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
Edit the automatic deck framing to customize the location of planks, joists, beams and posts.
Chief Architect offers many customization tools including efficient stair tools. Learn how to create wrap around or mitered stairs on a deck.
Deck posts and footings will locate contoured terrain below them.
Learn how to create a custom deck inlay with Chief Architect design software.