To break up the direction joists build without changing the elevation of your floors or ceilings, place a Bearing Line along with multiple Joist Direction Lines to manually control the direction the joists generate.
The framing around a custom door and window unit can be customized in any way you choose when using Chief Architect.
Create a floor, ceiling or roof beam using the Build Framing Floor/Ceiling Beam or Roof Beam menu and manually drawing the structural member.
The easiest way to create decorative beams is using Polyline Solids. You can convert these into symbols and save them in the library for future use.
Framing can be modified after creation to allow for unique situations, like providing room for a drain pipe in an as-built plan.
Add posts, beams, roof planes and trusses to create a post and beam structure.
Create a custom wall type, manually adjust the roof and add manually places structural members to create this solarium/sun room.
To create steel wall framing, you need to either use one of the Steel wall types or create a custom wall type that uses a steel wall framing material.
When a Deck room is created, the floor platform is modeled using joists, beams, posts, and planking as specified in the Deck Room Defaults dialog.
Delete framing individually, or by framing category from a room, a floor, or from all floors using the Delete Objects tool in the Edit menu.
Once roof framing is created it is independent of the roof planes, allowing you to delete the framing or the roof independently of the other.
This article provides detailed and in-depth instructions on creating a pole barn in Chief Architect Premier.
To see framing in elevation views make sure framing has been generated and that it is set to display in those camera views.
Learn how to set up Framing Defaults, use automatic framing, use manual framing and change framing defaults in existing plans.
Wall framing can be edited in 2D or 3D views. Once selected, a wall stud can be edited using its edit handles, edit toolbar buttons or the Framing Specification.
A dropped ceiling is a secondary ceiling, hung below the structural ceiling. May also be referred to as a drop ceiling, false ceiling, or suspended ceiling.
Automatic Deck Framing is a fast way to generate your decks' posts, beams, joists and planking. You can then modify any of these framing members as needed.
Floor platform structure can be specified on a floor using the Framing dialog, in a room using the Room specification, or by individual floor joist.
There are two ways to specify the on-center spacing of wall studs: Globally or individually for each wall type used in a plan.
Framing for the floor and ceiling will not generate, if certain attributes within the Room Specification dialog box are checked.
When framed wall types don't generate framing there can be one of several settings that have been modified in the walls themselves. Follow these steps to correct the issue and generate framing for all your framed walls.
The Project Browser is a convenient way access to all of the views saved with an open file.