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Create Your Dream Deck
Beautify your outdoor living space with a low-maintenance, custom designed deck. Start building your dream deck – right here and now – with our interactive deck designer. Choose the size, shape and color of your deck. Add levels, stairs and railings. Create, change and save as many deck plans as you’d like. When complete, you can print out:
  • A 3-D model of your dream deck
  • A materials list
  • Installation guidelines
  • Helpful construction tips

What are the minimum system requirements to run the 3D deck designer?
  • Operating System: Currently, only the Windows operating system is supported. Macintosh computer systems are not supported at this time.
  • Screen Resolution: 1280x1024 minimum resolution.
  • Graphics Card: requires a 3D-capable graphics card with a minimum of 64MB of memory.
  • Java: The deck designer requires Java 6 Update 10 or higher.
  • Cookies: Must be enabled. (How do I do this?)
  • JavaScript: Must be enabled. (How do I do this?)
  • Mouse: A two-button mouse is required. We HIGHLY recommend the mouse have a scroll wheel as well.
  • ActiveX Control: If prompted, you must allow the ActiveX component to run.
  • Certificate acceptance: When prompted, "The application's digital signature has been verified. Do you want to run the application?", published by DIY Technologies, you must accept by clicking "Run".
  • Adobe Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher is required to be able to open and view the finished design. The latest version of Adobe Reader can be downloaded here.

Deck Designer

Macintosh Computer Systems Information
Macintosh computer systems are not supported at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like to be notified when the Macintosh compatible version of 3D Deck Designer is released, please email us at support@diyonline.com

About launching the deck designer for the first time:
  • Because the deck designer is built with state of the art technology, it may take 1-2 minutes to load the first time you launch it. However, subsequent uses will load much faster, and the tool is well worth the wait.

  • The first time you launch the deck designer, you may get a popup asking if you want to run the application. Click "Run" to accept.


  • You may also get a second popup asking if it is alright to disable DirectDraw. Select either Yes or No (based on your preference) to allow the tool to finish launching.




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