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Trex Upgrades Its Interactive Deck Design Software

Trex Company has upgraded its interactive deck design tool to users to plan every detail of their outdoor space, all from the convenience of a laptop.

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Trex Company has upgraded its interactive deck design tool to users to plan every detail of their outdoor space, all from the convenience of a laptop.

The revamped Trex Deck Design Tool & Online Deck Planner is the brand’s most
comprehensive digital planning software to date and is engineered to make the deck planning journey efficient and all-inclusive. In addition to offering 3D renderings using realistic Trex product imagery and collections, the software can help users with budgeting, drafting blueprints
for permitting and even generates a shopping list of materials.

“Planning a deck from start to finish is no small task, but our updated Deck Design Tool makes things easier,” noted Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing and ESG development for Trex. “Our proprietary software was built from the ground up based on more than 30 years of experience as the world’s leading decking brand. The upgraded features and user-friendly interface will make anyone feel like a professional designer. And the shopping list makes it easy to work with your local lumberyard or retailer to order the materials you’ll need (to) bring your dream to reality.”

Free to use and compatible with most web browsers, the Trex Deck Design Tool expands on other Trex resources, such as the Trex AR Deck Visualizer and Deck Starter, to help walk users confidently through the deck design process. The updated technology provides advanced design options for personalization, including new features such as:

• Versatile Deck Shapes – With Trex’s updated software, users can explore L-shapes
and T-shapes, create bump-outs and cut corners, while also integrating existing
structures like walls and housing.
• Virtual Sides – This key upgrade allows for the addition of structural elements such
as walls, stairs and railing for added dimension and a more seamless, realistic design.
• High-level Dimension Control – Programmed for high-level accuracy and precision, the software affords users finite control over dimensions and sizing.

Projects can also be measured by section–such as the main deck vs. alternate levels, as well as bump-outs and cut corners. The Trex Deck Design Tool allows users to handpick every element of their new deck and compare materials and colors from across the Trex decking portfolio, including the brand’s latest introduction, Trex Transcend Lineage. Once they are satisfied with their design, the program automatically generates a materials list and cost estimate, along with a printable rendering.

For those short on time or who prefer to go with a proven design, Trex also offers a library of pre-designed deck plans. Users can find deck planning checklists, how-to installation videos, material calculators and more on the Trex website. To explore these resources or learn more about Trex, visit


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