You can change the material applied to a ceiling plane by using the Ceiling Plane Specification dialog or using the Material Painter tool in a 3D view.
There are a number of ways that a Cape Cod style house can be created automatically. One way is by controlling ceiling heights.
Wall height is determined by the ceiling height of a given room. To change the wall height, you need to change the ceiling height. Use the Half Wall tool for creating solid railings as their height can be set on the Newels/Balusters panel of the Railing Specification dialog.
Cathedral ceilings are the same pitch as the roof and are typically produced by enclosing the bottoms of the roof rafters with a ceiling material.
Use the Soffit tool to create a coffered ceiling. Moldings can easily be applied to soffits and the soffits can easily be replicated along a ceiling using the Transform/Replicate or Multiple Copy edit tools.
One way to produce a barrel ceiling is using a single ceiling plane that starts out flat with a zero pitch and covers the entire arched entry.
You can model a wide variety of ceiling finishes and furring strips using the Ceiling Finish Definition dialog and the framing tools.
A plant shelf ceiling or closet can be created using the shelf ceiling feature within 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.
Like other kinds of lowered or dropped ceilings, you can create a suspended ceiling with ceiling tiles by setting up a custom Ceiling Finish Definition.
One way to create a coffered or trey ceiling is to use polyline solids and using the option for Hole in Polyline Solid.
Roof trusses are generated in the space between the roof planes and the ceiling planes below. When a vaulted ceiling is created scissor trusses are used.
Open Below is a unique Room Type which has no floor platform and can be used for defining an open area in the floor below for a loft.
Create exposed trusses by making a ceiling to define where you want the trusses' bottom chords, drawing the trusses, and then removing the ceiling.
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.
Ceiling values may not be changed as the floor above this room has varying heights.