Creating decks and porches: using the room's definition to specify ceiling and/or roof height, modifying the automatic deck framing and manually editing it.
When drawing a deck with the Deck Railing tool Chief Architect automatically assigns the Deck room type to the room.
Check Roof Over This Room on the Structure tab of the Deck room's Specification dialog to have a roof automatically generate over the room.
Setting up your deck to get the most out of the automatic deck framing feature
Chief Architect offers many customization tools including efficient stair tools. Learn how to create wrap around or mitered stairs on a deck.
Edit the automatic deck framing to customize the location of planks, joists, beams and posts.
Deck posts and footings will locate contoured terrain below them.
Change materials for deck and stair elements to match in camera views.
Deck support panel in the room specification allows for more control of your deck framing
The deck tools allow you to create decks easily and modify framing and appearance easily