going down to the terrain.