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Is there a way to manually draw a flat 2x4 plate?  I know I can create a plate using a P-Solid...but, is there a way to do this using a framing tool?  

 

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25 minutes ago, SNestor said:

Is there a way to manually draw a flat 2x4 plate?  I know I can create a plate using a P-Solid...but, is there a way to do this using a framing tool?  

 

Thanks

 

 Try building a 4x2 floor beam and defining the location.

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I use a General Framing member for my bearing plates, etc.

 

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Thanks guys...both methods work but I like Scott's method a little better because choosing "General Framing" puts the item on a "Cad, Framing" layer...and the "beam" method puts it on the "Framing, floor beams" layer...which works better for me.  

 

But...both ideas are great and helped me learn something this morning.  Thanks much!

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59 minutes ago, SNestor said:

Thanks guys...both methods work but I like Scott's method a little better because choosing "General Framing" puts the item on a "Cad, Framing" layer...and the "beam" method puts it on the "Framing, floor beams" layer...which works better for me.  

 

But...both ideas are great and helped me learn something this morning.  Thanks much!

 

Thanks Steve,  I never realized this....  actually you are wrong.....  it goes on the CAD,  DEFAULT layer,  not the CAD,  FRAMING layer........why would they do this? ....  is there an advantage?  Interesting.

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5 minutes ago, dshall said:

 

Thanks Steve,  I never realized this....  actually you are wrong.....  it goes on the CAD,  DEFAULT layer,  not the CAD,  FRAMING layer........why would they do this? ....  is there an advantage?  Interesting.

 

Actually you are both wrong...and right.  It goes onto your Current CAD Layer whatever that might be.

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Scott - it puts General Framing on the CAD, Framing layer for me.

 

EDIT: Well, Michael solved the issue for us.

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Just now, Alaskan_Son said:

 

Actually you are both wrong...and right.  It goes onto your Current CAD Layer whatever that might be.

 

Well ain't that a pistol?  You are correct.  

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3 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

 

Actually you are both wrong...and right.  It goes onto your Current CAD Layer whatever that might be.

 

I think it should go on the CAD,  FRAMING layer period......  maybe this should be a request?

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To answer the original question though, how I create those extra members totally depends on how and where they are being used.  I often prefer to check "Retain Wall Framing" and cut, copy, rotate, extend, trim, and otherwise modify framing directly in the wall detail.  

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