13 - Framing

Using automatic and manual framing tools to quickly generate framing for floor and ceiling platforms, walls, and roofs, placing custom beams and support posts, adding bracing and blocking.

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73

21:36

Framing Basics

Framing Basics in Chief Architect - automatic & manual framing, openings & headers, wall framing details, floor & roof framing, deck framing, trusses and framing layers / layer sets.

Video No. 73


324

8:49

General Framing Strategy

Framing can be produced either automatically, manually or by a combination of both. It can be extensively edited, displayed in camera views and calculated to the Materials List.

Video No. 324


145

12 Videos

Wall Framing

Generate and manipulate wall framing; set framing member type and size, frame walls with multiple framing layers, add wall blocking in a framing detail.

Video No. 145


144

8 Videos

Floor and Ceiling Framing

Manually draw floor and ceiling trusses or automatically generate joists, specifying joist size, type, and direction.

Video No. 144


146

21 Videos

Roof Framing

Automatically generate stick framing, or manually draw a truss system, setting roof directives for cantilevered, hip, attic trusses, and custom ceiling planes for scissor trusses.

Video No. 146


147

8 Videos

Posts Beams and Columns

Placing custom post and beams: how to create custom decorative beams using molding polylines and 3D shapes.

Video No. 147


336

7:51

Adding Blocking and Bracing

Roof, wall, and joist blocking can be drawn manually.

Video No. 336


5204

3:36

Using the Build Framing for Selected Objects Edit Tool

Use this tool or generate framing for selected objects without modifying the unselected objects.

Video No. 5204


335

9:05

Using a Framing Reference

Framing Reference Markers are reference points that specify how to lay out automatically-produced framing.

Video No. 335


337

1:36

Mitering a Framing Joint with the Miter and Join edit tools

Mitered joints can be created using the Miter and Join edit tools.

Video No. 337


338

1:55

Displaying Framing as CAD Lines

Check Use Line for Framing in CAD Defaults to show all framing members as single lines rather than as closed polylines in floor plan view.

Video No. 338


500

8:29

Automatic Deck Framing

Setting up your deck to get the most out of the automatic deck framing feature

Video No. 500


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