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  1. cajunland

    Attic Floor

    For my posted Plan: SNestor fixed my roof. Alaskan_Son provided fix for cheek wall. Solver's and others advice and suggestions applied to Plans. I'll remember to save Plan View to make it easier for members to assist when posting Plans. I was waiting to build framing until some of these major issues fixed. Keep me straight. All advice given is greatly appreciated.
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    Attic Floor

    Thanks Gene and Mick. Yes. I was waiting to build framing until roof and some other issues debugged which other members assisted and roof is on right now I think. Maybe it is safe to do it now. I need to look into that template issue and Saved Plan views because this is a plan carried over from X11.
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    Attic Floor

    I believe you Eric. Maybe my syntax is the issue. The space I am describing is existing as-built and is physically on the 2nd floor level. Imagine having a room same floor level via hinged door entry with no walls, no ceiling and no conditioning. A real man cave.
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    Window Net Size & Rough Opening

    In as-built I need to replace existing window with a smaller height new one. Window supplier asks me the following: Is it new construction or remodel? Need to determine if we use nominal versus actual size for the window. Window remodel contractor wants a completely framed RO w/Header and also a finished opening/sheathing exterior over that framing to be able to measure for exact fit w/1/8" variance. *I note that Genes advice will apply in any case. My thinking for my as-built: Assumption #1- is that "net unit size" stated by Michael means same as the CA Reference Manual X12- Window Specification Dialog- GENERAL- Size and Position: Width: Height: ex. "These values include the window frame." Assumption #2- So if you know size the window is manufactured to (window & frame) then correct RO and header will be automatically generated by CA. For as-built I measure 35" x 59" inside window dimensions. So, I may want to show window as an actual "standard size" 36" x 60" in Window Spec/General. Unless I can find out actual size.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.