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I'm designing a 3 level home.. the main level stairs I want to use are L shaped from 1st to second. .I have attached PDF cross section of how I want the stairs to function.. and PDF of first floor showing no stairwell to basement.. I want to place a straight railing on first floor across stairwell as well as stair railing descending ( which is in place).
I also need to be able to come in from the mud room from the garage on the fist floor.. so thinking I need steeper stairs to basement but not sure how to change the heights etc.
Any suggestions are welcome. I have watched the videos and I know you have to start from the bottom and work your way up but not sure how to get the look I want.
cross section stairs PDF.pdf
cross section PDF stairs.pdf
first floor view.pdf
I have a strange problem with floor joists on this project. Once again a client-supplied file that I have made lots of adjustments to, but when I generate floor joists each room on the second floor generates a rim joist around it, and the joists go all over the place.
Here is a view of the first floor prior to generating joists.
And here is the view of automatically generated joists
Note the seemingly random direction of joists in closets and in some floor panels. Why is the program generating floor joists around each second floor room?
I'm using X11 premier on a mac -- I have an exterior garage wall (with a centered garage door) and a gable end -- I'd like to split the attic wall of the gable end into 3 parts -- the central region above the garage door, and the left and right, to have a different material above the garage door.
I have Default Settings > Roof > Auto Rebuild Roof set to Off
I have Default Settings > Framing > Automatically Build Floor and Ceiling Framing Off on all framing types.
I have Default Settings > Walls > General Walls > Auto Rebuild Attic Walls set to Off
If I delete the roof and ceiling planes with Build > Roof > Delete [X] and then use the Build > Roof > Build Roof ... dialog to rebuild the roof and attic from scratch -- I leave the Auto Rebuild Roofs set to Off, to be clear -- and then edit the resulting gable roof on the attic layer, I can split it twice to produce the three separate wall sections, but once I change the exterior material on any of the sections, the three wall segments get replaced with a single wall again. The new wall has my selected material, but that does me no good as I need the distinct secgments.
Anyone know what setting do I need to turn off to maintain the manually edited gable end? Or is this a mac bug?
Or, barring that, does anyone know what approach will let me give the desired finish detail (attached a pic of a freehand elevation)?