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We always build our decks independent of the home so they can move freely.  How do I set this up as the standard for all of our decks.  I don't want to continue to copy and insert another carrier beam and posts.

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Why don't you just build your deck (deck walls) away from the home?

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That would be my guess as well. Don't "attach" the deck to the house with 3 rails...draw all 4 side away from the main structure and use EDIT AREA to select and move the deck into place. See what results you get then.

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You might also try a room divider along the non attachment points as I seem to remember Michael doing a video on that to help sort out a railing issue.

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