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  1. PMMully

    Best practices for as-built covered porches?

    The plan I sent is not 100%, it was meant to serve as a playground on how to best built "custom porches". Let me look at the real plan. Good catch, I have probably have it wrong.
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    Best practices for as-built covered porches?

    @snestor, here is the plan, l did fix the header. Perrinporchwithrailings.plan
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    Best practices for as-built covered porches?

    @SNestor as I was struggling with the connection, I went into an elevation, was able to grab the header, and adjust it. Fine points I guess...
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    Best practices for as-built covered porches?

    @SNestor I fully understand and you can bet I learned from you today :-) I took your inputs which allowed me to figure out the spacing, etc. This is pretty close to reality... I generated a flat roof, then put a custom roof plane on it to get what I want. Not sure why I can not get the header to stay connected to the inside of the outside wall.
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    Best practices for as-built covered porches?

    @snestor This plan is a complicated two-story. The picture I submitted is a simplified version for the forum and just learn the details of the process. In this case, the posts must be placed exactly as they are on the house. And the roof must show a pitch. This drawing will go through PE engineering for permitting. We are essentially going to modify the headers over the SGDs in my diagram as the SGD will be coming out in favor of one long one that double the length. The current flat wood/asphalt roof will be removed and replace with ledgers on the new headers, etc. Do the drawing must be tight-tight in order for the PE to sign off. The technique you describe would be perfect for conceptual discussions.
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    Best practices for as-built covered porches?

    @snestor I should have also specified that I used a railing wall, post to beam as well, and it had the exact same result. I went back to the railing version. I see the newel spacing now, great tip. I was able to eliminate a few due to spacing and remove the other center one on the short side by setting the spacing longer than the length of the wall. So that part is solved, and the issue now is I need to show an existing flat asphalt roof with those headers. I have been playing with roof settings but can not seem to get what I want just yet (flat roof attached to headers with hangers). I will look up your videos. I will look at your screen room library though!
  7. Looking for the best practice to build porches with flat roofs that are attached to a dwelling on 1-3 sides, have headers under the roof on any sides that are not attached to the dwelling. The headers can be LVL or concrete precast, supported by columns that could be 4x4 or larger, solid pour, or filled cell CMU, etc. In this snapshot below, I make two CMU stem walls with a monolithic foundation and made the room type a porch. All is well, except for the fact I can not seem to control how many newells/posts there are, or the spacing. The second thing I any roof generation seems to be pretty limited. Note I have the gutter removed off the tile roof on the one side facing the porch. What I have done in the past was created a slab or patio, did a custom roof plane, and added a framing joist as the header, and posts manually. I am asking if there is a better way to take what I have below, gain control of the number of posts and positions, and generate a flat roof in one shot? Or, what would be the best practice overall? I have been looking through the training videos but nothing is jumping out at me.
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    Hiding interior walls on a layer

    I deleted the original when I realized I messed up, and you beat me to it with an answer! Thanks Joe!
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    Hiding interior walls on a layer

    Joe, this is a roof barrel tile, I am not seeing how to actually change the color to something else on the palette. When I do, it is losing the actual tile look.
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    Hiding interior walls on a layer

    I might have just found one example!!!
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    Hiding interior walls on a layer

    @robdyck PRESTO, like magic! Thank you so very much! I have yet to find anything in CA that I can not do. The hard part is finding where exactly the instructions on how to do something are located. This forum is a godsend.
  12. I am doing an exterior garage plan that will have a convertible option to turn some of the garage space into an apartment, all one floor. I designed the converted state to include interior walls to dial in slab sanitary, electrical, etc. But, the actual permit will be for an accessory structure only with no interior walls. I noticed both exterior and interior walls appear to be on the "Walls, Normal" so if I turn it off I lose my exterior walls also. I was hoping to just turn off all the internal walls for the truss engineering and final permitting. Is there a way to handle this outside of just making a copy of the plan and deleting all the interior walls?
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    Schedules and Object Question

    @Alaskan_Son you nailed it. Worked like a charm. I did try and make it a symbol other than the suggested fixture, but it did not work. What worked was "Fixture/Exterior". To @Dermot's question about cad blocks, I do not really have the experience to answer if having a cad block added to a schedule. Maybe 'yall can chime in. I guess if you had a set of grouped components (i.e. "sub-SKUs") in the block that mapped up to one "super-SKU" as a package, yes, I see where that could be helpful. No use case for me is jumping out though at the moment.
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    Schedules and Object Question

    I suspected that would be the answer. Thank you. I did convert it to an exterior fixture but I still did not see the schedule tab show up.
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    Schedules and Object Question

    A typical practice in my area is to have a table with all connectors in it, with callouts throughout the plan. So for example, if I have an LVL and I have two concealed hangers that need to installed in CMU,along with 50 typical truss straps for CMU, and a handful of other connectors for say a girder truss, high uplift, etc., So they get the appropriate annotations on the plan so the builder knows what specific connector goes where. For example, if your PE specifies a Simpson HGUS410 for an LVL, you grab it out of the library, all good. It would be great to have a connector schedule to organize it. I created a custom category, a custom schedule, all good. But I can not find a way to mark the "show in schedule" like for a window, door, etc. in the simpson library. So I was hoping to create my own field called Schedule, but it is not gertting it done. The cool thing is it does shows up in the material list, so that part is great to price/order.