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  1. I removed a few walls that were in the way, and made the area between the landing floor and main floor open to below. The stair widths are adjusted to be 1/2 the distance between walls either side of the lading walls, minus 4 1/2" The upper stair railing is generated with a railing wall. Split Level Entrance
  2. Hi Jim, Try this out. Take a look at the wall definitions. Doug Double wall.plan
  3. And that is a very good opinion!
  4. The big problem with all of this work arounds is that all parametric parameters are lost
  5. Not for foundation and floor above walls for split level designs
  6. This better? Split Level Entrance
  7. Just a suggestion, but if you do the stairs in wood first, it is easy to adjust run and rise, create a section, then cad detail from view. Use that to generate the concrete stairs from a solid. I have requested a concrete stair tool with CA several times, along with the features of the stairs like the reverse slope of the risers. So far, just crickets in response. Keep your fingers crossed so that one day, CA will have concrete stairs.
  8. Concrete steps are just wooden steps with closed risers, elimination of the tread overhang and risers. The material can be changed with an eye dropper, or in the material section of the stair dialogue box.
  9. Split Level
  10. Your uploaded file seems not to contain any information.
  11. Should you want to move the roof to a different height than normal, then in the roof dialog box, raise the roof Then in the wall dialogue box Now the ceiling plates will be generated with normal birdsmouth, and the ceiling will be at the set height of 9" or whatever you like. The roof will still automatically be generated with all framing, and so will walls and ceilings. You will have to do some cad work for the ceiling rafters to show how they are supported by bracing between wall studs.
  12. Good point Perry, True for any load bearing or external walls subject to wind pressure, but ok for interior walls.