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.
Learn how to design a screened porch in Chief Architect using the deck railing, 3D solid, and symbol tools.
Setting up your deck to get the most out of the automatic deck framing feature
Offset a railing so that the newels and balusters attach to the rim joist instead of sitting on top of a deck.
Edit the automatic deck framing to customize the location of planks, joists, beams and posts.
Set up a Buy list with prices and use the Deck Material List tool to create a takeoff for your deck project.
Deck posts and footings will locate contoured terrain below them.
Learn how to create a custom deck inlay with Chief Architect design software.