Your Dream Backyard Starts Here

As a leader is structural wood connectors, Simpson Strong-Tie is a perfect partner to help you build a safe and strong outdoor structure that will last for decades. With this free web-based planning software, you don’t have to worry about complicated downloads or managing licenses. Just design your pergola, print out your permit submittal pages and materials lists, and go. We even include a Dealer Locator tool to help you find material suppliers within your area for your materials.

Note: Pergola Planner Software requires Google ChromeFirefoxMicrosoft Edge, or Apple Safari browsers that are run from a desktop or laptop. The software will not run on mobile browsers or devices.

Launch Pergola Planner

Design Tools

Pergola Planner Software has pre-built templates you can choose from to help get you started. Once you begin your project, you can view the in-app tutorial for step-by-step instructions. The software automatically saves your design projects to your account. 

With Pergola Planner Software, you can design in 2D or 3D environments. Use the pergola-shaping tools to insert specific dimensions to start your design project. 

Materials Selection

Select from a wide array of products from our library of connectors and fasteners and different wood species for your framing lumber. To complete your design, you can choose from a large collection of furniture, windows, doors, plants and trees.

Plans and Materials Report

Pergola Planner Software highlights the critical connections for building a strong, safe outdoor structure and recommends appropriate hardware based on the customized design. When the design is completed, a full output report is generated that includes a Bill of Materials (lumber and hardware) needed to build the pergola.

Where Great Backyards Begin

Whether you’re taking on a project for the love of the challenge, in need of a place to unwind, or creating spaces for family and friends — a strong, beautiful outdoor structure can make all the difference. Look through our ideas, tools and plans to find a project that sparks your interest.

Partnership Program

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.