A raised area such as a stage can be created with a polyline solid or by defining a room and raising the floor height in the Room Specification dialog.
Calculate the square footage of Living Area by including or excluding room types or calculate the total area of the footprint of the plan.
The material used for the Ceiling or flooring of a room can be specified on the Structure tab of the Room Specification dialog.
You can easily create a split level in Chief Architect by controlling the floor and ceiling heights of different rooms in a plan.
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.
Add decorative accents by cutting a shaped hole in the deck, filling it with polyline solids and specifying materials.
After creating a plan, you may want to rebuild a floor or foundation. In order to do so, the existing floor or foundation must be deleted first.
If the program is unable to determine where you need an attic wall it is possible to manually draw a wall where needed and specify it as an attic wall.
Use the Paste Hold Position tools to plan an object in precisely in the same spot on a different floor or even in a different plan.
Create a tree-house by setting various plan defaults, setting the terrain pad height, and design the structure attached to tree trunk columns.