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  1. cajunland

    Cheek Wall Issue

    Wow. C'est beaucoup bon Michael. A video says 10,000 words. I saw you were working from 1st floor level to be able to see the hole in roof from dormer to pull it out and fix it. You are also correct on framing. I understand I need to do this after these type issues are ironed out.
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    Cheek Wall Issue

    I did create new thread ATTIC FLOOR and posted plan there. But to address the advice- "build new "blank" floor": I lost you. This is area on same 2nd floor level. Not split level. There is also attic above this 2nd level. Functions as an unconditioned attic space with plywood platform floor/no finish floor where mechanicals (HVAC) and electric panel are placed and require access. So I created a room with door and modified walls and showed no ceiling. CA Reference manual only shows me floors created above or below current floor.
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    Attic Floor

    I needed a mechanical area/attic area with a floor in attic. So I did this: Defines a room with walls. (type- Attic) Then door and floor added. Changed wall types: Railing wall- Wall dbx/General/checked Railing; Room Divider type on another. Created new wall type on some walls as seen and defined them by deleting wall layer #1- Drywall to show studs in unfinished attic area. fyi: Walls not framed yet so I believe that may be why it looks like paneling on some attic walls from removal of drywall on layer 1. However, more experienced folks like SNestor advised this may create issues in Chief. Any detailed advice to create "blank floor" in attic is appreciated. AS-BUILTCURRENTv8.0remodel.plan
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    Cheek Wall Issue

    OK. Looks like a new thread for Attic Floor may be needed. I'll create one now.
  5. cajunland

    Cheek Wall Issue

    Thanks SNestor for the heads up. My search shows "Create a new floor by selecting Build> Floor> Build New Floor from the menu"? There was no floor before I drew new walls in attic area and modified them. I'll check your videos if you show the methodology there.
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    Cheek Wall Issue

    Thanks for the question DzinEye. Defines a room with walls. (type- Attic) Then door and floor added. Changed wall types: Railing wall- Wall dbx/General/checked Railing; Room Divider type on another. Created new wall type on some walls as seen and defined them by deleting wall layer #1- Drywall to show studs in unfinished attic area. fyi: Walls not framed yet so I believe that may be why it looks like paneling on some attic walls from removal of drywall on layer 1.
  7. cajunland

    Cheek Wall Issue

    That is an attic and I need to look at putting floor in part of that space. Blower and water tanks reside in it. I'm guessing invisible walls to define it to make a space to identify it.
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    Cheek Wall Issue

    Any points for almost? Made wall a pony wall to get bottom most interior type. But not quite all of wall.
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    Cheek Wall Issue

    Ok DzinEye. Exploded it and checked 'lower wall split by butting roof'. Now dormer and interior walls look good. But lower wall split not having effect on attic side of wall.
  10. cajunland

    Work Flow for new users

    Ok I did view CA/Scott video #10211. I think I see what you all are saying in my head now. In my example: I do not need detail for demo framing on as-built windows as example. But I do for new remodel plan. So just draw and use the details specifically needed out of that plan/ ("relationally") framing for new faux window and new resized window and the corresponding framing for their placement.
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    Work Flow for new users

    Still searching for more insights to what DAVIDJPOTTER says: ...relationally correct "as built" plan file and then "save as" a copy of it for versions of additions and renovations. Does this mean framing should also be built out in as-built plan so remodel plan can show changes and new material more accurately? Simple example- Kitchen getting new cabinets on existing floor plan. But one window on exterior wall will be filled in as faux window and another exterior wall window will change in size.
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    Cheek Wall Issue

    Having issue with auto dormer cheek wall laying into attic wall and roof correctly. I viewed and liked SNESTOR and solver advice on other similar issues, but not able to apply to this one yet. Any movement of attic wall or auto dormer produces unconnected wall errors or dormer cannot find back wall error. I can post plan but attachments my suffice?
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    Mulled door and window cutting floor finish

    solver Solution applied: Looks fixed now. I watched solver video and took notes of his plan dbx specs. I found floor material region he referenced was easy to apply. ( pg. 749 -CA X12 Reference Manual) I've got 5 of these transom mulled units in interior walls, 2 exterior wall door mulled transom units and 5 exterior wall window mulled transom units. I think using this solution this keeps me out of trouble for any possible future changes in the plan. In my first attempt I saw baseboard trim didn't fit against casing. It does now. Pics below.
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    Hip Roof Issues

    I realized I missed responding to SNestor question- Changed your brick walls...I didn't see a need for a pony wall...maybe I missed something? I was attempting a soldier brick course on top brick walls. Thought I saw one example using pony wall to achieve the effect. But now that roof is fixed I will try again. I will check SNestor and solver videos to see better example of this. Now that roof is fixed I will be posting issue for dormers that is difficult for me.
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    Hip Roof Issues

    Thank you SNestor. I'll go through dbx details and videos and note the changes implemented. Thanks to Solver also for the degrees suggestion. I'll experiment with that also.