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.
Framing Basics in Chief Architect - automatic & manual framing, openings & headers, wall framing details, floor & roof framing, deck framing, trusses and framing layers / layer sets.
Generate and manipulate wall framing; set framing member type and size, frame walls with multiple framing layers, add wall blocking in a framing detail.
Manually draw floor and ceiling trusses or automatically generate joists, specifying joist size, type, and direction.
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.
Placing custom post and beams: how to create custom decorative beams using molding polylines and 3D shapes.
Generate framing for selected objects without modifying others using the "Build Framing for Selected Objects" edit tool.
Framing Reference Markers are reference points that specify how to lay out automatically-produced framing.
The Structural Member Reporting tool can save board sizes as well as pricing.