11 Controlling the Inset Depth of a Window Placed in a Thick Wall

You can specify the Inset value for a window's frame to control whether it is located near the exterior of the frame, near the interior, or at the center.

12 Creating a Clerestory Style Roof

A clerestory is an interior wall built above part of the roof with high windows to let in light and can be created using the Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom setting.

13 Creating a Curtain Wall

Curtain walls are typically used on commercial buildings; however, they also have residential applications - for example, sun rooms or indoor swimming pools.

14 Creating a Flat Parapet Roof

A parapet roof can be created using halfwalls or solid railings and then specifying a roofing material for the Parapet room’s floor.

15 Creating a Half Height Wall

Half-walls, or partition walls, are very common in interior design. Chief Architect's pony wall tool makes creating one a snap.

16 Creating a Railing Under a Dormer Wing Wall

Any wall set as “Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom” can have a railing wall placed directly beneath it. The wing walls on automatic dormers have this option preselected.

17 Creating a Steam Shower

Designing a steam stall for a bathroom complete with vapor-resistant walls is easy in with your Chief Architect software.

18 Creating a Stepped Retaining Wall

Stepped retaining walls are a nice feature to add to your landscape. Chief Architect makes it easy.

19 Creating an Accent Wall

Accent walls add a warm touch to any room. Here we will show you how you can easily add different materials to each part of your room.

20 Creating an Arched Parapet Wall

You can create an arched parapet wall by building a new 2nd floor, adjusting the materials, using a curved roof plane and modifying the front parapet wall.