1 Creating a Bell Footing

While there is not an automatic bell footing tool, creating one manually is a straight-forward task using items from the Geometric Shapes library category.

2 Creating a Cutout for Doors in Concrete Walls

You can specify the desired size of a door's concrete cutout and then modify the framing around the door manually in a few simple steps.

3 Creating a Foundation Room with a Lowered Floor

A basement room can have a lowered floor height just like a room on any other floor by using the Room Specification dialog.

4 Creating a Stepped Foundation

One application for pony walls is a stepped foundation. The lower part of the pony wall is the ¬concrete wall with ¬footing, and the upper part is a framed wall.

5 Creating an Elevated Structure on Pilings

A structure on pilings, does not fall into the category of conventional framing, so when drawing such a plan, we need to use Chief’s framing tools creatively.