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Changing floor finish material on deck?

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I'm working with the Home Designer Suite.  Made a nice deck but now want to change the floor finish material and it is not letting me select anything but the default of Golden - Oak Plank.  More accurately, it lets me select other finishes, but when I click OK it always reverts back to Golden - Oak Plank.  Is this an error or is there some setting I am missing.  I have no trouble changing the other materials in the deck or otherwise, just for some reason the floor finish on a deck room. 

 

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The forum for Home Designer Users is : https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/, this forum is for Chief Premier Users only.

 

Any changes to the deck material should be made through its Room Specification Dialog - Structure Tab - Floor Finish box, using the eye- dropper or Material Spray Can can just waste time if you intend to be precise.

 

DJP

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This really should be posted in General Q&A on Home Talk but it is interesting that the same issue exists in X8.  

 

David,  you Jumped me as I was trying to figure out why this does not work even in X8 as you have discribed.    The decking seems to be defaulted to be under "Planks, Joists (L):" in the Room Specification DBX under the Structure tab. 

But will not change the material in a 3D view,  so what are we missing?  It must be something simple.

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Unless someone has an easy answer for this I would go ahead and use the Material Painter for now and send a report to tech Monday.

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Unless someone has an easy answer for this I would go ahead and use the Material Painter for now and send a report to tech Monday.

Can you clarify what your problem is and maybe attach a quick sample plan?  I don't have any problem changing decking material either through the DBX or with the material painter...both work equally well and without problem.

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You can change the default decking material at Defaults...Rooms...Deck Room...Structure panel...Floor...Planks, Joists.

 

Don't forget that if you have actually built a deck with auto deck framing, the deck planks are individual framing members, not just a material applied to a surface.

So it makes a difference if you have auto deck framing toggled on.

The material painter will only do 1 deck plank at a time - very slow going.

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Ok I got it.  Room Specification>Deck> Automatically regenerate deck framing.

 

Thanks, Michael and Glenn.

 

 

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Don't forget that if you have actually built a deck with auto deck framing, the deck planks are individual framing members, not just a material applied to a surface.

So it makes a difference if you have auto deck framing toggled on.

The material painter will only do 1 deck plank at a time - very slow going.

 

...unless you use it in Room Mode...

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