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.
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.
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.
Use this tool or generate framing for selected objects without modifying the unselected objects.
Framing Reference Markers are reference points that specify how to lay out automatically-produced framing.
Mitered joints can be created using the Miter and Join edit tools.
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.
Setting up your deck to get the most out of the automatic deck framing feature