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As a leader is structural wood connectors, Simpson Strong-Tie is a perfect partner to help you build a strong and safe beautiful deck that will last for decades. Our Deck Planner Software application enables you to use deck design software to design a deck in just a few minutes. With this free web-based deck planning software application, you don’t have to worry about complicated downloads or managing licenses. Just design your deck, and an email will be sent to you which will allow you to print out your permit submittal pages and materials lists. We even include a Dealer Location option so you know exactly who to visit within your area for your materials.

Note: The Deck Planner Software application is only available on iPads with iOS version 10 or later.

Download on the App Store


Design Tools


Our Deck Planner Software app helps you design a safe, strong and beautiful deck in minutes.

Our visualization tool allows you to add landscaping and other features to give your deck a realistic 2D or 3D look and feel.

Materials Selection


The application’s in-app tutorial makes it easy to select materials, dimensions, color and hardware.

Plans and Materials Report


The Deck Planner Software application highlights the critical connections for building a strong, safe deck and recommends appropriate hardware based on the customized design. When the design is completed, a full output report is generated and emailed to you. The report includes a Bill of Materials (lumber, decking, railing and hardware) needed to build the deck.


Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions for quick resolution to issues you may encounter.

Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions for quick resolution to issues you may encounter.



If you are a material manufacturer, lumberyard or a dealer and would like to discuss how you can partner with Simpson Strong-Tie on having your product represented in the software or how to white-label the software, please learn more about our Outdoor Living Software partnership opportunities.