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Complete deck design including beams, joists, decking
boards, hand railing and support posts etc. Ability to have curved edges, multiple stair types, holes and split
levels. Complete decking can be drawn in a single process or separate members e.g., joists drawn one at a time.
Hand railing automatically positioned. All members can be configured to allow for specific sizes.
A pre-setup beam library is supplied with the common
sizes, or add your own beams as required.
As with other items in SoftPlan you are not limited
to the "as supplied" library items, if you require something different out of the ordinary, you can create you
own library or adjust the existing components.
Pier or stump layout, this allows you to position the supporting posts for the proposed decking. Posts can be
dimensioned so there is easy setout for the work crew.
This is the finished deck, showing reference points for joist and decking board direction. Each edge can be
edited and adjusted for position, reference for decking joists, decking boards and deflection, used to define a
curved edge deck.
is automatically produced from the plan of the decking, with the flexible methods allowed for in SoftList (the
material list module) either exact length on a per piece basis or total length of material can be selected.
Hand railing materials can be extracted separately or as a combined unit.
This 3D image is generated automatically from the floor plan. Light sources,
textures and reflection values have been applied, simply by selecting the surface and assigning a value /
texture. With the addition of a few symbols like trees, shrubs and fences the plan comes alive, producing an
image that will sell your work, before construction has started.
This 3D pergola was generated from the floor plan. While adding
members to the plan the 3D image was viewed as construction progressed, assisting in exact placement of
components. Constructed with the use of the beams library. A range of beams from solid timber, LVL, built up,
steel and laminated are all included. There are 2 beam libraries, general construction and decking. Treated
timber decking beams are included. A library of beam end profiles allow for a variety of styles to used.
This free standing shade sail was designed using Site
Polygons and defining heights for corners. Textures applied from the shade cloth library and
opacity values adjusted so to be semi-transparent. Vegetation
and people all selected from the extensive libraries provided in SoftPlan.
Decking, Pergolas and Shade Sails - simple, fast and
accurate with SoftPlan.