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

17:33

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


145

10 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

20 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

6 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


337

1:54

Mitering Framing

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

Video No. 337


30

5:28

Cost Estimating Using Structural Member Reporting

The Structural Member Reporting tool can save board sizes as well as pricing.

Video No. 30


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


5204

3:47

Framing Individual Objects

Generate framing for selected objects without modifying others using the "Build Framing for Selected Objects" edit tool.

Video No. 5204


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